TAND Election Results

Thank you to everyone that placed their name on the TAND ballot this year and to all of our members that took the time to vote. We appreciate all of you! The newly elected TAND Board members are:

President-elect-elect: Lauren Cromer
CPI-elect-elect: Dena Hampton
Nominating Committee Chair-elect: Kaitlyn Philipps
Nominating Committee Member: Tracy Bruen
Treasurer: Sara Foley
Marketing Coordinator: Elizabeth Hall

Congratulations to all of our newly elected officials!

Registration for the TAND 2020 Annual Meeting is open!

Sign up today to attend our Annual Meeting at the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Chattanooga, TN on April 3, 2020. Please check out our pre-conference options available with registration. Early bird deadline is March 15th. We look forward to seeing you there!


TAND Annual Meeting Updates

We are excited to announce two pre-conference events on April 2nd in Chattanooga, TN.

Farm Tour at Crabtree Farms
Observe a local farm in action and explore the grounds of Crabtree Farms. Hear from dedicated staff how they participate in the Farm to Table movement, practice sustainability, and promote seasonal local foods in Chattanooga.

When: April 2, 2020 at 3:30pm
Where: Crabtree Farms 1000 E 30th St., Chattanooga, TN 37407
Cost: $8/person

Registration for the event will be available when registering for Annual Meeting. For more information, visit the website: https://eatright-tn.org/annual-meeting/

Wine Pairing Event with the Wine Coach, Laurie Forster
Laurie Forster is one of America’s leading wine experts and author of the award-winning book The Sipping Point: A Crash Course in Wine. Laurie is a Certified Sommelier, National Speaker and TV personality who is not afraid to tell you her first wine came from a box. Join us for an evening of delicious food, wine, and conversation with fellow dietetic professionals as we learn from The Wine Coach.

Registration for will be available for this event when registering for Annual Meeting. For more information, visit the website: https://eatright-tn.org/annual-meeting/


Knoxville Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Updates

Knoxville Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (KAND) held their February meeting at 4:00 PM on Tuesday the 25th at the University of Tennessee Medical Center’s Morrison’s room. Attendees appreciated TAND President Brian Carroll’s update on TAND. It was also KAND’s Awards Ceremony. We celebrated the awards for the following individuals:

Outstanding Dietitian: Peggy Pratt
Recognized Young Dietitian: Kristen Clay
Outstanding Dietetic Educator: Mendy Cobb
Outstanding Dietetic Student: Sarah Sofia
Outstanding Preceptor: Virginia Turner
Iris Award: Dr. Jan Neece (Psychologist at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital)


KAND 70th Anniversary Celebration

KAND is turning 70! Join us for a Celebration & Wine Tasting on April 23, 2020 at 5:30pm at the UT Culinary Institute & Creamery. A three course menu (Gluten Free and Vegetarian Options available) will be served as we highlight KAND activities and award winning RDNs over the years. Price is $35 for Members and $45 for non-members. Tickets sold through April 15, 2020 or until capacity is met. Please visit https://www.eatrightknox.org and click on KAND events to register. We look forward to seeing you there! 


Tips on Plant Based Foods

Check out these tips on adding more plant based foods into your diet with KAND dietitian, Shanthi Appelo, of the Knox County Health Department: https://www.knoxnews.com/story/money/business/2019/11/12/move-toward-more-plant-based-diet-these-tips/3996928002/


Nashville Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Updates

The Nashville Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (NAND) is gearing up for National Nutrition Month! We have some fun activities planned in the community. NAND will be participating in a Chef for The Night Event where we will prepare and enjoy a meal with the residents of My Friend’s House. My Friend’s House began its work on behalf of at-risk youth in 1982 as a nonprofit community-based organization. Their focus is helping youth change negative behaviors, learn to make good choices and provide opportunities to grow and develop into responsible young adults. We will also be working with Achilles International who provides the opportunity for athletes with disabilities throughout the state to return to or enter mainstream athletic events. NAND will answer questions and provide information to the Achilles athletes about how to fuel for running as they train for the St. Jude’s Rock and Roll Half Marathon. We will then serve as guides for the athletes during their practice!

