Boitshepo Giyose, recipient of the Distinguished Alumna Award from Appalachian State University, will provide insights into how to fund nutrition care in developing countries. Practical applications of innovative, creative and feasible solutions will be presented.
We live in turbulent times: economic uncertainty, political turmoil, health care confusion. In times like these, the temptation is strong to lay low, wait for things to settle down, and "circle the wagons." It is in this environment that true leaders surface. Grounded in the bedrock of our heritage and armed with cutting-edge knowledge, each of us can be a leader at some time, in some place, about some issue. Be not afraid: When nothing is sure, everything is possible.
Explain how our heritage strengthens the foundation of our vision for the future.
Recognize that the synergy resulting from collaboration can propel us toward our vision.
Identify the necessity of individual, as well as corporate, leadership to achieve our vision.
In the competitive field of dietetics, where will you stand out and make your mark? How will your decisions today impact your reality tomorrow? What are the traits and qualities that can propel your career beyond your highest aspirations? Learn from true giants who have advanced the profession of dietetics - and the world in which we work and live - through this dynamic panel discussion. Among the many FNCE session that will inform, educate and encourage you to reach the next level in your career, this is the one that will absolutely inspire you.
Identify three key leadership characteristics needed to excel in the dietetics profession.
Discuss new career paths for RDs within the ever-changing health care industry.
Explain skills necessary to navigate career roadblocks.
During 2012, the Commission Dietetic Registration Advanced Level Clinical Nutrition Practice Audit Task Force directed qualitative and quantitative studies of advanced level clinical nutrition practice. In this session a status update on this initiative and next steps in the advanced practice credential development will be presented.
Review the progress toward establishing a definition for advanced level clinical nutrition practice.
Discuss the essential components of advanced level clinical nutrition practice audit methodology.
Identify next steps in the advanced level practice credentialing process.
Finding a sufficient number of internship placements for qualified students has been the most significant issue facing dietetics education. The Individualized Supervised Practice Pathway initiative (ISPP) was developed to creatively address the problem. This session explores where we are after the first year of the initiative and what programs can do to meet the needs of the students and the profession using ISPPs and other approaches.
Describe the current outcomes from the Individualized Supervised Practice Pathway (ISPP) initiative.
Explain the requirements for starting an ISPP compared with other approaches for expanding supervised practice capacity.
Decide whether to expand supervised-practice or start a new program using ISPPs or other approaches.
Food additives are commonly used in processed foods widely consumed by the American population. These food additives have beneficial impact on our food supply. However, in some persons with chronic medical conditions such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and chronic kidney disease these same food additives can have negative consequences. Dietitians would benefit from a great understanding of the additives in the American food supply and how it impacts their clients.
Identify the most common food additives in the current American food supply.
Discuss rationale for food additives and future trends for food additives in the American food supply.
Discuss evidence on the impact of food additives on healthy consumers versus patients with chronic conditions.
While we are seeing a resurgence of what is old is now becoming new again, this is especially true with a variety of grains. Registered dietitians are being asked at an ever increasing rate about how ancient grains can be best incorporated into a healthy diet. This stimulating discussion will explore the research and trends concerning these grains and help us determine how to best help our clients break down the myths to effectively use these food options.
Define what an ancient grain is and why they are part of the slow food movement.
Discuss the health benefits of ancient grains and their resurgence.
Summarize how the Registered Dietitian can promote whole grains and increase consumption.
Brand new data from the Adventist Health Study-2, a cohort of 96,000, including 26,000 African-Americans, examines the relationship between vegetarian diets, chronic disease and mortality. Health disparities remain widespread among minority groups, but new evidence shows that vegetarian dietary patterns are protective for chronic disease across racial and ethnic categories.
Identify characteristics of metabolic syndrome and its role in mortality in Adventist Health Study-2 participants, with a specific focus on African-Americans.
Analyze the prevalence of health disparities and the social, environmental and clinical variables that may cause them.
Implement three new components of vegetarian diets that are relevant to prevention and intervention of metabolic syndrome in a diversity of populations.
Join experts and colleagues to discuss rationale for and recommendations from the Institute of Medicine report, Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention: Solving the Weight of the Nation that identifies solutions in obesity prevention over the next decade and how our members fit into the solutions. The Weight of the Nation, the HBO Documentary Films series featuring our members, will be highlighted. As critical players in obesity prevention efforts, RDs should be aware of these resources and be able to translate and disseminate evidence-based guidance in this area. Attendees will also learn the need for effective policy and environmental interventions and how to lead community change toward obesity prevention.
Identify the Institute of Medicine's evidence-based recommendations for accelerating progress in obesity prevention.
Apply the IOM recommendations for accelerating progress in obesity prevention to his/her practice setting.
Explain the intersection where policy becomes part of the community's solutions.
The national Home Food Safety™ program, an innovative collaboration between the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and ConAgra Foods, focuses on raising public awareness of food safety and providing solutions while utilizing the expertise of registered dietitians. Join your expert colleagues as they discuss new data and translate this into practical educational strategies for RDs. This session will further advance RD understanding of how to tackle gaps in consumer food safety understanding and behaviors, develop successful education programs and offer strategies to build food safety awareness and practices.
Incorporate new research-based insights when educating consumers on food safety practices at home, at work and at play.
Identify new opportunities that position the RD as the educational expert about safe food practices.
Implement effective communication strategies to share food safety information with the public.
Predicting and modifying disease risk by dietary practices may be the wave of the future. But just how much do we know? And how much is still unknown? The presenters will evaluate the evidence for cancer and discuss evidence support implementing these relationships into current dietetics practice.
Describe how dietary components may interact with human genes to modify disease risks, particularly cancer.
Analyze scientific evidence supporting nutrigenomics and identify its potential application.
Explain how nutrigenomics advances may influence dietetic professionals and future practice.
This session will explore with greater depth and breadth the latest genetic research related to HLA DQ2/8, the environmental triggers, testing and increase awareness of gluten allergies, sensitivities and related disorders. The presentation will describe the prevalence and pathophysiology of celiac disease, symptoms and MNT methods used in private practice to help people with celiac disease to live a normal and healthy life.
Discuss the latest celiac research, testing and pathophysiology.
Utilize the latest evidence-based information to provide resources to clients and patients.
Incorporate the latest research, testing and pathophysiology into counseling clients and patients with gluten and gastrointestinal allergies and complications.
This session aims at answering the most important questions related to energy balance and proposes to integrate nutrition with exercise and medicine. Five internationally renowned speakers will be asked key hot topics around energy balance related to areas such as nutrition and exercise for health and performance, weight loss and maintenance. This high-impact, fast-paced TED-style session has previously proven successful in creating a lively interaction among participants. Don't miss your chance to ask the experts your questions!
Identify the relative roles of diet and physical activity in weight loss and weight loss maintenance as well as recognize the effect of weight cycling on weight maintenance.
Determine if high-intensity interval training is an efficient strategy for reducing abdominal obesity and for overall weight loss.
Determine if a high protein diet result in similar responses in athletes and non athletes during hypocaloric weight loss and assess the evidence for dietary supplements for improving body composition and reducing body weight.
