License Renewal Update from TDLR

To assist those impacted by the Hurricane Harvey, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) is implementing fast-track licensing procedures for all eligible TDLR licensees in the affected counties to help them recover and return to work as quickly as possible.

The following procedures are in effect for the duration of the declared disaster period and any extensions:

License expiration dates automatically extended. All eligible licensees in the affected counties currently in the renewal period will have their license expiration dates automatically extended by 60 days. Check your license status online.

Late fees and license replacement fees waived. TDLR will waive renewal late fees and offer replacement licenses at no cost for all eligible licensees in the affected counties. Contact TDLR at or 1-800-803-9202 to order a duplicate license at no cost.
Continuing education (CE) requirements automatically waived. All eligible licensees in the affected counties may renew without completing continuing education requirements.

Extended grace period for expired licenses. Licensees in the affected area with licenses expired beyond the usual expiration limits will be allowed to renew
The affected counties are those included in Governor Greg Abbott’s disaster proclamation:
Angelina,Aransas, Atascosa, Austin, Bastrop, Bee, Bexar, Brazoria, Brazos, Burleson, Caldwell, Calhoun, Cameron, Chambers, Colorado, Comal, DeWitt, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hardin, Harris, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kerr, Kleberg, Lavaca, Lee, Leon, Liberty, Live Oak, Madison, Matagorda, Montgomery, Newton, Nueces, Orange, Polk, Refugio, San Jacinto, Sabine, San Patricio, Trinity, Tyler, Victoria, Walker, Waller, Washington, Wharton, Willacy, and Wilson.

2018-2019 Texas Academy and Texas Academy Foundation Officer Nominations

The Texas Academy is now accepting nominations for president-elect, Director at Large – Communications, treasurer-elect, Academy delegate, region directors elect and three nominating committee members. The Texas Academy Foundation is accepting nominations for director-elect, treasurer-elect and secretary.

Click here to view position descriptions, qualifications and complete the nominating form.

Officer nominations are due by Sunday, October 15. If you have any questions about the nominations process, please contact the Texas Academy office at

Thank you in advance for participating in such an important part of the Texas Academy.

ASPEN Malnutrition Week – September 18-22

The Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is an official supporter of ASPEN’s Malnutrition Awareness Week™, September 18-22nd. This week provides for an opportunity to increase awareness among health professional about malnutrition, and to educate them on the need to assess patients and intervene early. As such, ASPEN will host 5 webinars to assist in educating health professionals. As a supporter of Malnutrition Awareness Week™, Texas Academy members are able to register for the webinars without cost.

• Monday, September 18: Improving Standardization of Oral Nutrition Supplemental Provision on Malnourished Patients
• Tuesday, September 19: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Increasing Awareness of Enteral Nutrition in the Pediatric Patient: A Provider and Parent Perspective
• Wednesday, September 20: On the Fast Track with the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Protocol
• Thursday, September 21: Approaching an “Audit” with Accurate Documentation and Coding for Malnutrition Diagnosis
• Friday, September 22: Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (ECQMS): A Malnutrition Quality Improvement Initiative.

All webinars are from 4:00-5:30 EST/3:00-4:30 CT. For more information and the comp registration code for the webinars, please login.

2018 Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Awards – Nominations Now Being Accepted – Due Date November 5, 2017

The Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics welcomes nominations for the 2018 awards. The Texas Academy awards provide an excellent opportunity to recognize, reward and showcase those individuals who make an outstanding contribution to the dietetics profession in your area, region, and the state association. Please do not miss the opportunity to nominate those who are deserving of professional recognition.

Click here for more information about the awards process and individual award requirements.

Texas Academy Commits to the Second Century Campaign in a Major Way

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Save the Date! 2018 Texas Academy Annual Conference & Exhibition Now Accepting Speaker Proposals

Please save the dates of April 12-14, 2018 for the next AC&E! We will be in Houston next year!

We are accepting speaker proposals. If you are interested in speaking, please click here to submit your proposal.

Deadline for proposals is September 15, 2017.

2017-2018 Texas Academy Board of Directors

2017-2018 Texas Academy Board of Directors beginning June 1, 2017 Newly elected and appointed members are in blue. President Karen Geismar, MS RD LD CNSD President Elect Carol Ireton-Jones, PhD, RDN, LD, CNSC, FASPEN Past President Angela Lemond, RDN CSP LD Treasurer Tracey Ledoux, PhD RD FAND DAL Communications Carol Bradley, PhD MA RDN BCBA… Read more »