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Having a peer-reviewed published manuscript on your CV or rsum shows are you able to carry out research and write up the findings, but submitting a manuscript for publication can be a daunting task. This goal of this session is to cover some of the pitfalls in manuscript preparation that can delay publication or, worse still, lead to a rejection letter. During this interactive session, participants will learn how to recognize some of the most common issues encountered by peer-reviewers and how to avoid them before submitting the manuscript.
Describe the types of research and publications of interest to food and nutrition journals.
Identify reasons that manuscripts submitted to food and nutrition journals require revision or are rejected.
Revise a manuscript to correct a problem issue (e.g., passive voice, reference citation).
Through the Hospital Healthy Food Initiative, the Partnership for a Healthier America [PHA], an organization announced by First Lady Michelle Obama to work with her Let's Move Campaign, has garnered commitments from over 550 hospitals to deliver more healthy food and beverage options throughout their facilities for the children, families and communities they serve. These partner healthcare systems are receiving positive publicity for adopting guidelines that span over three-years and that include such modifications as calorie labeling, healthy food marketing, wellness meal offerings, elimination of deep fat fryers, increase in healthy beverages and increases in fruits and vegetables offered. Experience thoughtful discussion with three PHA partners on the value of committing to the guidelines, the value of working with PHA and how these partners have begun implementing the PHA guidelines.
State why a national initiative to increase health promoting food in hospitals is important and how the Partnership for a Healthier America's (PHA) Hospital Healthy Food Initiative is doing this.
Identify opportunities to engage hospital administrators in nutrition-related initiatives, including involvement in the PHA initiative; identify means to overcome perceived barriers to implementing healthy food guidelines.
Describe how hospitals and health care systems can use the PHA initiative to increase community initiatives and hospital loyalty.
This impactful session begins with a showcase of three unique international nutrition projects, which will highlight their key impacts to the regions of Nicaragua, Guatemala and Sierre Leone. Next, hear from an RD with l USAID regarding the many sources of U.S. food and nutrition aid programs to Africa and the need for a greater presence of nutrition into health care. Join your colleagues to learn about an exciting new Academy collaboration to integrate nutrition competencies and education into the training of healthcare providers on an international level.
Explain how the Academy and its members are collaborating with national and international government agencies to integrate the nutrition care process into training programs for health care providers and build greater demand for nutrition services.
Compare the major sources of federal food and nutrition aid and the programs they support.
Describe the current incidence of malnutrition on the continent with the world's highest rate of malnutrition - Africa.
Join Dr. Bert O'Malley, considered "the father of molecular endocrinology," as he addresses the importance of coactivators as essential coordinators of energy accretion and metabolism and highlights their clinical implications in various metabolic disorders such as diabetes, obesity and certain genetic disorders. Recent findings from his laboratory regarding SRC-2 as an essential coordinator of whole body energy homeostasis by regulating the absorption of dietary fat and energy utilization will also be discussed.
Explain the interplay of coactivators regulating normal metabolic physiology.
Differentiate clinical implications and importance of coactivators in coordinating energy accretion and metabolism.
Discuss clinical implications in various metabolic and genetic disorders.
A session not to miss! CDR is collaborating with the Academy's Quality Management Committee to develop and validate national practice competencies for integration into the Professional Development Portfolio recertification system (PDP). The goal is to transition the PDP from the current system based on learning need codes to a competency-based re-certification system and support organizations in developing practice competencies structures.
Identify the Essential Practice Competencies for CDR Credentialed Nutrition and Dietetics Practitioners framework.
Recognize the impact of the practice competencies to future CDR credentialing.
Describe how competencies are applied in everyday practice and the interconnection with Quality Management scope of practice.
The Council on Future Practice has developed a visioning report intended to move the profession of nutrition and dietetics forward by proposing the creation of a bachelor's level credential and raising the minimum education of the registered dietitian from a baccalaureate to a graduate degree with supervised practice. This session will share aproaches and insights related to the impact of implementing the visioning report from another profession that has successfully raised its education to the graduate level, from dietetics program directors whose programs are currently at the graduate level and from the Chair of the ACEND Standards Committee.
Describe the path that other professions have taken to implement graduate standards.
Discuss the ACEND process for developing educational standards.
Identify the impact of changes to ACEND education standards on stakeholders.
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 sessions 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 qualities needed to excel in the dietetics profession.
Explain the value of utilizing a professional mentor throughout different career stages.
Outline benefits of networking in relationship to career advancement.
During 2012-2013 the Commission on Dietetic Registration Advanced Level Clinical Nutrition Practice Audit Task Force directed qualitative and quantitative studies of advanced level clinical nutrition practice. In this session, the study methodology and results of this initiative and next steps in advanced practice credential development will be presented. Planned with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)
Review the 2012-13 Advanced Clinical Nutrition Practice Audit methodology, sampling plan.