Are some people more likely to be addicted to palatable food than others? Is brain chemistry to blame? This session will look at "food addiction" and its neurochemical roots. The use of PET (positron emission tomography) to study neuro-psychiatric mechanisms and manifestation of obesity and eating disorders in human and animal models will be discussed. Strategies for controlling emotional triggers, intrinsic and extrinsic factors related to food intake will be discussed.
Describe why some substances including foods are so addictive.
Summarize current research regarding dopamine pathways and food addiction.
Describe neurochemical reasons why controlling eating is difficult for some people.
The USDA has issued new meal patterns for the national school lunch and breakfast programs. This session will address innovative and cutting edge ways school districts across the country have been making efforts to meet, and even exceed, the new standards while facing the challenges of district budget cuts, increasing food costs and satisfying children's food preferences.
Discuss up-to-date information regarding the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act, the new USDA Nutrition Standards for School Meals, and how it is influencing changes to the menu in school cafeterias across the county.
Support ways to integrate healthy food options and nutrition education into school nutrition programs in order to optimize student participation, health and wellness.
Promote the new meal patterns and the healthy options available in the school cafeteria to students, school staff and the community.
This interactive session will explore leadership and ethics on a personal level. Participants will develop a personal code of ethics and apply their ethical standards in a challenging, contemporary case study. The intent is that participants will be able to use this personal code of ethics in any position of influence.
Explain the impact of ethics on effective leadership and identify personal attributes associated with successful leaders.
Write a personal code of ethics to use in everyday life.
Identify personal leadership behaviors and courses of action when presented with an ethically challenging situation.
Join us to learn critical skills needed to move beyond management and into leadership positions for a more fulfilling, exciting career. Attendees will learn how to propel themselves upward in their company or in self-employment. If you are looking to expand your natural set of talents to inspire people to follow, be loyal and produce, don't miss this dynamic session!
Explain the key differences between management and leadership in relationship to professional advancement and satisfaction.
Utilize concepts of mentoring and coaching to advance professional skills.
List three ways to be a game-changer in the dietetic profession.
Beth Noeller, PhD, ACT Program Development Specialist, will provide detailed information about the registration examination application, scheduling, and examination processes. She will highlight the changes implemented in 2012 that have made each process more convenient and efficient for the examination candidate.
Dietetic students are most often familiar with RDs and DTRs who work in clinical settings in hospitals. There are a number of additional career paths that new practitioners may want to consider. From working in associations to advising people abroad to counseling athletes on their diet, these are just a few of the opportunities that exist in dietetics today.
Identify three career paths that may be options for RDs not choosing to work in a clinical setting in a hospital.
List a variety of career opportunities and resources that RD and DTR students can pursue when they graduate.
Describe three key skills for success in a non-traditional career path.
Pursuing a career in dietetics today involves leveraging your networks. From your friends to your school contacts, to professional interest groups and social media connections, these days it's not only what you know but who you know. This session will offer tips for your resume and marketing yourself, how to leverage social media, as well as tactics and online resources to help get students pointed in the right direction.
Outline a job search strategy that includes the student's use of social media resources as well as traditional resources.
Identify additional tips and resources that can help the student stand out to employers
Pursue job opportunities with more confidence using a variety of networks and outlets including social media.
Obtaining an internship in this competitive landscape can be difficult these days. This session is designed to help students understand how to best position themselves so that they are able to move through the application process with confidence. A dietetic internship director will speak on what criteria her school uses to choose interns. A new practitioner will share tips on what information she gathered and what experiences she gained in order to obtain her internship.
Identify three ways to make a good impression on a dietetics internship director.
Find volunteer opportunities that will positively impact the student's resume and personal statement.
Prioritize the activities required when applying for an internship.
Learn about a research study using a new online data collection tool designed for clients with diabetes and join in a discussion of innovative techniques for guiding your clients toward better eating habits. Learn about how you can make a difference in changing the way children eat. Data from a NIH funded study shows that as a team RDs and pediatricians can alter the way overweight children eat. The behavioral changes achieved in this study will be presented with a description and demonstration of what techniques including Motivational Interviewing were used to accomplish these important results. Learn about current school-based research, Energy Balance for Kids with Play, led by RD Nutrition coaches, which utilizes a sophisticated logic model and an innovative nutrition and physical activity intervention. This project includes direct to student programming as well as school environment, policy, parental, and community engagement components. Learn also about techniques for guiding your diabetes clients towards better eating habits and the pilot study conducted using an online data collection tool.
Describe the impact of brief Motivational Interviewing on children's eating behaviors as shown in a study involving RDs and pediatricians.
Describe techniques for guiding diabetes clients toward improved eating habits.
Describe the EB4K with Play program logic model and identify 3 outcomes of the midpoint evaluation.
Research has shown that the flavors of foods and beverages influence our food preferences and by extension, may impact on the quality of the diet. Nutrition professionals can use knowledge of flavor preferences to encourage clients and the public to make better food choices. This session will focus on the latest research on the genetics of food perception and how humans experience flavors in foods and beverages. Culinary techniques that can be used to develop flavors in healthful foods as well as techniques for flavor development in food products produced by industry will be discussed.
Describe components of flavor and the role of genetics in flavor perception.
Describe the influence of sensory perception on food choices and the role of culinary techniques in the development of flavor in food.
Describe the influence of flavors on food product development in industry.
Storytelling is an ancient technique found in almost all cultures to relay information within the community. Learn how a modern evidence-based practice can incorporate storytelling techniques to explain complex scientific issues to students, patients and the community members.
Use the elements of storytelling to impact health behaviors and acceptance of treatment.
Explore use of narratives in dietetic education, nutrition counseling and dietetic practice.
Utilize narratives in scientific-evidence discovery and dissemination of scientific information to the public.
Special needs clients are in every community. This session will be a panel presentation by three registered dietitians who work with special needs athletes, wounded warriors and skeletal dysplasia clients. Learn how to assess the clients' needs and find resources to support their unique conditions. The panel will dialogue with the audience to share ideas related to their experiences working with these clients.
Discuss the importance of providing nutrition counseling to special needs athletes.
Explain how to work with wounded warriors in your community.
Discover resources for working with skeletal dysplasia clients.
The implications of food insecurity for humankind have dominated public concern intermittently depending on the rise and fall of food/fuel prices. However the crisis offers an opportunity to re-think how to best integrate agriculture, food production, human health and consider sustainability of human food consumption as an added dimension of food security. We can no longer ignore that present patterns of consumption have major implications for human health and the sustainability of life on the planet as we know it.
This session will help members understand how public policy is implemented by the private sector. It will provide the understanding of how dietitians can lead these efforts and be the bridge between the public and private sectors in public policy efforts that leads to healthy Americans.
Discuss how public policy becomes a reality in communities.
Identify the leadership role of nutrition professionals in executing nutrition policy.
Develop a plan for helping to promote these private public efforts to implement these policy initiatives.
Obesity and diet-related diseases disproportionally affect minorities. It is imperative that childhood obesity treatment and prevention interventions are culturally appropriate. We will present NYC-piloted, best practices in clinic, school and community interventions that build on the strengths of minority communities to empower families to live healthier lives. Attendees will walk away with realistic strategies to enhance their work with families in underserved communities.
