GDA Spring Program

Sponsored by the American Dairy Association North East

When: Thursday, May 3, 2018, 5:30-8:00PM

Where: Casa Larga Winery (2287 Turk Hill Rd, Fairport, NY 14450)

Who: Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN

Presentation and Cooking Demonstration: “Meal Prepping: Time-Saving Techniques for Simple, Delicious and Well-Balanced Meals and Snacks”
Join us for a wine pairing dinner while Toby Amidor presents on “”Meal Prepping: Time-Saving Techniques for Simple, Delicious and Well-Balanced Meals and Snacks”. Live cooking demonstration will be done on Toby’s favorite easy prep meals from her Book “The Healthy Meal Prep Cookbook”.

Cost: $25 for Members, $35 for Non-Members (Wine & Dinner Provided

Click here to RSVP. 

Foodlink’s Cooking Matters program is in need of volunteers!

What is Foodlink?:

  • Foodlink is Rochester’s regional food bank serving a total of 10 counties. Foodlink goes way beyond traditional food banking, however! Foodlink operates a mobile farmers market called Curbside Market, has a team of 9 full time Nutrition Educators, and even runs an urban farm. Foodlink is dedicated to finding creative ways to address the root causes of food insecurity in Rochester and beyond.

What is Cooking Matters?:

  • Cooking Matters is a hands on nutrition, cooking, and food budgeting program through Share Our Strengths. There are courses for kids, teens, adults, and families! Each course lasts for 6 weeks and has a 2-hour long weekly class where participants learn about basic nutrition and cooking skills through fun activities and delicious recipes!

What do Cooking Matters volunteers do?:

  • We need volunteers to serve in one of three roles: Nutrition Educator, Chef Educator, and General Assistant. Volunteers do not need to have formal training in culinary arts, for example, to serve as the Chef Educator (though it is welcomed)!
  • We ask that volunteers come to each of the 6 classes and arrive 30 minutes before class to set up and stay 30 minutes after class to clean. Volunteers are also asked to attend a “zero class meeting” that is held the week before the first class.
  • We also need volunteers for special events! We also do several single day programs including in-store nutrition education events at major grocery stores.
  • For more information on Cooking Matters volunteers, please visit: https://cookingmatters.org/volunteer

 How do I become a Cooking Matters volunteer?:

o   **You are not obligated to sign up for a class right away if you come to the training! **

  • Once you’ve completed a Volunteer Application form and attended a training, you will receive updates about all courses and special events that we are holding and will be free to sign up for as many as you’d like!

Feel free to contact Margaret Liljedahl, Nutrition Education Manager, with any questions at 585-413-4051 mliljedahl@foodlinkny.org

Invite to RIT Research Spotlights: Health and Life Sciences

The RIT Research Spotlights: Health & Life Sciences Committee would like to invite you to the third annual Research Spotlight: Health and Life Sciences event at Rochester Institute of Technology on April 4th, 2018 at 6 PM in the B. Thomas Golisano Hall, Room 1400. This is an event that celebrates graduate and undergraduate students in their endeavors to understand and improve health and life sciences. Each student will demonstrate their work and conclusions via five-minute consecutive visual presentations.

If you are interested in joining us at this event, please follow this link and RSVP by March 28th.

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RD Day Celebration

March 14th – RD Day Celebration

In 2018, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrates Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day on Wednesday, March 14. 

The Genesee Dietetic Association is proud to be providing a free RD Day Celebration on Wednesday March 14th to celebrate all of our members and hard working registered dietitian nutritionist in and around the Rochester Area.

We will be celebrating on Wednesday March 14th from 5:30-7:30pm at The Strathallan in Rochester. The address is 550 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607.

Refreshments will be provided and a cash bar will be available. We will also be offing raffle basket prizes as a fundraising opportunity for our membership.

Grab a friend and please stop by to celebrate with your colleagues! And a special thanks to Abbott for sponsoring this event!

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Spring BOD Meeting

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING – SPRING QUARTER

MARCH 1 @ 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Our upcoming Spring Quarterly Meeting will be held on Thursday March 1st at 5:30pm.

The meeting will be held at the Board Room at St. Ann’s – 1500 Portland Ave, Rochester, NY 14621

Everyone is encouraged to attend. We will be discussing all of our upcoming events as well as planning for our turnover meeting in May.

If you are on the Board of Directors, please come prepared with a position report.