Describe advanced clinical nutrition practice as defined by the study, definition, practitioner activities and attributes.
Explain next steps and timeline for the credential development process.
Beth Noeller, PhD, ACT Program Development Associate, will provide detailed information about taking the registration examination. The examination's structure, purpose, application, scheduling, and preparation will also be explained. She will highlight the changes implemented in 2013 that have made each process more convenient and efficient for the examination candidate.
Anticipate the nature of questions on the registration examination and the exam format.
Effectively navigate the online registration, payment and scheduling to take the registration examination.
Utilize key resources, such as the Study Guide for the Registration Examination, to successfully prepare to take the examination.
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 diets 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 that RD and DTR students can pursue when they graduate.
Research alternative career paths using the Internet and by networking with contacts.
Obtaining an internship in this competitive landscape can be difficult. 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.
Pursuing a career in dietetics today involves leveraging networks. From friends to school contacts, to professional interest groups and social media connections, 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.
Nutrition services can change the momentum of increasing health care costs, but creativity and innovation are keys to having them consistently considered a critical component for change. Three areas have emerged as significant issues that would benefit from nutrition services: prediabetes, obesity and food product development. This session provides insights into how national health policy leaders, through collaborations, are creatively inserting nutrition into their mission, scope of practice and business. Attendees will discover how (1) the Diabetes Advocacy Alliance works with The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) to broaden screening for diabetes and prediabetes which then provides opportunities for dietitians to deliver nutrition services; (2) the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) led a dialogue on reducing escalating health care costs through its Nutrition & Physical Activity Initiative in the prevention and management of obesity; and (3) the Convergence Project for Nutrition and Wellness bridge the divide between nutrition advocates, who seek to change industry practices, and food and beverage companies that must juggle accountability to shareholders, consumer demand and pressure to contribute to public health.
Explain how new policy solutions will provide new opportunities for nutrition services.
Interpret the need for decreases in health care spending in all areas: community, clinical and industry.
Identify new innovative solutions and ideas that could be adapted for their own communities.
The Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010 and is changing health care delivery in the U.S. Nutrition opportunities are woven throughout the law and resulting regulations. Attendees will gain insight about how these changes will impact nutrition care. The Academy's past and future efforts to ensure the inclusion of nutrition and the registered dietitian nutritionist will be shared.
Describe opportunities for nutrition services in the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Identify how the ACA aligns with the Academy's public policy priority areas.
Recognize challenges and next steps to expanding nutrition coverage under the ACA.
Global harmonization within practice is critical to the future of dietetics, particularly in resolving key global health issues on both ends of the spectrum: under and over nutrition. To achieve maximum potential impact of dietetics, we must be able to provide nutrition care using a consistent approach based on the best possible dietetics research, regardless of what country or what setting. Our future lies in the nexus of Evidence-Based Practice, the Nutrition Care Process, International Dietetics and Nutrition Terminology and Practice-Based Research. All four are critical to a continually evolving and improving trans-border dietetics profession.
Identify trends impacting the globalization of dietetics practice.
Evaluate impact of Nutrition Care Process, International Dietetics and Nutrition Terminology, Evidence Based Practice and Practice Based Research on future trans-border dietetics practice.
Identify your potential contribution to the future of trans-border dietetics.
This session is planned with the Diabetes Care and Education Dietetics Practice Group and the Dietetic Practice Based Research Network. Working together these two groups have designed a pilot study to show the effect of using Academy Diabetes Guidelines on patient care. This session focuses on innovative strategies and results that emphasize the importance of RD involvement in patient care, and shows that RDs can make a difference in one of the fastest growing chronic diseases in America—diabetes.
Describe practice-based research as it applies to patients with diabetes.
Apply Diabetes Guidelines to patient care in persons with diabetes.
Analyze data from a diabetes pilot study showing changes in parameters related to diabetes care by RDs.
Our understanding of the profound impact of community and environmental factors on nutrition behaviors and health outcomes and how to best combat and improve these barriers continues to grow. Three top researchers will present recent study results from this field and discuss applications for both community and individual assessment and intervention.
Apply community-based participatory research principles in their own research projects and interventions to better engage community leaders.
Account for physical, economic, and socio-cultural dimensions of the home, neighborhood, and community food environments when assessing individuals or communities and address these barriers when planning interventions.
Develop community interventions and programs that mitigate the impact of neighborhood food environments on dietary outcomes and obesity risk.
Nutrition events, cooking classes and nutritious potlucks are becoming part of the congregational experience in many faith communities across the country. Academy members can be valuable in helping to build healthy congregations. Gain a national perspective from the USDA Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships on how congregations are promoting health and wellness as part of Let's Move Faith and Communities. A panel of Academy members will discuss how they implemented nutrition education programs in various faith-based settings.
Identify key components needed to implement nutrition education programming in a faith-based community.