Identify assets of underserved communities that aid in the successful prevention and treatment of pediatric obesity and related diseases.
Implement strategies to engage community members from multiple ethnic and racial backgrounds in promoting healthy habit development in their schools and communities.
Utilize counseling and motivation techniques to build upon a family's strengths to achieve health goals.
Understanding the legal and policy context for public health protection is essential for nutrition and dietetics professionals to be part of multidisciplinary teams that work to effectively improve the nutrition and food environments of children and families. Participants will become familiar with legal concepts and terms commonly used when discussing the balance of individual rights and common good as they relate to nutrition issues.
Discuss how the Constitution balances individual rights vs. common good when it comes to pediatric and public health issues.
Compare and contrast the roles of local, state and federal government in shaping the nutrition environment of children and families.
Identify at least two policy strategies that have the potential to improve the nutrition environment of children and families.
It has been suggested that one possible causative factor of cognitive decline may be associated with the inflammatory response to chronic disease. Nutrition intervention is considered by many to be an effective treatment in the fight against many chronic diseases. Providing both young and aging clients with nutrition solutions focused specifically on supporting brain health and avoiding chronic disease may help prevent cognitive decline and age-associated diseases. Attendees will leave this session with critical information to determine when, and if, it is appropriate to consider nutrition therapy for cognitive function as both preventive and integrative.
Describe brain changes associated with normal aging, vascular dementia, and Alzheimer's disease.
Discuss plausible mechanisms for dietary factors having a role in these brain changes.
Evaluate the evidence for dietary interventions to prevent cognitive decline with aging.
RDs and DTRs are being confronted with numerous practice challenges in the current volatile healthcare environment and are often unknowingly placing themselves at risk for potential negligence, malpractice, and liability in the performance of an act outside of their individual and/or legal scope of practice. This session will highlight issues surrounding individual and legal scopes of practice and provide realistic strategies to engage to diminish possible liability concerns and legal action.
Discuss the Academy Code of Ethics and its relationship to individual and legal constructs and content of scope of practice, to include negligence and malpractice.
Identify risks assumed by the practitioner when knowingly or unknowingly performing an act or service outside of his/her individual and/or legal scope of practice.
Describe strategies to reduce risk of liability, especially as RDs and DTRs assume increased responsibilities and enter new areas of practice.
The ongoing scientific debate surrounding the health benefits to food selection and consumption continues to grow with the whole foods lifestyle movement. This dynamic session will feature two experts representing both the food industry and the whole food perspective addressing the influence of RDs within this topic area as well as key trends. Be sure to bring your questions as this interactive session will be presented in a moderated point/counterpoint format.
Discuss the perception vs. reality surrounding American eating patterns.
Analyze the similarities and differences in processed vs. whole foods and their impact on dietary patterns.
Summarize corporate efforts related to reducing sodium content, and other nutrition improvements, in their product lines.
Health systems are targeting implementation of electronic health records (EHRs) before 2014. Learn how a team of dietitians successfully incorporated all steps of the Nutrition Care Process using the IDNT in an electronic health record. Join the discussion and have your questions answered about the steps the Academy is taking to assure that dietetics practice is appropriately represented in the standards developed for all EHRs.
Articulate the steps used by dietitians who have successfully incorporated dietetic services in the electronic health record.
Idenitfy how and why dietitians need to be involved in the electronic health record adoption as well as the value and benefit of IDNT incorporation into the electronic health record.
Discuss the ways in which the Academy is developing processes to assist dietitians and informatics professionals in the incorporation of INDT in the electronic health record.
Adoption of mobile health apps (applications) by consumers and healthcare providers is exploding. New laws in consumer health information have stimulated the concept of taking healthcare to the patient. Dietitians who share information with patients and providers using mobile apps will improve care by reducing errors, allowing coordination and monitoring of care, and identification of health problems. This session will highlight medical apps that collect and transmit vital health information.
Discuss the importance and role of mobile health apps to improve patient outcomes.
Describe the importance and the relationship between mobile apps and data collection related to patient health record and EHR including delivery to their healthcare providers.
Outline the development process from concept to app for both the private and public sectors.
Blogging has become a phenomenon and dietetic professionals must be at the forefront of this popular way of disseminating nutrition information. This session is for both new and existing food and nutrition bloggers to help fine tune their skills from development to publication. The speakers will discuss the inner workings of successful blogging and share experiences from Food Network's Healthy Eats Blog.
Brainstorm content and select appropriate recipes for successful food-focused blog posts.
Demographic trends reveal that the U.S. population will undergo significant changes not yet experienced. Lifestyle and nutrition are critical to consumers' health, yet from a cultural standpoint, food plays a much bigger role than managing disease. Through demographic insights and new consumer research on food, health and nutrigenomics, dietitians will be better prepared to cultivate health and nutrition messages for parents, seniors and children, both today and tomorrow.
Describe how parents, children and seniors will be impacted by demographic shifts.
Assess the various roles that food plays in the lives of Americans and how the factors that influence purchasing decisions can impact their willingness to improve health.
Create realistic and practical messages that still allow people to connect around food while also taking into consideration the barriers that consumers face when trying to improve their health.
The growth and prevalent use of social media in today's environment poses unique challenges to the legal and ethical behavior of students, educators and practitioners in dietetics. This session should assist students, educators and practitioners in being able to identify appropriate applications of social media to avoid legal and ethical problems in practice.
Verbalize the key impacts of social media in society and for the profession.
Implement general guidelines for using social media for personal and professional situations.
Reduce any potential legal and ethic dilemmas when utilizing social media in personal/professional situations.
Texting and tweeting all digital natives and digital immigrants! This session is APPlicable to all areas of practice - clinical care, private practice, business, consulting, education and management. Up your APPtitude and APPly new skills to fuel your practice with technology.
Explore how innovations in technology and changes in health care impact practice, education, patients and consumers as well as how we build evidence for practice in the future.
Develop a personal and professional plan to integrate health information technology into current and future practice, education and development of evidence-based practice based on competencies identified through the Academy's Delphi Study.
Develop strategies for use of education and training resources available through the Academy, HIMSS, TIGER, and other relevant organizations to improve Health IT competencies for both individuals and organizations in the future.
This session will describe the development, design, implementation and outcomes of three national nutrition leadership training programs. Each program addresses a different target audience within the nutrition workforce. Although each of the programs is built upon national leadership competencies, the modes of delivery and specific skills addressed vary among the programs. Participants will also learn about self- assessment techniques, how this helps develop progression in the career ladder and how to access other leadership training programs.
Describe components of a succesful leadership program.
Define leadership in public health nutrition.
Complete a self-assessment of their leadership skills.
Join us for a critical discussion on the current topic of food ethics. A consumer advocate and an industry representative will offer their positions on consumer health with a moderator pushing them to find a common ground for working together for the greater good.
Discuss the points of departure between public health and industry interest.
Discover the common ground between public health and industry interests.
Identify the ethical concerns and challenges surrounding an inflexible approach toward consumer wellness.
The State of Delaware's "Munch Better" campaign supports healthier food and beverage products in vending and concessions throughout the state. Nemours Health and Prevention Services has partnered with Delaware State Parks, Delaware Health and Social Services, the Business Enterprise Program, Nemours/A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children, and vendors such as Canteen, Sodexho, and AVM Vending to launch successful initiatives.
