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October 2017 Newsletter

Carrie Kiley - Monday, October 16, 2017

 


MS-AND Awards - November 1st Deadline

What better way to honor that exceptional colleague of yours than to nominate her for a MS-AND award? The nominating committee is accepting nominations for 3 awards for RDs and 1 award for a non-dietitian.  Read the short description and nomination form at www.eatrightmississippi.org/awards.  Applications will be accepted until November 1.

 

 

MS-AND Annual Conference - March 23-24

Drum roll please…the 2018 MS-AND Annual Conference Save the Date

Dear MS-AND members,

I am so excited to announce that the 2018 MS Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Conference will be at the Riley Center in Meridian, MS on March 23 and 24, 2018. There will be tracks for breakout sessions with a variety of different subject matters and well as several engaging general sessions and a business meeting. There will be a call for research posters from students and professionals, some of which will be presented as education sessions.

It is important to celebrate all of the success that has been made in our profession. Part of this celebration will include an awards ceremony, which will take place in downtown Meridian. Please look for updates on our website: www.eatrightmississippi.org.

Please help us make the 2018 conference be the best that it can be. Committees are being developed for all of the conference events. Please click here to read about the conference committees: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-ii3zy_wL5nN1JDeksxdGRVTk0 (once you download the document, you can click on the blue items, which are hyperlinks to the descriptions of each committee). We really hope that you will help us make the2018 conference be the stellar by signing up for one of the planning committees here https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-ii3zy_wL5nRTg0R2dDdVBDSHM/view?usp=sharing.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns (941) 993-2075 (cell phone) or elle_west@yahoo.com (email).

Sincerely,
Lydia West
MS-AND President-Elect, 2017-2018

 

 

MS-AND at FNCE 2017

There will be many Mississippians attending the 2017 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) in Chicago, IL to stay on the cutting edge of nutrition and contribute to the solving the food and nutrition challenges of the 21st century in our second century endeavors. If you are going to FNCE, meet us after the opening general session at 6:00 p.m., Sunday, October 21, for a group picture of the Mississippi dietitians. Contact MS-AND president Ashley Thompson (president.eatrightmississipi@gmail.com) or Lydia West, MS-AND President-elect,  (941-993-2075 or elle_west@yahoo.com) for more information.

We will also meet for a dinner together on Monday evening at Lou Malnti’s Pizzeria.
We are so proud of all of our Mississippi RDNs who have contributed to 2017 FNCE sessions, posters, second century endeavors, DPG activities, and vendor booths. Let’s make sure to support all the work that has been put into making this a great celebration of our first 100 years. Look for MS-AND members at FNCE on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/MSANandD/
 

 

 

Central District Update

CD-AND Members learn more about Organ Transplant in Mississippi
The September Meeting of the Central District Mississippi Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics took place at the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency (MORA). Staff from MORA talked about organ, eye and tissue donation in Mississippi. CD-AND members also learn about MORA’s available resources. Toy Bell and Deborah Poole presented information to help members have a more in-depth understanding of pre-transplant and post-transplant dietary requirements.


 

 

 

Gulf Coast District Update

GCAND members participated in the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi Gulf Coast walk in September at Jones Park in Gulfport and raised over $100!

 

 

Mississippi Dietitians in Public Health

Several MS-AND members contributed to the Mississippi Public Health Association (MPHA) meeting on October 12-13, 2017 in Jackson, MS.

Sylvia Byrd and Renee Matich, with MSU Extension Service, discussed research that has been conducted with families regarding influencers on healthy eating for Mississippians, as well as the resources that are being developed to help educate families in Mississippi about health and nutrition.
Jacinda Roach, with the Mississippi Public Health Institute, discussed health literacy statistics in Mississippi. She also provided health literacy tools and interventions that attendees could use with various groups and populations.

Stephanie Yow and Donna Speed helped MPHA members learn more about Southeast Dairy Association (SUDIA) and the benefits of dairy. Lydia West, as well as staff from MS State Department of Health Office of WIC, provided conference attendees with information about infants’ first food choices, including breastfeeding resources that are available around the state.
 

 

 

Academy Updates

EAL: Call for Topic Experts
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is seeking to convene a multidisciplinary team of experts to conduct a systematic review on the topic of Cystic Fibrosis. A workgroup consists of registered dietitian nutritionists plus doctors, nurses, and/or therapists and a patient advocate. To learn more about the workgroup responsibilities and to apply for this volunteer position, please visit the EAL.
https://www.andeal.org/get-involved
 
Now Accepting Applications for Academy's Spokesperson Program
The Academy is seeking outgoing, knowledgeable registered dietitian nutritionists with experience working with the news media to apply to join the Academy's Spokesperson Program. Members who have been RDNs for more than five years and have at least two years of media experience are encouraged to apply. Numerous topic areas and geographical markets are available. The application deadline is February 2, 2018.
http://www.eatrightpro.org/resource/media/meet-our-spokespeople/spokespeople/become-an-academy-media-spokesperson
 
MQii Toolkit and eCQMs FAQs Now Available
Valuable educational resources for practitioners to advance malnutrition quality in their facilities are now available. These include malnutrition electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) Access FAQs which address the what, who, when, why and how on quality measures. Another resource is the Malnutrition Quality Improvement Initiative (MQii) Toolkit. The MQii Toolkit is a guide for identifying and implementing clinical quality improvements for malnutrition care. Learn more.
 
eNCPT Update
The latest eNCPT 2017 Edition is now available. Key highlights/changes in this 2017 Edition include the addition of a new Population Based Nutrition Action (P) domain to the Nutrition Intervention step of the Nutrition Care Process (NCP) as well as updated Malnutrition (undernutrition) terms. The new  Population Based Nutrition Action (P) domain addresses nutrition interventions that affect an entire population or subpopulation through environmental, policy and system changes.  It is distinct from the personal and interpersonal nutrition interventions directed to a specific individual or group. Population based nutrition action incorporates community and public health approaches to address nutrition problems of the population and the underlying factors or determinants that contribute to those problems.  The malnutrition (undernutrition) nutrition diagnoses terms were updated with the addition of five separate adult and pediatric malnutrition (undernutrition) terms and reference sheets.  All changes to the terminology are explained and can be found in narrative format organized by the steps of the Nutrition Care Process (NCP): Nutrition AssessmentNutrition DiagnosisNutrition Intervention, and Nutrition Monitoring and Evaluation. Subscriptions to eNCPT are available to individual members, students members, organizations and vendor/developers. Questions related to eNCPT can continue to be sent to ncp@eatright.org.
 
ACEND Update
A copy of the October Standards Update is posted on the ACEND Monthly Standards webpage.  Monthly Standards Update   In this issue proposed changes to the 2017 Accreditation Standards and the Future Education Model Accreditation Standards are discussed.
 
This spring several programs chose to be reviewed under the 2017 Accreditation Standards. ACEND has received comments from program directors and reviewers on clarifications that could be made to the wording in the standards; therefore ACEND has made some slight changes to the 2017 Accreditation Standards. The revised documents are available on the ACEND Standards Website at www.eatrightpro.org/2017Standards.  Public comments on the revised standards can be made at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017StdComments until December 4, 2017.
 
The monthly Virtual Town Hall meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at 1 PM Central Time.  The town hall provides a time for ACEND to share updates on its standards work and for stakeholders to ask questions.  Information on joining the town hall can be found at www.eatrightpro.org/FutureModel.
 
National Congress on Prevention of Diabetes and its Complications
The Emory University School of Medicine is hosting the 2nd National Congress on the Prevention of Diabetes and Its Complications on November 17-19, 2017 at Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Ga. The Congress is a global forum where experts on diabetes and its prevention meet to facilitate quality scientific and research discussions on principles of diabetes prevention programs from around the world. Academy representatives President Donna Martin, EdS, RDN, LD, SNS, FAND, and Immediate Past President Lucille Beseler, MS, RDN, LDN, CDE, FAND, will present a symposia on Childhood Obesity and Treasurer Jo Jo Dantone-DeBarbieris, MS, RDN, LDN, CDE, FAND, and Speaker-elect Marcy Kyle, RDN, LD, CDE, FAND, will present a hands-on workshop on and Diabetes Prevention.  A discounted registration rate is available for Academy members. To register click here. The deadline for the discount registration is November 10.
 
MNT Provider
The September 2017 edition of the MNT Provider newsletter is now available.  Learn about Healthy Aging® Month resources, including large print advance beneficiary notice of noncoverage forms, the 2018 Physician Quality Reporting System downward payment adjustment notification, and how to access a free Competitive Advantage webinar:
http://www.eatrightstore.org/product/1CC921C2-6D6E-45E8-97EE-95C2A3684C61
 
Previous editions of the newsletter can be found here: http://www.eatrightpro.org/resources/news-center/in-practice/mnt-provider

CDR
Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management Program
October 19-21, 2017 ~ Chicago, Illinois
November 16-18, 2017 ~ Orlando, Florida
For registration information and to view the certificate requirements, timeline, registration deadlines and agenda:
https://www.cdrnet.org/weight-management-adult-program
 
Certificate of Training in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management Program
May 31 – June 2, 2018 – Portland, Oregon
Registration to open January 2018
For registration information and to view the certificate requirements, timeline, registration deadlines and agenda:
http://cdrnet.org/weight-management-childhood-adolescent-program
 
Level 2 Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management Program
October 19-21, 2017 ~ Chicago, Illinois
For registration information and to view the certificate requirements, timeline, registration deadlines and agenda:
http://www.cdrnet.org/weight-management/level2?preview=true
 
Latest Academy Products
Authoritative, Practical, and Updated: Sports Nutrition: A Handbook for Professionals, 6th Ed. 
The sixth edition of Sports Nutrition offers timely research and evidence-based advice for health professionals working with athletes at all levels. Written and reviewed by esteemed sports RDNs and exercise experts, this brand-new edition incorporates theoretical and practical information with key takeaways designed for easy implementation in daily practice.
http://www.eatrightstore.org/product/E5E23895-F738-44D2-AEB1-8700D0CBA029
 
Making Nutrition Your Business: Building a Successful Private Practice, 2nd Ed.
Written by two experienced and successful private practitioners, this resource provides detailed advice on marketing and growing your business, billing and reimbursement, getting clients to return, and more!
Making Nutrition Your Business is must-read for all dietetics professionals who aspire to go out on their own.
http://www.eatrightstore.org/product/7F722CC3-47D6-442E-95C4-2CC937D4C2FD
 
Success Starts with eatrightPREP™ for the RDN Exam
Put yourself in the best position to pass the RDN Exam with this comprehensive and convenient resource from the Academy. eatrightPREP goes above and beyond what any book can do, with an exam study plan including over 900 questions, unlimited access to three full-length practice exams, and performance stats to identify your strengths and target weaknesses. As a cutting-edge resource, eatrightPREP complies with the Commission on Dietetic Registration’s (CDR) latest Test Specifications for 2017, better preparing the student for the exam.
Also, free previews are available for educators and program directors!
https://www.eatrightprep.org/rdn-exam
  
Foundation and Kids Eat Right
The Academy Foundation Congratulates the Affiliate and DPG  Second Century Challenge Winners!
Check out who won our Second Century Challenge
 
Celebrate the Foundation’s Second Century FUN-raiser at Navy Pier
Help us raise the roof and raise some money for the Foundation.
Date: Monday, October 23
Location: Crystal Garden at Navy Pier (indoors)
Time: Arrive sharply at 8 p.m. (the event lasts two hours and you do not want to miss any of the fun!)
Tickets: $110 – can be purchased online through your FNCE registration dashboard or onsite at the FNCE Registration Booth
Give back to the Academy Foundation while celebrating with your colleagues at our social event of FNCE®!
To celebrate the Academy’s Centennial, the Academy Foundation’s gala is going bigger and bolder this year! We decided to throw a giant fundraising party that will bring people together and provide a unique experience for all guests. Celebrate the many Foundation accomplishments and the Second Century Initiative. All revenue from this event will support the Academy Foundation Eatright Fund – your generous gift will go towards programs that address areas of greatest immediate and emerging needs.
 
