Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Vision: Optimize Texans’ health through food and nutrition. Mission:Empower Texas Academy members to be food and nutrition leaders.
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Texas Academy, an affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, is a not-for-profit professional organization of over 4,500 registered dietitian nutritionists, dietetic technicians, and students in Texas. [Are you a consumer? Like our page just for consumers! https://www.facebook.com/EatRightTexasNutrition/ ] Texas Academy members provide expert food and nutrition resources for Texans. They are here to help Texans improve and manage their health—and make eating an enjoyable and delicious experience. Our members work in a variety of settings such as: business and industry, schools, universities and research centers, hospitals and clinics, public health units, long-term care facilities, pharmaceutical companies and health fitness centers. The Texas Academy consists of 5 regions throughout the state. The regions leadership team consists of a region director (voting member of the Texas Academy board of directors), a region director elect, and several committee chairs. Meetings and networking events are held throughout the region in different areas. The Texas Academy is governed by a 12 member board of directors (BOD) that is voted in a statewide election.

09/10/2020

All donations to the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation or the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation or the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Public Action Coalition Fund during the month of September will earn you a chance to win one registration to FNCE®, which will be held October 17-20th, 2020. Please forward a copy of your donation receipt to [email protected] and your name will be entered into a raffle to win a FNCE registration, which has a value of $195. Good luck!

08/29/2020
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As schools continue to open, the U.S. Department of Agriculture must provide school nutrition programs the flexibility needed to reach hungry children while keeping critical frontline workers – including Academy members – safe. Early reports by Academy members suggest that variable learning environments, coupled with stringent operational expectations, are making it difficult to reach children in need of a healthy meal.

Take action today and tell Secretary Perdue to extend critical nutrition waivers to ensure kids have access to healthy foods this school year.
https://www.eatrightpro.org/action-center?vvsrc=%2fcampaigns%2f76836%2frespond

We want to know what you want to enhance your membership experience. Please complete our member survey: https://forms.gl...
08/25/2020
2020-2021 Texas Academy Membership Survey

We want to know what you want to enhance your membership experience. Please complete our member survey: https://forms.gle/qac99qDKr9brgx6c9

We are seeking information from our membership to allow the Texas Academy to better serve the needs of the membership. Please take some time to fill out this form. The information will be confidential, we are just trying to gauge our membership and the direction the organization should go and focus....

#FNCE registration is officially open! 🎉For the best rates, register by August 31: https://sm.eatright.org/FNCEregThe 20...
08/14/2020
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#FNCE registration is officially open! 🎉

For the best rates, register by August 31: https://sm.eatright.org/FNCEreg

The 2020 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo is a virtual event with a range of opportunities to earn CPE, from live and on-demand educational sessions to the Expo and more: https://sm.eatright.org/FNCEprogram

FNCE® carries the tradition of advanced-level, science-based education with a variety of new program features.

07/27/2020

Good news! The summary of the Medical Nutrition Therapy Act on Congress.gov has been corrected. These summaries are created by individuals who are not directly involved in the legislation and errors sometimes occur. The Academy worked with Rep. Eliot Engel's staff to resolve this issue; the summary now accurately states that the bill would allow other provider types to refer their patients for MNT.

Action Alert!!! Access to healthy food and culturally appropriate MNT is critical to manage diet-related diseases and re...
07/27/2020
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Action Alert!!!

Access to healthy food and culturally appropriate MNT is critical to manage diet-related diseases and reduce poor COVID-19 outcomes. Take action today! https://www.eatrightpro.org/advocacy/take-action/action-center #eatrightPRO

Members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics have the ability and responsibility to urge consumers and lawmakers to learn about the positive role nutrition plays in healthy lifestyles.