View the event and add to your calendar here.

Beef Supermarket Tour

March 29th – Beef Supermarket Tour

We are very excited to be partnering with the NYS Beef Council to present you with the following opportunity.

Date: March 29 Thursday, 5:30pm – 7 pm
Location: TOPS supermarket at  Perinton Square Address: 6720 Pittsford Palmyra Rd, Fairport, NY 14450

Providing Consumer Guidance in the Supermarket Beef Case – From Confusion to Confidence!

Your clients want to eat more vegetables and love beef. Some are short on cooking time and others are on a food budget. Do you know what beef cuts to recommend to meet their needs?

Join Cindy Chan Phillips, RD for the brand new Consumer Guidance Training tour at the TOPS supermarket. Learn the basic in beef cuts, what to look for to eat lean and the seasonal vegetables to pair with the cuts, at the fun interactive training tour. Learn what’s new with beef nutrition. Dinner is included.

Every attendee will receive delicious recipes and a free grocery bag of fresh lean beef and veggies to try out the nutritious recipes at home! Approved for 1.5 CPEU.

Price for attendance TBD.

RSVP for this event below.

DIFM Continuing Education Event

March 8th – Continuing Education Event

We are pleased to announce that we have a special, free continuing education event planned for Thursday March 8th at 5:30pm.

This continuing education event is made possible by the Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine Dietetic Practice Group. A DIFM member will be joining us to present the webinar:  Malnourished Minds: A Functional Medicine Approach to Cognition, Memory, and Mood. (Approved for 1 CEU).

The meeting will be held at RIT in the Clinical Health Sciences Center.

Directions: You’ll want to park in lot T. There are two staircases, you’ll want to enter the building through the stairs on the right. Click here for a map with the building circled in red. 

Room 1630 has been reserved for the webinar. When you enter the Clinical Health Sciences Center, walk through the atrium and up the large staircase in front of you. Turn left at the top of the stairs and the room is immediately on your left.

Add to your calendar here.

RSVP for the event using the form below.

VOTE in the NYSAND Elections!

LETS COME TOGETHER TO SUPPORT OUR VERY OWN JENNIFER EVERDYKE IN THE NYSAND ELECTIONS AS SHE RUNS FOR TREASURER!!

We are extremely proud of Jennifer who is on the NYSAND Ballot this year in running for Treasurer of the New York State Dietetic Association. The election will occur March 1 through March 15, 2018, additional emails will be sent to remind you to VOTE and will be available on the website as well.

You can learn more here: http://www.eatrightny.org/2018-candidates

Asking for your ideas and thoughts about a new program at RIT’s Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition

Asking for your ideas and thoughts about a new program at RIT’s Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition

Nutrition and exercise programs at RIT are housed in the Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition.  We are expanding our offerings to include graduate studies, especially doctoral graduate programs that will appeal to RDNs and nutrition educators.  We’d like to get your input either through group or individual face-to-face meetings or phone calls at times and places convenient for you. Any meetings that occur at RIT will have refreshments and food.  All comments in both group and individual meetings will be noted anonymously and identities in individual group meetings can be kept confidential.

If you’ve ever even thought about a doctoral degree here is a chance to shape a program to fit you!  Interested in setting up a time to talk?  If so please email Barbara Lohse at balihst@rit.edu or call 585-475-6117. 

NYSAND Awards Applications – Due 2/1/2018

Greetings Fellow GDA Members!

Krista and I as Immediate Past Co-Presidents would like to invite you to apply for one of the many available NYSAND awards below. We were well represented last year at the 100th NYSAND Anniversary Meeting in Lake Placid when Renee Ortolani was awarded Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year! The application process is pretty simple and you are ENCOURAGED to nominate yourself. The deadline for submission to NYSAND is February 1, 2018, so a ways off but not too soon to start thinking about it. Letters of support are also encouraged.