Discuss USDA and Let's Move Faith and Communities resources for community nutrition programs.
Explore the implementation strategies used by Academy members working with faith-based programs.
The supermarket industry is constantly looking at ways to assist shoppers in their stores and to help consumers in their communities. The industry leaders look at trends to see how they can meet the needs of diverse customers and help them change their dietary habits as part of a healthy lifestyle. This session will showcase industry experts and Academy members who are working in supermarkets in diverse communities.
Discuss the current trends in the supermarket industry that relate to customers from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds.
Obtain insights on how Academy members are making an impact with customers in diverse communities.
Discover the importance of starting with the knowledge the diverse customer has when developing counseling tips for making good selections in the supermarket.
In the United States, sodium consumption continues to remain well above the recommendations of the US Dietary Guidelines. While the Institute of Medicine recommends phased targets to reduce sodium in our diets, translating the recommendation into practice is an ongoing struggle among both health professionals and consumers. Join this session for a crucial conversation about the current efforts to address sodium reduction within the food industry and if we are ready and able to decrease our consumption.
Interpret new research findings regarding which foods contribute the most sodium in the American diet.
Outline steps that industry is taking to address sodium reduction in foods.
Provide advice to clients regarding steps to reduce dietary sodium intake.
This session is designed to help nutrition professionals understand the most common ingredients found in various energy drinks, their effects on health and purported benefits on athletic and daily function, and the possible long-term effects of these drinks on various populations. This session will help RDs enhance counseling skills to work with adults, athletes, or children on the effects of energy drinks, and learn how to work with media and industry to maximize the benefits of energy drinks without causing harm.
Discuss the active ingredients in energy drinks purported to improve cognition and physical performance.
Examine the research on the effects of the ingredients in energy drinks.
Translate information learned in this session to advise clients, parents and active people on the positive and negative effects of energy drinks.
A noted researcher will present his latest findings on the progression of Alzheimer's Disease and the feeding decisions and legal issues invovled in end-of-life care. Implications for dietitians working with these patients and their families will be discussed including the research on family satisfaction with feeding decisions throughout the process.
Describe eating/swallowing changes associated with the end of life.
Summarize current research regarding palliative care versus initiation of tube feeding.
In a time of limited resources, relationships between public and private entities have become a reality. Questions regarding such relationships have been discussed for many years throughout the health care, academic and nonprofit sectors: Do corporate sponsorships help organizations achieve their mission and goals? How can cross-sector collaborations deliver social value? Can safeguards maintain autonomy and accountability? No matter what your views, this dynamic and interactive session will challenge your thinking. The speaker will be Michael Specter, an award-winning writer at The New Yorker whose work focuses on science, technology and global public health. Specter's most recent book, Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet and Threatens Our Lives (Penguin Press 2009), will serve as the thought-starter for an important conversation on a topic that affects the Academy and the dietetics profession. The session will include Q&A.
Commensal intestinal bacteria may have a significant role in the development and treatment of autoimmune and immune-mediated inflammatory diseases. This session will investigate the genetic influences and the environmental factors, including diet, that impact the development of intestinal microbiota. Expert speakers will present the evidence for potential nutritional interventions that could alter the commensal microbiota and induce remission of autoimmune diseases.
Explain how exposure to certain environmental factors can induce the development of autoimmune diseases.
Discuss the genetics of autoimmune and immune-related diseases.
Analyze evidence indicating clinical use of pre- and probiotics, including gastrointestinal diseases and critical care.
Do you know what to tell your clients who ask about "detox" programs? What is the scientific evidence surrounding detoxification diets and herb based therapies? Join two internationally recognized experts to fully grasp the pathophysiology behind detoxification as well as the latest in research both for and against detox therapies. Specific foods and nutraceuticals that can influence detoxification will also be addressed.
Discuss the physiology of detoxification.
Identify specific foods and nutraceuticals that can influence detoxification.
Review evidence for and against detoxification practices.
As nutrition data goes digital, the options for using nutrition data to improve health and prevent disease is at an all time high. Join us for two presentations of Award winning options blazing the trail for a new generation of nutrition care.
Describe a unique business model for connecting dietitians to diabetic patients for counseling.
Explain how data can be selected from free text nutrition notes using specialized tools.
Determine best use of innovative systems for different nutrition settings.
The human microbiome comprises about 100 trillion microbes and has co-evolved with the human species. Current research suggests that this microbiome affects many metabolic diseases. The challenge is to manage this complex eco-system to maintain optimal health. This session will highlight metabolic signatures of diet-microbe interactions to promote health and Identify strength of evidence and research gaps to understand the interrelationship between diet, the human microbiome and health.
Explain the principles of metabolic profiling in relation to capturing dietary intake information.
Describe how modulation of the gut microbiota can influence the urinary, serum and fecal metabolomes.
