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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

Copyright © 2017 Mississippi Academy of Nutrition an Dietetics, All rights reserved.

December 2016 Newsletter

Carrie Kiley - Tuesday, December 20, 2016

MSAND December 2016 Newsletter

         

Greetings!
 
As the year draws to a close and we are focused on the holiday celebrations, MSAND would like to extend warm wishes to you and your family. We look forward to the new year and all the great things it will bring for our affiliate.

Sincerely,
LaShaundrea

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 South Central District
Our Christmas Party was Thursday, December 8th at Tabella's! We enjoyed good food, good company, and a Dirty Santa game! Please be on the look out for the newsletters for information on our next CEU in the new year!
 
Thanks,
Katie Mottley
SCAND President 2016-2017
 

Mississippi Food Sumit
Submitted by Lydia West

Mississippi Food Summit & Agricultural Revival was held at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum November 17-19, 2016 in Jackson, MS. It included three days of events: Mississippi Farm to Cafeteria Conference on November 17th.  The Farmer to Farmer Conference on November 18th, and the Mississippi Farmers Market with Local Farm and Garden Tours on November 19th.

The Mississippi Farm to Cafeteria Conference included three tracks of breakout sessions with information for everyone. MS-AND members enjoyed going to sessions regarding “In the Garden and Classroom”, “Procurement”, “On the Farm” as well as the “Common Ground Youth Sessions”. Thursday evening was followed up with a networking reception, the Mississippi Food Policy Council Farm and Food Policy Forum and a screening and discussion of the 2014 film Food Chains.

Friday’s Farmer to Farmer Conference included panel discussions and breakout session tracks regarding “Preserving the Harvest”, “Business and Marketing”, “On the Farm”, “In the Garden”, “Common Ground Youth Sessions”, and “Farm Investments”. That evening was concluded with a Taste of Mississippi Dinner and a National Young Farmers Coalition Mixer and Seed Swap.

The Mississippi Farmers Market took place on Saturday at its regular location, 929 High Street in Jackson, MS. The Saturday farm tours included Cooperative Community of New West Jackson (Jackson), Rosemont Community Orchard (Jackson), We Will Go Ministries Community Garden (Jackson), Brown Elementary (Jackson), Footprint Farms (Jackson), Amorphous Gardens (Canton), Two Dogs Farm (Flora), and The Garden Farmacy (Bolton).

For more information about the Mississippi Food Summit & Agricultural Revival, visit the Mississippi Sustainable Agriculture Network www.mssagnet.net/programs/ms-food-summit/  or the event facebook page: www.facebook.com/events/169237796791525/


Pictured are (left to right) RNDs Beth Crumpton, Nutrition Coordinator at the Mississippi State Department of Health, Office of WIC; Lydia West, consultant; and Vijaya Chinthakuntla, Breastfeeding Coordinator at the Mississippi State Department of Health, Office of WIC.
 

MSPQC Annual Meeting
Submitted by Lydia West

The Mississippi Perinatal Quality Collaborative (MSPQC) 2016 Annual Meeting was held November 18, 2016, at the Hilton-Jackson. This well attended meeting included national experts from around the country who presented topics on strategies to reduce preterm birth and infant mortality, obstetric hemorrhage, delayed cord clamping, breastfeeding and safe sleep guidelines.

The MSPQC began in 2014 as a statewide partnership that promotes evidence-based quality improvement initiatives at the hospital and community level to improve birth outcomes across Mississippi.

For more information about the Mississippi Perinatal Quality Collaborative, please visit http://mspqc.org/ or follow them on Twitter: @MSPQC


The included picture are (left to right) RNDs Beth Crumpton, Nutrition Coordinator at the Mississippi State Department of Health, Office of WIC; Lydia West, consultant; and Vijaya Chinthakuntla, Breastfeeding Coordinator at the Mississippi State Department of Health, Office of WIC.

 

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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November 2016 Newsletter

Carrie Kiley - Tuesday, November 15, 2016

MSAND November 2016 Newsletter

         

Greetings!
 

