Raleigh Dietetic Association

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NCAND and RDA members at FNCE 2019 in Philadelphia! 

RDA September Education Meeting

The Impact of COVID-19 on our Food System and the Critical Role of the Registered Dietitian
Location: Virtual
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 7 pm EST

Meeting Overview: Lauren Horning, a local and regional produce specialist at a national wholesale distributor will discuss our food system on a global, national, regional and local level. She will also discuss impacts made from COVID-19 on our food system and the role of consumers and Registered Dietitians alike have in strengthening our local and regional food system.

Meeting Agenda:
6:45 – 7:00p Networking
7:00 - 8:00p Speaker Presentation
8:00 - 8:15p Questions/Networking

1 CEU credit will be earned for attending this event. Your certificate will be e-mailed to you within 30 days of the meeting date.

Free for RDA members, CDA members, and DCHDA members
$5 for student non-members
$10 for professional non-members.

Upcoming Events:

COVID-19 and Malnutrition
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 2:00 pm
Presented by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as part of Spotlight on Malnutrition Month 2020

"Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth: What Every Dietitian Should Know"
Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 12 pm
Presented by: Kate Scarlata MPH, RDN


Virtual NCAND Regional Meeting
September 18th, 2020
This regional meeting will be virtual and will offer the potential to obtain up to 7 CEUs.
Register Here

FNCE 2020 Virtual Conference
October 17-20th 
Standard Registration: September 1st - September 30th 
$225 for Members
$105 for Students and Retirees
Register Here



September is Spotlight on Malnutrition Month!

Malnutrition is a serious condition that must be addressed quickly and comprehensively. Throughout the month of September, “Spotlight on Malnutrition Month,” the Academy will raise awareness of malnutrition and promote the crucial role of registered dietitian nutritionists in identifying and treating this condition. Learn more here.

Registration now open for FNCE Virtual Event, October 17-20, 2020.  For more information, click here. 

The Academy is providing members with resources and information during the novel coronavirus public health emergency. Visit the Academy website for more information.

Sign up now for AND's CPE On-Demand program. Click here to learn more! 

Action Alerts:

Support Diversity in Nutrition & Dietetics in Allied Health Professions
The Academy has partnered with the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education to encourage Congress to provide $300 million in funding for minority serving institutions that would support allied health professions programs including nutrition and dietetics.

Stand up for Important Nutrition Issues in the Next Stimulus Package
Tell Congress that access to healthy food and culturally-appropriate, medical nutrition therapy are key to managing diet-related diseases and reducing risk for COVID complications, which is disproportionately experienced by communities of color. 

Take Action Today on the Medical Nutrition Therapy Act of 2020
Rates of diet-related chronic disease continue to rise, and many of these conditions are now contributing to poor outcomes for COVID-19 patients. Expanded access to nutrition care is especially important for minority populations that have long faced chronic disease health disparities due to socioeconomic inequalities and reduced access to health care, healthful foods and safe places to be active.  Urge your members of Congress to support the Medical Nutrition Therapy Act of 2020!

Tell USDA to Ensure Kids Have Access to Healthy Meals Throughout School Year 2020-21

Skyrocketing unemployment rates due to the COVID-19 pandemic have left many more families wondering how they will make ends meet, including providing healthful meals to their children. This is particularly concerning for the communities of color who have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and are more likely to experience food insecurity. Take action now!

Tell USDA to Extend COVID Flexibilities to Protect At-Risk Pregnant Moms
During the COVID-19 pandemic the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infant, and Children was able to safely and efficiently operate under a set of USDA issued waivers allowing for certain program flexibilities.  These waivers are set to expire on September 30, along with USDA’s authority to extend them throughout the duration of the pandemic. USDA must act now to allow critical flexibilities such as telehealth services and remote new participant certification.   Take action now!

The Academy shares some tips for success in advocacy.

Social Media Contest:
The RDA Social Media Contest is back by popular demand!⁠
This month, submit a cooking video using Apples as a main ingredient. ⁠Videos should be professional and include cooking tips and the recipe. One entry will be selected at random to win an $25 grocery store or Amazon gift card (winner's choice). Gift cards will be mailed to the winners.
Use the hashtag #rdasocialmediacontest and tag us (@eatrightraleigh for Instagram) in your post to enter. Videos can be submitted through Instagram or Facebook. ⁠
Submission Deadline: September 30th⁠
Winner will be announced in the October Newsletter.


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2020-2021 RDA Board Members:

PresidentMichael Raynor, MS, RD, LDN, CISSN
President Elect: Jillian Schoening, MS, RD, LDN
Past PresidentRachel Findley, MS, RDN, LDN
SecretaryMeredith Gentle, MS, RD, LDN

Treasurer: Jasmine St. Denny, MS, RD, LDN
Membership Chair: Makayla Womble, RD, LDN
Legislative Chair: Sarah Hester, MS
Communications Chair: Hannah Libera MS, RD, LDN, CHC
Social Event Chair: Lacey Anderson, MS, RD, LDN
Student Liaison: Grace Daniel
Nominations and Professional Development Chair: Autumn Ehsaei, MS, RDN, LDN

You can count on us to provide you with fun, exciting, and informative professional opportunities here in the Raleigh area! Stay tuned for more events!

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