This year’s new format includes food stations, live entertainment and dancing, with no assigned seating, all taking place in one of Chicago’s most iconic venues. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to network with Academy leaders, students and donors. Semi-formal attire encouraged.
For limited VIP/Reserved tables, please contact Martha Ontiveros at 312/899-4773 or montiveros@eatright.org
*Shuttle busses will run from the headquarter hotel to and from Navy Pier.

Foundation Symposiums at FNCE
Attend two Foundation Symposiums for $10 apiece on October 21 at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo and earn 2 CPEUs for each: "Modern Day Human Magnesium Requirements: Should Supplements Be Recommended?" sponsored by Nature Made; and "Mindful Portions Start with You: Help Inspire Healthy Behaviors," sponsored by Nestle.  Foundation Events at FNCE
 
New Infographics Available
Three new infographics are available from the Academy Foundation. The infographics were made possible through an educational grant from National Dairy Council.

  • "Tossed Treasures: America's Wasted Food Problem and How Dietetics Professionals Can Help"
  • "What's in Our Food? The Science and Safety of Food Additives"
  • "The Nutrition Professional's Guide to GMOs"

View the infographics.
 
Funding Opportunities: Foundation Awards Program
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation is proud to offer a variety of funding opportunities to credentialed food and nutrition practitioners and students, including their awards program. The deadline to apply for awards is February 1 unless otherwise noted. You can view all of the available awards here, which include the following categories:

  • Continuing Education Awards: These awards provide funding for qualified applicants seeking continuing education, such as leadership training, nutrition communication skills, stipends to attend conferences or lectures, speaker grants, doctoral degrees, professional development related to public policy, and more. Award amounts range up to $10,000.
  • Recognition Awards: These awards are given to outstanding members who have made significant contributions in a variety of nutrition-related concentrations, including malnutrition, women’s health, professional values, food and culinary education, nutrition education, and more. Award amounts range up to $3,000.
  • Program Development Awards: These awards provide funding for the establishment of new advanced practice residency programs, to promote CDR credentials at the local level to prospective employers or third-party-payers, and for projects and programs of nutrition education for the public. Award amounts range from $500 to $30,000.
  • International Awards: These awards, for both US residents and non-residents, provide funding for doctoral students as well as foreign nationals pursuing post-graduate work in the US; fund the sharing of knowledge and skills among food and nutrition professionals in the international community; and are given for outstanding essays on a global topic and to an outstanding individual whose work has had significant international impact. Award amounts range from $1,100 to $25,000.

 

2017 MS-AND Diet Manual Available

I am Jenna Moore, the MS-AND Diet Manual Manager for 2017-18.  The revised manual for 2017 is currently available for sale.  You can download the order form from the MS-AND website, fill it out, and either mail it in with your check or money order, or e-mail it to receive a link for credit card payment. 

The 2018 MS-AND Diet Manual will be available for sale in Spring 2018.  If you have further questions, concerns, or suggestions regarding the current and/or upcoming Diet Manual revisions, please refer to the MS-AND website at eatrightmississippi.org or e-mail me at rdinfo@jennamoorerd.com.  
 

 

MS-AND Member Discussion Board

We have created a private forum for MS-AND members to communicate with each other to share resources, ask questions, and interact more. To subscribe to the discussion board simply send an email that contains your full name and Academy ID number to msand-subscribe@yahoogroups.com and you will be approved shortly.

Once you are subscribed you can post directly from your email by sending your questions, resource, or discussion topic directly to msand@yahoogroups.com. The group has been quiet so far, but please don't be shy! This was created for us to interact more effectively with each other.

 

 

Consumer Protection Reminder

I am Constance Shelby, the Consumer Protection Coordinator for MS-AND. As we work to provide excellent serivce to patients, just a reminder to let us know about instances of both harm and success you hear about other practitioners to help promote the entire profession.

If you would like to report any stories of harm or success, please email them to msandconsumerprotection@gmail.com

 

 

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September 2017 Newsletter

Carrie Kiley - Friday, September 15, 2017



Greeting MS-AND Members,

The Mississippi Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Board of Directors includes a Professional Advisory Council. Members of this advisory council include leaders and researchers in a variety of fields related to food, nutrition and dietetics. The purpose of this council is to provide guidance on nutrition and dietetics related issues and standardize best practices related to our field. Advisory council members represent the following fields:

  • Adult nutrition 
  • Behavioral health
  • Billing/coding/3rd party reimbursement
  • Breastfeeding
  • Cardiology
  • Clinical nutrition management
  • Diabetes and endocrinology
  • Food Science/Industry
  • Gerontology/healthy aging
  • Hunger and food access
  • Nutrition support
  • Oncology
  • Pediatrics
  • Public health
  • Renal nutrition
  • School nutrition 
  • Sports Nutrition 
  • Weight management
  • Worksite wellness.  

If you have an interest, or would like to nominate someone who has an interest in serving on this advisory council, please email a summary of your professional experience in that field to msand@eatright.org. Appointments to the board last for one year from June-May and re-appointments may be nominated in subsequent years.

MS-AND Nominations - 2018-2019 Membership Year

Did you know you can earn free continuing education credits each year by being a member of the MS-AND Board of Directors (BOD)?

Madison Payne, Chair of the Council on Education and Research, also enjoys being on the BOD because it is a great way to get to know other dietitians across the state.  In her position, she served one year as chair-elect and worked closely with the chair.  The second year of her term, she was the chair and she trained the chair-elect.  The COER position approves continuing professional education activities.  One of Madison’s achievements in this role was developing an online continuing education form which streamlined the process.  In the future, the COER might be involved in providing nutrition education actives through webinars.

For more information about this and other BOD positions, check out the MS-AND website at http://www.eatrightmississippi.org/elections-and-volunteer-opportunities. If you are interested in a position or have questions, please contact the nominating committee by November 1carolball@ymail.com , laura.ewoldt@gmail.com or leslie@nutritionsystems.co  (not .com)

Open Position - Nutrition that Works

Full time and part time opportunities in Mississippi for a Consultant Registered Dietitian to join our team. Positions are in Skilled Nursing Facilities and consist of completing nutrition assessments, significant weight changes and working with the interdisciplinary care plan team. Opportunities are in the following locations: Jackson, Meridian, Liberty, Laurel, Biloxi, Ocean Springs, Pascagoula, Vaiden, Bruce, Fulton, Booneville, Iuka, and West Point. Job sharing is available. This opportunity offers great compensation and flexible schedule! Overnight hotel accommodations can be provided, if needed. Candidate must be accredited by the CDR and have licensure in the state of Mississippi. Minimum of 1 year of clinical experience desired. Other opportunities available: Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Utah, Michigan, West Virginia, and New York. Please visit our website to apply: www.consultantdietitians.com or email: rd@consultantdietitians.com Phone: 919-308-8175

Retirement of Dr. Kathy Yadrick

After a stellar career that spans more than 30 years in higher education, Dr. Kathy Yadrick, Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean at The University of Southern Mississippi, has announced her intentions to retire in June 2018.

The Department of Nutrition and Food Systems, in conjunction with the Dean of the College of Health, has laid plans to honor Dr. Kathy Yadrick for her outstanding work with an endowment to support future nutrition researchers at Southern Miss. Members of the nutrition and dietetics community, fellow researchers and collaborators, and friends of Dr. Yadrick are invited to commemorate her exemplary work in the field of nutritional and community-engaged research with a gift of their own to the endowment fund.

Dr. Yadrick has served in state and national leadership roles with the Academy, including serving as chair of the Research Committee of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2010-2011 and as president of the then Mississippi Dietetic Association in 1994-1995. She has held other leadership roles for MS-AND, which include chairing the nominating committee and the Council on Education and Research.

From Yadrick’s earliest work as a nutritionist with the Michigan State Extension Service and Oklahoma State Department of Health, her passion has been community nutrition. Though she has taught many different courses over her career, courses in community nutrition, nutrition through the life cycle, and food nutrition public policy best reflect her predominant teaching interests.

Beyond the classroom, Yadrick is a prolific researcher who has focused specifically on community-engaged research. Her early work as a practitioner in Community Nutrition with the Expanded Food and Nutrition Program and WIC shaped her professional course as a researcher, working with communities to develop interventions to improve health in those who experience health disparities. She has received two National Institute of Health grants, along with 20 years of funding from the USDA Agricultural Research Service for nutrition intervention research in the Delta regions of Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana.

Yadrick has bridged her classroom work and research pursuits by heavily investing in future researchers through mentorship. She has chaired 10 doctoral committees and sat on a total of 11 committees. She also has mentored multiple young investigators as recipients of NIH Health Disparities Loan Repayment Program awards. Currently, Yadrick is the Principal Investigator for The University of Southern Mississippi’s portion of the Mississippi Center for Clinical and Translational Research, which is funded by the NIH National Institute of General Medical Sciences and seeks to provide the infrastructure needed to support obesity-related research across three partner institutions.

For inquiries about the endowment and for information on how to give, please contact Ashley Smith in the USM College of Health Dean’s Office: ashley.w.smith@usm.edu or 601-266-5253.

Academy Updates

ACEND Standards
The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND®) is writing to keep you informed of our standards development work.  A copy of the July and August Standards Update are posted on the ACEND Monthly Standards webpage.  Monthly Standards Update  In the July issue the similarities and differences between the 2017 and Future Education Model Accreditation Standards are noted, as well as new questions related to both sets of standards and the demonstration programs. In the August issue the application process for the first cohort of programs is discussed as well as questions related to both the 2012 and Future Education Model Standards.
 
The Future Education Model Accreditation Standards for Associate, Bachelor’s and Graduate Degree Programs were released on June 19, 2017.  ACEND invites programs interested in being accredited under these standards to apply to be an early adopter demonstration program.  The Standards and information about the demonstration program application process can be found at: www.eatrightpro.org/FutureModel.
 
Beginning on July 13, 2017, the monthly Virtual Town Hall meetings will be held on the second Thursday of the month at 1 PM Central Time.  The ACEND Standards Committee periodically changes the time that the Town Hall is held, so that people who were not able to attend in the past due to scheduling conflicts may be able to join us now.
 
Please share this information with your constituents/colleagues.  If you or they have questions, please send them to acend@eatright.org or call 312-899-4872, so we can respond to them.  Future editions of the monthly update will include these questions and an ACEND response.
 
 
Academy’s Heart Failure (HF) Evidence-Based Practice Guidelines on EAL
2017 HF Guideline with recommendations on medical nutrition therapy, energy and protein intake, physical activity, sodium and fluid intake, and more. Members and subscribers, please login to access the content at www.andeal.org/hf; non-members can purchase a subscription.
 
