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.
DHCC Invites You to Join
The Academy's Dietetics in Health Care Communities (DHCC) dietetic practice group (DPG) invites you to become a member. Visit their website at www.dhccdpg.org and click here to learn the benefits of joining.
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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 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 your state mailing address is Connecticut, or 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.
CT Academy Sponsors
The following organizations were GOLD level sponsors at our CT Academy Annual Spring Meeting:
CT Academy News Room
California Drought Will Mean Higher Produce Prices:
Here's How to Save - March 12, 2014 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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