The application to present a poster session at the CT Academy Spring Meeting on Monday, April 1, 2019 is now available. Please click here for the application and instructions. All applications are due by March 18, 2019.
Our annual spring meeting will be Monday, April 1, 2019 at the Hartford Sheraton South in Rockyhill, CT. If you are interested in being an exhibitor/sponsor or putting a new product/ information into our registration bag then contact Barbara at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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This year the focus of the Academy’s Public Policy workshop in October 2018 was “The Role of RDNs and NDTRs in Malnutrition Prevention and Treatment”. CT Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics members met with our federal legislators in Washington to discuss the topic. We are looking to address the issue of malnutrition at the state and local level as well. Here are some current resources on Malnutrition Prevention and Treatment.
The CT Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2019 Spring Meeting will be Monday, April 1, 2019 at the Sheraton Hartford South Hotel in Rockyhill.
If you are interested in applying to be a speaker for the annual meeting then please fill out the speaker RFP at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PNLD7ZP
If you are interested in becoming an exhibitor or vendor then please contact Barbara at email@example.com.
As of April 25, 2018, 84 people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7 have been reported from 19 states including Connecticut. A list of the states and the number of cases in each can be found on the Case Count Map page. Illnesses started on dates ranging from March 13, 2018 to April 12, 2018. Ill people range in age from 1 to 88 years, with a median age of 31. Sixty-five percent of ill people are female. Forty-two ill people have been hospitalized, including nine people who developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure. No deaths have been reported.
- Information collected to date indicates that romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region could be contaminated with E. coliO157:H7 and could make people sick.
- The investigation has not identified a common grower, supplier, distributor, or brand of romaine lettuce.
- Advice to Consumers:
- Do not eat or buy romaine lettuce unless you can confirm it is not from the Yuma, Arizona, growing region.
- Product labels often do not identify growing regions; so, do not eat or buy romaine lettuce if you do not know where it was grown.
- This advice includes whole heads and hearts of romaine, chopped romaine, and salads and salad mixes containing romaine lettuce. If you do not know if the lettuce in a salad mix is romaine, do not eat it.
- Advice to Restaurants and Retailers:
- Do not serve or sell any romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region. This includes whole heads and hearts of romaine, chopped romaine, and salads and salad mixes containing romaine lettuce.
- Restaurants and retailers should ask their suppliers about the source of their romaine lettuce