Membership: Refer and Win
Share the value of membership with your friends and colleagues by participating in the 2017 Refer a Colleague Program. The more new members you refer between July 1 and September 1, 2017, the better your chances of winning free Academy memberships for you and your referral. To get credit, make sure your colleague enters your name in the “Referral Information” section of the online membership application and both of you will be eligible to win free Academy memberships for the 2018-2019 year. Help the Academy grow by pointing your colleagues to www.eatrightPRO.org/join!
 
 
Keep Receiving your Academy Benefits by Making Sure Your Contact Info is Up-to-Date
To update your contact information, sign in to www.eatrightPRO.org and access your “My Academy” profile by clicking the arrow next to your name at the top of the page. Here, you can edit your contact information, as well as view your account, membership and Academy Group information – all in one place. With accurate contact information, you’ll be able to take full advantage of the exclusive benefits included with your membership.
 
Latest MNT Provider
Check out the most recent issues of the MNT Provider
August Issue
Learn how to optimize revenue and care coordination with chronic care management services; read about the new MIPS Improvement Activities Performance Category web-based training course and the revised Federally Qualified Health Center Fact Sheet available. Learn more about operationalizing Dietitian Order-Writing Privileges: The Step by Step Process
 
July Issue
Learn how to use the Explanation of Benefits to manage claims; read about the expansion of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Comprehensive Primary Care Plus model and opportunities for registered dietitian nutritionists; and discover new resources to assist with successful participation in MIPS.
 
June Issue
What are the risks of EHR shortcuts?  What is the new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier? Can other health care professionals, beyond RDNs provide and receive reimbursement for medical nutrition therapy (MNT) services by third party payers? Which FNCE® 2017 sessions should I be sure NOT to miss?  The answer to these questions are in the latest MNT Provider
 
 
Transforming Vision into Action Award Recipient
The Council on Future Practice is pleased to announce that the project titled “The Use of Computer Assisted Instruction to Teach Nutrition Focused Physical Examination” was selected the first-ever Transforming Vision into Action Award. The project was submitted by Jennifer Tomesko, DCN, RD, CNSC from Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. Recognition for this award will be given during FNCE® 2017.
 
The Council on Future Practice’s Transforming Vision into Action Award is a new pilot award in its first year. The finalists were selected by a panel of judges and the award recipient was determined by an Academy member vote.
 
 
New Payment Streams for Services Provided by RDNs in Primary Care
The Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) is a national advanced primary care medical home model that aims to strengthen primary care through regionally-based multi-payer (private payers and Medicaid can participate) payment reform and care delivery transformation.  The CPC+ launched in January in the following states:  AK, CO, HI, KS, MO, MI, MT, NY, NJ, OH, KY, OK, OR, PA, RI and TN.  The practice selection process is currently underway in NE, ND, LA and the Greater Buffalo Region of NY for participation in January of 2018.
 
CPC+ practices are likely to be interested in understanding how MNT and RDNs can help practices improve patient outcomes in primary care. RDNs may be able to provide MNT for more conditions and deliver a broader range of services (e.g., care coordination and Chronic Care Management services) as part of the CPC+ model.  Payment for services provided by RDNs in the context of the model can be from traditional fee for service payments from Medicare and other payers. Practices can also choose to allocate revenue from the alternate payment model streams (e.g., Care Management Fees) for other services, such as MNT for Medicare beneficiaries for other conditions (i.e. in addition to DM, CKD, post kidney transplant) if practices determine that those services are important to improving patient care and outcomes. Participating practices are required to report and document any additional services and care provided beyond beneficiary/enrollee benefits. You following toolkit can help RDNs understand communicate the value of the RDN in primary care:  RDNs in the New Primary Care: A Toolkit for Successful Integration. http://www.eatrightstore.org/product/65BAFEC1-40CE-4D2B-91E3-84A03CE2C803
 
Are you already working in a CPC+? Help the Academy build a network of RDNs adding value in primary care.   Check to see if your practice is participating.
https://innovation.cms.gov/initiatives/map/index.html#model=comprehensive-primary-care-plus
 
Join the Academy’s online community of RDNs working in Health Care Transformation or contact Michelle Kuppich, RDN, Senior Manager of Nutrition Services Integration on the Nutrition Services Coverage team to learn more mkuppich@eatright.org.
 
Academy Papers: NEW-Published July and August 2017
The new Academy Position Paper “Interprofessional Education in Nutrition as an Essential Component of Medical Education” was published in the July 2017 Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. You can access this position paper on the Academy website. 
http://www.eatrightpro.org/resource/practice/position-and-practice-papers/position-papers/interprofessional-education-nutrition-essential-component-medical-education
 
The new Academy Practice Paper “Classic and Modified Diets for Treatment of Epilepsy” was published in the August 2017 Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. You can access this practice paper on the Academy website.
http://www.eatrightpro.org/resource/practice/position-and-practice-papers/practice-papers/practice-paper-classic-and-modified-ketogenic-diets-for-treatment-of-epilepsy
 
You can access all of the Academy position and practice paper web site at:
http://www.eatright.org/positions/
 
Nominations for 2018 Election
Nominations are open for positions on the 2018 Academy ballot. The Nominating Committee is looking for individuals with proven leadership skills and vision to further the profession. Nominations for president-elect, speaker-elect and treasurer-elect closed September 1, 2017. All other nominations are due by October 25, 2017. Please visit www.eatrightPRO.org/elections to view the positions available on the 2018 ballot and access the nomination form.
 
EHR Toolkit
The NCPRO Electronic Health Record (EHR) Toolkit Workgroup kindly requests your input on the upcoming revision of the Academy’s EHR Toolkit.  The EHR Toolkit is a free resource provided to all eNCPT subscribers to assist nutrition and dietetics professionals in the process of building, buying, or using an existing EHR and integrating within that EHR the Nutrition Care Process Terminology (NCPT). We are seeking information on how to improve the toolkit to provide better guidance on implementing the NCPT into electronic medical records in various care settings.  Your feedback is needed. Please respond by September 15th.
 
 
Evidence Analysis Library
Call for Topic Experts
The Academy is seeking topic experts to conduct a systematic review and develop nutrition recommendations in the area of dietary cholesterol and saturated fat. To learn more about Workgroup Member responsibilities and to apply for this volunteer position, please visit the EAL. https://www.andeal.org/get-involved
 
Umami
The Evidence Analysis Library published 2 systematic reviews on the topic of Umami. Now a new resource titled Umami – The Science and Lore of Healthy Eating is available. Download it for free from the EAL. 
https://www.andeal.org/topic.cfm?menu=5280
 
Just Published!
Nutrition Care in Bariatric Surgery Systematic Review
We are pleased to announce the publication of the 2017 Nutrition Care in Bariatric Surgery Systematic Review.

The Bariatric Surgery systematic review is an update to the review published in 2009. For the 2017 review, the expert workgroup focused on four subtopic areas:

  • Post-Operative Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • Post-Operative Energy Needs
  • Post-Operative Energy Intake
  • Post-Operative Macronutrient Intake

Key Findings include are available at www.andeal.org/bariatric.
 

MS-AND Member Discussion Board

We have created a private forum for MS-AND members to communicate with each other to share resources, ask questions, and interact more. To subscribe to the discussion board simply send an email that contains your full name and Academy ID number to msand-subscribe@yahoogroups.com and you will be approved shortly.

Once you are subscribed you can post directly from your email by sending your questions, resource, or discussion topic directly to msand@yahoogroups.com. The group has been quiet so far, but please don't be shy! This was created for us to interact more effectively with each other.

2017 MS-AND Diet Manual Available

I am Jenna Moore, the MS-AND Diet Manual Manager for 2017-18.  The revised manual for 2017 is currently available for sale.  You can download the order form from the MS-AND website, fill it out, and either mail it in with your check or money order, or e-mail it to receive a link for credit card payment. 

The 2018 MS-AND Diet Manual will be available for sale in Spring 2018.  If you have further questions, concerns, or suggestions regarding the current and/or upcoming Diet Manual revisions, please refer to the MS-AND website at eatrightmississippi.org or e-mail me at rdinfo@jennamoorerd.com.  
 

Consumer Protection Reminder

I am Constance Shelby, the Consumer Protection Coordinator for MS-AND. As we work to provide excellent serivce to patients, just a reminder to let us know about instances of both harm and success you hear about other practitioners to help promote the entire profession.

If you would like to report any stories of harm or success, please email them to msandconsumerprotection@gmail.com

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August 2017 Newsletter

Carrie Kiley - Friday, September 15, 2017




August 2017 Newsletter

Greetings to all of our Members of MSAND! 

Have you considered serving on the Board of Directors  for the Mississippi affiliate of the Academy? It’s a great way to promote our profession, get to know other dietitians in the state, and learn new skills. New board members start their term June 1. Terms last either 1 year, 2 years, or 3 years (depending on the position). A person with good communication skills and knowledge of social media would enjoy the Council of Professional Issues (CPI) position.


Stephanie Yow has served in this position. The first year she was Chair-elect and assisted the Chair in the tasks associated with the position. The second year of the term, she became the Chair. In this role,she communicated current events and trends with the Board of Directors. Social media has been quite useful to make RD’s aware of relevant information. “It really doesn’t take too much time,” she states. “If you’re already on social media, you can easily post to Facebook or Twitter”.

If you are interested in knowing more about upcoming positions to be filled on the Board of Directors, check the position descriptions here or on the MS-AND website. Refer questions to the current chair of the nominating committee, Carol Ball, at carolball@ymail.com or 662-312-6315.

Northeast District Update

At the Spring meeting for NEMSAND, we hosted a panel of speakers to discuss the local Farm to School program in Tupelo, Growing Healthy Waves. Will Reed of Native Son Farm, Steve Hale of St. Bethany Fresh, and Donna Loden, coordinator for Growing Healthy Waves, inspired a motivating discussion about ways more fresh, local fruit and vegetables are being promoted to children in Northeast Mississippi. Growing Healthy Waves has projects throughout the school year that provide children in the Tupelo Public School District education on nutrition, botany, biology, and culinary arts through school gardens, visits with farmers, local food taste testing- just to name a few. Growing Healthy Waves currently is blessed to have a Foodcorps volunteer and serves as a community rotation preceptor for multiple dietetic interns throughout the year, offering a unique combination of practice in nutrition education, school policy, and horticulture.

Second Century Updates

The Second Century fundraising campaign is well underway. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the campaign! We hope you’ve been sharing the Second Century “I Donated” GIFs, memes and badges for your member donors to use on social media. Also, please help us spread the word on how to donate by visiting us at eatrightFoundation.org. Donors also can become a member of our Second Century Giving Society. (Learn more here ).

Earlier this summer, the Academy Board of Directors approved three Innovation Projects to move forward into the next phase of development, which includes the creation of detailed business plans and high level concept notes. The three projects moving forward are:

  • Lifestyle First: This project strives to create a future where nutrition and lifestyle interventions are universally prioritized and credentialed food and nutrition practitioners are independent health care providers for the delivery of these prevention and treatment services.
  • Nutrition in Population Health: This program’s goal is to transform our health system by emphasizing the fundamental prevention strategies of food, nutrition and lifestyle through projects supported by grants.
  • Global Nutrition Collaborative: This international initiative will accelerate progress in improving health by building a global coalition of credentialed food and nutrition practitioners, dietetic associations, and global food, nutrition, and health organizations.

