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.
FNCE 2015 in Nashville This Past Week
The Fall CT Academy Meeting Registration is now Open.
Exhibitors for the Fall Meeting
Poster Session at the CT Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Fall Meeting, November 13, 2015
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. Please click here for the Fall 2015 Poster session guidelines.
CELEBRATE FOOD DAY BY PARTICIPATING IN CONNECTICUT'S SECOND APPLE CRUNCH
Friday, October 23rd or Saturday, October 24th, 2015
WHAT : Food Day is a nationwide celebration and movement to promote healthy, affordable, and sustainable food, and to inspire Americans to change their diets. Every October 24, thousands of events around the country bring Americans together to celebrate and enjoy real food and to push for improved food policies.
To commemorate Food Day in Connecticut, the Connecticut Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is encouraging all of their 2,000+ members, as well as partner health organizations, agencies and schools, to organize “Apple Crunches,” where participants simultaneously crunch into an apple. The Connecticut Apple Crunch is scheduled for Noon on or around October 24th, but Crunches can also take place at any time on Food Day and still count towards the celebration.
WHO : The Connecticut Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (www.eatrightct.org) serves the public through promotion of optimal nutrition, health, and well-being.As the leading advocate of the dietetic profession in Connecticut, our membership includes Registered Dietitian Nutritionists, Registered Dietetic Technicians, students, and retirees of the profession. Chartered by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the CT Academy is committed to serving the public in the state of Connecticut, while supporting activities at the national and international level. For more information visit the website at www.eatrightct.org.
Started by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest and other food leaders in 2011, Food Day is an event that organizers hope will inspire many Americans to improve their own diets and work toward solving food-related problems at the local, state, and national level. Last year, more than 5,000 Food Day events took place. For a list of participating organizations and Food Day events taking place in Connecticut, visit http://www.foodday.org/connecticut.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
- Register in advance (Registration Form is below).
- Organize a group crunch or crunch on your own by registering your group and gathering everyone to crunch into an apple together on or around October 24.
- Crunches can take places at schools, classrooms, workplaces, colleges, hospitals, farmers markets, grocery stores, etc.
Apple Crunch Registration Form:
- Contact local apple growers or retailers to ask for apple donations in exchange for publicity/recognition. For a list of the more than 60 apple growers in the state, visit: http://ctapples.org/growers.html
- Spread the word and share your Apple Crunch photos on social media using the hashtags: #EatRightCT #CTAppleCrunch #FoodDayCT
WHEN : Friday or Saturday, October 23 or 24th, 2015 at Noon
The National Public Policy Workshop in Washington, DC
Thank you to the Connecticut Academy members who attended the National Public Policy Workshop in Washington, DC this week. Including the RDNs from ANDPAC, other RDNs from Connecticut and the Yale New Haven Dietetic Interns.
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InFant Feeding Practice and Food Allergy Update
If you are interested in reviewing the Infant Feeding Practice and Food Allergy Update presentation from Sherry Coleman, MS, RD, LD from the CT Academy Spring Meeting then click here.
The CT Academy Meeting on "Exploring the Ethical Implications of Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing"
Held Thursday, May 21, 2015 at the University of St. Joseph's School of Pharmacy in Hartford was a great success. The Keynote speaker was Ahmed El-Sohemy, PhD, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Nutrigenomics, Department of Nutritional Sciences of Toronto. His talk discussed: "Do our Genes Determine What We Should Eat". The other guest speakers were Derek Dube, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, University of St. Joseph (The Evolution of Genomics), Beverly Burke, MSW, Coordinator, CT Department of Public Health (Public Health Genomics and Your Practice), and Kate Reed, MPH, ScM, CGC, Director, Clinical and Continuing Education Programs, The Jackson Laboratory (Genetic Testing: Opportunities and Challenges) . A great Networking reception followed the presentations and panel discussion.
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Nutrition for Sports, Exercise & Weight Management
What Really Works and Why
Boston/Dedham, MA Nov 13-14, 2015
Boston/Andover, MA Dec 4-5, 2015
Raleigh, NC Jan 29-30, 2016
Arlington VA Feb 5-6, 2016
Norfolk, VA Feb 26-27, 2016
Here’s your chance to update your sports nutrition knowledge, boost your confidence when counseling active clients, network with peers, and learn from two internationally respected professionals at this information-packed workshop on Nutrition for Sports, Exercise and Weight Management. You will learn what really works—and why!
$1· Sports nutritionist Nancy Clark MS, RD
1· Exercise physiologist John Ivy PhD
We designed this workshop to address the questions and concerns of dietitians, coaches, personal trainers, fitness leaders, other health educators and sports medicine professionals who work with active people. We also welcome athletes themselves!
You will leave the workshop with practical tips on how to effectively teach the sports nutrition and training messages. We’ll cover the spectrum of nutrition and exercise concerns from fitness exercisers to competitive athletes.
CEUs: AND, ACSM, AFAA, ACE, NSCA, and CHES
Cost: $257 for 1.5 day workshop; $199 for a group of 4
$95 full-time students and dietetic interns;
$99 for non-professionals (no CEUs).
For more information and to register: www.NutritionSportsExerciseCEUs.com
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
2015-2016 CT Academy Press Release
July 14, 2015 by Meghan Flynn, MS, RDN
Spring Meeting Press Release
April 20, 2015 by Meghan Flynn, MS, RDN
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
Jill Castle, MS, RDN, CDN a Childhood Nutrition & Feeding Expert and also the Public Policy Chair for the Pediatric Nutrition DPG, was featured in a blog post for Stone Soup (Food and Nutrition Magazine) on Child Nutrition Reauthorization. Here’s the link: http://www.foodandnutrition.org/Stone-Soup/May-2015/Children-Are-Better-Off-Fed/
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.