Apply Nemours' Healthy Vending and Concession Guidelines to select products meeting nutrition criteria for a targeted community.
Implement a healthy vending or concession program given the complexities with industry, food distribution and supply chain processes, federal regulations, and relationships with stakeholders.
Engage policymakers, community leaders, partners, and stakeholders to support and institutionalize healthy vending and concession policies.
In today's digital age, it's easy to be social without leaving the comfort of your home! Social networking has become an integral part of our lives. Whether it's to grow your business, build your brand, or for quick access to current events, this session will teach you how to and why you should join in the conversation. Newbie or seasoned tweeter, active on Facebook and LinkedIn or contemplating getting connected…don't be left behind or underestimate the strength of socializing…it's just a click away!
Discuss the role social media can play in your professional development, opening a world of opportunities for RDs to get involved.
Determine which vehicle of social media is best suited for your needs and how to fit it into your already busy life.
Identify the tools that will streamline your network and improve your skills at communicating messages on social media to increase your followers, friends and connections.
Two of the top three sources of consumers' food and nutrition information are magazines and the internet—and RDs have been named as consumers' most credible sources. This session will teach RDs how to elevate their expertise and transform new science, dietary guidance and recipe ideas into fresh, well-packaged pitches that resonate with editors and become paid assignments. Additionally, learn how to successfully pitch and write stories that answer consumers' questions about health.
Translate the findings of scientific studies into news a consumer can use.
Develop a fresh, inspiring healthy recipe or food-focused pitch.
Transform a story idea into pitches for multiple platforms: print and web.
Research shows people are aware of the heart-health benefits of foods like olive oil, oatmeal and almonds, but these foods often don't make it into the shopping cart. Emerging science suggests what's good for the heart may also be good for the mind. This session will share new research on polyphenol-containing foods and cardiovascular and cognitive health; provide practical tips, recipes and interactive tools to help families "heart their cart" and to include these foods in an overall healthy lifestyle.
Apply new and emerging research on polyphenol-containing foods and cardiovascular and cognitive health to help clients build diets with favorite foods for optimal health.
Employ tools, recipes and other resources to help clients make small changes in support of a heart-healthy lifestyle.
Use interactive tools to help clients assess their family's heart-health history and status and apply those lessons to building a heart-healthy lifestyle.
The 1980 Dietary Guidelines for Americans impacted how retailers trimmed meat and, because of this, consumers now prefer meat that has been trimmed of fat. This is just one example of how technology, consumer preference and knowledge have changed, driving agriculture to provide healthier options in the food supply. This session will examine such advances, as well as ways that nutrition professionals can communicate this evolution to dispel the common misperceptions of such foods.
Provide examples of how consumer preference, knowledge and technology have significantly changed various agricultural products.
Discuss the role that consumer knowledge and understanding of food production can play in the products available in the marketplace today.
Explain the ways that specific foods play an important role in heart health and weight management.
Research has shown that low-calorie sweeteners (LCS) either reduce caloric intake and body weight or are without effect, depending on study duration. Debate continues about whether foods containing LCS are sensed properly by the brain, or lead to increased food or hunger. Data from the ILSI conference, "Low-Calorie Sweeteners, Appetite and Weight Control: What the Science Tells Us," offered insight about the state of the science of LCS to help develop this session and create practical implications.
Evaluate the strengths and limitations of study designs related to LCS and weight management.
Describe the known and potential impact of short and long term LCS use on appetite, satiety and body weight.
Incorporate this knowledge into weight-management and lifestyle practices.
This session will explore the scientific evidence regarding the relationship between dietary intake and diabetes focusing on what we know (facts and myths) and what we don't (mysteries to be solved). Presenters will examine topics such as dietary fats and protein and distinguish the current knowledge from myths, exploring areas where further research is needed. The session will also examine current nutrition recommendations and evaluate outdated advice against the most recent science.
Recognize the latest scientific evidence and common myths associated with the relationship between macronutrient intake and type 2 diabetes and discuss areas where future research is needed.
Identify diagnostic tools/markers that practitioners use to evaluate diabetes risk and how these markers are impacted by dietary intake.
Utilize science-based nutrition recommendations for counseling patients at risk for and with diabetes and incorporate the information learned into accurate nutrition communications.
This session will explore the connection between oral health and nutrition. Participants will learn the signs and symptoms of oral health issues that may impact overall health in order to make adjustments in dietary recommendations and to facilitate appropriate referrals for dental care.
Explore connections between nutrition and oral health issues.
Identify the clinical signs and symptoms of oral health issues in conditions that require referral to a dental professional.
Provide appropriate nutritional recommendations for patients/clients experiencing oral health issues.
The CDR practice audit identified employer expectations of performance by dietetics practitioners and delineated emerging practice roles for dietetic professionals to thrive in a changing healthcare environment. Physical assessment is an important component of raising nutrition assessment to a higher practice level. This session will utilize lecture, case study and demonstration to provide nutrition professionals with basic physical assessment knowledge upon which to develop advanced skills.
Describe intra-oral and extra-oral assessment.
Review assessment of the abdominal and thoracic cavities.
Examine the importance of physical assessment to nutrition assessment and MNT.
RDs and RNs are tasked with prompt recognition and treatment of adult malnutrition. Typically RNs screen patients on admission to identify those at increased nutrition risk. RDs further assess this pool to determine nutrition status and remediate nutrition deficits. Care plan development, implementation, evaluation and revision are shared responsibilities. Combining knowledge and skills results in optimal transitional care and facilitates sustained access to community food and nutrition resources.
Describe the common evolution of RD/RN roles in the provision of nutritional care.
Identify and seize opportunities to collaborate in the development of cost effective strategies to screen, assess, and treat adult malnutrition.
Recognize the mutually inclusive roles of the RD/RN in transitional care plan development and implementation to help sustain improved nutritional status post discharge.
Innovative approaches are needed to protect global citizens from the adverse effects from hunger and poverty while supporting a regenerative food system for future generations. Speakers will describe the rising problem of hunger from a local, national and global context presenting innovative, systems-based strategies to potential solutions. Speakers will outline their ground-breaking work locally and globally to initiate hunger prevention programs. Current federal and global food policy related to food security will be addressed and speakers will identify resources for RDs/DTRs to use in the fight against hunger.
Compare and contrast systems approaches to hunger prevention and elimination in both a national and global context.
Identify at least three novel systems- and evidence-based strategies to approach food security program development.
Describe current and pending policy related to hunger and food security nationally and globally and identify resources to engage in innovative policy change.
This session will present implementation of the NCP in public health/community nutrition practice, highlighting the benefits of its use when working with groups and target populations. Practical application of the NCP will be exemplified through exposure to population-based research from an international community in nutrition transition.
Define a community in nutrition transition and its impact on both under- and over-nutrition within the same population.
Apply the NCP in public health/community nutrition practice, specifically to target populations such as communities in nutrition transition.
Identify at least three advantages of applying the NCP when working with target populations.
