Welcome to the Connecticut Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - Your Food and Nutrition Experts!
We are a professional organization comprised of over 1,000 Registered Dietitians, DieteticTechnicians-Registered, dietetic students, interns and retirees of the profession. The Connecticut Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is your source for credible food and nutrition information. Connecticut Academy members work in various settings and areas of practice across the state, including private practice, hospitals, schools, food service, community nutrition, and much more.
Our Mission and Vision: The Connecticut Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the advocate of the dietetic profession serving the public through the promotion of optimal nutrition and well being by supporting activities of its members. CT Academy members are the leading source of food and nutrition services.
Save the Date for the CT Academy Spring Meeting
The CT Academy Annual Spring Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at the Marriott Hotel in Cromwell, CT. If you aren't a CT Academy member, you can still join now so you can take advantage of the member discount for the meeting. Go to www.eatright.org to join the Academy and select CT as your state affiliate.
Exhibitors, Plan ahead for the Spring Meeting on April 23, 2015.
Here's your opporunity to market your nutrition-related products and services to the food and nutrition experts in CT! Reserve your spot and fill out and return the Exhibitor Application today. Deadline is April 3rd, 2015.
It is time to recognize outstanding RDs, DTRs and students in our state.
The CT Academy is looking for you to nominate RDs and DTR members in the following categories:
-Outstanding Dietitian of the Year (ODY) The purpose of this award is to recognize the competence and activities of younger dietitians and to encourage their participation in Association affairs. The person must 35 years or younger as of April 1, 2013 and be a member of the Academy and CT Academy.
-Emerging Dietetic Leader (EDL) The purpose of this award is to recognize the competencies and activities of dietitians regardless of their age, who have made significant contributions early in their dietetic careers to the Academy. Practice experience should not be less than 5 years and not greater than 10 years.
-Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year (RYDY) The purpose of this award is to recognize the competence and activities of younger dietitians and to encourage their participation in Association affairs. The person must 35 years or younger as of April 1, 2013 and be a member of the Academy and CT Academy.
-Recognized Dietetic Technician of the Year (RDTY) The purpose of this award is to recognize the professional contributions of dietetic technicians in the Academy, and to encourage continued participation in Association affairs.
Click here to get the Awards Packet to complete a nomination.
In addition please nominate for Outstanding Dietetic Students in the following categories:
-Coordinated Program (CP)
-Dietetic Intern (DI)
-Didactic Program (DPD)
-Dietetic Techinican Program (DT)
Click here to get the Awards Packet for Dietetic Students.
CT Academy Website/Webmaster Requests for Proposals
Project Vote is back on for the 2015 National Election
The National Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics National Election takes place February 1 through February 22 so make your vote count. www.eatright.org/elections
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Upcoming Events At-A-Glance
SIMMONS COLLEGE: MS in NUTRITION AND HEALTH PROMOTION
The School of Nursing and Health Sciences (SNHS) announces a new concentration in the master’s program in nutrition: entrepreneurship. This program is designed for individuals wishing to open a business with a nutrition focus; includes a combination of nutrition courses and business courses offered in the Simmons’ School of Management
Apply now by February 16 for entry to September 2015.
For information about the curriculum, please contact the Nutrition Department at 617-521-2718.
IF YOU CAN MAKE TOAST, YOU CAN CREATE YOUR OWN RD WEBSITE
Check out the upcoming 2 hour webinar presented by Josh Clauser, MS, RD on technology for nutrition professionals and how to create your own RD website. The course will help you to establish your own website, teach you about the importance of media and marketing for your professional growth, and help you navigate blogging and e-portfolios. Webinar Date and Time: Jan 29, 2015 (02:00 PM - 04:00 PM EST). The program will provide 2 CEUs and only costs $28. If interested in attending this webinar then click on this link.
Not a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics or the CT Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics?
To join the Connecticut Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, you must first become a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Once you join the Academy, you will automatically become a member of the CT Academy if you choose Connecticut as your state affiliate. You can join the Academy any time, however, the membership year runs from June 1st to May 31st. For more information, visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website.
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CT Academy News Room
Go For Red for Women Press Release
January 28, 2015 by Meghan Flynn, MS, RDN
12 Days of Nutrition Tips
December 12, 2014 by Meghan Flynn, MS, RDN
CT Academy Fact Sheet
December 11, 2014 by Meghan Flynn, MS, RDN
Ct Academy Fall Meeting Press Release
November 12, 2014 by Meghan Flynn, MS, RDN
Food Day Press Release
October 24, 2014 by Meghan Flynn, MS, RDN
An Apple A Day To Raise Awareness- October 24, 2014 by Molly Geisinger
Crunch- October 24,2014 by Samantha
Members in the Spotlight
Pat Baird, MA, RDN, FAND President of the CT Academy was featured on a news video and article on Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain.
Peggy Zamore, MPH, CD-N, a nutritionist with the Danbury Better Health and Better Food Program helped to celebrate Food Day on October 24, 2014 with an Apple Crunch.
Lorie Reardon, MS, RD contributed to an article on diabetes featured in Hartford Magazine and New Haven Living Magazine. March 2014
Nutrition Education Resources/Tools
Eat Right Connecticut Kit!
The Connecticut Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has produced an informational "Eat Right Connecticut" kit to help CT residents improve their health through better nutrition. Click HERE for pieces of the kit...a simple, easy-to-use translation of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines, a healthy menu with recipes, and our Top Ten Grocery Shopping Tips.