Updates from the Academy
Webinar Recording Available: Providing Nutrition Services via Telehealth During the COVID-19 Pandemic: What RDNs Need to Know
Recorded March 26, 2020 – As a hospital-based dietitian, are you being asked to provide remote outpatient counseling? As a private practice dietitian, are clients asking to meet with you from their home? As our nation faces an unprecedented public health emergency, RDNs in both health care facilities and private practice are turning to telehealth as a means for providing medical nutrition therapy and other nutrition-related services to the populations they serve. Whether you are new to delivering care via telehealth or want to learn more about the special guidelines from payers unique to the COVID-19 pandemic, this webinar is for you. Join Academy staff experts who will share information on the latest updates and answer questions.
Available now – click here: https://www.eatrightpro.org/practice/professional-development/distance-learning/free-cpe-for-members
CDR Deadline Extended to July 15
The Commission on Dietetic Registration is extending from May 31 to July 15 the deadline for CDR-credentialed practitioners to complete continuing professional education needed to finish their PDP requirements. CDR is communicating with practitioners affected by this extension.
Learn More: https://www.cdrnet.org/covid19
Changes to Dues Deadline, New Payment Options Announced to Help Support Members During the COVID-19 Pandemic
In a time when we are faced with more questions than answers, the Academy is listening to government agencies, experts and our members—and adapting and executing business strategies to meet the ever-changing COVID-19 pandemic.
- Recognizing that the annual renewal cycle coincides with a time of uncertainty, membership renewal has been extended through June 30, 2020. In addition, CDR will be holding off invoicing registration maintenance fee until mid-July.
- The Academy also has implemented a two-installment payment option, with the first payment due June 30 and the second due by September 15.
- For individuals experiencing a financial hardship that threatens their ability to maintain Academy membership, an application for a Financial Hardship Dues Reduction is available.
Members may use the two-installment payment plan or request a Financial Hardship Dues Reduction application by calling the Academy Member Service Center by phone 800/877-1600, ext. 5000 (M-F; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Central Time) or by email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Letter from Academy President
Please click here to access the recent letter from Academy President Linda Farr, RDN, CSOWM, LD, FAND