NAND also has our spring meeting, CEU journal club and fundraiser coming up this spring! We look forward to seeing members at all of these great events!


House of Delegates Meeting

Hello TAND! It was my pleasure to represent the great RDNs, NDTRs, and Students of Tennessee in the House of Delegates virtual Meeting on Saturday, January 25th. In this meeting delegates discussed the following professional issue question: “What more needs to be done to support and communicate evidence-based practice within the nutrition and dietetics profession?”

I have included an infographic that recaps the meeting, including background information on Evidence Based Practice. As always, I would love to hear from you with any feedback you may have – as it is my job (and privilege) to represent YOU in the House of Delegates! Make your voice heard!

Mary Catherine Schallert
mcschallert@gmail.com


National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month! This year, the Academy encourages “Healthful Eating At Work”. You can read more in their recent press release here and check out the 2020 NNM Social Media Toolkit.

Don’t forget to celebrate #RDday on Wednesday, March 11th! On this special observance, TAND is asking you to join us in spotlighting food and nutrition experts, including YOU and fellow RDs and/or RDs2Be you admire. Learn more about our 2020 #RDday campaign and details on how to participate here.
 


Academy Foundation – Donate for a Chance to WIN!

The Academy Foundation is proud to have been able to provide $60,235 to Tennessee members and students since 2017 through our scholarship, award, and research grants programs.

The Foundation has issued a challenge to all affiliates. Affiliate with the highest percentage of its members contributing to the Foundation when renewing their Academy member dues before June 1, 2020 will receive a $1,000 scholarship in their name to be awarded to a student member of their affiliate in the 2021 membership year.

The State Fundraising Champion from the winning Affiliate will also receive free registration for FNCE 2020 in Indianapolis.

Through your support the following people have received funding since 2017. Congratulations to the following recipients! 

Carmen Bell, Marissa Black, Kendre Brown, Marissa Castano, Sarah Ferguson, Lauren  Fischer, Miranda Fulmer, Margo Grover, Elizabeth Hall, Katherine Irwin, Kaela McIver, Sade Meeks, Rebekah Miller, Kaitlyn Moorhead-Hill, Emily Murray, Tracy Noerper, Jennifer Pate, Marleah Payne, Kaitlyn Philipps, Caroline Pruente, Evelyn Reilman, Abigail Rider, Lauren Saxena, Jennifer Smith

These scholarships, awards, research grants and fellowships are made possible through the generosity of our donors. Thank You!


Sign up today to attend our Annual Meeting at the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Chattanooga, TN on April 3, 2020. Please check out our pre-conference options available with registration. Early bird deadline is March 15th. We look forward to seeing you there!


TAND Annual Meeting Updates

We are excited to announce two pre-conference events on April 2nd in Chattanooga, TN.

Farm Tour at Crabtree Farms
Observe a local farm in action and explore the grounds of Crabtree Farms. Hear from dedicated staff how they participate in the Farm to Table movement, practice sustainability, and promote seasonal local foods in Chattanooga.

When: April 2, 2020 at 3:30pm
Where: Crabtree Farms 1000 E 30th St., Chattanooga, TN 37407
Cost: $8/person

Registration for the event will be available when registering for Annual Meeting. More information to come!

Wine Pairing Event with the Wine Coach, Laurie Forster
Laurie Forster is one of America’s leading wine experts and author of the award-winning book The Sipping Point: A Crash Course in Wine. Laurie is a Certified Sommelier, National Speaker and TV personality who is not afraid to tell you her first wine came from a box. Join us for an evening of delicious food, wine, and conversation with fellow dietetic professionals as we learn from The Wine Coach.

More details to come! Registration for will be available for this event when registering for Annual Meeting.


Knoxville Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (KAND) 70th Anniversary Celebration

KAND is turning 70 this year. Please join us for KAND’s 70th Anniversary Celebration and Wine Tasting Event.

Date: Thursday April 23, 2020
Time: 5:30PM
Place: UT Culinary Institute & Creamery; 2712 Neyland Dr. Knoxville, TN.

What’s Happening?
Enjoy a wine education, training and tasting by Sommelier and UT Professor Emeritus Carol Costello (tasting of 4 wines). A trip back in time highlighting KAND activities and award winning RDNs over the past 70 years. A delicious 3 course meal paired with wines.