Discuss the adverse health effects caused by poor diet/microbe interactions.
Significant changes within health care over the past century fostered by advances in medical science, healthcare delivery and technology have prompted changes in educational requirements in the majority of healthcare professions. However, the requirements for entry level registered dietitians (RDs) have not changed since 1928. This session will investigate and provide a case for the graduate degree requirement as entry into the profession based on the current available evidence.
Discuss the impact of the history of the nutrition and dietetics profession on the proposed changes in educational requirements for entry and advancement in the profession.
Identify the changes in entry level educational requirements for other health professionals.
Identify key advantages of raising the educational requirement for entry-level practice to a master's degree for dietetics professionals and the public.
Demonstrating competence has become an important part of CMS and accreditation organizations' survey processes. Experience a mock survey and discover what surveyors look for when determining if staff is competent in their respective duties. Understand the components of a competence assessment, identify the types of activities and tasks that require competence assurance, and hear from colleagues about their experiences and how they have navigated successful surveys.
Identify the federal regulations and accreditation standards that require assessment of staff competence.
Describe the required components for successful competence assessment.
Utilize the Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance to write competencies for practice.
As technology, social media and websites continue to develop and grow, understanding electronic professionalism is crucial to maintaining credibility and personal integrity in the work place. Learn to manage the information flow (such as digital dirt, profiles and communications) and maintain professionalism in this continually changing technology age.
Use basic guiding principles to maintaining professionalism in the electronic and information age.
Manage the information flow to maintain professionalism including timely communications with emails and other social media, keeping an updated profile online and being aware of your digital identity.
Discuss how e-professionalism applies to the employer and recruiter.
Enhance your nutrition education by increasing your confidence in creating food images and videos utilizing digital tools to translate nutrition science into delicious and nutritious food choices. Learn to motivate, inspire and engage consumers with visual food storytelling, through online video and food photography. Learn how to motivate change through visual nutrition communications in the modern media environment.
Identify the benefits and advantages of using visual cues and digital tools to effectively communicate nutrition science.
Review tools, techniques and resources to support effective food and nutrition communication to help motivate behavior change among patients and the public.
Outline steps to successfully cook on camera, create better food photography, develop inspiring food blog posts and leverage food social networks to help inspire healthier eating.
Dietetics professionals experience unique challenges working with racially and ethnically diverse populations to modify eating behaviors. Cultural and linguistic competency (CLC) self-assessment tools have been developed for other health professionals but not for dietetics professionals. In this session, attendees will increase their awareness and knowledge of CLC and learn about a newly developed CLC self-assessment tool for dietetics professionals.
Define Cultural and Linguistic Competency (CLC) as a key component of health care.
Discuss the role of CLC in dietetics practice and resources for increasing awareness, knowledge, and skills.
Describe the development of a validated CLC self-assessment tool specific to dietetic practitioners.
Strong decision making is based on data, assumptions, mental models and confidence in practice. When faced with a difficult scenario at work, the role of the dietetics professional is to contribute knowledge and lead. Using action learning, join attendees in a few "on-the-job training" situations and decide how you would act, or not act, in each case. Participate to challenge your assumptions and stretch your confidence as a leader.
Recognize difficult decisions and ethical dilemmas that occur in routine dietetics and nutrition practice.
Evaluate possible scenarios for action vs. inaction as a manager or leader.
Prepare a data-driven, best option approach to confidence in decision making.
Dietitians are focused on precise, detailed assessments but often lack opportunities to showcase their involvement in quality outcomes. By utilizing the EHR and informatics, many nutrition processes can be streamlined to improve patient outcomes, while enhancing the role of the dietitian. Within a large health care system, the presenters have worked to develop and monitor quality nutrition practice to elevate the role of the clinical dietitian, while promoting the value of dietetics practice.
Utilize informatics to showcase the contribution of clinical nutrition on quality and cost.
Implement strategies to utilize the EHR to enhance clinical practice.
Sustain a quality clinical nutrition practice utilizing informatics.
This session will highlight remarkable health and nutrition game programs and research that use technology platforms. Learn where to find nutrition game databases, how to critique a health game, how to adapt proven health game strategies to focus on nutrition, and how to integrate and use games as motivational tools in public health initiatives and clinical nutrition practices. Examples will be drawn from the private sector, as well as from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Explain principles of gaming for health education.
Locate nutrition games and parse, describe and use their research analytics for wellness and disease.
Apply standards and proven strategies to critique and adapt health and nutrition games both online and on tech devices, and integrate into public educational and clinical nutrition practices.
Are you working to implement the standardized approach for the identification and documentation of adult malnutrition within your health care institution? Key players in a successful malnutrition recognition program are physicians, but how do you get them on board? This session will provide the RD and MD perspective on effective messaging and approaches for educating physicians, medical residents and medical students as a first step in collaboration.