07/26/2020

FYI From the Academy regarding the provision of MNT:

"The Academy has been alerted to an incorrect summary of the Medical Nutrition Therapy Act on Congress.gov that inaccurately states the bill allows physician assistants, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists and psychologists to provide medical nutrition therapy. The Medical Nutrition Therapy Act only allows those providers to refer their patients for MNT, not to provide the service themselves. Congress.gov summaries are created by individuals who are not directly involved in the legislation and errors sometimes occur. The Academy is working now with congressional staff to correct this summary."

Did you know that beginning September 1, 2020 all Texas Licensed Dietitians must take training in human trafficking?In t...
07/13/2020
Health Care Practitioner Human Trafficking Training | Texas Health and Human Services

Did you know that beginning September 1, 2020 all Texas Licensed Dietitians must take training in human trafficking?

In the 2019 Texas Legislative Session House Bill 2059 was passed and it requires Licensed Dietitians along with other health care practitioners to complete an approved human trafficking prevention training course in order to renew their license beginning September 1, 2020.
Use the link to find the FREE Texas HHSC approved SOAR training course.

FYI--The training takes 60-90 minutes.

H.B. 2059, 86th Legislature, Regular Session, 2019, requires HHSC to

Webinar Tomorrow! Have you signed up? If not, you can below!Telehealth 2.0: Making Food Come Alive in Today's Virtual Ag...
06/29/2020

Webinar Tomorrow! Have you signed up? If not, you can below!

Telehealth 2.0: Making Food Come Alive in Today's Virtual Age

June 30 at 12:00pm CST

Earn 1 CPEU through CDR

Register here

Join us for a Twitter chat using #virtualRDchat immediately after the webinar!

Register here: https://forms.gle/bp7kEjpXCV2DRkC47

Webinar Alert!Telehealth 2.0: Making Food Come Alive in Today's Virtual AgeJune 30 at 12:00pm CSTEarn 1 CPEU through CDR...
06/24/2020

Webinar Alert!
Telehealth 2.0: Making Food Come Alive in Today's Virtual Age

June 30 at 12:00pm CST

Earn 1 CPEU through CDR

Register here

Join us for a Twitter chat using #virtualRDchat immediately after the webinar!

Register here: https://forms.gle/bp7kEjpXCV2DRkC47

Webinar Alert!Telehealth 2.0: Making Food Come Alive in Today's Virtual AgeJune 30 at 12:00pm CSTEarn 1 CPEU through CDR...
06/18/2020

Webinar Alert!
Telehealth 2.0: Making Food Come Alive in Today's Virtual Age

June 30 at 12:00pm CST

Earn 1 CPEU through CDR

Register here

Join us for a Twitter chat using #virtualRDchat immediately after the webinar!

Register here: https://forms.gle/bp7kEjpXCV2DRkC47

2 weeks left to renew! Now more than ever, you need the cutting-edge practice information and professional resources Aca...
06/02/2020

2 weeks left to renew! Now more than ever, you need the cutting-edge practice information and professional resources Academy membership offers at the national level, while also maximizing the benefits of the Texas Academy, such as education, networking and member support!

The Academy recognizes that membership renewal coincides with this challenging time and is offering several options to help with your renewal:
- The membership renewal deadline has been extended through June 30 online, by phone or by mail.
- An option to pay dues in two equal installments is now available. The first installment is due by June 30, and a second installment is due by September 15.
-If financial hardship threatens your ability to maintain Academy membership, you may request an application for a Financial Hardship Dues Reduction.

Renew your membership with the Academy and the Texas Academy online or by calling the Academy Member Service Center toll-free at 800/877-1600, ext. 5000 (Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Central Time). International callers can reach us at +1-312/899-0040, ext. 5000. For more information on the installment and hardship options, please email [email protected] or call the Academy Member Service Center.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation is currently accepting scholarship applications for the 2020-2021 acad...
05/31/2020
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The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation is currently accepting scholarship applications for the 2020-2021 academic year. Scholarships are available for students at all levels of study, including undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs, dietetic internships, and NDTR programs and range from $500 to $10,000 each.