Please let Krista and I know if you are applying.
Best,
Theresa Harte and Krista Campbell
Past Co-Presidents

 

State Affiliate Awards
Each affiliate has the opportunity to provide the following affiliate awards. Applications for the below awards are due by February 1, 2018 and sent to Diana Monaco, Immediate Past President dianamonaconysand@yahoo.com and NYSAND Central Office nysand@caphill.com.  Please be sure to include the name of the award in the email subject line. 
Click on the award name to download the application form. Note, the application forms for the State Affiliate Awards (RYDY, RDTY, EDL, ODSA) are provided by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Only some of the award applications require letters of support (e.g. Media Excellence), if letters of support are not specified on the application, it is up to the applicant to include the information, letters of support, etc… that would position themselves as an award winning candidate. Note our State specific awards have the criteria on the application
·         Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year (RYDY) – The maximum number of RYDY per affiliate, per year, is based on the number of districts (NYSAND may have 10). An affiliate may choose one RYDY from each district, but may not have more than one in a district. Click here for the criteria document.
·         Recognized Dietetic Technician of the Year (RDTY) – The maximum number is one RDTY per affiliate per year. Click here for the criteria document.
·         Emerging Leader (EDL) – The maximum number is one EDL per affiliate per year. Click here for the criteria document.
·         Outstanding Dietetics Student (ODSA) – A maximum of one student from each type of dietetics education program within the state may be selected by each state (maximum four).  Click here for the criteria document.
·         Coordinated Program in Dietetics
·         Dietetic Internship
·         Didactic Program in Dietetics
·         Dietetic Technician Program
These awards are given annually and criteria for each award are determined by the Academy and distributed to each affiliate annually. Affiliates should develop an application for each award that will be offered by the affiliate. The affiliate may develop more detailed criteria. States planning to participate in these award programs should immediately share the information with the state awards chair and/or other individuals responsible for awards at the state level.
Recognition: 
RYDY, RDTY, EDL, ODSA recipients receive a congratulatory letter from the Academy president, awards certificate and listing in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  Affiliates may also provide additional recipient benefits and recognition. Ribbons are available at FNCE®.
Education Awards: 
The education awards are administered by the NDEP.
·         Outstanding Dietetics Educator (ODEA) – ODEA award submissions are due by January 16, 2018 (submit nominations to designated Nutrition and Dietetics Educators of Practitioners (NDEP) regional directors.  Click here for the criteria document. Submissions must be sent to Diana Monaco dianamonaconysand@yahoo.com and NYSAND Center Office nysand@caphill.com.  Please be sure to include the name of the award in the email subject line.
Additional NYSAND Specific Awards
Applications for the below awards are due by February 1, 2018 and sent to Diana Monaco, Immediate Past President dianamonaconysand@yahoo.com and NYSAND Central Office nysand@caphill.com.  Please be sure to include the name of the award in the email subject line.   Note that NYSAND Awards will be given out at the NYSAND Annual Meeting held in May 20-22, 2018 in Niagara Falls, NY.
Jack Bellick Award – This award recognizes a student member or active member (credentialed within the past 3 years) that has consistently participated in district or state activities. Click here for the criteria document. 
Isabelle Hallahan Award – This award is given to a female member recognition of provision of quality food service by a dietitian working directly in a food service management/administration capacity. Click here for the criteria document. 
Media Excellence Award – Awarding a member that has been consistently and actively involved in the promotion of science-based nutrition through the media. Click here for the criteria document. 
Excellence in Legislative Advocacy Award – Awarding a member that has been consistently and actively involved in the promotion of the profession of dietetics in any legislative initiative. Click here for the criteria document. 
Distinguished Dietitian Award – Awarding a member that is over the age of 35 years and has served as a member of the NYSAND Board of Directors and served as a role model and leader in the field of dietetics. Click here for the criteria document.
All applications are due by February 1, 2018 and should be sent to Diana Monaco dianamonaconysand@yahoo.com and NYSAND Center Office nysand@caphill.com.  Please be sure to include the name of the award in the email subject line.
AWARDS HISTORY
For a complete list of Distinguished Dietitians, please click HERE.
For a complete list of Recognized Young Dietitians, please click HERE.
For a complete list of Isabelle Hallahan Award Recipients, please click HERE.  

For a complete list of Jack Bellick Award Recipients, please click HERE. 
For a complete list of Outstanding Dietetic Student Award Recipients, please click HERE
For a complete list of Ruth Harmon Memorial Award Recipients, please click HERE. 
For a complete list of Legislative Excellence Award Recipients, please click HERE. 
For a complete list of Recognized Diet Technician Award Recipients, please click HERE.
For a complete list of Emerging Dietetic Leaders, please click HERE.
For a complete list of Legislative Excellence Award Recipients, please click HERE.
For a complete list of Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award Recipients, please click HERE.

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