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. 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?
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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.

“Thank you to Shannon Curtis, RD, LD for promoting diversity and inclusivity for the Texas Academy, and congratulations ...
12/18/2020
Is American Dietetics a White-Bread World? These Dietitians Think So

“Thank you to Shannon Curtis, RD, LD for promoting diversity and inclusivity for the Texas Academy, and congratulations for being featured at the national level for your work! Check out Shannon’s quote in this important New York Times article.’
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/07/dining/dietitian-diversity.html

A new generation of practitioners says the profession pays inadequate attention to different kinds of diets, body types and lives.

12/08/2020
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***IMPORTANT -- PLEASE TAKE ACTION TODAY TO PREVENT MEDICARE PAYMENT CUTS FOR RDNs***

Registered dietitian nutritionists are facing a 5 percent cut in their Medicare Part B Payments set to take effect on January 1, 2021. “Evaluation and Management,” or E/M services, are receiving a rate increase and Medicare is required to make payment cuts elsewhere to maintain budget neutrality. The Academy has been working for many months with a large coalition of provider groups to push back against these cuts.
The bipartisan Holding Providers Harmless from Medicare Cuts During COVID-19 Act (H.R. 8702) would stave off these devastating cuts and “hold harmless” registered dietitian nutritionists and other Medicare providers by authorizing supplemental payments to restore reduced reimbursement rates back up to their 2020 levels. This solution allows the payment increase for E/M services to go into effect without harming other providers and services at a time when many practices are suffering due to COVID-19.
Take action today and urge your U.S. Representative to support health care providers by sponsoring H.R. 8702.

https://www.eatrightpro.org/action-center?vvsrc=%2fcampaigns%2f78374%2frespond

Take Action Today: Tell Congress to Advance Malnutrition Quality Measures  http://and.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT0zMTYzOTkw...
12/06/2020
Take Action Today: Tell Congress to Advance Malnutrition Quality Measures

Take Action Today: Tell Congress to Advance Malnutrition Quality Measures http://and.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT0zMTYzOTkwJnA9MSZ1PTM4NzcyNTY3MyZsaT0yNjk0MjUzMQ/index.html


One in three adult hospital patients in the United States is at risk of malnutrition. For malnourished patients, length of stay can be four to six days longer, with 50 percent higher readmission rates and a five-fold increased mortality rate.

The Academy continues to support the development of electronic malnutrition quality measures that will help ensure nutrition risk and status are front and center in patient care. Take action now and urge your Representative to add their support to a bipartisan letter from U.S. Reps. Danny Davis (Ill.) and Rodney Davis (Ill.) requesting the advancement of malnutrition quality measures. The letter will be sent to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services next week, so please ask your Representative to sign on today.

Evidence indicates that many diet-related chronic diseases are contributing to poor outcomes for COVID-19 patients. Minority populations are being disproportionately affected due to systemic inequalities that have manifested in reduced access to health care, healthy food and safe places to be active. By taking action today, you are voicing your support for higher quality care for seniors.

One in three adult hospital patients in the United States is at risk of malnutrition. For malnourished patients, length of stay can be four to six days longer, with 50 percent higher readmission rates and a five-fold increased mortality rate...

There is still time to register for the ACE 2020 seminar! Come learn virtually with your colleagues!https://www.eatright...
11/06/2020
2020 Texas Academy ACE Virtual Seminar | Texas Academy

There is still time to register for the ACE 2020 seminar! Come learn virtually with your colleagues!

https://www.eatrighttexas.org/meetings/texas-academy-ace/

2020 Texas Academy ACE Virtual Seminar Due to the corona virus disease (COVID-19) outbreak and related travel restrictions placed on our healthcare provider members, the Texas Academy Executive Committee, in conjunction with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, has made the decision to hold the 2...

Less than a week until our virtual seminar! Register today to learn more about improving professional communication, foo...
11/02/2020
2020 Texas Academy ACE Virtual Seminar | Texas Academy

Less than a week until our virtual seminar! Register today to learn more about improving professional communication, food insecurity during COVID19, and more!

https://www.eatrighttexas.org/meetings/texas-academy-ace/

2020 Texas Academy ACE Virtual Seminar Due to the corona virus disease (COVID-19) outbreak and related travel restrictions placed on our healthcare provider members, the Texas Academy Executive Committee, in conjunction with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, has made the decision to hold the 2...

Don’t forget to register for the upcoming 2020 ACE Virtual Seminar on November 7th. Just $10 per CPE for members! Click ...
10/26/2020
2020 Texas Academy ACE Virtual Seminar | Texas Academy

Don’t forget to register for the upcoming 2020 ACE Virtual Seminar on November 7th. Just $10 per CPE for members! Click the link to register.

https://www.eatrighttexas.org/meetings/texas-academy-ace/

2020 Texas Academy ACE Virtual Seminar Due to the corona virus disease (COVID-19) outbreak and related travel restrictions placed on our healthcare provider members, the Texas Academy Executive Committee, in conjunction with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, has made the decision to hold the 2...