In order to meet the needs of students and educators, the deadline to apply for scholarships has been extended to June 15, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. (Central Time).

Any questions may be directed to Elisha Reichling, MS, RDN, LDN, Foundation Program Coordinator, at [email protected].

http://www.eatrightfoundation.org/

Looking for ways to help and add your expertise as a RDN in your community during these challenging times?Utilize our free resources that empower you to lead and make a difference, all made possible through our donors. Academy Foundation is committed to promoting a healthy today and tomorrow for our...

05/29/2020

Reminder! We are having technical issues with our website. The Texas Academy is still accessible by email at [email protected]. Please reach out if you need something before we get it back up and running.

05/29/2020
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Access to MNT is more important than ever now that evidence indicates many diet-related chronic conditions are leading to poor outcomes for COVID-19 patients. Expanded access to MNT is crucial for minority populations that have long faced chronic disease health disparities due to socioeconomic inequalities and reduced access to health care, healthful foods and safe places to be active; these communities are now being disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 as well.

After many months of work by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Reps. Engel (N.Y.) and King (N.Y.) have introduced the Medical Nutrition Therapy Act of 2020!

This bill would provide coverage under Medicare Part B for MNT for:
Prediabetes;
Obesity;
Hypertension;
Dyslipidemia;
Malnutrition;
Eating disorders;
Cancer;
Celiac disease;
HIV/AIDS; and
Any disease related to unintentional weight loss.
Urge your members of Congress to support the Medical Nutrition Therapy Act of 2020 – take action today!

https://www.votervoice.net/mobile/EATRIGHT/campaigns/74758/respond

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
05/19/2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Nutrition information and activities for families and individuals managing the challenging conditions of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Now more than ever, you need the cutting-edge practice information and professional resources Academy membership offers ...
05/19/2020

Now more than ever, you need the cutting-edge practice information and professional resources Academy membership offers at the national level, while also maximizing the benefits of the Texas Academy, such as education, networking and member support!

The Academy recognizes that membership renewal coincides with this challenging time and is offering several options to help with your renewal:
- The membership renewal deadline has been extended through June 30 online, by phone or by mail.
- An option to pay dues in two equal installments is now available. The first installment is due by June 30, and a second installment is due by September 15.
-If financial hardship threatens your ability to maintain Academy membership, you may request an application for a Financial Hardship Dues Reduction.

Renew your membership with the Academy and the Texas Academy online or by calling the Academy Member Service Center toll-free at 800/877-1600, ext. 5000 (Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Central Time). International callers can reach us at +1-312/899-0040, ext. 5000. For more information on the installment and hardship options, please email [email protected] or call the Academy Member Service Center.

05/15/2020

Heads up! The Texas Academy website is currently having some technical issues. If there is something needed until it is back up and running, please reach out to us at [email protected].

Licensed and Registered Dietitians play an important role in this pandemic. The vital role Texas LDs/RDNs provide includ...
05/15/2020

Licensed and Registered Dietitians play an important role in this pandemic. The vital role Texas LDs/RDNs provide include everything listed below and more:

-Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) for the COVID ICU patients
-communicating nutrition information to clients and patients in new ways (telehealth)
-ensuring nutritious meals are served to students while school is closed
-educating the public on decreasing food waste, minimizing grocery store visits, meal ideas and recipes using pantry staples, and the benefits of fruits and vegetables for a healthy immune system

Help us raise money for dietetic student scholarships. The Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is hosting a virtual...
05/11/2020

Help us raise money for dietetic student scholarships. The Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is hosting a virtual silent auction and everyone is invited to participate!

Auction Opens: Wednesday, May 13th at 9 am CST

Auction Closes: Monday, May 18th at 5 pm CST

Join by visiting www.32auctions.com/TANDF2020

HI YOU! YES YOU! 👉 You're invited to join the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation's virtual silent aucti...
05/10/2020
Virtual Silent Auction for TX Academy Foundation

HI YOU! YES YOU! 👉 You're invited to join the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation's virtual silent auction on Wednesday, May 13 - Monday, May 18. This event is completely open to the public and all proceeds will go towards Texas dietetic student scholarships.

