September/October Newsletter

September 13th, 2020

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Hello and happy Fall UAND members!

We are THRILLED to announce our fresh newsletter: Nutrition Elevated. We filled it with resources to support you as a nutrition professional and announcements to keep you in the loop. In our first issue, we cover:

  • Who won the 2020 Award of Merit
  • Getting to know dialysis RDN Melody Kienholz
  • September is National Family Meals Month
  • FREE Power of Payment Program from the Academy
  • How to take better food photos
  • Malnutrition Awareness Week
  • Upcoming national and global conferences
  • FREE webinars!

and so much more!

We hope you enjoy our very first newsletter. Do you have something to feature for November/December? Let us know!


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2020 UAND Outstanding Dietetic Student Awards: Kennedy Springer, Elyce Megan Gamble, & Mckenna Jones

August 26th, 2020

We are happy to announce the three students who have been selected for Utah’s Outstanding Student Awards from AND. Their names will appear in the September issue of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. They will also receive a congratulatory letter and certificate from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The recipients […]

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FPS Part 4: How Dietitians Are Using Photography to Grow Their Businesses

August 19th, 2020

Welcome to the fourth and final part of our Food Photography Series! Rebecca has rounded up some quality food photographers–and they’re all dietitians! Now’s time for the fun part. I reached out to a few of my favorite RD food photographers. Most use their skills to work with food brands and share healthy recipes with […]

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FPS Part 3: Answering Your Questions + What You Need to Take Beautiful Food Photos

August 12th, 2020

Welcome to Part 3 of our Food Photography Series! Rebecca has answered your questions and has a ton of great advice. This week, I’m covering lots of information. I’ll answer your questions and share my best equipment advice.  Q&A What’s the most common mistake you see amateur food photographers make? Bad lighting. Don’t use overhead […]

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Food Photography Series Part 2: 5 Easy Tips to Take Beautiful Photos

July 29th, 2020

Welcome to part 2 of our Food Photography Series! Post your questions below and Rebecca will answer them in Part 3! This week I’ll be sharing 5 simple tips to take beautiful photos. Since I’ll be sharing equipment suggestions next week, I will focus on lighting & styling in this post. Remember that the best […]

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Food Photography Series Part 1: How Food Photography Can Help RDs with Nutrition Communication

July 20th, 2020

We are excited to start our four-part Food Photography Series with Rebecca Clyde! Follow along for the next 4 weeks as Rebecca shares how she became a food photographer, tips for taking beautiful food photos, equipment she uses, and her favorite RD food photographers! Rebecca will also be answering your questions in Part 3 of […]

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2020 UAND Award of Recognition: Robin Marcus, PT, PhD

July 15th, 2020

The Award of Recognition is given to recognize and thank those individuals or companies who contribute unselfishly to the dietetics profession in Utah. They are not RD’s or members of AND, but have demonstrated service to, or promoted the dietetics profession, via scientific knowledge, technical skills, legislative action or career opportunities. This year we want to […]

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UAND Member Spotlight: Kary Woodruff

June 24th, 2020

Meet UAND member Kary Woodruff, PhD, RDN, CSSD! How many years have you been a dietitian? How long have you been a member of UAND? 10 years Where do you currently work and what do you love about it? I work as an assistant professor lecturer at the University and love to work with students […]

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2020 UAND Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year: Emily V. Patten PhD, RDN

June 17th, 2020

The recipient of the Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year Award must be a dietitian 35 years of age or younger who has demonstrated leadership qualities and performance in dietetics. The 2020 recipient is Dr. Emily Patten. Her research which explores issues impacting the experience and effectiveness of Registered Dietitian Nutritionists. Over her career, Emily has […]

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Treating Malnutrition: Your Health, Your Way, Your Table

June 10th, 2020

This week, as a cap to our posts for Older Americans Month, we would like to raise awareness of a grant received by Susan Saffel-Shrier to aid in nutrition research for older adults. Grant title: Implementation of a Collaborative Malnutrition-Focused Transition of Care and Referral Process. The grant is funded by the USDHHS, Administration on […]

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