I would like to thank everyone who submitted their resumes for the position of Second Century Liaison to the Academy. Alisha Jones was selected to represent our affiliate. Alisha’s job will be to keep MSAND members informed of what we can expect leading up to and during FNCE 2017.  

We are still looking for a State Policy Representative. The State Policy Representative (SPR) monitors and keeps members informed on key state legislative issues. Throughout the year it is important for the SPR to take the lead in meeting with the state legislators who serve on committees with jurisdicĀ­tion on issues impacting food, nutrition and health legislation. This outreach helps build relationships and increase visibility of the profession. If you are interested, please send your resume to MSAND@eatright.org.

 Thank you to everyone who reviewed and voted on the bylaw revision. It has passed unanimously! We are excited to keep moving MSAND ahead.

There are only 47 days left in 2016! Time passes quickly. Take time to appreciate one another. I’m thankful for all of you!

Sincerely,
LaShaundrea

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. 

You will each be receiving an email invitation to join our Yahoo! Group within the week. If you have any questions or difficulties, please email Carrie at MSAND@eatright.org for assistance. 

Update from the Central District

What: Central District AND Holiday Meeting
When: Thursday, December 1st 11AM-1PM
Where: Mississippi Roadmap to Health Equity, Inc. (www.mississippiroadmap.org )
2548 Livingston Rd., Jackson, MS 39213 (Near the Jackson Medical Mall)
Who: 1. Beneta Burt, Executive Director of Mississippi Roadmap to Health Equity, Inc. will share about Mississippi Roadmap and the work they are doing

2. Stephanie Yow, Nutrition Affairs Program Manager for Southeast Dairy Association will share "How to Have A Healthy Holiday" with a brief cooking demo.

3. Stick around after presentations for snacks from the cooking demo and help us give back to our community. Following the presentations we will be tying bags for the Society of St. Andrews. These bags will be used for crop drops in our local community and throughout the state of MS. Since we are all passionate about eating healthy, let's help the hungry and food insecure in our community receive nutrient rich foods. You can learn more at www.endhunger.org 

Update from the Gulf Coast District
The Gulf Coast chapter is excited to announce that Annie Marhula has been voted as head of our fundraising committee for the Spring fundraiser, and that we had several new members join our group since the last meeting in October. Currently, we are planning a fun Holiday Social and Cookie Swap for our members!
 

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

October Newsletter

Carrie Kiley - Monday, October 24, 2016











MSAND October 2016 Newsletter

         

Greetings!
 
Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for the virtual member meeting on October 7. In this update we announced the opening of nominations for the MSAND board of directors 2017-2018 membership year, the save the date for our annual meeting taking place March 27 and 28th in Biloxi, and introduced our latest bylaws revision.

You can access the link for a recording of the meeting along with the slides and information on how to review and vote on the bylaws update at http://www.eatrightmississippi.org/announcements/msand-bylaws-revision. Please let us know any questions or comments you have.

Please see the website for more information on:

 
Sincerely,
LaShaundrea

Volunteer Needed

MSAND needs to fill a few open positions. If you are interested, please email us which position and a copy of your resume. Also feel free to ask any questions. Click below for more information on the Second Century Liaison.

Second Century Liaison to the Academy
Public Policy Coordinator

 
Update from the South Central District

We had our membership appreciation night last night with a good turnout! Our next event will be November 17th at 6 pm at Forrest General Hospital where we will have our first CEU opportunity!
 
Update from the Gulf Coast District
GCAND held their Fall meeting on October 11 and enjoyed dynamic presentations on the topics of transitioning patients from hospital to home, an integrated health program, and a healthy cooking demonstration. The group is now focusing on a fun holiday social for its members.
 
Update from the Northeast District
It is now officially FALL, so it is time for our first district meeting of the year!
For those of you who are new to the area, we have two meetings per year, one in the fall and the other in the spring.  Each meeting offers 4 CEU opportunities.  We found this easier and better for the district members since everyone is so spread out as opposed to trying to meet every month!
 