Identify effective strategies for training physicians regarding the prevalence, etiology, characteristics and consequences of malnutrition in adult acute care patient populations.
Communicate the interdependent roles of the MD, RD and other members of the health care team in identifying, documenting and caring for malnourished patients.
Use interdisciplinary case studies for training and enhancing collaboration between physicians and registered dietitians in the care of malnourished patients.
The farm-to-school movement has experienced success. Health and agriculture advocates have found common ground in advancing policies designed to improve access to healthy food while also expanding markets for local agriculture expansion. What can be learned from F2S policy that can apply to other venues? The presenters will unpack the implications of a "feel good" policy and discuss how successes and challenges can be leveraged and extended.
Discuss F2S and school garden policy as a systemic approach to food and nutrition work.
Explain the importance of using theories of change (or conceptual frameworks) for articulating why and how the policy advocated for is likely to result in desired outcome.
Identify levels of policy (personal, organizational, political).
Shared medical appointments are a treatment model that maximizes education and treatment in a group setting. Learn how this treatment model can be applied to dietetics practice to maximize the effectiveness of dietetic intervention. Using a group setting of patients with similar conditions, the RD can use the NCP to provide care in a supportive, relaxed environment where patients can share and learn from each other.
Discuss how shared dietetic appointments are structured and identify appropriate billing codes.
Utilize this treatment model to facilitate improved outcomes with patients.
Maximize RD efforts byseeing multiple patients in one treatment setting.
Did Hippocrates know that his words "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food" would be a remedy for health 2,500 years later? Plant compounds have been shown to exert biological effects beyond antioxidant activity by interacting with cells, enzymes and hormones to positively impact chronic disease risk. Learn about emerging evidence that supports the role of dietary flavonoids in disease prevention and how diets that contain phytochemical-rich foods can be a prescription for health.
Explain the scientific rationale for the demise of the antioxidant activity hypothesis and related marketing claims.
Describe clinical and epidemiologic evidence that support the benefits of foods rich in phytochemicals, focusing on anthocyanins in fruits and flavanols in tea and their health-promoting effects on cardiovascular disease and chronic inflammation.
Specify dietary guidelines and tailored recommendations for the choice of phytochemical-rich foods and beverages that can help consumers eat and drink their way to better health.
Modern diets are largely heat-processed and contain high levels of pro-oxidant advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs) known to enhance inflammation and suppress host-defenses. Flavorful AGEs also increase appetite, thus enhancing obesity. This session explores evidence linking AGEs to inflammation, obesity, insulin resistance, diabetes, and other chronic diseases of aging. The "AGE-Less" diet constitutes a new paradigm that can be applied to medical nutrition therapy in a variety of settings.
Describe how AGEs form in the body and in foods.
Identify at least three major health problems that are linked to high intake of dietary AGEs.
Apply three practical strategies for reducing dietary AGEs.
In order to feed the increasing world population, research is focused on food production and processing technologies that reduce waste, energy use, and produce high quality products more efficiently, yet consumers are questioning these changes. This session will describe these emerging technologies, discuss public policy decisions and how to educate consumers with emphasis on risk and benefits for human health, economic advantages, and societal issues.
Evaluate the health benefits and risks of emerging advances in food production and processing on human health and economic costs.
Describe the advances in genetically modified foods, cloning, nanotechnologies, and advances in food processing, high pressure, Ohmic heating, pulsed electric field and irradiation.
List societal benefits of emerging food technologies including sustainability.
Nutritional genomics (NG) is deepening our understanding of how nutrients impact disease, including cancer. NG provides insights into why persons with a cancer phenotype may respond differently to nutrients based on their genotype, and may explain some of the variability in nutrition trial outcomes. NG may eventually guide nutritional interventions. The dietetic practitioner must understand the interactions of the genome, diet and cancer risk to interpret future applications of NG and cancer.
Identify the effects of interactions of nutrients, bioactive food components and the genome on cancer risk.
Correlate a person's genotypic profile with their phenotypic outcome and dietary intake.
Consider and implement the future impact of nutritional genomics into dietetic practice.
In 2013, the results of a large intervention trial on the Mediterranean diet (PREDIMED) and the relationship between a diet high in unsaturated fatty acids from food sources and reduced risk of stroke, heart attacks and death in high risk individuals gained the attention of the public health community around the globe. This session will examine the new research, Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease with a Mediterranean Diet, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, and new research out of Penn State on the unique emerging role of unsaturated fats from whole foods in reducing risk of heart disease and stroke. Speakers will help to translate the findings into practice for the benefit of public health.
Apply findings from two new impactful research studies that isolate foods high in unsaturated fats for their unique role in risk reduction for heart disease and stroke, two ofAmerican Heart Association guidelines for heart-healthy eating patterns.
Identify the main dietary sources of unsaturated fatty acids and communicate the positive and important role they can play in cardiovascular health.