NFSMI's "Chefs Move to School" training program in support of the White House Initiative will be highlighted. Participants will learn the fundamentals of the program which focuses on training chefs on nutrition, food safety and key elements of the School Nutrition Breakfast and Lunch Program prior to their participation in schools. In addition, information on selection of chefs participating in the training along with program development, assessment and testing will be presented.
Describe the Chefs Move to School training program developed by the National Food Service Management Institute (NFSMI) in 2011-12, which supports the White House initiative.
Explain the background and purpose of NFSMI's Chefs Move to School training program for chefs.
Discuss the development through initial implementation of the NFSMI's Chefs Move to School training program in U.S. schools, including research and assessments utilized.
Positioning RDs as sought-after nutrition experts is being accomplished by an innovative collaborative infrastructure developed by nutrition educators in Tennessee. The plan is designed to close the nutrition education gap by establishing a network of educational homes in schools and community sites across the state. Supporting efforts include involvement in state and local health initiatives, and engaging in ANDF Kids Eat Right campaign. The session includes interactive case studies.
Apply strategies to develop a sustainable network of educational homes in communities where RDs and dietetic interns can impact positively the nation's health.
Develop a local or statewide infrastructure where RDs and dietetic interns are viewed as trusted nutrition experts.
Align educational competencies and supervised practice strategies with Kids Eat Right initiatives and tools.
Healthy food procurement policies to prevent nutrition-related chronic disease by improving food environments will be discussed. Speakers will share lessons learned and practical tips on developing, implementing and sustaining food procurement policies. Professional opportunities in this arena which have the potential to reduce health disparities and contribute to sustainable and local food systems will be shared.
Determine how to develop successful healthy food procurement policies for different food environments.
Anticipate challenges and identify solutions to implementing sustainable food procurement policies.
Identify various public and private settings where RD/DTRs interested in professional opportunities can implement procurement policies within worksites and/or communit programs.
Dietary guidance has emphasized increased consumption of whole grains, recognizing the gap between whole grain and dietary fiber intakes. An average of three servings per day of whole grains has been shown to decrease disease risk, suggesting a role for both whole and refined grains. The session will cover data on grain-based foods including whole grains and enriched staple grains, bran foods and added fibers towards meeting fiber goals and promoting health.
Describe the evidence base supporting the Dietary Guidelines recommendation to make half intake of grains whole and delineate the role of enriched and fortified grains.
Outline sources of dietary fiber, in addition to whole grain foods, in addressing the consumption gaps for dietary fiber while staying within calorie requirements.
Utilize individual counseling strategies to increase whole grain intake by including transitional foods which have some whole grain and some refined grain and to include a variety of fibers.
There is no more ubiquitous, and therefore more powerful, teaching tool than the nutrition label. This session will inform participants about the most significant changes to nutrition labeling in decades, and provide hands-on advice for educating clients in using the labels to construct a healthy diet for themselves and their families.
Educate clients and patients on how to use front-of-pack labels along with the Nutrition Facts Panel to make healthy choices for their families.
Describe the objectives and latest developments regarding proposed government changes to the Nutrition Facts Panel.
Counsel clients on the important role of nutrition labeling in the battle against obesity.
Enhance your nutrition education for children and caregivers using new MyPlate Lesson Plans, interactive computer games and other resources from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Developed using an audience-centered approach, these new tools communicate the latest dietary guidance in a way that engages these audiences. Discuss findings from new formative research with children and caregivers and ways to integrate materials into school coursework and state/local initiatives.
Describe how new MyPlate lessons teach children about nutritious food choices while meeting educational standards for English/language arts, math and science.
Obtain and use new USDA resources to work with schools and communities to help children and families make healthy food choices and be physically active.
Apply focus group and pilot test research findings in coaching, counseling and providing nutrition education for children and families.
Health coaching is an effective strategy to change health behavior. Health coaching spans the health care continuum from chronic disease, to weight control, to the promotion of healthy eating. RDs, as the food and nutrition experts, are well positioned to be leaders in health coaching. This session will track the evolution of health coaching, provide an understanding of the health coaching theories and models, and discuss how dietitians can be leaders in this emerging field.
Describe the history and current industry of health coaching.
Identify the theories and models that support health coaching.
Describe how dietitians are and can be leaders in the field.
Beginning at age 40, on average people lose about one percent of muscle mass yearly. It's estimated that 30 percent of those over age 60 and 50 percent over age 80 may be affected by sarcopenia, the age-related loss of muscle that impacts everything from movement to chronic disease risk. Emerging research shows older people may reduce sarcopenia with exercise and balanced diets rich in high-quality protein.This session will synthesize recent advances and future directions in muscle/protein research and identify solutions to address sarcopenia.
Leverage and adapt emerging research findings on muscle maintenance to help patients proactively maintain muscle mass/function as they age and minimize the risk for developing sarcopenia.
Develop tailored eating plans for the aging population based on the latest research findings that emphasize the importance of proper protein timing to curb muscle loss and improve overall quality of life.
Demonstrate and promote the best exercise routines for the aging population focused on muscle maintenance, muscle growth and mobility.
The technology gap is decreasing, creating opportunities to increase access to nutrition guidance for all Americans. This session will cover new research findings on the information seeking habits and preferences of culturally diverse mothers. The speakers will discuss how USDA applied this research in developing new web-based resources that deliver engaging and appealing nutrition messages to moms and explore ways to use these tools to motivate moms and reinforce ongoing nutrition education and promotion activities.
Summarize key research findings regarding the information seeking behaviors and preferences of low-income moms, their feedback on various communication tool concepts and how USDA used this information in the development process.
Integrate the audience-tested communication tools and related materials into educational, counseling and nutrition promotion activities.
Communicate and apply the process used in developing these resources.
The session will cover current childhood risk factors such as obesity, eating disorders, cardiovascular risk reduction and cancer using evidenced-based research. After reviewing chronic disease, strategies for nutritional guidance will be addressed. Presenters will offer ways RDs can become key players in the intervention process including how to become part of the medical home model. Incorporating messages on websites and in educational materials will also be included.
Identify the critical components of pediatric nutrition in chronic disease prevention.
Implement evidenced-based strategies for nutrition guidance for healthy children.
Create ways to integrate pediatric screening and intervention of pediatric nutrition referrals to RD's using evidence-based data to pediatricians, outpatient programs including the medical home business model.
The pediatric overweight EAL guideline contains updated information with streamlined recommendations for prevention and treatment of children in multiple settings. Complex factors associated with pediatric overweight include individual and family characteristics as well as community influences such as schools, neighborhoods and access to resources. Development of interventions with real-world influences in mind may impact health goals and improve practitioners' nutrition recommendations and programming.
Discuss how interventions for pediatric overweight prevention or treatment fall within the context of individual, family, and community characteristics.
Consider the complicated and complex conditions associated with pediatric obesity to distinguish which factors may contribute to the effectiveness of interventions.
Utilize evidence-based guidelines to provide individual-, family-, school- and community-based intervention for pediatric overweight.
There are 12 million cancer survivors in the U.S., a population which intersects with the nearly three-fourths of adults who are overweight or obese. It is imperative for dietitians to take the lead in addressing these health issues because obesity is an adverse prognostic factor for many tumor types. This session will help food and nutrition professionals understand the pathophysiology underlying the connection between energy balance and cancer survival and apply the new paradigm of optimal energy balance as a tool for enhancing the long-term health of cancer survivors.
