Ask Congress to Stamp Out Hunger and Save Nutrition Education
All members of the Academy are being asked to send an email to their US House Representative asking for support of nutrition education and food access for hungry Americans. Hunger affects one in seven Americans and impacts an entire family’s health. The Farm Bill contains important nutrition assistance programs that help reduce hunger and that educate participants about food and nutrition.
Click on the following link to send your email today, it takes only a few minutes. Make sure you select a prefix for your name (Mr., Mrs., etc) to ensure success as this is a required component of the alert.
Thank you for taking a few minutes to support these important food and nutrition programs!
2013 Nutrition Day at the Capitol
Mark your calendar - Thursday, April 11 - Nutrition Day at the Capitol
Begins at 7:30am for training (with breakfast) followed by visits to YOUR state legislators. Receive 6 hours of FREE CPEU by coming to Austin one day before Texas Academy FNCE. Click here to RSVP for the NDC Breakfast and Training, 7:30 to 10:30 AM or if you are only able to meet up with other Texas members in the afternoon at the Capitol. Don't know who your legislators are? Click here to find out.
PRE-ORDERS FOR 2013 MNT MANUAL
Pre-Orders for the 2013 T.A.N.D. MNT Manual are available at the early bird price of $99.95 for members and $119.95. Login to the Members Only page to order a manual at the member discount. If you are not a member, please use this link to order: https://fs25.formsite.com/TAND/form3/secure_index.html
LEGISLATIVE ACTION ALERT
Click here to: TAKE ACTION NOW!
(You must login as a member and then go to: Public Policy > Take Action > Grassroots Manager)
Preserve Healthy School Meal Standards
The new school meal standards have taken affect this year, and thanks to your voice and support school meals are healthier than ever. However opposition is starting to build. A few members of the House of Representatives - fueled by a small number of unflattering media stories - have introduced legislation that would dilute the new nutrition standards in our schools. Let's send Congress a message to continue to support the new school meal standards today.
Click here to review the letter that will be sent via the Grassroots Manager.
Click the link above to go to EatRight.org >Login as a member > Public Policy > Take Action > Grassroots Manager
School Grants for Healthy Kids
Through partners such as Kellogg's and the Walmart Foundation, Action for Healthy Kids is pleased to release its School Grants for Healthy Kids opportunities for the 2012-2013 school year. Over 500 schools nationwide will be awarded funds that will range from $1,000 to $5,000 with significant in-kind contributions from Action for Healthy Kids in the form of people, programs, and school nutrition expertise. We'll also provide schools with management expertise and support to develop strong nutrition programs around school breakfast, competitive foods, summer meals, access to healthy food and nutrition education.
Award amounts will be based on building enrollment, project type, potential impact, and a school's ability to mobilize parents and students around school wellness initiatives. Schools must participate in the National School Lunch Program and National School Breakfast Program; and must have a free/reduced priced meal eligibility greater than 50% to be eligible.
Visit Action for Healthy Kids website for more information: www.actionforhealthykids.org
Click link below for more details regarding School Grants for Healthy Kids:
Legislative Action Alert on the Academy's Grassroots Manager: http://www.eatright.org/Members/content.aspx?id=8847
Support Preventing Diabetes in Medicare Act!
Write your U.S. Representatives and urge them to support the Preventing Diabetes in the Medicare Act (H.R. 2741). This legislation will help save lives, the economy and fight diabetes!
Teens Eat Right Free Lesson Plan
Please visit www.scandpg.org for a free nutrition lesson plan teachers at the secondary level can use. It includes 52 slides, 16 pages of notes, 7 handouts that teens helped design, and a quiz with the answer sheet. The RD can use it for their own practice and we are hoping they will contact the health and fitness coordinator in their local school district and spread the word about the free lesson plan to teachers. If teachers use the lesson plan, they are invited to SKYPE a Registered Dietitian into their classroom to answer student questions during National Nutrition Month. Any RDs who would like to participate in a SKYPE sessions can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
URGENT ACTION ALERT: A LETTER FROM The Academy PRESIDENT, SYLVIA E. ESCOTT-STUMP, MA, RD, LD CONCERNING CMS DECISION CONCERNING COVERAGE FOR INTENSIVE BEHAVIORAL COUNSELING FOR OBESITY: CLICK HERE TO VIEW LETTER
Ready to take action?
Communicate with your members of Congress by visiting The Academy's Grassroots Action Center. Let elected officials who know RDs deserve to be able to bill directly for these services and that coverage should be expanded beyond primary care.
Please note TAND's new contact information:
Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
13490 T I Blvd, Ste 102
Dallas, TX 75243
Welcome to the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (TAND). TAND, an affiliate of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, is a not-for-profit professional organization of over 4,000 registered dietitians, dietetic technicians, and students in Texas .
TAND 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.
Read more on what it means to be a Registered Dietitian or Technician at what is an RD/LD/DTR?
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Where TAND Members Work
TAND members work in a variety of settings throughout the state:
• Business and Industry
• Hospitals and Clinics