More details about the projects will be unveiled later this fall. Any members interested in learning more or contributing to Second Century efforts, including the projects, are welcome to reach out to the Second Century staff at secondcentury@eatright.org.
 
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is encouraging all members to attend FNCE this year to celebrate 100th year anniversary and invites you to join the “First Party of the Second Century”, also known as the Foundation Gala, at the Crystal Gardens on Navy Pier in Chicago. You can learn more and buy your ticket here. A vision is like a roadmap for an organization, providing direction for growth and transformation; over the course of 2016, the Academy focused their efforts on gathering feedback from members to ensure a shared vision. Now that 2017 has arrived, the Academy is focused on accelerating improvements in global health and well-being through food and nutrition.” How are you playing a part in executing the Academy’s mission this year?

#OurSecondCentury http://eatrightfoundation.org/secondcentury

Don’t forget to check out the Centennial memes and GIFs as well as the Second Century fundraising memes, GIFs and badges#OurSecondCentury
 
Alisha Jones
Second Century Liaison, MSAND
Alishajones_bct@yahoo.com

Academy Updates

ACEND Standards
The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND®) is writing to keep you informed of our standards development work.  A copy of the July and August Standards Updateare posted on the ACEND Monthly Standards webpage.  Monthly Standards Update  In the July issue the similarities and differences between the 2017 and Future Education Model Accreditation Standards are noted, as well as new questions related to both sets of standards and the demonstration programs. In the August issue the application process for the first cohort of programs is discussed as well as questions related to both the 2012 and Future Education Model Standards.
 
The Future Education Model Accreditation Standards for Associate, Bachelor’s and Graduate Degree Programs were released on June 19, 2017.  ACEND invites programs interested in being accredited under these standards to apply to be an early adopter demonstration program.  The Standards and information about the demonstration program application process can be found at: www.eatrightpro.org/FutureModel.
 
Beginning on July 13, 2017, the monthly Virtual Town Hall meetings will be held on the second Thursday of the month at 1 PM Central Time.  The ACEND Standards Committee periodically changes the time that the Town Hall is held, so that people who were not able to attend in the past due to scheduling conflicts may be able to join us now.
 
Please share this information with your constituents/colleagues.  If you or they have questions, please send them to acend@eatright.org or call 312-899-4872, so we can respond to them.  Future editions of the monthly update will include these questions and an ACEND response.
 
 
Academy’s Heart Failure (HF) Evidence-Based Practice Guidelines on EAL
Just released! 2017 HF Guideline with recommendations on medical nutrition therapy, energy and protein intake, physical activity, sodium and fluid intake, and more. Members and subscribers, please login to access the content at www.andeal.org/hf; non-members can purchase a subscription.
 
Membership: Refer and Win
Share the value of membership with your friends and colleagues by participating in the 2017 Refer a Colleague Program. The more new members you refer between July 1 and September 1, 2017, the better your chances of winning free Academy memberships for you and your referral. To get credit, make sure your colleague enters your name in the “Referral Information” section of the online membership application and both of you will be eligible to win free Academy memberships for the 2018-2019 year. Help the Academy grow by pointing your colleagues to www.eatrightPRO.org/join!
 
Latest MNT Provider
What are the risks of EHR shortcuts?  What is the new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier? Can other health care professionals, beyond RDNs provide and receive reimbursement for medical nutrition therapy (MNT) services by third party payers? Which FNCE® 2017 sessions should I be sure NOT to miss?  The answer to these questions are in the latest MNT Provider
 
Transforming Vision into Action Award Recipient
The Council on Future Practice is pleased to announce that the project titled The Use of Computer Assisted Instruction to Teach Nutrition Focused Physical Examination” was selected the first-ever Transforming Vision into Action Award. The project was submitted by Jennifer Tomesko, DCN, RD, CNSC from Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. Recognition for this award will be given during FNCE® 2017.
 
The Council on Future Practice’s Transforming Vision into Action Award is a new pilot award in its first year. The finalists were selected by a panel of judges and the award recipient was determined by an Academy member vote. Learn more
 
New Payment Streams for Services Provided by RDNs in Primary Care 
The Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) is a national advanced primary care medical home model that aims to strengthen primary care through regionally-based multi-payer (private payers and Medicaid can participate) payment reform and care delivery transformation.  The CPC+ launched in January in the following states:  AK, CO, HI, KS, MO, MI, MT, NY, NJ, OH, KY, OK, OR, PA, RI and TN.  The practice selection process is currently underway in NE, ND, LA and the Greater Buffalo Region of NY for participation in January of 2018.
 
CPC+ practices are likely to be interested in understanding how MNT and RDNs can help practices improve patient outcomes in primary care. RDNs may be able to provide MNT for more conditions and deliver a broader range of services (e.g., care coordination and Chronic Care Management services) as part of the CPC+ model.  Payment for services provided by RDNs in the context of the model can be from traditional fee for service payments from Medicare and other payers. Practices can also choose to allocate revenue from the alternate payment model streams (e.g., Care Management Fees) for other services, such as MNT for Medicare beneficiaries for other conditions (i.e. in addition to DM, CKD, post kidney transplant) if practices determine that those services are important to improving patient care and outcomes. Participating practices are required to report and document any additional services and care provided beyond beneficiary/enrollee benefits. You following toolkit can help RDNs understand communicate the value of the RDN in primary care:  RDNs in the New Primary Care: A Toolkit for Successful Integration http://www.eatrightstore.org/product/65BAFEC1-40CE-4D2B-91E3-84A03CE2C803
 
Are you already working in a CPC+? Help the Academy build a network of RDNs adding value in primary care.   Not sure if you practice is participating? Look here: 
https://innovation.cms.gov/initiatives/map/index.html#model=comprehensive-primary-care-plus
 
Join the Academy’s online community of RDNs working in Health Care Transformation or contact Michelle Kuppich, RDN, Senior Manager of Nutrition Services Integration on the Nutrition Services Coverage team to learn more mkuppich@eatright.org.
 
EAL: Call for Topic Experts 
The Academy is seeking topic experts to conduct a systematic review and develop nutrition recommendations in the area of dietary cholesterol and saturated fat. To learn more about Workgroup Member responsibilities and to apply for this volunteer position, please visit the EAL (insert link: https://www.andeal.org/get-involved)
 
Nominations for 2018 Election
It is never too early to start thinking about the future. The call for nominations for the 2018 Election has begun. Nominations for president-elect, speaker-elect and treasurer-elect closes September 1, 2017. All other nominations are due October 25, 2017. The Nominating Committee is looking for leaders with the skills and vision to further the profession. Please visit www.eatrightPRO.org/elections to view the positions available on the 2018 ballot and download the nominations form.

 
Academy Papers: NEW-Published July and August 2017
The new Academy Position Paper “Interprofessional Education in Nutrition as an Essential Component of Medical Education” was published in the July 2017 Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. You can access this position paper on the Academy website. 
http://www.eatrightpro.org/resource/practice/position-and-practice-papers/position-papers/interprofessional-education-nutrition-essential-component-medical-education
 
The new Academy Practice Paper “Classic and Modified Diets for Treatment of Epilepsy” was published in the August 2017 Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. You can access this practice paper on the Academy website.
http://www.eatrightpro.org/resource/practice/position-and-practice-papers/practice-papers/practice-paper-classic-and-modified-ketogenic-diets-for-treatment-of-epilepsy
 
You can access all of the Academy position and practice paper web site at:
http://www.eatright.org/positions/
 

MS-AND Member Discussion Board

We have created a private forum for MS-AND members to communicate with each other to share resources, ask questions, and interact more. To subscribe to the discussion board simply send an email that contains your full name and Academy ID number to msand-subscribe@yahoogroups.com and you will be approved shortly.

Once you are subscribed you can post directly from your email by sending your questions, resource, or discussion topic directly to msand@yahoogroups.com. The group has been quiet so far, but please don't be shy! This was created for us to interact more effectively with each other.
Consumer Protection Reminder

I am Constance Shelby, the Consumer Protection Coordinator for MS-AND. As we work to provide excellent serivce to patients, just a reminder to let us know about instances of both harm and success you hear about other practitioners to help promote the entire profession.

If you would like to report any stories of harm or success, please email them tomsandconsumerprotection@gmail.com
Copyright © 2017 Mississippi Academy of Nutrition an Dietetics, All rights reserved. 
You are receiving this email as a member of the Mississippi Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (MS-AND), and affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 

July 2017 Newsletter

Carrie Kiley - Tuesday, July 18, 2017








July 2017 Newsletter


Greetings to all of our Members of MSAND! 

Dr. Connie Black and I were given the opportunity to attend the Public Policy Workshop in Washington D.C. this past month. We spent one day in conferences with our National Academy Presidency learning about the items we were going to discuss on the Hill the next day. The 3 main items were wanted to focus on with our respective representatives were: 1. Continue support for the Farm Bill, 2. Continue support for the Prevention Fund, and 3. Recognizing the Academy for 100 years of dedicated service. We met with representatives for Senator Wicker and Senator Cochran took some time to meet with us personally. He even provided a verbal confirmation that he would support the Resolution to recognize the Academy for 100 years of service. We also able to meet with representatives for all of our Congressmen and received one verbal confirmation of support for the Resolution to recognize the Academy for 100 years of service from Congressmen Palazzo's Office.

We had a great team of dietitians to represent Mississippi including myself, Dr. Connie Black, Brent Fountain, Linda Pennington and Elise Smith

This was a great opportunity to share our concerns and views on behalf of our profession and our state. I challenge all of you to get involved with your local and national representatives so they can see the importance of our field and how many Dietitians call Mississippi their home.

"IF NUTRITION IS YOUR PROFESSION, PUBLIC POLICY SHOULD BE YOUR PASSION!"

Best,
Ashley Thomas, MS, RDN, LDN
President 2017-2018, MS-AND

MS-AND Volunteer Needed - Nominating Committee

Would you like to get to know other dietitians practicing in Mississippi? Serving on the MS-AND Board of Directors is a great way to do that! There are several positions to fit a variety of skill sets such as Secretary, Chair of the Council on Professional Issues, Nominating Committee member, and several more. The Board of Directors meets about 5 times a year (a couple of the meetings are conference calls and the others are face-to-face). The Academy’s fiscal year begins June 1 to May 31st. Mary Beth Sheffield served on the Nominating Committee and enjoyed getting to know dietitians all across Mississippi that she wouldn’t have gotten to know otherwise. Serving on the Nominating Committee is a 3 year term. The first 2 years, she was a member of the committee and the 3rd year she served as chair of the committee. She worked with the other 2 members to fill vacancies on the Board of Directors and to select award recipients (such as Outstanding Dietitian of the Year, Recognized young Dietitian of the Year,and Emerging Dietitian). Through this experience, Mary Beth says she really enjoyed networking with other dietitians, gaining valuable professional experience, and learning new policies related to the field of dietetics. She also enjoyed learning about other dietitians’ work experiences. “I am very thankful for the opportunity to be on the Board of Directors. It’s definitely an experience I could not have found anywhere else.” If you are interested in knowing more about upcoming positions to be filled on the Board of Directors, check the MS-AND website at eatrightmississippi.org Refer questions to the current chair of the nominating committee, Carol Ball, at carolball@ymail.com or 662-312-6315.