Develop realistic heart healthy eating plans for clients that will balance taste and flavor with the nutritional parameters of the latest authoritative guidance.
Abundant research shows that dietary fat plays an important role in the development and in the prevention of chronic disease such as heart disease. New research from a large multi-center trial is showing additional effects of specific fatty acids on abdominal fat mass, providing an emerging new focus for lipid research. This expanded view of the functional role of fatty acids in the body has implications for developing optimal diet patterns and meeting dietary guidelines.
Discuss the role that different types of fats play in the development and the prevention of chronic disease.
Explain new research from a major multi-center trial showing the unique role specific fatty acids can play in weight management in addition to heart health.
Identify the latest dietary recommendations on fats and how they fit into healthful diet patterns.
Identifying adult malnutrition requires a thorough understanding of the characteristics developed by the Academy/American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN). Determining the etiology and application of the characteristics to discern the presence or degree of malnutrition can be effectively learned through actual case studies with audience participation. Complete the process by documenting in the medical record utilizing a standardized template that can be queried to provide clinical outcome data.
Determine the etiology of malnutrition based on the Academy and ASPEN's newly developed criteria and characteristics through the use of case studies and audience participation.
Determine the severity of malnutrition based on the Academy and ASPEN's newly developed criteria and characteristics through the use of case studies and audience participation.
Establish a documentation template that incorporates findings of the nutrition assessment using the Academy and ASPEN's newly developed criteria and characteristics and which can be used for future outcomes research.
The facilitation of lifestyle behavior modification during primary care visits is limited due to the lack of RD presence, time and expertise. Changes in health care reform will create opportunities for nutrition counseling, increasing demand on the dietetics workforce within a patient-centered medical home and the patient-centered medical neighborhood. Technological advances can facilitate assessment of dietary intakes as well as behavioral tracking to produce improved health outcomes.
Describe the implications of projected changes in dietetics workforce supply and demands from health care reform.
Identify opportunities for dietetics practice within the Patient-Center Medical Home and the Patient-Centered Medical Neighborhood.
Demonstrate the role of technology-innovations to enhance nutrition assessment, clinical management and communication with the health care system to improve health outcomes.
Healthy People 2020 and the IOM's report titled "The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People: Building a Foundation for Better Understanding" recognizes that the LGBT population has specific health challenges and disparities. Many of which are nutrition related. This presentation will focus on preparing the RD to provide quality health care in a safe and welcoming environment for these populations.
Discuss the health disparities of the LGBT population and examine the role of the RD to improve the health and well being of this community.
Identify the key nutrition concerns for the LGBT population.
List barriers that LGBTpeople often face when attempting to access health care.
The USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference (SR) is the foundation of most food and nutrient databases in the U.S., including the Food and Nutrient Database for Dietary Studies (FNDDS). SR and FNDDS provide the infrastructure for food and nutrition policy and research, nutrition monitoring, and dietary practice. Sources of data in USDA databases, their applications and use in national dietary intake data will be discussed, allowing RDs to better utilize these resources.
Describe different methods of obtaining food and nutrient data used in USDA nutrient databases.
List at least three products or tools dietitians can use to aid their practice and keep themselves and their clients informed about nutrient composition of foods.
Indicate a web-based resource for obtaining reliable dietary intake data for the U.S. population.
This session will provide insight into the success of the Por Vida Program, a healthy restaurant initiative, developed in San Antonio, Texas by the Healthy Restaurant Coalition. Speakers will describe the strategies of the development, evaluation, monitoring, and sustainability of the program. This session will also provide information on how to implement a program like this in other communities.
Identify strategies to build productive relationships between RDs, public health leaders and the restaurant industry.
Describe the process of engaging restaurants support in labeling healthy food choices on menus.
Identify strengths and barriers to the healthy restaurant and describe methods of evaluation, and sustainability of a healthy restaurant program.
This session will cover the lessons learned from implementing an obesity prevention school-based strategy in the South Bronx. The importance of working closely with several key stakeholders in schools including: school administrators, students, staff, school wellness councils and parents will be discussed. This requires building partnerships by providing technical assistance, sound programming and a forum for individuals to identify and explore best practices.
Identify the benefits of using a multi-tiered nutrition education program in a school-based setting that reaches students, parents, and teachers in a low-income neighborhood.
Discuss the elements necessary for the development and maintenance of a wellness council that champions health initiatives within a school.
Describe how school wellness policies, nutrition education, and environmental changes fit together to create a comprehensive obesity prevention strategy.
This session will highlight the need for professional nutrition involvement in the childcare setting, based on current evidence of the health implications of early childhood nutrition as well as childcare participation statistics. Speakers will discuss federal efforts to improve nutrition and wellness in the childcare setting, and will describe emerging evidence and new resources designed to affect positive change at the national, state, and local levels.
Explain the current state of nutrition in the U.S. child-care setting.