Discuss the cardiovascular and functional impact of cancer therapy and the underlying systemic and molecular mechanisms through which aerobic training may impact tumor progression and metastatic dissemination.
Explain the relationship between energy balance and long-term healthy cancer survivorship.
Educate clients on the difference between obesity management through dieting and health enhancement through maintenance of an optimal energy balance.
In 2012-2013, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), of the National Institutes of Health, expects to release five expert panel reports on CVD risk reduction in adults. The topics are: high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity, risk assessment, and lifestyle. This session will showcase the process for reviewing the evidence and developing expert recommendations for the Lifestyle Work Group report, which includes diet and physical activity. In addition, strategies for educating the public and providing customized preventive clinical care for adults will be presented.
Describe the systematic review of evidence used to develop the new NHLBI-sponsored guidelines for reducing CVD risk in American adults.
Analyze evidence-based educational and clinical approaches to diet and physical activity interventions for CVD prevention in adults.
Implement innovative methods for targeting preventive interventions for women and men.
Revisions to the NHLBI Clinical Guidelines on obesity will be released in 2012. An Expert Panel has used state-of-the-art principles of evidence-based medicine to review and evaluate the scientific evidence identified as important for clinical practice. This session will describe the evidence behind the development of these guidelines, discuss implications for changes in the evaluation and treatment of obesity, and outline implementation aspects for the RDs clinical practice.
Describe the systematic process used to review the evidence for revisions to the NHLBI Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults.
Discuss the components of study design and execution that produce high quality scientific evidence to support optimal dietary composition to produce and sustain weight loss.
Identify the role of the RD in the implementation of the 2012 NHLBI Clinical Guidelines in clinical and community practice settings.
A new investigational IV omega-3 fatty acid emulsion has been shown to greatly improve outcomes for neonates with TPN-associated cholestasis, reducing mortality from 50 to 13 percent. This research as well as implications for potential national FDA approval and how RDs can be part of the nutritional management of these patients will be discussed.
Explain the use of IV omega-3 fatty acids in neonates with liver disease.
Cite how mortality rates among neonates with liver damage are decreased with omega-3 fatty acids.
Discuss the potential approval by the FDA for nationwide use and how RDs can be integral in the management of this lipid.
The gluten-free diet is the sole form of treatment for celiac disease, as well as gluten sensitivity where the dietary adherence varies from 40 to 85 percent. Managing the gluten-free child/teen involves challenges that are compounded by factors affecting self-esteem and social confrontations. Strategies will be outlined and practiced for nurturing and counseling this population to achieve optimal medical nutrition management through behavioral modification.
Articulate the differences between celiac disease and gluten sensitivity and compare and contrast treatment modalities.
Identify three barriers that can hinder optimal dietary adherence.
Categorize three types of strategies that promote optimal medical nutrition management.
Adults with pharmacoresistant epilepsy may benefit from dietary therapy for seizure control. The high fat, low carbohydrate ketogenic diet is widely used in children with epilepsy, and the "Modified Atkins Diet" (MAD) shows significant promise for adults as a less restrictive alternative. This session will provide practical information and guidance for use of the MAD in adults and speakers will include an epilepsy specialist and dietitian from the Johns Hopkins Adult Epilepsy Diet Center.
Describe the history of diet therapy in treating patients with epilepsy.
Distinguish the Modified Atkins Diet from the Atkins weight loss diet.
Apply the skills needed to counsel patients with epilepsy on the use of the Modified Atkins Diet.
Food sensitivities, including allergies and intolerances, are difficult to identify and misdiagnosis yields debilitating results. Though food sensitivities appear to be on the rise, effective solutions have never been more prevalent. This session looks at food allergies and intolerance with an emphasis on differentiation. An interactive element will help facilitate accurate diagnoses to ensure dietitians clearly understand how to differentiate between food sensitivities and find solutions.
Identify and discuss the latest research surrounding food sensitivities (specifically allergies and intolerances) including incidence, recent studies, misdiagnosis and related statistics.
Distinguish between food allergies and intolerances (particularly gluten and lactose, the two leading food intolerances) based upon a firm understanding of the differentiating characteristics.
Share smart solutions with clients regarding effective treatment options to eat safely while maintaining nutrient needs and good health.
The Critical Illness Guideline revision, completed in early 2012, incorporates many new and revised recommendations important to disseminate to the critical care and general practitioner. This session will focus on the application of recommendations with several case studies to highlight various aspects of the Guideline as well as how to implement specific recommendations on a more global basis, i.e., through the use of protocols.
Describe recent revisions to the Academy Evidence Analysis Library Critical Illness recommendations.
Describe and overcome barriers to implementing critical illness practice recommendations.
Develop nutrition support intervention strategies for critically ill patients to optimize nutrition and clinical outcomes.
Feeding problems and autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are frequently linked and likely occur at epidemic levels in this population. Researchers, however, have only recently begun to systematically investigate the assessment and treatment of eating difficulties associated with ASD. This presentation will review feeding problems in ASD from a multidisciplinary perspective and discuss a clinic-based treatment approach.
Identify the mealtime difficulties associated with autism spectric disorders, as well as the behavioral approaches used to address these concerns.
List the nutrient deficiencies that occur from various food selectivity patterns as well as nutrition treatment approaches to balance the diet.
Describe how to use the most up-to-date evidence in the literature on feeding disorders and nutrition in autism spectrum disorders when working with clients and their families.
This session provides an overview of home-based intervention studies for diabetes management and childhood obesity prevention. The session describes behavioral activation and supportive therapy interventions to change behavior in children, families and older adults. Dietitians will gain valuable information to design and direct home-based clinical research studies and supervise community health worker interventionists.
Identify the benefits of home-based interventions for diabetes management and childhood obesity prevention.
Develop behavioral interventions for a home-based setting.
Evaluate funding sources for diabetes and obesity-related home-based intervention research grants.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF), collaborating with RDs experienced in the care of individuals who have cystic fibrosis (CF), sets guidelines for overall care including nutrition management. In 2008 the CFF moved from consensus-based to evidence-based guidelines. Since that time four reports have been published which focus on nutrition management. The goal of this session is to share the newest guidelines with RDs.
Summarize current nutrition recommendations for cystic fibrosis (CF).
Apply new evidenced-based nutrition recommendations to the care of individuals who have CF.
Describe nutrition recommendations to manage CF related-diabetes (CFRD) and to optimize bone health for persons who have CF.
The growing prevalence of type 2 diabetes makes the need for managing prediabetes greater than ever. The first-ever Academy Evidence-Based Practice Guidelines for Prediabetes/Metabolic Syndrome will be discussed. The speakers will cover the Nutrition Care Process for people with prediabetes/metabolic syndrome and explain the evidence supporting unique recommendations regarding dietary components, lifestyle factors and weight loss.
Define and discuss diagnostic components of prediabetes/metabolic syndrome.
Cite the Academy's Evidence-Based Practice Guidelines for Prediabetes/Metabolic Syndrome and how to incorporate related guidelines.