Appetizer
Crispy Polenta Cake with Locally-sourced Goat Cheese and Microgreens served with a light Champagne Vinaigrette paired with Sauvignon Blanc

Entrée
Honey and Soy-glazed Salmon and Chicken Ballotine with Balsamic Reduction. Served with Sundried Tomato and Wild Mushroom Risotto and Roasted Broccolini paired with Pinot Noir Dessert Triple Chocolate Brownie with Homemade Vanilla Custard and Port Wine Reduction

Note: Gluten-free and Vegetarian options are available.

Price: $35 for KAND members; $45 for non-KAND members.

Registration details will be available on the KAND website in February. www.eatrightknox.org.

One CPEU has been applied for through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. We’d love to have you join us in the celebration! Everyone is welcome!


STAND Update

Hey there fellow TAND members! My name is Amanda Steele, and I am the Treasurer of the Students of Tennessee Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (STAND) for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. I am a post-baccalaureate student with a previous degree in Food and Nutrition and minor in Psychology from the University of Tennessee at Martin. I am proud and honored to say I am set to graduate again this May with a degree in Dietetics from my alma mater.

I have the privilege of working at various sites for a mental health company spanning the upper West Tennessee region where I provide care and support for inpatient clients. I am involved in goal setting for clients, leading physical activity groups, as well as working in our in-house kitchen where I am involved in food preparation, recording of plate waste, and creating meal substitutions for those with dietary restrictions. In my spare time I write for the University of Tennessee at Martin health blog which strives to raise awareness and provide education and support for various health and nutrition related topics. My endeavors have been an excellent platform for cultivating my growth and blessing me with real life scenarios to apply my knowledge and skills. After graduation I plan to complete a combined master’s and dietetics internship program, which will allow me to continue my dream of becoming a registered dietitian.

As the treasurer of STAND, I would like to again remind students of the goals of STAND and the volunteer and leadership opportunities available through the organization. Student members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics are automatically members of TAND and thereby are considered members of STAND. We at STAND strive to connect dietetic students across the state by promoting networking, leadership, and volunteer opportunities. Our board, along with our faculty advisor, have and continue to work diligently to increase the awareness of this organization and the participation in STAND, because we know it can provide you with some fundamental opportunities when seeking a future in dietetics.

At this time, we have two upcoming opportunities I’d like you to keep in mind:

  1. STAND will be holding elections at the annual TAND meeting in April. Open positions will include: President-Elect, Social Media Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer.
  2. STAND will be hosting an event at the annual state meeting. So, stay tuned for details that are sure to be included in the March Newsletter. I hope to see you all there!

On a final note, don’t be afraid to reach out and connect. You are more than welcome to contact me at amacstee89@gmail.com. It would be my pleasure to answer any questions you may have.


Academy Foundation – Donate for a Chance to WIN!

The Academy Foundation is proud to have been able to provide $60,235 to Tennessee members and students since 2017 through our scholarship, award, and research grants programs.

The Foundation has issued a challenge to all affiliates. Affiliate with the highest percentage of its members contributing to the Foundation when renewing their Academy member dues before June 1, 2020 will receive a $1,000 scholarship in their name to be awarded to a student member of their affiliate in the 2021 membership year.

The State Fundraising Champion from the winning Affiliate will also receive free registration for FNCE 2020 in Indianapolis.

Through your support the following people have received funding since 2017. Congratulations to the following recipients!

Carmen Bell, Marissa Black, Kendre Brown, Marissa Castano, Sarah Ferguson, Lauren Fischer, Miranda Fulmer, Margo Grover, Elizabeth Hall, Katherine Irwin, Kaela McIver, Sade Meeks, Rebekah Miller, Kaitlyn Moorhead-Hill, Emily Murray, Tracy Noerper, Jennifer Pate, Marleah Payne, Kaitlyn Philipps, Caroline Pruente, Evelyn Reilman, Abigail Rider, Lauren Saxena, Jennifer Smith

These scholarships, awards, research grants and fellowships are made possible through the generosity of our donors. Thank You!


The Renfrew Center

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