Mark your calendars for our Fall meeting!  It will be:
 Friday November 11, 2016 from 9a-1pm at HealthWorks! in Tupelo, MS!  
 
We hope you will all make plans to attend the meeting!  We are excited about this new spin on our traditional meeting place and time, so please spread the word and invite a friend!  I know there are some recent graduates and new RDs to the area so please invite as many people as you can!  We are really striving to increase our membership and participation this year so help us out and bring some friends to the meeting!

We will send out an Agenda for the meeting and membership form soon!  You do not have to be a current member to come… the membership is annual and starts over now so everyone is welcome!
 
For any questions regarding the meeting or northeast district, please contact us atnortheastmsand@gmail.com.
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 tomsandconsumerprotection@gmail.com
MSAND Members at MPHA Conference

The Mississippi Public Health Association (MPHA) held their annual conference at the Hilton Jackson on October 13 and 14, 2016. The theme this year was “Promoting Partnerships-New Directions in Public Health”. MS-AND member Brent Fountain presented at a workshop entitled “SEE FOOD: How Advertising Affects Food Choice”. There were several other general session and concurrent workshop topics that were of interest to MS-AND members.

MS-AND members also attended the MPHA Special Interest Group, Young Professionals, for a fascinating presentation, “Developing Your Public Health Career” on that Thursday evening.

The Nutrition Section of MPHA featured MS-AND Council on Professional Issues Chair, Stephanie Yow. Mrs. Yow highlighted the updates to the nutrition facts label, differences between the original and the new label, and discussed compliance dates.

For more information about the Mississippi Public Health Association, please visit www.mspha.org. For information about the updated nutrition facts label, please visithttp://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/GuidanceDocumentsRegulatoryInformation/LabelingNutrition/ucm385663.htm
K-12 Culinary Institute

Submitted by Lydia West
Academic success and improved student health is important for every school district in Mississippi. To help meet these goals, the Mississippi Department of Education, Office of Child Nutrition offered a unique workshop opportunity to school child nutrition directors and managers in September: a culinary institute using Mississippi specific recipes. Participants in these workshops were able to receive one-on-one technical assistance with knife skills, weighing and measuring ingredients, preparing food for just-in-time service, effective use of equipment, and quality food preparation. These concepts help child nutrition programs meet nutrition standards set by the USDA Food and Nutrition Services and the Mississippi Board of Education. Workshop participants were encouraged to use a concept called “Teach it Forward” to pass skills that they learned at the culinary institute on other staff in their school. Several MS-AND members will now be able to share these new skills with their staff members.

Chef Cyndie’s K-12 Culinary Team developed the curriculum and taught the workshops (www.chefcyndie.com). Members of this culinary team also helped with the production of the Mississippi Recipes for Success, a recipe index used by school districts across Mississippi (http://mrs.mdek12.org).

For more information on these culinary institutes, please contact the Mississippi Department of Education, office of Child Nutrition at (601) 576-5000.
MS Breastfeeding

Submitted by Lydia West
Mississippi ranks 50th in our infant mortality rate data (http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsit/_static/resources/6435.pdf). Evidenced based maternity care practices are becoming a part of hospitals and maternity care centers across Mississippi, which helps to reduce the number of infant deaths. Many of these practices also help to promote breastfeeding initiation and duration rates (which Mississippi also ranks very low). Implementing the ten steps of the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (and attaining Baby-Friendly designation) is one way to implement these evidenced based practices.
 
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi has expanded its Maternity Care Practice Model to require all delivering Network Hospitals across the state to gain Baby-Friendly designation as part of criteria for achieving Blue Distinction for maternity care (https://www.bcbsms.com/index.php?q=maternity-care-quality-initiatives.html). Many MS-AND members are a part of their hospital’s or community’s Baby-Friendly advisory board.
 