Dietitians are key players in facilitating lifestyle change, and can benefit from understanding the evidence, use and potential benefits of complementary modalities such as yoga. Experience yogic breath work and meditation, and explore its use in various populations. Learn about the rapidly evolving science of yoga to improve overall health.
Describe the basic mechanisms underlying the efficacy of yoga as a complementary modality in nutrition and integrated lifestyle therapy.
List the benefits of yoga and meditation for physical and psychological health.
Identify disorders that research has shown efficacy for yoga interventions.
This session will explore the seven dimensions of the online teaching and learning environment that impact the student experience including learning design, faculty preparation and student support. In addition, the potential "weight" of each dimension will be explored in order to consider resource allocation to address the top dimensions. Characteristics of each domain will also be defined.
Examine how the seven dimensions of the online teaching and learning environment impact the student-centered learning experience.
Evaluate the specific characteristics of each dimension and how they contribute to learner success.
Construct student-centered online teaching and learning experiences using the seven dimensions in their own course design, development and delivery.
Nutrition support is a specialized interdisciplinary practice. Overlap of nutrition-related practices among disciplines has grown. It is important to promote advanced clinicians for optimal patient care, generate outcomes research and to ensure the RD is the preferred nutrition support care provider. This session will outline ACEND's development of Advance Practice Residencies (APR) and give practical steps for implementing an APR. Specific examples from the nutrition support experience will be examined.
Describe ACEND guidelines for the development of an Advanced Practice Residency.
Discuss practical examples on how the guidelines can be integrated into various settings and for specific populations.
Formulate a roadmap for obtaining advanced practice nutrition support skills.
Adherence to current lifestyle recommendations frequently is poor with patients often falling short in achieving their treatment goals. This session will present new strategies for achieving adherence utilizing multidisciplinary collaborations.
Implement a multidisciplinary model to achieve patient adherence.
Incorporate nutrition and exercise management strategues into effective patient treatment plans.
Utilize dietary adherence tips to achieve maximal lipid lowering.
Traditional approaches to nutrition education often rely on advice giving and direct persuasion. This can easily lead to confrontation and may result in resistance, particularly in patients who are ambivalent about changing their behavior. Motivational interviewing (MI) is an alternate approach that has demonstrated success in empowering people to change behaviors.
Identify the main conclusions from research involving MI and describe how the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change provides a framework to apply this approach within the nutrition consultation.
Describe how MI differs from traditional communication tactics and recognize ways in which patients exhibit resistance with the purpose of providing an appropriate response.
Identify the key components of a motivational interview and how they are sequenced during a nutrition consultation to lower resistance and promote behavior change.
Changing the way kids eat requires examining trends influencing their decisions, creating messages they value and recognizing "it's only good nutrition if they EAT it!" This session will review trends research, including food trends, and behavioral economic techniques that are helping kids make healthier food choices. A young chef will reveal her creative strategies for motivating kids across the country to become more engaged in nutrition and culinary education.
Identify and discuss a variety of trends that are influencing and driving kid's behavior.
Discuss practical ways to inspire kids to want to learn about food, nutrition and cooking.
Define proven behavioral economic techniques that will help positively influence kids food choice behaviors.
This session will apply the concepts of mindful eating to diabetes self-management. The speakers will review research supporting the benefits of mindful eating, including how hunger training improves blood sugar control. The session will also demonstrate how to use the Mindful Eating Cycle to improve decision making and problem solving.
Cite two research studies that support the use of hunger and satiety signals to improve blood glucose management.
Identify the six decision points in the Mindful Eating Cycle model.
State three ways that mindfulness could be used to explore other aspects of DSMT training.
This session explores simulation learning as an innovative method to promote advancement of clinical skills among practitioners in the areas of assessment, education and counseling of obese clients. Case studies and simulation activities help to evaluate program proficiency and identify inadequacies linked to counseling skills. Lessons learned from a pilot for nursing and dietetic students and practitioners at Villanova University College of Nursing will also be presented.
Link evidence-based weight management theory to practice and current research.
Demonstrate how simulation can be used to achieve cultural competence and obesity sensitivity in the development of clinical skills.
Discuss case studies and simulation activities to measure dietetic program proficiency or inadequacies linked to counseling skills.
Approval was sought from ACEND to pilot an Alternative Independent Supervised Pathway Program (ISPP). A partnership was formed in Fall 2011 between the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Dominican University, River Forest, Ill. A goal of the partnership and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is to increase minority presence of RDs in dietetics to help reduce health disparities, especially in rural communities.
Discuss the significance of increasing minority presence of Registered Dietitians to reducing health disparities, especially in rural communities.
Identify four obstacles to increasing diversity in dietetics identified from research.
Explain the contribution to increasing RD diversity created through the ISPP partnership between Alabama Cooperative Extension System and the Dominican University Dietetics Program.
Social media provides the perfect avenue to share the nutrition expertise of RDs/DTRs with consumers. Do you know the legal and ethical ramifications of sharing the wrong thing? How does HIPAA influence the information shared by healthcare professionals? Can a personal posting compromise your current and future professional career? Be forewarned and armed with the required tools to make social media your finest advertising tool.
Use social media for exchanging information without violating federal regulations, or compromising one's professional status.
Provide evidence-based nutrition information through social media sites with proper acknowledgement to avoid copyright issues.
Write a social networking policy, create proper privacy settings and establish boundaries for personal and professional social networking use.
What are the stereotypes held by millennial dietetics students today? Awareness of stereotypes existing among millennial generation dietetic students and future practitioners will positively impact future diversity practices in the dietetics profession. These stereotypes will be explored within the context of the future millennial dietetic workforce and future diversity practices, concluding with a discussion of best practices to improve diversity in the dietetic workplace.
Define millennial generation practitioners and dietetics students and their attitudes and opinions toward diversity and stereotyping.
Explain projected changing demographics of the workforce in the next 25 years and its potential impact on practice of millennial RDs and students, including their attitudes toward diversity and stereotyping.
Identify two or more best practices for the future of dietetics by recognizing and understanding employees, colleagues, customers/patients and students with diverse backgrounds and values.
This interactive presentation will describe ways to avoid ligation as a RD in all practice areas. Case studies will be utilized to demonstrate techniques, practices and procedures that RDs can utilize to limit both their personal and institutional liabilities. Participants will discuss their reactions to real case studies followed by the facilitators' dialogue of the major legal and ethical issues involved and the course of action that they would recommend.
Define malpractice and identify the major classifications of negligence.
Identify at least three legal liabilities in their practices.
Develop improved policies regarding patient dismissal and other legal responsibilities to patients.
The explosion in use of information technology in healthcare coupled with concerns about access to specialty care has led to increased use and payer recognition of telehealth services. Providing nutrition services via telehealth is one way for RDs to reach clients and expand their business practice. How is it done? What are the legal considerations? Who pays? Is it cost effective? Find answers to these questions as well as a highlight of the Academy's Evidence Analysis Project on telenutrition at this session.
Describe telehealth services as they relate to nutrition and identify opportunities for RDs and DTRs to provide nutrition services via telehealth technology.
Describe potential intervention models for providing telenutrition services and understand the implications of licensure laws and coverage/reimbursement guidelines on those services.
