Some of our favorite, most distinct childhood memories are brought back by smells. Fresh cut grass, swimming pool chlorine, a roasting Thanksgiving turkey. Smell is perhaps our most powerful sense, especially when remembering our past.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, and responsible for one in every four deaths each year, according to the American Heart Association. Some good news? Stroke has dropped from No. 4 to the fifth leading killer in the U.S.
The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) is recommending a new education model for the future preparation of nutrition and dietetics practitioners based on its environmental scan and data from more than 9,500 stakeholders. A copy of the Rationale Document, which details the recommended model and provides results of the environmental scan and stakeholder data analysis, can be found on the ACEND website: http://www.eatrightacend.org/ACEND/Standards. Also posted on the website is a Frequently Asked Questions information sheet to address expected questions about the recommendations and a recorded webinar that describes the recommended model and the rationale for proposed changes. ACEND board representatives and staff will be conducting special sessions at the area NDEP meetings to provide opportunities for educator input.Feedback is encouraged and can be provided at the Survey Monkey® link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/educmodel2015
From the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics:Please Read the attached article “Basket of Nutrition Services for Family Medicine” written by Bonnie Jortberg, PhD RD for the Colorado chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) to learn about the skillset and roles RDs bring to the Patient Centered Medical Home. The article will also be published by Ohio, Maryland , and Alaska chapters of AAFP. The attached letter identifies what Academy member leaders can do to promote wider publication of the article and how RDNs can use the article to form and strengthen relationships with family medicine and primary care. Feel free to share with your members.
Welcome the new TAND Board of Directors:Brian Jones: President-elect-electHeidi Silver: CPI Chair-electTennessee Delegate: Dee HarwellNominating Committee Chair: Susan BrantleyNominating Committee: Angie WallickCongratulations everyone!