FDA and USDA Updates

The Food and Drug Administration announced on June 13 that the compliance date for the Nutrition Facts Label final rules will be extended. This extension is based on feedback from industry and consumer groups. For more information about the changes to the Nutrition Facts Label visit: https://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/GuidanceDocumentsRegulatoryInformation/LabelingNutrition/ucm385663.htm#dates

Did you know that the USDA Snap-Ed Connection has recipes for each month of the year with ideas for healthy, thrifty meals? Check out all the options here: https://snaped.fns.usda.gov/recipes-menus/healthy-thrifty-holiday-menus

Academy Updates

Heart Failure Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice Guideline and Supporting Systematic Reviews

 

The Academy is pleased to announce the publication of the 2017 Heart Failure Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice Guideline on the Evidence Analysis Library© (EAL©). The Heart Failure (HF) 2017 Guideline provides an evidence-based summary of medical nutrition therapy for adults with heart failure (NYHA Classes I-IV/AHA Stages B, C and D).

The Guideline includes 17 recommendations based on the EAL systematic reviews, the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force 2013 and 2016 Guidelines, and the European Society of Cardiology 2016 Guidelines, in the following topic areas:

  • Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • Nutrition Assessment
  • Assessment of Energy Needs
  • Energy and Protein Intake
  • Sodium and Fluid Intake
  • Physical Activity
  • Educate on Self-Care
  • Coordination of Care
  • Monitor and Evaluate Effectiveness of Medical Nutrition Therapy

The Systematic Reviews, which supports the guideline, focuses on five sub-topics:

  • Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT)
  • Energy
  • Protein
  • Sodium and Fluid
  • Nutrient Intake and Supplementation

The EAL® is a synthesis of the best, most relevant nutrition research on important dietetic practice questions. Nearly 40 systematic reviews and 18 evidence-based guidelines are housed within an accessible, online, userfriendly website. Access is free to Academy members – individual and group subscriptions are available. Visit www.andeal.org/hf to view the guideline.
 
Upcoming Webinar - Medicare’s new Quality Payment Program
With the aging of the baby boomer generation and more than 10,000 Americans turning 65 each day, optimizing value in the delivery and payment of Medicare services is more important than ever.
 
Signed into law in April 2015, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) created a new way for Medicare Part B providers to get paid for their services. The new Quality Payment Program (QPP) shifts payment away from fee-for-service to pay-for-performance. 
 
Join experts from the Academy’s Nutrition Services Payment Committee and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to learn about this new reporting and payment program and what it means for you.
 
Date: July 25, 2017
Time: 12 noon to 1:30 pm CST
Register Here
CPE: 1.5 hours (pending final approval)
Speakers:  Natalie Stephens RDN, LD, FAND and Oluyemisi Aderomilehin, MPH, CPH, CHES

ACEND – Future Education Model Accreditation Standards
The ACEND Board is pleased to announce the release of the Future Education Model Accreditation Standards for Associate, Bachelor’s and Graduate Degree Programs.  ACEND invites programs interested in being accredited under these standards to apply to be an early adopter demonstration program.  The Standards and information about the demonstration program application process can be found at: www.eatrightpro.org/FutureModel.  A copy of the June Standards Update also is posted on this webpage.
 
Please share this information with your colleagues.  If you or they have questions, please send them to acend@eatright.org or call 312-899-4872, so we can respond to them.  Future editions of the monthly update will include these questions and an ACEND response.
 
2017-2019 Diversity Leaders Announced
The Academy is pleased to announce the 2017-2019 Diversity Leaders: Cassandra (Sandi) Holt, RDN, LDN; Prajakta Khare-Ranade, MSc, RDN, LD, CDE, FAND; Renee Conklin, MS, RD; and Suzanne (Suzie) Domel Baxter, PhD, RD, LD, FADA, FAND. The Diversity Leaders Program supports Active members from underrepresented groups within the dietetics profession. Congratulations to the new class! Learn more at www.eatrightPRO.org/diversity.
 
2017 Diversity Action Award Recipient Announced
The Academy is pleased to announce that Central Valley WIC Dietetic Internship Program has been chosen as the recipient of the 2017 Diversity Action Award. The Diversity Action Award is given to an educational institution, Affiliate dietetic association, dietetic practice group or other recognized Academy group in recognition of past accomplishments. Congratulations to Central Valley WIC!
http://www.eatrightpro.org/resource/leadership/honors-and-awards/diversity-awards-and-grants/diversity-action-award
 
Fellows Look toward the Future
Are you a leader who gets things done, serves your community and pursues lifelong learning? It’s time to be recognized as a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (FAND). As the Academy celebrates 100 years and moves into its Second Century, showcase your expertise to employers, colleagues, clients and the public, now and forever. Apply online today. http://www.eatrightpro.org/fellow
 
May Edition: MNT Provider
Learn about the drivers of health care innovation, practice and payment resources, and the limitations of balanced billing practices in the latest issue of the MNT Provider.
http://www.eatrightstore.org/product/E97EAA83-1BE6-42CB-A5FD-7FE7E3444BEF
 
CDR Updates

SME/Facilitator Recruitment
The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) is recruiting Subject Matter Experts (SME) in obesity as well as expert facilitators to assist with the development and presentation of instructional content and adult learning-focused strategies for the Certificate of Training Program: Adult Weight Management.
 
Applications are due on Monday, August 7, 2017 for the project to be completed by winter 2018. Access more information and application form: https://www.cdrnet.org/application-for-weight-management-sme-and-facilitators
 
CDR Advanced Practitioner Certification in Clinical Nutrition
Because clinical nutrition is who you are not just what you do. The perfect opportunity to advance your credential has arrived:  CDR Advanced Practitioner Certification in Clinical Nutrition
 
The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) is offering an advanced practitioner certification in clinical nutrition for registered dietitians (RD) with four or more years of clinical nutrition practice. Apply now for the November 2017 examination window!
 
Applications for November 2017 examination window are due August 31, 2017: https://www.cdrnet.org/board-certification-in-advanced-practice
 
CDR: Certificate of Training
Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management Program

  • September 29 – October 1, 2017 ~ Phoenix, Arizona
  • October 19-21, 2017 ~ Chicago, Illinois
  • November 16-18, 2017 ~ Orlando, Florida

For registration information and to view the certificate requirements, timeline, registration deadlines and agenda: https://www.cdrnet.org/weight-management-adult-program
 
Certificate of Training in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management Program
September 7-9, 2017 ~ Memphis, Tennessee
 
For registration information and to view the certificate requirements, timeline, registration deadlines and agenda: http://cdrnet.org/weight-management-childhood-adolescent-program
 
Level 2 Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management Program
October 19-21, 2017 ~ Chicago, Illinois
 
For registration information and to view the certificate requirements, timeline, registration deadlines and agenda: http://www.cdrnet.org/weight-management/level2?preview=true
 
Latest Academy Products

Earn CPEU with these NEW Online Certificate of Training Programs
Public Health Nutrition
Develop competency and earn CPEUs online with this program concerning the emerging and exciting area of public health nutrition. The level two program consists of five modules covering the foundations of public health nutrition, developing, implementing and evaluating a plan, and much more! This program has been developed by the Academy’s Center for Lifelong Learning and planned with the Association of State Public Health Nutritionists (ASPHN) and the Committee for Public Health/Community Nutrition (CPHCN) and the Public Health and Community Nutrition Practice Group (PHCNPG). 
 
The Latest Webinars Let You Earn CPEUs On Your Own Time
Order any of the Center for Lifelong Learning’s hot-topic webinar series recordings and earn group or individual learning credits. Here are just a few of the newest recorded webinars.
Branding: Creating Your Professional Image
Supermarket Victory: Optimizing Sports Performance through Step-by-Step Shopping
Beyond the App Game: Integrating Mobile Apps into Dietetics Practice
Orthorexia Comes of Age: Perspectives on the Healthy Eating Disorder
 
See the full list of exciting upcoming and recorded webinars.
 

MS-AND Member Discussion Board

We have created a private forum for MS-AND members to communicate with each other to share resources, ask questions, and interact more. To subscribe to the discussion board simply send an email that contains your full name and Academy ID number to msand-subscribe@yahoogroups.com and you will be approved shortly.

Once you are subscribed you can post directly from your email by sending your questions, resource, or discussion topic directly to msand@yahoogroups.com. The group has been quiet so far, but please don't be shy! This was created for us to interact more effectively with each other.

Consumer Protection Reminder

I am Constance Shelby, the Consumer Protection Coordinator for MS-AND. As we work to provide excellent service to patients, just a reminder to let us know about instances of both harm and success you hear about other practitioners to help promote the entire profession.

If you would like to report any stories of harm or success, please email them to msandconsumerprotection@gmail.com


June 2017 Newslettter

Carrie Kiley - Friday, June 16, 2017









Greetings to all of our Members of MSAND! 


I hope everyone has a great summer and that you find some

time to relax in the sun. I wanted to let everyone know what

an honor it is to be your elected President. Many thanks to

LaShaundrea Crook for leading us through an awesome 2016-2017

year as we start to gear up for a fantastic 2017-2018 year.

I am excited to work with all of outstanding Board Members,

regional presidents, and see how we can make MS-AND better for

everyone in the state. Connie Black and I are getting ready to

represent MS-AND in Washington DC. We hope to bring back a lot of

positive feedback from this meeting.

 
Best,
Ashley Thomas, MS, RDN, LDN
President 2017-2018, MS-AND

Academy Updates

All Member Call to Action for Future Practice
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics House of Delegates (HOD) discussed the future of nutrition and dietetics practice during the HOD Spring 2017 virtual meeting on April 22.
 
Mega Issue Question
How can credentialed nutrition and dietetics practitioners elevate the profession, expand opportunities, and enhance practice for the Second Century?
 
Delegates used a variety of strategies to prepare for the discussion and glean member input regarding the future of nutrition and dietetic practice. Delegates conducted presentations, webinars, discussions, and surveys among constituents. Based on the dialogue, report outs, and notes captured in the workbooks from each table, essential areas identified to move the profession forward aligned with the change drivers and recommendations of the Council on Future Practice’s Visioning Report 2017 and the Rationale for Future Education Preparation of Nutrition and Dietetics Practitioners from the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Access the report and HOD meeting materials.
 
Celebrating a New Membership Year
Thank you for renewing your membership during the Academy’s 100th anniversary. Your continued support helps the Academy fulfill its Second Century vision of fostering a world where people and communities flourish because of the transformational power of food and nutrition. If you wish to make renewing easier next year, you may sign into www.eatrightPRO.org and visit the My Academy Toolbar. Then click the My Account tab and go to your Billing Preferences. In this area, you may enroll in electronic-only or auto-renewal.
 
April MNT Provider
Are you ready to begin using the new ABN form with your Medicare patients? Do you want to play a role in the new Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program benefit? Read the latest issue of the MNT Provider newsletter to position yourself for success.
 
Academy BOD Highlights: A Year in Review 2016–2017
The Academy Board of Directors’ Year in Review report contains selected highlights from the 2017-2018 fiscal year. This review provides a snapshot for members of events and activities that were accomplished by the Academy leadership team throughout the year. Note, this is not a comprehensive list of everything that took place during the year. The report may be accessed on the Academy website.
 