Describe USDA efforts to improve nutrition and wellness in child care, and identify national resources available for local efforts.
Justify the need for involvement of nutrition professionals in the child-care setting.
Supermarket dietitians reach millions with their messages and have the potential to dramatically impact public health into the future. These uniquely positioned dietetic professionals work collaboratively with the food industry partners and mobilize communities by finding a common ground amongst consumers: the local grocery store. The presenters will help dietitians understand how to make the best use of their local supermarkets as an important resource in client education.
Discuss how all dietetics professionals can work collaboratively with supermarket dietitians to impact public health.
Identify skills, knowledge and tools required to build successful partnerships.
The presenters will discuss an evidenced-based integrated health, nutrition and physical activity program for middle school, supported by senior peer mentors in the daily education process. A teen leader will outline how the program/classes were designed and evaluated in partnership by dietitians and teen educators for successful integration and acceptance of the middle school students.
Describe the necessary components for a successful partnership with teens and peer mentoring in a childhood obesity prevention program for middle school.
Discuss the barriers and facilitators to integrating peers into a health, nutrition and physical education class/
Identify benefits of a school-based obesity prevention program.
Modifying the nutrition environment of foodservice venues may lead to major changes in consumer dietary intake and can assist consumers with meeting the recommended dietary goals. This session will review the ecological framework for healthy eating, and the presenters will give first-hand examples of how restaurants and workplaces (e.g., hospitals) can modify their environments to promote healthy dietary habits among consumers dining away from home.
Identify and describe the four levels of the ecological framework which determine eating behaviors.
State at least three nutrition environment improvement practices from point-of-purchase interventions and restaurant menu labeling programs which have been previously implemented.
Describe at least three strategies for improving the consumer nutrition environment of foodservice outlets which require minimal human and financial resources.
USDA's SuperTracker is innovation at its finest, using technology to offer free, credible nutrition information and help consumers adopt the Dietary Guidelines on their terms to achieve health and wellness goals. This award-winning tool gains new ground every day and can be tailored to any area of practice. Be the first to learn about SuperTracker's newest enhancements and future plans, and learn from the experience of other RDs using it to improve the nation's health. OBJECTIVES:
Discuss the importance of cutting edge, personalized technology tools in combating current health issues, such as the obesity epidemic.
Describe the features and functionality of SuperTracker.
Identify three ways the SuperTracker tool can be used by RDs in their practice.
Although the presence of bone marrow adipose tissue (BMAT) is adversely associated with bone strength in adults, the timing of the conversion of hematopoietic marrow for BMAT during puberty, the critical period for optimization of skeletal health, suggests a beneficial effect. The speakers will discuss support for a protective effect of BMAT and how proper nutrition (particularly calcium and vitamin D) and physical activity can enhance this benefit.
Discuss the confluence of the bone marrow microenvironment and metabolic health during linear growth.
Identify ways in which diet and nutrition indirectly impact multiple systems via optimization of bone health during periods of rapid growth.
Develop nutrition and physical activity plans for optimizing skeletal health during growth.
Because of the unique physiological, cultural and environmental demands faced by athletes in the arts, RDs have become an integral part of the multidisciplinary team. Take a deep dive into the most recent data evaluating the nutritional needs of athletes in the arts from experts in the field. The presenters will provide a detailed medical nutrition therapy plan and direct attendees to key resources and partnerships with special consideration for their clients' culture and environment.
Outline the unique physiological, cultural and environmental demands faced by performers in the arts.
Develop a medical nutrition therapy plan to assess and manage nutritional needs for athletes in the arts.
Identify the appropriate resources and multidisciplinary team members for managing the health of an athlete in the arts.
In 2001 the Surgeon General released a report on preventing/decreasing America's obesity epidemic. Progress has been made, but the tenets of the report still hold true. Food insecurity, poor dietary choices and lack of physical activity are contributing to growing rates of overweight/undernourished children. RDs can help enhance children's health and readiness to learn. This session will share the science that compels us to take action and support schools in their efforts to improve learning.
Discuss and leverage the current state of science related to nutrition, physical activity and learning.
Identify ways that RDs can facilitate dissemination of the science related to nutrition, physical activity and learning to support schools and school decision makers to improve learning.
Leverage science on the learning connection to help overcome barriers and hurdles schools/school decisions makers face in improving school-based nutrition and physical activity.
This dynamic session begins with presenting a broad range of contributing factors and effects of food insecurity in the U.S. Examples of innovative food distribution, food sourcing, and education models led by RDs and the food bank network aimed at increasing access to and consumption of healthy foods will be described. Highlights of collaborative strategies the Academy is leading and participating in to address hunger in America will be featured.
Describe health, social, economic and educational implications related to food insecurity.
Consider innovative models of food distribution, food sourcing and nutrition education that increase access to and consumption of healthy foods to food insecure individuals and communities.
