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.
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The CT Academy Spring Meeting Registration is Now Open. Early Bird Discounts End Friday, April 10.
The CT Academy Spring Meeting is planned for Thursday, April 23, 2015 at the Marriott Courtyard at 4 Sebethe Drive, Cromwell. Registration begins at 7:30 am and the program will conclude at 3:45. Registration for the event is now open at https://secure100.telusys.net/tcsc-bin/sregdisplay?&ctid=3628476619088485&rtid=8469226545504244.
Exhibitors, Plan ahead for the Spring Meeting on April 23, 2015.
Here's your opportunity 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 has been extended to April 10, 2015.
Call for Spring Meeting Poster Sessions
CT Academy members, dietetic interns, nutrition students and nutrition-related researchers are invited to submit research and information-sharing abstracts. Selected abstracts will be presented at the meeting. Abstract Submission: Deadline Friday, April 10, 2015. Click here for the the abstract application.
The CT Academy Ballot is now closed. Election results will be announced soon.
The Registration for Ethics Training is now open!
Need to meet the ethics requirement for your CDR portfolio? Interested in learning more about the ethical implications of genetic testing? Join us for "Exploring the Ethical Implications of Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing" on May 21 from 4-7 pm at the University of St. Joseph's School of Pharmacy. The event will include a two-hour panel discussion followed by a networking reception. See more information below under upcoming Events at a Glance or click https://eatrightct-ethics.eventbrite.com for the registration information
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Upcoming Events At-A-Glance
Worksite Wellness and the Business of Nutrition Consulting
Wellness Workdays is hosting its second annual conference “Worksite Wellness and the Business of Nutrition Consulting” on April 8 and 9 from 8:30- 5:30 at the Holiday Inn in Rockland, MA. Spend one or two energizing days near Boston, MA, to learn from top experts in the field of worksite wellness and nutrition consulting. Hear about best practices and the latest research and strategies to grow your nutrition consulting business or worksite wellness program. Early bird pricing is available through February 15th and student discounts are also available. Continuing education credits are available for attending the conference. More information about the conference can be found at http://www.wellnessworkdays.com/#/wellness-conference/4580554430 or contact https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e9j22ue8356a7371&oseq=&c=&ch to register for the event.
The CT Academy Annual Spring Meeting
The CT Academy Annual Spring Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at the Marriott Courtyard 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. The deadline to register for the Early Bird discount is Friday, April 10.
CT Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Learning Seminar on Ethical Implications with Genetic Testing
Don't miss the CT Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' learning seminar "Exploring the Ethical Implications of Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing" on May 21st 3:30-7:30 pm at the University of St. Joseph's School of Pharmacy. This event is open to our members in addition to health care professionals in other fields.
When: May 21, 2015 3:30-7:30 pm
Where: University of St. Joseph’s School of Pharmacy
229 Trumbull St.
Hartford, CT 06103
A Certificate of Attendance will be provided to all participants:
2 CPEU credits for RDN/NDTRs *
2.5 contact hours for other healthcare providers
Massachusetts Dietetic Association Nutrition Convention & Exposition
Their annual meeting is being held on Friday, April 10, 2015 at the Four Points by Sheraton Norwood, 1125 Boston Providence Turnpike, Norwood, MA 02062. The convention will run from 7 am to 5 pm. If interested in attending then click here for the meeting agenda and registration form.
Inaugural Symposium for Celiac Disease at Harvard Medical School
Connecticut Dietitians in Health Care Communities Spring 2015 Meeting
The Renfrew Center Foundation 2015 Spring Seminar Series
Join The Renfrew Center Foundation for a full-day advanced training that addresses core issues in the treatment of eating disorders. Each 6 CE credit seminar is from 9:00am to 4:00pm and includes breakfast and a networking lunch.
The Renfrew Center Foundation is dedicated to eliminating eating disorders by advancing education, prevention, advocacy, research and treatment. Our seminars are designed to help healthcare professionals develop skills in the prevention, assessment and treatment of behavioral and emotional disorders in women.
Eating Disorders: Integrating Brain, Body and the Therapeutic Relationship
Presented by: Adrienne Ressler, LMSW, CEDS, Fiaedp & Margo Maine, PhD
Wednesday, June 3
New Haven, CT
Friday, June 5
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
Whole Grain Sampling Day Press Release
April 1, 2015 by Meghan Flynn, MS, RDN
National Nutrition Month Press Release
February 18, 2015 by Meghan Flynn, MS, RDN
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.