February 25th, 2020
National Nutrition Month starts next week! Are you ready to Eat Right, Bite by Bite?
From the Academy: This year’s theme — Eat Right, Bite by Bite — supports the philosophy that every little bit (or bite!) of nutrition is a step in the right direction. Small goals and changes can have a cumulative healthful effect, and nutrition doesn’t have to be overwhelming!
For each week of National Nutrition Month, the focus will be on a different key message that you can share with your patients or clients. The 4 key messages are:
For each week, there are 5 tips to support each key message to help your clients get started! The Academy has provided a ton of great resources including tip sheets and handouts, games, planning materials, and press releases! They also have Spanish tip sheets.
What are you doing to promote this year’s campaign? The Academy has created a list of some fun ideas including:
- Arrange a cooking demo
- Start a month-long nutrition/wellness challenge at work or with your clients
- Organize a food donation campaign for a local food pantry or shelter
- Volunteer your time—teach a nutrition class to members of your community
- Take a field trip to a farmer’s market or a local farm.
If you need some fun promotional products, check out the National Nutrition Month Products Catalog. They have all kinds fun items—from T-shirts and lunch boxes to ID tag holders and RD lapel pins.
Apply for our National Nutrition Month Grant! We award one $600 grant to UAND members working to promote NNM. Fill out the application and email to socialmedia@ eatrightutah.org.
And don’t forget about Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day on March 11th! Make sure to celebrate you and your colleagues for their dedication and recognize them as nutrition experts!
Let us know what you are doing to celebrate National Nutrition Month! Send your pictures with a description of what you did to email@example.com and we’ll share it on the blog!
February 18th, 2020
As you may know, Nutrition Elevated is written by and for dietitians. We write about dietitian, NDTR, and dietetic student experiences as well as sharing interesting and relevant information for Utah nutrition professionals. This means that there are plenty of opportunities for YOU to contribute to our blog! The topics you write about should be geared […]
February 12th, 2020
The Emerging Dietetic Leader Award recognizes the competence and activities of dietitians, regardless of age, who have made distinctive contributions early in their dietetics careers. They must have been in practice not less than 5 years and not greater than 15 years. The recipient of this award for 2019 is Suzanne Lewis. Suzanne Lewis is […]
January 29th, 2020
Welcome to Nutrition Elevated! If you hadn’t noticed we have re-vamped our blog; Nutrition Elevated is now written for dietitians with the goal of providing information and advice of the role of the dietitian in various settings. The topics are geared toward you! Our fellow RDs, NDTRs, and dietetic students. What Nutrition Elevated can […]
January 22nd, 2020
By Lauran Saunders Currently, I am a 2nd-year student in the Coordinated Master’s Program (CMP) at the University of Utah, with an emphasis in Sports Nutrition. When I was in high school, I dreamed of being a physical therapist for the U.S. Ski & Snowboard team. However, as an undergraduate, I quickly learned that physical […]
January 7th, 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 the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, but have demonstrated service to, or promoted the dietetics profession, via scientific knowledge, technical skills, legislative action or career […]
December 17th, 2019
The recipient of the Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year Award is a dietitian 35 years of age or younger who has demonstrated leadership qualities and performance in dietetics. The 2019 recipient is Rebecca Clyde. Rebecca is a Salt Lake City based RD who runs Nourish Nutrition Blog where she shares quick & exciting recipes […]
December 3rd, 2019
This year, UAND presented $500 scholarships to four deserving students: Kennedy Springer Kennedy is a first-year student in the Coordinated Master’s Program in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Utah. While maintaining strong academic performance she has excelled as a TA. Kennedy’s dedication is exemplified through her academic, work, personal health, and volunteer commitments. […]
November 20th, 2019
By Annie Wagner “I’m studying to become a Dietitian!” I say with a hearty piece of chocolate cake in hand. Instinctively my conversation partner’s eyes shift to check what is on my plate. I look down too, and jokingly remark that I always seem to have a piece of cake in hand when I tell […]
November 6th, 2019
We are happy to announce the three students who were selected for Utah’s Outstanding Student Awards from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Their names appeared 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 […]