Updated June 2017 Definition of Terms List
The Academy’s Definition of Terms list was updated in June 2017. The Academy definitions serve as standardized language for RDNs and NDTRs to guide individual scope of practice and to apply standards in various practice settings. The list now includes new terms, definitions and key considerations for: Certified Health Coach; National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach; and Wellness Coach. The list is available to both members and non-members and located on the Academy Scope of Practice webpage.
Who Knew Blue Could be so Becoming?

Each June we celebrate Men’s Health Month to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease for boys and men. It was created by a Joint Resolution of the U. S Congress in 1994 and promoted ever sense. 

This campaign allows health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury.

Check out www.menshealthmonth.org for more information, resources, screening guidelines, media toolkits and more.

Don't Forget About Food Safety at Home

As we slide into the "dog days of summer" it's always a good time to think about home food safety. For those of us who work in patient care, food safety for the facility is something that is constantly on our minds. Sometime those precautions seem to get a little more lax when we get into our home environments, so here are a couple of tips to consider:

  • Clean out the fridge! It's easy to let the to-go boxes and wrapped leftovers get pushed to the back of the refrigerator. Take some time this weekend to pull out the items that have over stayed their welcome and clean the shelves with a cleaning then sanitizing solution. While you're at it, the freezer could a little TLC too. 
  • In Mississippi we tend to grill out all year long, but in the summer it's a great way to use a healthy cooking method and not heat up the house. Check out this article from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for more tips.
  • If desktop dining is in your future, remember to clean and sanitize that space, just as you would expect any other dining table to be taken care of. Also, time/temperature control is essential for these meals too. It is amazing all the items that are available to help with this. 

For more tips on home food safety, check out this website from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

MS-AND Member Discussion Board

We have created a private forum for MS-AND members to communicate with each other to share resources, ask questions, and interact more. To subscribe to the discussion board simply send an email that contains your full name and Academy ID number to msand-subscribe@yahoogroups.com and you will be approved shortly.

Once you are subscribed you can post directly from your email by sending your questions, resource, or discussion topic directly to msand@yahoogroups.com. The group has been quiet so far, but please don't be shy! This was created for us to interact more effectively with each other.
Consumer Protection Reminder

I am Constance Shelby, the Consumer Protection Coordinator for MS-AND. As we work to provide excellent serivce to patients, just a reminder to let us know about instances of both harm and success you hear about other practitioners to help promote the entire profession.

If you would like to report any stories of harm or success, please email them tomsandconsumerprotection@gmail.com
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May 2017 Newsletter

Carrie Kiley - Friday, June 16, 2017
May 2017 Newsletter



Greetings:

The 2016-2017 year has come to an end. It was an 

honor serving as your president. This weekend, 

new officers will be inducted and will officially take 

office on June 1, 2017.

 
I would like to encourage you to participate in MS-AND activities. Compared to 

other states, our organization is very small. We need your involvement to help 

us grow. If you do not wish to participate at the state level, participate at 

your district or local level. Again, we need YOU.


As always, I look forward to working with you in the future. I'm committed to

staying involved. Remember to follow our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Check the website often. It's been a great experience. I'll see you at next

year's annual conference.


 
Best,
LaShaundrea B. Crook, MS, RDN, LD
President, MSAND

Gulf Coast-AND District Update

GCAND served at Our Daily Bread in Pascagoula on April 29. Through our t-shirt fundraiser, we were able to donate $100! They were so appreciative to have our service and the financial donation, as this is a time of year they have a great need. We had a great time serving up a host of impressive dishes, and we thank all eight members who gave up time from their weekend to help those in our fellow community.

Officer elections are currently underway. Please vote to help make 2017-2018 a success!

Central-MSAND District Update

On Febraury 23, 2017 MS-AND Central District held a meeting at Blue Cross, Blue Shield of Mississippi. Along with the regular business meeting, members were treated to healthy lunch provided by Blue Cross, Blue Shield of Mississippi and Mississippi Access to Care (MAC) Network helped members learn more about long term care services and support for aging individuals as well as people with disabilities (www.mississippiaccesstocare.org). The keynote speaker was Clint Clardy of Salus Genetics, and he discussed the GeneDiet Test.

The Central District recently held our last meeting for the Spring at Tara Yoga Studio in Flowood. We had 10 RDs participate in a basic yoga class with Tara Blumenthal.  It was so much fun to get together as a group to stretch, strengthen and de-stress our bodies and minds.

Second Century Update

As the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics embarks on its 100th anniversary in 2017, the organization is taking this moment to chart a new vision for the future — a Second Century built with an extraordinary commitment to collaboration, a focus on service and an emphasis on accelerating the progress toward solving the greatest food and nutrition challenges of our time. Thus, creating a world where people and communities flourish because of the transformational power of food and nutrition.
 
It is the goal of the Academy to not only keep members informed over the next three years as the Second Century initiative continues, but to part of shaping our future. The Academy is asking members to get involved throughout this process — provide feedback through surveys and key discussions at member meetings, stay engaged and help to create this new vision for the Academy.
 
Now, as the Academy is kicking off the Second Century initiative, is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the Academy’s history and the history of the profession through past Journal of the Academy of Nutrition Dietetics articles including “History Snapshot: Dietetics Student Experience in the 1940s” or Academy publications Carry the Flame and the The First Fifty. Also, be on the lookout for upcoming meetings or webinars to learn more about the Second Century initiative.
 
The foundation would like for you to consider donating in recognition of this major milestone and support our Second Century Initiative! http://eatrightfoundation.org/why-it-matters/second-century/
 
Please direct additional questions to secondcentury@eatright.org.
 
Thank you,
Alisha Jones
Second Century Liaison, MSAND
Alishajones_bct@yahoo.com
Thank you to our Members who Donated to Second Century:
  • A. Karen Lewis
  • Elise A Smith

New Federal Leadership will Influence Many Food and Nutrition Related Programs

On April 25, 2017 Sonny Perdue was sworn in as the 31st U. S. Secretary of Agriculture (USDA). Many food, nutrition and dietetics agendas are impacted by polices and regulations of USDA agencies including: Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)Agricultural Research Service (ARS)Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) (including MyPlate/MiPlato, SuperTracker, Healthy Eating Patterns, Nutrition Evidence Library (NEL), Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food), Farm Service Agency (FSA)Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) (including National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs, Child and Adult Care Food Program, Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Programs, Summer Food Service Program, USDA Foods, The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs (SNAP), Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP), Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)), Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)National Agricultural Library (NAL)National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).

Within his first week as Secretary, Mr. Perdue announced greater flexibility for programs participating in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs. USDA School Meal Programs (SMP) will not have to meet the sodium targets that had been scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2017 (instead they will continue to have to meet sodium targets required in 2014). In addition, USDA SMP will be able to offer flavored 1% milk. Since 2014, states have been allowed to permit SMP to offer whole grain rich, as well as enriched, grain items to students. Under the guidance of Secretary Perdue, that flexibility will continue. For more information, please visit: https://www.fns.usda.gov/school-meals/nutrition-standards-school-meals

An Unidentified Benefactor Donates to a Mississippi School District

Ocean Springs School District received an anonymous donation earlier this month- an individual paid off the unpaid meal charges for every student in the district for the school year ( for a total of $760.00). Because School Breakfast and Lunch Programs are federally funded, they are not allowed to carry unpaid balances into the next school year and federal funds cannot be used to pay off the unpaid balanced.

Beginning July 1, 2017, the United States Department of Agriculture will require all organizations that operate the National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs to have a written and clearly communicated meal policy (USDA Unpaid Meal Charge Memo). Most districts in Mississippi already have a policy in place.  The USDA Unpaid Meal Charges website provides links to the policy guidance memos and a best practice resource section.

Several School Child Nutrition Programs in Mississippi are directed by Registered Dietitian/Nutritionists, or have Registered Dietitian/Nutritionists on staff.

Mississippi celebrates National Public Health Week
 
The first week in April was National Public Health Week (NPHW). The Mississippi Public Health Association (MPHA) coordinated various public health educational activities with partners, association sections and members to celebrate 2017 National Public Health Week in Mississippi. Governor Phil Bryant spoke at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the first School of Public Health in Mississippi at Jackson State University, declaring the first week of April as Public Health Week in Mississippi.
 
Throughout the week NPHW participants were encouraged to make healthy choices, including food and nutrition options. Some of the participants took their lunch break at a local farmers market, held community lunch and learns about nutrition and wellness, celebrated with healthy staff lunches, as well as participated in worksite Food Truck rallies, farmers markets and cooking demonstrations. MPHA also hosted a healthy recipe contest and had daily reminders for participants about public health.
 
The Association of Schools and Programs and Programs of Public Health also held their first “This is Public Health Road Show”, and Mississippi’s NPHW was chosen as the destination (www.thisispublichealth.org). One of the events included packing 408 backpacks at the Mississippi Food Network. These backpacks are for children at risk of hunger over the weekends and during holiday.
The Mississippi Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics helped to sponsor refreshments at the MPHA “Annual Dr. Ed Thompson Walk for Health” on Friday of NPHW.  For more information on National Public Health Week, please visit www.nphw.org.
MS-AND Member Discussion Board

We have created a private forum for MS-AND members to communicate with each other to share resources, ask questions, and interact more. To subscribe to the discussion board simply send an email that contains your full name and Academy ID number to msand-subscribe@yahoogroups.com and you will be approved shortly.

Once you are subscribed you can post directly from your email by sending your questions, resource, or discussion topic directly to msand@yahoogroups.com. The group has been quiet so far, but please don't be shy! This was created for us to interact more effectively with each other.
Public Policy Workshop 
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetic’s 2017 Public Policy Workship is June 25th-26th in Washington D.C. This is a chance for you to connect with nutrition and dietetics colleagues at an advocacy summit, learn about current food and nutrition related issues, advance your leadership and communication skills, as well as learn how to become the voice of nutrition that Congress listens to and trusts. To learn more, please visit the advocacy section of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ website at www.eatrightpro.org/resources/advocacy/action-center/public-policy-workshop.
 
Consumer Protection Reminder

I am Constance Shelby, the Consumer Protection Coordinator for MS-AND. As we work to provide excellent serivce to patients, just a reminder to let us know about instances of both harm and success you hear about other practitioners to help promote the entire profession.

If you would like to report any stories of harm or success, please email them tomsandconsumerprotection@gmail.com
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HattiesburgMS 39404

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April 2017 Newsletter

Carrie Kiley - Friday, June 16, 2017
Thank you all for a successful National Nutrition Month!
Please enjoy some pictures from the MS-AND events!
Keep scrolling to take a survey for a graduate
student's research project.
We received a proclamation signed by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians (MBCI) Tribal Chief Phyllis Anderson for National Nutrition Month and National Registered Dietitian Day. Please click here to view the full proclamation. 
Dr. Connie Ray Black, Public Policy Coordinator and Ashley Thomas, President-Elect of the  Mississippi Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics were formally introduced to the state legislature on March 08 by District 35 Representative Joey Hood.
MS-AND Annual Conference Review

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us in Biloxi for the Annual Conference. Over 100 RDs and dietetics students attended this year's meeting. We are looking forward to next year's conference already!

