Connecticut Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Welcome to the Connecticut Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics!
As of June 1, 2012, the Connecticut Dietetic Association officially changed its name to the Connecticut Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This is in line with our national organization, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) which changed its name on January 1, 2012. We are a professional organization comprised of over 1,000 Registered Dietitians,DieteticTechnicians-Registered, dietetic students 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.
CT Academy 2014-2015 Election Is Underway
CT Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Spring Meeting Set for April 25, 2014
Registration is now open for the CT Academy Annual Spring Meeting which will be held on Friday, April 25, 2014 on the UCONN/Stamford, CT campus. Topics will include adult and pediatric obesity, the new science behind recommended protein levels, the link between nutrition and academic learning, and consumer protection related to nutrition services. Possible 5.0 CPEUs for education sessions, plus exhibits and posters. View the meeting agenda and Register today!
National Nutrition Month 2014 - Take the Challenge!
This year's National Nutrition Month theme, “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right,” focuses on how to combine taste and nutrition to create healthy meals that follow the Dietary Guidelines. To help celebrate the theme, we are holding a NNM contest for those of you who coordinate nutrition activities during the month of March. Gift cards will be awarded to the top three entries. Click here for the contest overview and criteria for judging entries.
Save the Date! - CT Academy "Meet and Greet"Reception Set for March 20th
A Message from Your CT Academy Delegate on HOD Mega Issue
Nominate a Fellow RD, DTR or Student for a CT Academy 2014 Award!
Here’s your chance to recognize a colleague or student who is deserving of an award for their outstanding leadership and contributions to our organization and profession.
CT Academy Award Categories:
• Outstanding Dietitian (OD)
• Emerging Dietetics Leader (EDL)
• Recognized Young Dietitian RYD)
• Recognized Dietetic Technician (RDT)
• Coordinated Program (CP)
• Dietetic Intern (DI)
• Didactic Program (DPD)
• Dietetic Technician (DT)
Call for Exhibitors at the CT Academy Spring Meeting
Join us on Friday, April 25, 2014 on the UCONN/Stamford campus for our annual spring meeting. We offer various sponsorship levels. Exhibitor applications are due March 21, 2014.
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Upcoming Events At-A-Glance
April 10-12 , 2014 - CDR Certificate Training Program in Adult Weight Management, Hartford Marriott. Register here.
April 10, 2014 - Food for Thought: Trends in Patient Feeding, George Auditorium at Rhode Island Hospital, 7:15 am - 12:30 pm; $60 - 4 CEUs submitted to CDR. Register
April 11, 2014 - CT Dietitians in Health Care Communities (DHCC) Spring Meeting, Water's Edge Resort & Spa, Westbrook, CT; 8:30 am - 3:00 pm. Register by April 4th. Click here for the agenda and registration form.
April 25, 2014 – CT Academy Annual Spring Meeting– UCONN Stamford, CT. Register here.
Members in the Spotlight
Lorie Reardon, MS, RD contributed to an article on diabetes featured in Hartford Magazine and New Haven Living Magazine. March 2014
CT Academy member, Linda Arpino, MA,RD,CD-N appeared on NBC CT in Nov. 2013 to discuss food safety for the holidays.
Jamie Lee McIntyre, RD showed Kerry-Lee Mayland and NBC CT viewers how to make a green smoothie kids will love. – Oct. 4, 2013
Jamie Lee McIntyre, RD spoke to Kerry-Lee Mayland, NBC CT news anchor, about packing healthy back-to-school lunches and snacks - Aug. 20, 2013
Registered dietitians Melissa Mitri and Teresa Dotson talk about New York City's proposed ban on large soft drinks and nutritional legislation pending in Connecticut on FOX 61 News - March 17, 2013
Anita Grinevics, CT Academy Public Relations Co-Chair, appeared on WTNH News Channel 8 to discuss some of the health benefits of beer, just in time for St. Patrick's Day - March 16, 2013
Emily Pomykala discusses the health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet on NBC CT – March 1, 2013
Emily Pomykala, CT Academy Public Relations Co-Chair, was featured on NBC CT 30 News Spot on Choosing the Best Chocolate for You - February 13, 2013
May Harter, MS RD CD-N, CT Academy President, was featured in Connecticut Magazine, Food for Thought, highlighting foods that improve brain health - January 22, 2013
Not a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics or the CT Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics?
To join the CT Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, you must first become a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. As a member of the Academy, you will automatically be a member of the CT Academy if your state mailing address is CT, or if you choose CT as your state affiliate. For more information, visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website.
The CT Academy Reminds Residents to Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right during NNM - March 5, 2014 FDA Looks to Revamp Nutrition Labels - March 1, 2014 Healthy Eating Is Key to Diabetes Control - March 2014 The Connecticut Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Supports the Passage of Farm Bill - Feb. 16, 2014 The Right to Know: If You Are about to Be Sold Genetically Modified Food, You Should Have the Right to Be Informed - Jan. 12. 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.
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