A W. K . Kellogg Foundation Grant supports a project entitled Communities and Hospitals Advancing Maternity Care Practices (CHAMPS), to improve maternity care practices through work with both hospitals and the communities that surround them (www.champsbreastfeed.org). There are 18 CHAMPS hospitals in Mississippi. A similar project called EMPower Breastfeeding: Enhancing Maternity Care Practices (http://empowerbreastfeeding.org/) is providing technical assistance to one hospital in Mississippi. The Mississippi State Department of Health is encouraging these evidenced based materity care practice initiatives through efforts in the Offices or Preventive Health, Health Services and Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).

MSAND 2017 Awards Applications Now Open

Carrie Kiley - Monday, October 24, 2016

In the next few months we will  be seeking nominations for our annual awards.  Please consider applying for:

  • Outstanding Dietitian

  • Recognized Young Dietitian

  • Emerging Dietetic Leader

  • Magnolia Award

 

Contact information is at the end of this post; please email us for all relevant forms.


Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award (ODY)

Nominations due January 1, 2017

 

The purpose of the Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award (ODY) is to recognize the professional contributions of a Mississippi Dietitian to the Mississippi Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the profession of Dietetics.  The ODY recipient is published in a fall issue of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

 

Criteria for Selection:

  • Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

  • A registered, licensed dietitian over the age of 30

  • Demonstrates leadership to advance the profession of Dietetics legislation, research, education, clinical dietetics, career guidance, public relations, community nutrition, and management

  • Active in the association in various aspects of leadership and service

  • Demonstrates the Association’s goals in personal and professional life

  • One who gives “above and beyond: in service to the association’s projects and duties (attends more than 50% of district and MS-AND meetings)

  • Noteworthy community service in nutrition/dietetics (speaking engagements, articles in newspapers, trade magazines, or other current reliable publications)

 

Forms to be submitted by deadline:

  • MS Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Nomination Form

  • ODY Recipient Data Sheet

  • Resume/Vita

 

Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year Award (RYDY)

Nominations due January 15, 2015

 

The purpose of the Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year Award (RYDY) program is to recognize the competence and activities of younger dietitians in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (The Academy) and to encourage their continued participation in the Academy’s affairs.  This group will be an additional resource form which the leadership of the Academy will develop both at the district, state and national levels.  In addition to publishing the list of RYDYs in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, each awardee will receive a formal certificate of recognition for the President of the Academy.

 

Criteria for Selection:

  • Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Age limit as of April 1 deadline, 35 years or younger

  • Active participation in the national, state or district association

  • Not previously selected as a RYDY

  • Demonstrated concern for the promotion of optimal health and nutritional status of the population

  • Demonstrated leadership in legislation, research, education, management either in the association or through employment

 

Forms to be submitted by deadline:

  • MS Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Nomination Form

  • RYDY Data Sheet

 

Emerging Dietetic Leader Award (EDL)

Nominations due January 1, 2017

 

This award was established by the 1996 Board of Directors. The Emerging Dietetics Leader Award (EDL) recognizes the competence and activities of members, regardless of their age, who are at the beginning of their dietetics careers. Members who receive this honor support the promotion of optimal health and nutritional status of the public through demonstrating leadership in legislation, research, education, management and other areas related to the profession.

 

Criteria for Selection:

  • Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Initial practice experience not less than 5 years and not greater than 10 years (Interrupted careers or time periods not in practice, are not to be considered or rationed into the 5-10 years of professional practice experience)

  • Active participation in the national, state or district association for at least 5 years

  • Not previously selected as an RYDY

  • Demonstrated concern for the promotion of optimal health and nutritional status of the population

  • Demonstrated leadership, e.g., in legislation, research, education, management, etc., in the

  • Academy, community or employment

 

Forms to be submitted by deadline:

  • MS Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Nomination Form

  • EDL Data Sheet

  • Resume/Vita


Magnolia Award

Nominations due January 1, 2017

 

The purpose of the Magnolia Award is to recognize an individual outside the profession of dietetics that demonstrates outstanding interest, support and contributions to the profession of dietetics. 