GCAND T-Shirt Available

We have a new GCAND t-shirt available for sale! What a great way to show your passion for our profession, our beautiful location, and your support for our local chapter. Additionally, $5 from every shirt sale will be used to benefit our local community. Please send the order form to ashmore.alyssa@gmail.com

On behalf of the GCAND Board, we are excited to announce that the proceeds from our t-shirt fundraiser will be donated to "Our Daily Bread" soup kitchen in Pascagoula. We feel this is a great charity serving those in need on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

If you would like to further help this organization, GCAND members will have the opportunity to volunteer at the soup kitchen from 11:30-12:30 on April 29th, when we will present them with the money raised through T-shirt sales.

Thank you for your support, and we hope to see you there!

Graduate Student Survey - Please Help Out and Respond!

Health professionals have the ability to influence and encourage patients or clients to make healthier choices. A graduate student in the Department of Nutrition and Food Systems is conducting a study to assess relationships between consumers and health professionals' views of nutrition messages, particularly focusing on "clean eating." This project will fulfill the requirements of a Master's research project. If you are a health professional such as a medical doctor, nurse, registered dietitian, health coach, personal trainer, etc. in Mississippi, please take a minute to complete the short survey attached. It should take approximately 5 to 10 minutes. After you complete the survey, feel free to forward to fellow health professionals as well. Your response is greatly appreciated! This project has been approved by the USM Institutional Review Board For questions, contact Rachel Calhoun, BS, RD at Rachel.calhoun@usm.edu or my research advisor Holly Huye, PhD, RD at holly.huye@usm.edu

Survey
Consumer Protection Reminder

I am Constance Shelby, the Consumer Protection Coordinator for MS-AND. As we work to provide excellent serivce to patients, just a reminder to let us know about instances of both harm and success you hear about other practitioners to help promote the entire profession.

If you would like to report any stories of harm or success, please email them tomsandconsumerprotection@gmail.com
Copyright © 2017 Mississippi Academy of Nutrition an Dietetics, All rights reserved. 
You are receiving this email as a member of the Mississippi Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, an affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 

Our mailing address is: 
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P.O. Box 17551
HattiesburgMS 39404

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March 2017 Newsletter

Carrie Kiley - Thursday, March 16, 2017

March 2017 Newsletter










Greetings:

Happy National Nutrition Month! I hope you enjoyed RDN Day and were able to celebrate our wonderful profession. I would like to thank those who participated in the Mississippi Capitol Day event on March 8th. Thank you for representing Mississippi dietitians. A special thanks to Governor Phil Bryant for recognizing the importance of our work. 

 
I look forward to seeing you in two weeks at our annual meeting! If you haven't registered, please make sure to do so today - details are included below.
 
LaShaundrea B. Crook, MS, RDN, LD
President, MSAND

MS-AND Annual Meeting - Registration Open

Registration for the MS-AND annual meeting is now open! Please check out the website for regular updates.
 
When: March 27-28th
Where: Biloxi Civic Center in Biloxi Mississippi
Lodging: Palace Casino
On-line registration: Click here to access. Note that there are processing charges for using the online system, so prices are slightly higher.
Paper Registration: Click here to download
Schedule: visit our website

2018 Annual Meeting Location Feedback


As we are getting ready for this year's Annual Meeting we are already thinking ahead to next year. Please complete this two question survey to let us know your preferred location for next year's meeting.

National Nutrition Month Proclomation

We received a proclamation signed by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians (MBCI) Tribal Chief Phyllis Anderson for National Nutrition Month and National Registered Dietitian Day. Please click here to view the full proclamation. 

SCAND District Update

Our CEU in February was Perioperative GI Nutrition: Carbohydrate Loading and Immunonutrition presented by Abbott Nutrition Health Institute. We will not have a CEU in March and encourage all members to go to MSAND!

NE-MSAND District Update

The NE MSAND had a Spring Social/Networking Event last week at Wet Paint in Tupelo, MS.  NE MSAND members were encouraged to invite friends/fellow RD's who are not currently members to join us for an evening full of fun and fellowship as we had refreshments and dabbled in creativity as we painted our pottery pieces!  RD's from all over the district came so we had a great time meeting new friends and learning more about other RD's in our area!
 
Our next event will be our Spring Meeting.  Details will be announced soon!
 
We hope to see everyone at the conference!

Gulf Coast-AND District Update

GCAND is currently working on our organization's t-shirt, which will be for sale soon. Also, stay tuned for information regarding a Spring community event. Please contact Alyssa at ashmore.alyssa@mgail.com if you are not receiving emails from GCAND.

MS-AND Member Discussion Board

MS-AND is happy to announce the start of a member discussion board! We have created a private forum for MS-AND members to communicate with each other to share resources, ask questions, and interact more. 

To subscribe to the discussion board simply send an email that contains your full name and Academy ID number to msand-subscribe@yahoogroups.com and you will be approved shortly.

Once you are subscribed you can post directly from your email by sending your questions, resource, or discussion topic directly to msand@yahoogroups.com. The group has been quiet so far, but please don't be shy! This was created for us to interact more effectively with each other.

Public Policy Workshop 
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetic’s 2017 Public Policy Workship is June 25th-26th in Washington D.C. This is a chance for you to connect with nutrition and dietetics colleagues at an advocacy summit, learn about current food and nutrition related issues, advance your leadership and communication skills, as well as learn how to become the voice of nutrition that Congress listens to and trusts. To learn more, please visit the advocacy section of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ website at www.eatrightpro.org/resources/advocacy/action-center/public-policy-workshop.
 

Food and Nutrition Magazine Test Kitchen

What better way to engage members and build a network than hosting a group cook-off?
 
Food & Nutrition invites Academy affiliates and districts to host a Test Kitchen event! Food & Nutrition’s Recipe Test Kitchen program is open to anyone, but only Academy members and Food & Nutrition subscribers are eligible to win the sweepstakes.
Here’s what to do:
 
Gather a group to make the featured recipe – currently this Simple Moroccan-Spiced Lamb. We encourage tweaking the recipe and letting your culinary creativity flow!
Snap photos and submit feedback online via this online form. If you made swaps or tweaks to the recipe, be sure to share them here.
Take your culinary creation online! Share pics on social media using the hashtag #FNTestKitchen!
 
That’s it! After you’ve had fun, finished eating your delicious creation and completed the feedback form, you will be entered to win this incredible Mauviel 7-piece Copper & Stainless Steel Cookware set.
Hurry – this contest ends on Friday, April 7, 2017!
 

Consumer Protection Reminder

I am Constance Shelby, the Consumer Protection Coordinator for MS-AND. As we work to provide excellent serivce to patients, just a reminder to let us know about instances of both harm and success you hear about other practitioners to help promote the entire profession.

If you would like to report any stories of harm or success, please email them to msandconsumerprotection@gmail.com

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February 2017 Newsletter

Carrie Kiley - Thursday, February 16, 2017







February 2017 Newsletter






Greetings:

As always, I hope all is well with you and your families.  First I'd like to start by saying, I'm proud to be a member of an organization that recognizes the importance of diversity. The Academy's consistent effort to ensure our membership reflects those we serve, is one of the reasons I’ve remained a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Mississippi Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

In 2015, during the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo opening ceremony, former Academy President, Dr. Evelyn F. Crayton, stated, “As our nation's demographics change and we are in an increasingly interconnected world, we must keep working toward greater inclusivity and diversification in our Academy and our profession.” I agree with Dr. Crayton.

As we enter the second century of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, I would like to encourage you to learn about a culture that's different from your own. Reading books, taking cultural competency courses and watching documentaries are great places to start. However, attending local cultural events, visiting places of worship, or participating in volunteer opportunities is even better. I believe the more we know about different cultures, the better equipped we are to serve our communities as registered dietitian nutritionists.

Enjoy the rest of the month. Remember to take pictures during National Nutrition Month and on March 8th, RDN Day. I look forward to seeing you at the annual meeting next month!

LaShaundrea B. Crook, MS, RDN, LD
President, MSAND

Elections are Now Open - Vote Today!

IT’S VOTING TIME at the Academy in general and MS-AND in particular. All members should exercise their right and duty to vote for officers to lead the profession. There are two separate elections, so please make sure you participate in both.

  1. Please review MS-AND's slate of candidates and cast your vote here through February 22.
  2. The positions and the bios of the Academy candidates can be viewed on the Academy website and then you can cast your vote.

Please vote to help move the Academy and MS-AND forward. Elections run through February 22nd.

MS-AND Annual Meeting - Registration Open

Registration for the MS-AND annual meeting is now open! Please check out the website for regular updates.
 
When: March 27-28th
Where: Biloxi Civic Center in Biloxi Mississippi
Lodging: Palace Casino - hotel group ID number 679, contact hotel directly to book room: 800-725-2239
On-line registration: Click here to access. Note that there are processing charges for using the online system, so prices are slightly higher.
Paper Registration: Click here to download
Tentative Schedule: Monday, March 27th from 11:30am to 5:00pm, and Tuesday, March 28th from 7:30am to 5:00pm


Capitol Day - March 8th in Jackson, MS

When: March 8th at 11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Where: Mississippi Capital - Section A of the rotunda

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day and National Nutrition Month are part of a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  The campaign focuses on attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. 

March 8is is National Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day.  Governor Bryant has issued a proclamation for National Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day and National Nutrition Month which will be on display in the Capitol that day.  Members of MS-AND, as well as dietetics students and interns from colleges and universities throughout the state, are encouraged to be in attendance at the capitol on March 8th.  Section A in the rotunda has been reserved from 11:45 am until 1:30 pm where we can meet with legislators from our districts to discuss nutritional issues of importance and introduce ourselves as the nutrition experts for their districts. 

Please contact the legislators in your districts and let them know you will be available to meet with them during that time.  Most of them will be glad to stop by and take advantage of the opportunity to listen to your concerns.  During this current session 21 nutrition related bills were introduced although a great majority of them did not make it out of their committees.  Nutrition education and health care are of vital importance and great concern to all of these legislators and they need to hear our voices.

Please contact Connie Ray Black, Public Policy Coordinator MS-AND, if you have any questions or if you plan to attend. Phone: 662-341-1517. Email: cblack@dtcweb.net.


The top picture (left to right is): Merrell Rogers, Doris Schneider, Rebecca Turner, Jacinda Roach, and Lydia West (MS-AND State Regulatory Specialist). The bottom picture is Kathy Warwick (State Media Representative) talking with a screening participant about the importance of nutrition and health. Central District Dietetic Association president, Arianna Bierdeman, State Reimbursement Representative, Oliva McCay, and Heather White also helped with the booth.
Gulf Coast-AND District Update

A yoga class for members was held on January 30 as our Winter Social. We had a great time learning poses for healthy digestion and metabolism as well as the benefits of yoga for physical and mental health, all while earning CEU!

MS-AND Member Discussion Board

MS-AND is happy to announce the start of a member discussion board! We have created a private forum for MS-AND members to communicate with each other to share resources, ask questions, and interact more. 

To subscribe to the discussion board simply send an email that contains your full name and Academy ID number to msand-subscribe@yahoogroups.com and you will be approved shortly.