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10/21/2020
Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Do you want to present at the 2021 Texas ACE? The deadline for speaker proposals for the the 2021 Texas State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Conference and Exhibition has been extended to December 1! Find the form here:
2021 Conference Speakers Proposal Online Form: https://forms.gle/BAkL4rRbKH1Gx5kv5

Do you want to present at the 2021 Texas ACE? The deadline for speaker proposals for the the 2021 Texas State Academy of...
10/19/2020
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Do you want to present at the 2021 Texas ACE? The deadline for speaker proposals for the the 2021 Texas State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Conference and Exhibition has been extended to December 1! Find the form here:
2021 Conference Speakers Proposal Online Form: https://forms.gle/BAkL4rRbKH1Gx5kv5

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10/19/2020

If you are attending virtual FNCE, please post what you love about it so we can bring more of what you love to our own Annual Conference and Expo in April of 2021.

Anyone else “at” FNCE today??
10/19/2020

Anyone else “at” FNCE today??

Calling all Foodies and Fans of “Chopped”: Please join our next meeting and fundraiser for the Texas Academy Foundation ...
10/08/2020

Calling all Foodies and Fans of “Chopped”: Please join our next meeting and fundraiser for the Texas Academy Foundation to support student scholarships. (CASH PRIZES!) Open to members and non-members and non-nutrition professionals. Even if you don’t want to enter a recipe, you can still join in the fun! We encourage corporate sponsors too, so ask your facility if they would like to sponsor you or other employee to join in and support a great cause! PLEASE SHARE!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chopped-food-day-edition-texas-academy-foundation-fundraiser-tickets-123197339559?ref=eios&aff=eios

The Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has worked with Governor Abbott to recognize Malnutrition Awareness Week #g...
10/05/2020

The Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has worked with Governor Abbott to recognize Malnutrition Awareness Week #grassrootsadvocacy #MAW2020

Only 2 more days! Make a donation to the Texas Academy PAC, the Academy Foundation, or the Texas Academy Foundation by 9...
09/28/2020
TAND Foundation

Only 2 more days! Make a donation to the Texas Academy PAC, the Academy Foundation, or the Texas Academy Foundation by 9/30 to earn a chance to win one FNCE® registration valued at $195. Submit proof of donation (receipt) to Bill Stanton at [email protected]. https://www.eatrighttexas.org/cgi-bin/texas_academy_PAC_donation.pl?goto=form; https://eatrightfoundation.org/; https://tandfscholarships.org/

The Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation (Texas Academy Foundation) is an education organization whose purpose is to raise money for scholarships for students in nutrition and dietetics. The Texas Academy Foundation operates separately from the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics...

Join the Texas Academy on November 7th for a virtual seminar! We are bringing the high level education originally schedu...
09/24/2020
2020 Texas Academy ACE Virtual Seminar | Texas Academy

Join the Texas Academy on November 7th for a virtual seminar! We are bringing the high level education originally scheduled from ACE 2020 to the comfort of your couch. Click here to access the agenda and register.

https://www.eatrighttexas.org/meetings/texas-academy-ace/

2020 Texas Academy ACE Virtual Seminar Due to the corona virus disease (COVID-19) outbreak and related travel restrictions placed on our healthcare provider members, the Texas Academy Executive Committee, in conjunction with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, has made the decision to hold the 2...

Just in case you were wondering how important eating breakfast is on athletic performance: Skipping breakfast and eating...
09/24/2020
Omission of a carbohydrate-rich breakfast impairs evening endurance exercise performance despite complete dietary compensation at lunch

Just in case you were wondering how important eating breakfast is on athletic performance:

Skipping breakfast and eating a big lunch results in a 3% reduction in cycling performance in the evening, as compared to the same calories eaten at breakfast and lunch. (open access)

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17461391.2020.1797890?src=recsys&

(2020). Omission of a carbohydrate-rich breakfast impairs evening endurance exercise performance despite complete dietary compensation at lunch. European Journal of Sport Science. Ahead of Print.

There is one tomorrow! Have you registered for @eatrightPRO’s weekly Spotlight on Malnutrition Month webinar series? Fou...
09/22/2020
Spotlight on Malnutrition Month 2020

There is one tomorrow!

Have you registered for @eatrightPRO’s weekly Spotlight on Malnutrition Month webinar series? Four hours of complimentary CPE are available! Register: https://www.eatrightpro.org/media/multimedia-news-center/spotlight-on-malnutrition-media-materials#eatrightPRO #SpotlightOnMalnutrition

During the month of September, the Academy spotlights malnutrition to increase awareness and underscore the role that RDNs and NDTRs play in prevention and treatment of malnutrition.

09/17/2020

Join the West Region for a seminar this Saturday, September 19 from 9am-12pm, on public policy for dietitians -- Your Voice Matters! Open to any and all Texas dietitians and 3 FREE CEUs offered. Registration for this FREE event below!

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
Action Center

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.

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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!