 

Criteria for Selection:

  • An individual outside the profession of dietetics that demonstrated outstanding interest, support and contributions to the profession of dietetics

  • One who has made significant contributions to human welfare through a profession other than dietetics

  • One who demonstrates good will through notable service in furthering the advancement of the profession of dietetics

  • One who promotes nutrition in a manner as supported by scientific evidence and sound nutritional fact

  • One who displays keen interest n improving nutrition for all persons of all ages

 

Forms to be submitted by deadline:

  • Magnolia Award Nomination Form

  • Resume/Vita


You can submit names to the nominating committee and we will follow up or they can contact us directly:

 

MaryBeth Sheffield

CarolBall

Lauree’Chabert

MSAND Nominations for 2017-2018 Open!

Carrie Kiley - Monday, October 24, 2016

The nominating committee is beginning the process to fill positions for 2017-2018 MS-AND Executive Board.  We need your help identifying individuals for the following positions:

  • President Elect
  • Chair-Elect CPI
  • Chair-Elect COER
  • Nominating Committee Member

  • Following is a list of the qualifications: 

    The President-elect will:

    A.     Be an active, retired, or life member of the Association

    B.     Have experience in activities and development of leadership in the profession.

    C.     Be thoroughly familiar with the Association, its activities and operation.

    D.     Have served on the Board of Directors for two (2) years.

    E.     Have professional goals that parallel to those of the Association.

    F.     Have personal, physical, and professional fitness for the office.

    G.     Be reasonably sure of time available for office for two (2) consecutive years.


    The Chair-elect of the Council on Professional Issues (CPI) will:

    A.     Be an active, retired, or life Member of the Association.

    B.     Be active in the district and/or state Association.

    C.     Be thoroughly familiar with the state and national Association activities and operation.

    D.     Be able to represent all state members equally in an unbiased manner.

    E.     Be able to communicate between district, state and national Associations.

    F.     Be reasonably sure of the time available for office for three (3) consecutive years.


    The Chair-elect of the Council on Education and Research (COER) will:

    A.     Be an active, retired, or life member of the Association.

    B.     Be active in the district and/or state Association.

    C.     Be familiar with dietetic education programs within the state.

    D.     Be familiar with research methodology.

    E.      Be committed to continuing education within the dietetic profession.

    F.      Be reasonably sure of the time available for office for two (2) consecutive years.


    The
    Nominating Committee members will:


    A.     Be active, retired, or life Members of the Association.

    B.     Be active in the state Association.

    C.     Be thoroughly familiar with the Association, its activities and operation.

    D.     Be familiar with membership in order to select the most qualified leaders for office.

    E.     Be reasonably sure of time available for office for three (3) consecutive years.


    You can submit names to the nominating committee and we will follow up or contact us directly if you are interested in any of the positions:


September 2016 Newsletter

Carrie Kiley - Tuesday, September 27, 2016
MSAND September 2016 Newsletter

         

Greetings!
 
It's the time of year when our districts gear up to provide continuing education and networking opportunities to our local members. If you would like to be more involved in district activities, please contact your district president (contact information provided at www.eatrightmississippi.org). We need you to help grow MSAND and bring awareness to all of the great services dietitians/nutritionists provide throughout our state. I look forward to working with you this year.
 
Sincerely,
LaShaundrea

 

MSAND Member Meeting
 

We are excited to announce a special virtual meeting of the members which will take place on October 7th at 1:00pm. The meeting will be recorded for those of you who cannot attend live. Topics for the meeting will be:

  • Opening of nominations for MSAND 2017-2018 elections
  • Announcement of Annual Meeting date and location
  • Overview of proposed bylaws changes and opening of member voting period

Please add the event to your calendar by using the link below. Note that all communication will be through the computer, so make sure your microphone and speakers are working before the meeting starts. If you have any questions, please reach out to Carrie Kiley at msand@eatright.org.
 