Once you are subscribed you can post directly from your email by sending your questions, resource, or discussion topic directly to msand@yahoogroups.com. The group has been quiet so far, but please don't be shy! This was created for us to interact more effectively with each other.
Public Policy Workshop 
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetic’s 2017 Public Policy Workship is June 25th-26th in Washington D.C. This is a chance for you to connect with nutrition and dietetics colleagues at an advocacy summit, learn about current food and nutrition related issues, advance your leadership and communication skills, as well as learn how to become the voice of nutrition that Congress listens to and trusts. To learn more, please visit the advocacy section of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ website at www.eatrightpro.org/resources/advocacy/action-center/public-policy-workshop.
 
Mobilizing a Culture of Health in Mississippi

In 2014 the Mississippi State Department of Health coordinated a series of assessments (including focus groups, surveys, public forums and listening sessions) to complete various components of the State Health Assessment (SHA) and the State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP). The products that came out of these assessments help create an understanding of the health issues that have the greatest impact on Mississippians and develop plans to address these issues.
 
The work is being done through the SHIP is coordinated through partners in UpRoot Mississippi. There are over 90 partner organizations in UpRoot Mississippi, including business groups, non-profit organizations, medical partners, public health professionals, government agencies, community members and organizations as well as education community members.
 
There are four priorities that UpRoot Mississippi is focusing on: (1) Increase Educational Attainment, (2) Create a Culture of Health, (3) Reduce Rate of Chronic Disease, and (4) Improve Infant Health. It is important that the SHIP remain a working, current document. If you like to be a part of UpRoot Mississippi, or to submit a success story, please visit http://uprootms.org/.
 
Mississippi School Nutrition Association Conference Featured MS-AND Members

The Mississippi School Nutrition Association (MSNA) Annual Conferences was held in Tupelo, MS November 10-12, 2016. The theme for the 2016 conference was “Heroes of Child Nutrition”. Through Thursday, Friday, and Saturday over 500 MSNA members attended the conference.  The agenda included a general opening session, staff development sessions, exhibits, and other events.  Many members took this opportunity to network with other members from all over the state.  
 
Several MS-AND registered dietitians were featured at conference including Lenora Phillips who presented “Conflict Resolution: Resolving Conflict through Communication” and Ashley Harris who helped present information about USDA’s Produce University.  Registered Dietitians attending received CEU hours. 
 
There were also several contests including Breakfast and Lunch Trays, Storyboards and Cupcake Wars. Nine members received scholarships to further their education or for professional development. 
Several MS-AND members will be attending the School Nutrition Association Legislative Action Conference in Washington, D.C. April 2-4, 2017, and the Annual National Conference in Atlanta, GA July 9-12, 2017.
 
Please join us for the 2017 conference, November 2-5, 2017, at the MS Coast Coliseum and Convention Center in Biloxi, MS. For more information visit: www.schoolnutrition-ms.org/.
 
Spreading the Message of Health in Mississippi

Mississippi Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics members enjoyed being a part of the Mississippi State Medical Association Alliance Capitol Screening Day on January 19, 2017. These members provided state legislators, capitol staff and visitors with information about the importance of healthy, balanced food and nutrition choices.
 
The Mississippi State Medical Association Alliance collaborated with several health and wellness groups around Mississippi to help conduct assessments such as height, weight, BMI, blood cholesterol, blood glucose, blood pressure, complete kidney screening, stoke/heart attack risk assessment and blood pressure, and eye screenings. The information that the MS-AND members discussed with participants focused on nutritional considerations in relation to the screenings that were being conducted. If you, your staff, or students would like to be a part of the Mississippi State Medical Association Alliance Capitol Screening Day on January 18, 2018, please contact MSAND@eatright.org.
Consumer Protection Reminder

I am Constance Shelby, the Consumer Protection Coordinator for MS-AND. As we work to provide excellent serivce to patients, just a reminder to let us know about instances of both harm and success you hear about other practitioners to help promote the entire profession.

If you would like to report any stories of harm or success, please email them tomsandconsumerprotection@gmail.com

January 2017 Newsletter

Carrie Kiley - Tuesday, January 17, 2017

MSAND January 2017 Newsletter

         
Happy New Year!
 
We're half way through 2016-2017. We have several upcoming events to announce:

  • MS Medical Association Alliance Capitol Screening Day, January 19, 2017
  • MSAND Capitol Day, March 8, 2017
  • MSAND Annual Meeting, March 27-28, 2017

Don't forget, we love promoting our profession. If you have a story to share, please contact our Executive Director, Carrie Kiley (msand@eatright.org). 
 
I look forward to seeing you in March!
 
Sincerely,
LaShaundrea B. Crook, MS, RDN, LD
President
MSAND

MSAND Member Discussion Board

MNAND is happy to announce the start of a member discussion board! We have created a private forum for MSAND members to communicate with each other to share resources, ask questions, and interact more. 

To subscribe to the discussion board simply send an email that contains your full name and Academy ID number to msand-subscribe@yahoogroups.com and you will be approved shortly.

Once you are subscribed you can post directly from your email by sending your questions, resource, or discussion topic directly to msand@yahoogroups.com. The group has been quiet so far, but please don't be shy! This was created for us to interact more effectively with each other.

Update from the Central District


Save The Date - First Meeting of 2017!

Thursday, February 23rd

Blue Cross Blue Shield of MS (3545 Lakeland Dr. Flowood, MS 39232)*

11 AM - 1 PM

 

Clint Clardy of Salus Genetics will present on the GeneDiet Test 

*Please RSVP to Central District or Stephanie Yow (syow@sedairy.org) if you plan to attend.

Update from the Northeastern District

The NEMSAND fall meeting was held Friday November 11, 2017 at HealthWorks! in Tupelo MS.  Speakers/topics were as follows: Cindy Smith- Bariatric Surgery Nutrition- Past and Present; HealthWorks Staff: Providing Nutrition Education to the Community; Chef Mitch McCamey- All About that Local: Your Food vs Farm Sourced Food.  We had 18 attendees (including MSU Dietetic Interns).  We had a great time and learned a lot of information about various topics. A special thanks to HealthWorks for hosting us!

         
 
 Important Events within the District:
 
The Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District signed the Mississippi Farm to School Week Challenge Procurement Pledge and held the celebration at Sudduth Elementary School.  Each day during this weeklong celebration, a Mississippi grown or local item was featured on the menu.  The Mississippi grown items were supplied through the Department of Defense program and included yellow squash, butter beans and cantaloupe.  The local items prepared were salad mix purchased from Bountiful Harvest Farms, butternut squash from Lancaster Farms and sweet potatoes from McGreger Farms.  Sam McLemore, owner of Bountiful Harvest Farms, was our special guest farmer on Tuesday of the weeklong celebration.  Farmer Sam greeted the students and spoke with them during their lunch on their favorite vegetables.  We also passed out stickers and tattoos, provided by the MS Farm to School Network, to students who tried to feature items.  Farmer Sam brought a sampling of the crops he grows.  While students stood in the lunch line Ginny Hill, the Child Nutrition Director, showed them the unique varieties of vegetables that are grown at Bountiful Harvest Farms.  She allowed the students to feel eggplant and maroon okra, smell fresh basil and discuss purple sweet potatoes and pumpkins.  The students and staff at Sudduth Elementary received a glimpse of what types of crops are grown in Mississippi and were exposed to some unfamiliar vegetables during this weeklong celebration.

Ginny Hill, MS RD LD
Child Nutrition Director
Starkville School District
(662)615-0028
ghill@starkville.k12.ms.us


 
Upcoming Events:
Officers are in the process of planning a Winter social event and Spring Meeting.
 

MSAND Capitol Day
By Connie Black, MS-AND Public Policy Coordinator
 
The Mississippi Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics will hold their second event at the Mississippi State Capitol of the 2017 Legislative Session on March 8, 2017, National RDN Day! This is an exciting opportunity to let our state legislators know that food and nutrition related policy helps to shape the health of Mississippians and that we, as members of MS-AND, are the food and nutrition experts in Mississippi.

We need volunteers to help us at our booth. Slots are available 11:30-12:30, 12:30-1:30 and 1:00-2:00. We will not be advocating for any legislation, we will only be educating policy makers about the importance of sound, evidenced-based food and nutrition policy and letting attendees know about all of the expert knowledge Registered Dietitian Nutritionists and Nutrition and Dietetic Technicians, Registered possess. Please contact Connie Black, cblack@dtcweb.net, for more information or to schedule a time to volunteer. Students and interns are encouraged to join us!
 

National Nutrition Month
 


March is National Nutrition Month®. This year’s theme is “Put Your Best Fork Forward” and there are five key messages:

  • Create an eating style that includes a variety of your favorite, healthful foods.
  • Practice cooking more at home and experiment with healthier ingredients.
  • How much we eat is as important as what we eat. Eat and drink the right amount for you, as MyPlate encourages us to do.
  • Find activities that you enjoy and be physically active most days of the week.
  • Manage your weight or lower your health risks by consulting a registered dietitian nutritionist. RDNs can provide sound, easy-to-follow personalized nutrition advice to meet your lifestyle, preferences and health-related needs.

There are many ways that you can commemorate this event focused on making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. There are several great ideas on the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics National Nutrition Month® website: http://www.eatright.org/resource/food/resources/national-nutrition-month/toolkit.
 
Don’t forget that Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day is March 8, 2017. Visit http://www.eatright.org/resource/food/resources/national-nutrition-month/registered-dietitian-nutrition-day to get ideas about how to recognize Registered Dietitian Nutritionists in your organization or community.
 

Pride in Food Services Month
 

The Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals (ANFP) is promoting Pride in Foodservice Week February 6-10, 2017. This recognition week acknowledges nutrition and foodservice for their hard work and dedication on the job. You and your staff have the opportunity to win prizes this year! Let ANFP know how your staff was recognized by filling out an application and ANFP will award $100 for first place, $75 for second place, and $50 for third place. For a contest application and more information, visit www.ANFPonline.org/PIFSW.

Public Policy Update
 

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is committed to improving the nation’s health and advancing the profession through research, education and advocacy. Public policy significantly influences and shapes the public image the nutrition and dietetics profession.

The goal of the Academy is to help improve the health of Americans and to ensure that the public trusts and chooses Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) and Nutrition and Dietetic Technicians, Registered (NDTRs) as the food and nutrition experts. Public policy and advocacy efforts can enhance the value of the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and position the RDN in the forefront of the policy process by passing effective legislation and issuing regulations that support the Academy’s priorities.
By educating our state and federal legislators and sharing with them your personal experiences in practice, you can make the critical difference in our nation’s health and nutrition policy.

Voters like you elected them to office and it is the central focus of an elected official’s job to respond to voter concerns. We must be able to define our role as the expert in nutrition or others will define it for us. Many legislative and regulatory issues have been identified and addressed because groups of dedicated individuals made their voices heard.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has an “Action Center” to help elected officials in Washington, D.C. know your views as both voters and nutritional and food professionals. Visit http://www.eatrightpro.org/resources/advocacy/action-center to see current Action Alerts and find other resources regarding Food and Nutrition related policy and advocacy efforts.

The Mississippi legislature is currently in session. Visit https://openstates.org/find_your_legislator/ to find out who your state senator and representative are. Let them know how important it is to support evidenced-based, up-to-date food and nutrition related policy.

Consumer Protection Reminder

I am Constance Shelby, the Consumer Protection Coordinator for MSAND. As we work to provide excellent serivce to patients, just a reminder to let us know about instances of both harm and success you hear about other practitioners to help promote the entire profession.

If you would like to report any stories of harm or success, please email them to msandconsumerprotection@gmail.com

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