Visit our auction website to view the listings: www.32auctions.com/TANDF2020

-- Registration to TACE ($400 value to be used between 2020-2021)
-- Lone Star Steak Box (set of 4 filet mignons)
-- Texas Cheese Sampler from Mozzarella Cheese Company
-- Williams Chris Wine Tasting for 6 people in Hye, TX
-- Kendra Scott necklace
-- Kendra Scott bracelet
-- Kendra Scott earrings
-- Baking Bread Essentials (includes "The Bread Bible" by Rose Levy Beranbaum, bread lame, proofing basket and scraper)
-- 5 Class Passes to SoulCycle (Houston studio only)
-- 3 Bottles of Paloma Merlot Wine
-- $25 TJ Maxx gift card (1 of 2)
-- $25 TJ Maxx gift card (2 of 2)
-- 2 Dozen Personalized Cookies (Lubbock area only)
-- Kitchen Stand Mixer
-- Woodhouse Day Spa Gift card (Lubbock area only)

Silent auction 'Virtual Silent Auction for TX Academy Foundation' hosted online at 32auctions.

Now more than ever, you need the cutting-edge practice information and professional resources Academy membership offers ...
05/06/2020

Now more than ever, you need the cutting-edge practice information and professional resources Academy membership offers at the national level, while also maximizing the benefits of the Texas Academy, such as education, networking and member support!

The Academy recognizes that membership renewal coincides with this challenging time and is offering several options to help with your renewal:
- The membership renewal deadline has been extended through June 30 online, by phone or by mail.
- An option to pay dues in two equal installments is now available. The first installment is due by June 30, and a second installment is due by September 15.
-If financial hardship threatens your ability to maintain Academy membership, you may request an application for a Financial Hardship Dues Reduction.

Renew your membership with the Academy and the Texas Academy online or by calling the Academy Member Service Center toll-free at 800/877-1600, ext. 5000 (Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Central Time). International callers can reach us at +1-312/899-0040, ext. 5000. For more information on the installment and hardship options, please email [email protected] or call the Academy Member Service Center.

Now more than ever, you need the cutting-edge practice information and professional resources Academy membership offers ...
04/27/2020

Now more than ever, you need the cutting-edge practice information and professional resources Academy membership offers at the national level, while also maximizing the benefits of the Texas Academy, such as education, networking and member support!

The Academy recognizes that membership renewal coincides with this challenging time and is offering several options to help with your renewal:
- The membership renewal deadline has been extended through June 30 online, by phone or by mail.
- An option to pay dues in two equal installments is now available. The first installment is due by June 30, and a second installment is due by September 15.
-If financial hardship threatens your ability to maintain Academy membership, you may request an application for a Financial Hardship Dues Reduction.

Renew your membership with the Academy and the Texas Academy online or by calling the Academy Member Service Center toll-free at 800/877-1600, ext. 5000 (Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Central Time). International callers can reach us at +1-312/899-0040, ext. 5000. For more information on the installment and hardship options, please email [email protected] or call the Academy Member Service Center.

04/23/2020
COVID-19 | Defeat Malnutrition Today

#DoaCOVIDCheck on the older adults in your life to ensure they have an adequate supply of food. Protect them from the health effects of #malnutrition during #COVID19 https://bit.ly/3aStaKD

COVID-19 and Older Adult MalnutritionThe COVID-19 pandemic continues to be an incredibly challenging time for everyone in the United States, but especially for older adults. The risk of getting severe symptoms that require hospitalization is higher for older adults, and this age group has an increas...

04/22/2020
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Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Join us April 27 at 2 p.m. CT for the online webinar, "Enteral Nutrition During Prone Position in the COVID-19 Patient," which will cover research for feeding patients in the prone position with ARDS and the similarities with COVID-19 patients. Speakers will provide strategies to promote enteral nutrition tolerance and reduce the risk of complications.