Sincerely,
LaShaundrea Crook
MSAND President, 2016-2017

Meeting Details:

MSAND Member Meeting
Friday, October 7, 2016
1:00 pm  |  Central Daylight Time (Chicago, GMT-05:00)  |  30 mins
 
Meeting number: 747 607 501
 
Meeting password: 99872Pgm
 
 
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Volunteer Needed

MSAND needs to fill a few open positions. If you are interested, please email us which position and a copy of your resume. Also feel free to ask any questions. Click below for more information on the Second Century Liaison.

Second Century Liaison to the Academy
Public Policy Coordinator

 
Update from the Central District

MSAND Central District Meeting
When: Tuesday, October 11th from 11:00am to 1:00pm
Where: St. Dominic's Toulouse Building; 3800 I-55 North Frontage Rd, Jackson, MS
Topic: Role of the GI Microbiome in Health 
Speaker: Dr. Mark Heiman

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to CDAND by Monday, October 3rd if you plan to attend.
Update from the South Central District

SCAND will be participating in the American Heart Association's Heart Walk on USM's campus on Saturday, September 24th. If you would like to join our team, please contact Bonita Jaynes atbonita.jaynes@gmail.com. We will also be collecting donations for our local food pantry at every event this year.
 
Update from the Gulf Coast District

GCAND Board Members met to discuss and plan 2016-2017 events. The first GCAND meeting is scheduled for Tuesday October 11 at the Coastal Family Health Center from 2-5 pm. Members will be encouraged to bring canned foods and other necessities to be donated to families affected by the Louisiana flooding. Board members also discussed this year's events which are to include a Christmas Cookie Swap, Spring CEU meeting and a 5K-fun run fundraiser for a local charity.
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 tomsandconsumerprotection@gmail.com
Local Events

Michael Rubenstein Memorial Kidney Walk
Sponsored by Mississippi Kidney Foundation - Presented by Fresenius Kidney Care
Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 9:00 am

For more information, the website is http://kidneyms.org/ or they can contact me directly atlkchabert@yahoo.com and I would be happy to help them!


Jackson Free Clinic Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteers are needed for Saturdays from 11am until approximately 4pm. Handouts are available for consultations, but feel free to bring your own. Most common conversations are around nutrition guidelines and high blood pressure and diabetes. Please bring a copy of your registration card when reporting.

If you are interested in volunteering or have more questions, please contact Elena Dent.

August, 2016 Newsletter

Carrie Kiley - Tuesday, August 30, 2016


NEW! MSAND Monthly Newsletter

         
 Members:

I would like to welcome you to Mississippi Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. I look forward to serving as your president. My goal for this year is to bring awareness to the amazing things the membership of MSAND is doing statewide. Our accomplishments are too great not to share with others.

Please take the time to explore our website: www.eatrightmississippi.org. There you'll find district news, annual meeting updates, job announcements and more. Our newsletter will be published monthly. If you have news you would like to share, please submit it to our executive director, Carrie Kiley, at msand@eatright.org by the 10th of each month. Also, like our Facebook page: @MSANandD. I look forward to corresponding with you throughout the year.

Again, welcome!

LaShaundrea B. Crook, MS, RDN, LD
President
Mississippi Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Update from the Central District

Rebecca Turner was selected as the nutrition expert for endurance sports to sit along side some of the top sports medicine physicians in the state for an educational seminar entitled The Best Kept Secrets To Set Personal Records In Every Area of Your Health, Fitness, and Race Career…Guaranteed. Attendees learned the latest in physical therapy, mental training, precision nutrition, and sports nutrition.  
Update from the South Central District

The South Central District had our Summer Social on August 2nd at Hub Lanes! We also collected items to donate to the Edwards St. Food Pantry, specifically targeting hurricane preparedness items for the current Hurricane season. We will be sending out info on rejoining for this year and Membership Appreciation Night soon!

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 tomsandconsumerprotection@gmail.com
August is National Breastfeeding Month

In addition to being a member of MSAND, Stephanie Yow is also a member of the Mississippi Breastfeeding Coalition (MSBFC). August is National Breastfeeding Month. Please see this press release which includes a list of breastfeeding events going on state-wide throughout the month of August. Please share any events with fellow dietitians or patients who might be interested.

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