Discuss the results of the Academy's Evidence Analysis Project on telenutrition.
New models for healthcare delivery and payment are emerging, including patient-centered medical homes, accountable care organizations, and value performance based payment systems. As the paradigm shifts, RDs and DTRs need to shift marketing messages and practice management models to align with 21st century healthcare. This session will assist the RD and DTR in rethinking how to adjust to the times to integrate nutrition services into these new models and achieve a healthy bottom line.
Describe current trends in healthcare delivery and payment models impacting RDs and DTRs and recognize opportunities to provide nutrition services within these models.
Develop business strategies and key marketing messages for successful business practice and payment.
Identify knowledge and skills needed to position RDs as leaders within a team model of care.
Digital technology has transformed the way we do business, travel, and connect with others, but just how has it changed the way we eat? From QR codes and bar code scanners to mobile applications for cooking education and online recipe databases--all complete with tools for special diets and social media integration, the speakers will explore digital technology's profound influence on how we shop, cook, and think about food and nutrition and what this means for dietetics professionals.
Identify innovative digital tools used for grocery shopping, cooking, and nutrition analysis.
Discuss how mobile technology and social media are transforming our relationship with food by enhancing access to food, culinary, and nutrition information.
Explain how digital technology can be utilized to improve diet and lifestyle.
Current dietary recommendations include doubling our intake of fish and seafood for improved health, environmentalists advocate such levels are unsustainable given current fishing and harvesting practices. This session will navigate a path towards sustainable seafood consumption through highlighting best-practice examples of sourcing strategies currently used by leaders in the retail and foodservice industries.
Discuss key sustainability issues for fish and seafood sourced from both wild and aquaculture-raised populations.
Identify and use science-based seafood sustainability verification programs by national and international accredited groups.
List the components necessary to assess, plan and implement sustainable seafood purchasing in large foodservice settings.
The number of adults and children with food allergies (FA) appears to be increasing in the US, presenting numerous challenges to commercial/non-commercial foodservice establishments. This session will present the prevalence of and legislation related to FA; challenges faced by foodservice staff; knowledge, attitudes and behaviors of consumers with FA and dietetics and hospitality management students; and education/training needs for students and foodservice employees.
Identify current prevalence and impact of food allergies in the U.S.
Cite recent legislative actions designed to protect the public by preventing food allergic reactions in schools, restaurants, and other institutional foodservices.
Discuss the current status of and needs for food allergy education and training for dietetics students and foodservice employees.
Explore dynamic careers that emphasize the food in "food and nutrition professional." Culinary nutrition is an exciting and emerging area for RDs and DTRs to take leadership roles. Find out how leaders in this area developed their unique careers, and the skills and knowledge you will need to build your career in culinary nutrition.
Discuss leadership roles for RDs and DTRs in culinary nutrition.
Identify skills and knowledge necessary for a career in culinary nutrition.
Discuss how leaders in culinary nutrition have developed their careers.
This session will take attendees on a journey from farm to plate, examining how quick-service restaurant chains approach product ideation, formulation and ingredient sourcing, with particular focus on the scientific expertise required to address nutrition, food safety and supply chain realities. The session will describe how the quick-service restaurant industry addresses the multi-dimensional topics of menu innovation, scientific consensus and research. Finally, this session will explore the role that QSRs can play in sharing nutrition information and ensuring children's well-being.
Describe the process of menu innovation at quick service restaurants.
State the impact of available food availability and sustainability on menu innovation at quick service restaurants.
Provide at least three practical examples of how quick service restaurants can provide opportunities for increasing access to and awareness of nutrition information.
Join us for a provocative analysis of the developments and accomplishments in implementing the new MyPlate initiative for communicating the Dietary Guidelines for Americans messages over the last year, featuring spotlights on the Obama Administration's commitment and achievement to promote health, nutrition, and physical activity through effective strategic partnerships. This interactive and stimulating session will feature a panel of policymakers and industry executives who will give stories of innovative partnering approaches and describe the groundwork for achieving the magnitude of benefits that National and Community Partners can produce in consumer outreach and receptiveness of dietary guidance. Take a peek into how other organizations are operationalizing the principles and messages of MyPlate and how effective they were in reaching and motivating consumers towards a healthier lifestyle.
Describe new developments and accomplishments in encouraging key 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans consumer behaviors and communicating MyPlate.
Explain multiple ways to increase involvement in the national movement to communicate MyPlate and the Guidelines.
Provide answers to critical questions through access to policymakers and industry executives.
New initiatives aimed at adoption of health information technology also include a solid foundation for patient/consumer engagement in their own health care. This session provides the landscape of change, and encouraging opportunities for the dietetics profession.
Interpret government initiatives driving patient engagement using technology.
Discuss expectations for improved health outcomes given a more engaged patient.
Identify nutrition related opportunities for patient/consumer engagement.
Since Bray and Popkin first linked fructose to the epidemic of obesity 10-years ago, it has become a focus of intense concern regarding its adverse effects on cardiometabolic risk factors. Troubling findings of fructose-induced cardiometabolic disease in animal studies has led to dozens of editorials, commentaries, and letters in the scientific literature and numerous pieces in the lay media calling for efforts to restrict its intake. Yet, other researchers question the "real world" application of studies providing fructose as excess energy (+18-97% excess energy) and at extreme doses (>100-g/day). Join us for a deep-dive into dietary fructose, from intake data and trends, to research on the effect of fructose on 6 areas of cardiometabolic control: lipids, body weight, glycemia, blood pressure, uric acid, and non-alcoholic fatty liver (NAFL).
Describe trends and current intake levels of dietary fructose in the US population, including sub-group analysis for at-risk populations.
Discuss the challenges of applying research findings from studies providing fructose as excess energy and at extreme doses to individuals living in the "real world."
Summarize findings from research on the effect of fructose on 6 areas of cardiometabolic control: lipids, body weight, glycemia, blood pressure, uric acid and non-alcoholic fatty liver (NAFL).
Beverages make significant calorie and nutrient contributions to children's diets. Beverage choices at an early age have been shown to predict nutrient intake, adiposity and body weight across childhood and adolescence. Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) unveil alarming trends in beverage intake over the past three decades as children transition from bottle to cup and into their teens. This session will explore these trends and summarize the latest research on the introduction of beverages to infant's diets, what and how much kids drink and the impact of choosing nutrient-rich beverages on their overall diet. RDs play a key role in the education of and/or outreach to parents/caregivers of children about healthy eating habits. Encouraging smart beverage choices from day one is a crucial step in helping to curb the obesity epidemic and ensuring children get the essential nutrients they need for growth and development.
Identify the trends in children's beverage consumption and the impact on children's nutritional status.
Provide guidance to children and their parents/caregivers on beverage intake to help meet their nutritional needs.
Deliver messages to targeted audiences on the importance of beverage choices to the nutritional intakes of children.
More than ever, RDs and DTRs need to be fully equipped to perform outcomes-based research to advance the practice into the future. This session will help both RDs and DTRs increase their professional skill set through the myriad of options and approaches available.
Define different research models and processes that could be applied to professional interests and practice.
Apply examples, such as case studies and observational techniques, to outcomes-based research.
Assess and navigate the resources and tools available to support research.