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MSAND Newsletter

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
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: 
Mississippi Academy of Nutrition an Dietetics
P.O. Box 17551
HattiesburgMS 39404

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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
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: 
Mississippi Academy of Nutrition an Dietetics
P.O. Box 17551
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: 
Mississippi Academy of Nutrition an Dietetics
P.O. Box 17551
HattiesburgMS 39404

Add us to your address book

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