Register now: https://sm.eatright.org/COVIDenteralprone

This free webinar is available to members and non-members through the generosity of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation. To help support the many programs and services that optimize global health by empowering current and future food and nutrition practitioners, visit https://sm.eatright.org/foundationmatters.

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Hey there Texas Academy Members! We are getting beat by 24 states who have more voters than us so far. Our voting % is dismally low at 4% and we are usually in the high teens by now. Your voice really matters to the future of our Academy. Please vote and spread the word. VOTE TODAY-DON'T DELAY.
The Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is looking for expert speakers for this year's Annual Conference and Exhibition in beautiful Georgetown, Texas, April 2-4, 2020. The planning committee is especially interested in speaker proposals in the following areas and disciplines: Entrepreneurial/business Issues, Telehealth, new approaches in clinical practice, food safety, and ethics in dietetic practice. A complete list is available with detailed information on submitting your proposal at: https://www.eatrighttexas.org/2020-texas-academy-annual-conference-speaker/ Please submit your proposal by October 15th!
Seeking current juniors, seniors, and graduate students studying nutrition and dietetics in Florida and Texas who want to be mentored by current RD/RDNs! 👀 Program runs from Fall 2019-Spring 2020. Enrollment ends 8/9/19. Click on the link below for more information or contact the project coordinators at [email protected]. ⬇️
Hi if you work in wellness scope of dietetics, we have a job opening in Houston and it’s a really great opportunity. Message me for more details.
Dear neighboring state AND, Please help us support you by supporting us in Nevada--& earn up to 12 CPEUs! We hope that you will help us to establish RDNs as the “purveyors of energy balance”….. Who is more qualified? Our focus continues on: 1)providing a portable tool kit (THE BLACK BAGTM) for dietitians on-the-go so they can implement best practices anywhere, anytime; 2)supporting the evolution of questions through a THE BLACK BAGTM MENTOR CLUB with our expert consultants; 3)creating opportunities for research and finding answers through pilot studies supported by a Certificate of Training on tools and methods in THE BLACK BAGTM and small grant support through fellowship awards! Please plan on joining us for: "New Methods to Determine & Evaluate Energy Balance” Sept. 15th, 2018 in Reno, NV Visit genquestnutrition.com for more information and full program brochure.
Exciting opportunity for a Consultant Registered Dietitian to join our team. Position offers excellent compensation and flexible schedule! Hotel Provided! Additional compensation available for travel. Opportunity is for 20 – 40 hours per week in our Dialysis facility located in Laredo, TX. Position is completing nutrition assessments, educations, and working with the interdisciplinary care plan team. Candidate must be accredited by the CDR and be licensed in the state of TX. Please visit our website to apply: www.consultantdietitians.com or email: [email protected]
Free July 25 Webinar: Helping RDNs Understand Medicare’s New Quality Payment Program Have you heard Medicare is shifting away from fee-for-service to pay-for-performance? Join experts from the Academy’s Nutrition Services Payment Committee and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services as they review Medicare’s Quality Payment Program (QPP) and explain what it means for registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) in a free 1.5 hour webinar. Date: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Time: 12 noon to 1:30 pm Central time CPE: 1.5 hours pending Speakers: Natalie Stephens RDN, LD, FAND and Oluyemisi Aderomilehin, MPH, CPH, CHES Register here:
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetic members . Please take advantage of this unique opportunity to select the first-ever Transforming Vision into Action Award recipient. Review the video and abstract for each of the 2 finalists. Then cast your vote for the submission that you feel best transforms a vision into action for dietetics practice and/or education. The Council on Future Practice’s Transforming Vision into Action Award is given in recognition of outstanding collaborative contributions of Academy members and their teams. The purpose of this new award is to recognize innovative programs or products that transform a vision into nutrition and dietetics practice and/or education with outcomes relevant to the future. Thanks for voting!