Kansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
KSAND Public Policy Boot Camp
Recognizing the vital role public policy plays to the dietetics profession, the Kansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recently hosted a Public Policy Boot Camp. Advocacy is an important focus for the Kansas Board, and a dedicated event provided an opportunity to improve member education and preparation on public policy and advocacy initiatives.
FNCE Joint Affiliate Reception
Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma
The idea to host a joint affiliate reception at FNCE® 2014 in Atlanta came about at the 2014 Affiliate President-Elect training in Chicago. The Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas and Kansas affiliates were all seated at the same table. During a break the then Presidents-Elect started making connections through the people and places they knew. It started to make sense that the affiliates work together. Oklahoma had always hosted a member reception at FNCE®, and the other states liked the idea. The joint reception worked very well in 2014, so the leaders decided to continue it again at FNCE® 2015.
Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Idaho Maximizes CDR Grant
The Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics received a CDR marketing grant in March 2015, and has used the funding to help promote the profession and the affiliate organization. A committee of the affiliate, whose goal was improving awareness of RDN services to stakeholders and providers, wrote the grant application and took ownership of fulfilling deliverables using the funding.
Maine Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
MAND's Efforts to Help End Student Hunger
The Maine Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ (MAND) Food Security Task Force has been working with Portland Rotary's Childhood Hunger and Education (CHE), Full Plate Full Potential, the Senate task force to end student hunger, and The Locker Project, to increase registration, participation, and consumption for school food programs. The project began when the Portland Rotary made it part of their mission to raise awareness on childhood hunger and at the same time Senator Alfond presented a new bill, LD 933: An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Task Force to End Student Hunger In Maine, which was enacted this year. Dave Seddon, Maine’s President, who is also a member of Rotary, and Pat Watson, Maine’s Past-President, thought that MAND could partner to help the cause in 2014.
Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
TAND Leadership Orientation
The Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics holds an annual leadership orientation each summer, typically in June or July. All newly elected and appointed officers and leaders are invited to attend the two day event held at a local hotel. District organizations can sponsor other members to attend, if desired.