Explain collaborative strategies the Academy is leading and participating in to address hunger in America.
Gardening and garden-based interventions have the potential to positively impact the nutritional health of children. This session will review the latest research on the topic and equip attendees with essential skills to develop a garden/landscape plan for school or clinic.
State the impact of garden-based intervention programs on the health of children.
Discuss the benefits of farm-to-school programs on the health of children.
Develop a school or clinic garden plot/edible landscape plan.
Food and water are known as a primary route of exposure for a number of environmental toxicants. Nutrients share many of the same metabolic pathways as toxicants, and can alter the toxicity of environmental exposure. This joint session will focus on the impact of pollutants on women's health, including infertility and cancer. Speakers will identify key changes individuals can make to reduce their exposure and strategies for RDs to educate the public on these important public health issues.
Identify how environmental exposures (such as persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and the plasticizers BPA and phthalates) enter the food and water supply.
Critically evaluate the scientific literature linking food- and water-borne environmental exposures to health outcomes, with a focus on women's health issues.
Identify three ways that dietitians can help their clients decrease their exposures to environmental toxicants and reduce the health impacts of these exposures.
The IOM had defined water as an essential nutrient necessary for healthy living. Achieving adequate fluid intake for optimal hydration is important for healthy aging, disease prevention, and daily performance. Beyond exercise and dehydration, more recent studies have reported the importance of fluid intake on mental performance and behavior (cognition, mood) and infection. Fluid needs vary depending on age, gender, environment, and physical activity, which leads to challenges in making recommendations for individuals and populations. Learning more about the benefits of fluid intake will provide RDs with more tools to motivate and encourage patients to stay adequately hydrated.
Discuss the importance of adequate hydration for physical status and disease prevention.
Identify and relay the benefits of adequate hydration on cognitive status.
Discuss fluid needs for optimal health and identify adverse outcomes associated with insufficient intake.
With an increased aging population, there are more family caregivers that also work. This session highlights a new on-line workplace toolkit that gives employers high-quality therapeutic nutrition and care-related resources/tools for workers who are caregivers and/or are mature employees themselves. Learn how to help workers better cope with today's caregiving and aging realities and the roles caregivers and registered dietitians play in enabling older adults to remain in their homes.
Describe the employer's interest and role in helping better address the needs of their employees who serve as family caregivers.
Identify the key nutrition components of a therapeutic nutrition program that employers can provide to support caregiving employees and mature workers along with potential roles for RDs and others that enable older adults to remain in their homes.
Identify the outcome measures that can be used to assess the impact of an employer therapeutic nutrition program for caregiving employees and mature workers.
The session reveals results of a pilot study that measured the effect of a nourishment model of medical nutrition therapy (MNT) paired with home-delivered meals. This pilot study of a Medicaid managed population evaluated health claims, hospital admissions and cost, and emergency room visits with a control group of chronically ill patients not receiving the intervention. Results of the study and limitations reveal the need for more robust future exploration as comprehensive nutritional interventions are explored viable resources in health care cost containment models.
Summarize the results of a pilot study looking at reducing health care costs with comprehensive MNT.
Translate principles of menu development as a part of a treatment plan for populations with chronic disease.
Assess the role of MNT and home-delivered meals in chronic disease care and the evolving healthcare paradigm.
Ten percent of all infants are born prematurely. Appropriate nutrition for growth and development in this population is critical. Learn how to interpret current research and national recommendations and apply them to practical strategies for nutritional success of your patients at home.
Discuss how to evaluate and promote growth in low birth weight infants post discharge.
Evaluate current research and organizational recommendations regarding benefits and use of nutrient-enriched feedings for low birth weight infants post discharge
Discuss practical strategies for nutritional success at home.
Congenital heart defects (CHD) are the most common birth defect in the United States, affecting 1 percent of all pregnancies. With the advent of modern surgical techniques, mortality has improved, and thus the focus has shifted to improvement in nutrition status and quality of life. Infants with CHD are at nutrition risk for a variety of factors, including growth retardation en utero, poor caloric intake, increased energy expenditure, and gastrointestinal morbidity. This session will review evidence-based guidelines and practice strategies to promote adequate nutrition delivery in these medically fragile infants.
Describe current practice guidelines for provision of pre- and post-operative nutrition support in the critically ill infant with a congenital heart defect. for timing and provision of enteral nutrition in critically ill children
Describe current practice guidelines for provision of adequate nutrition in a step-down, acute-care setting and post-discharge for the infant with a congenital heart defect. in critically ill children.
Identify common barriers to the delivery of optimal nutrition support and discuss strategies for optimizing nutrition delivery in all phases of care. .
Pediatric non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common chronic liver disease among children in the United States, however estimates of its true prevalence is unknown due to the lack of evidence based screening and diagnostic criteria. The RD is in a unique role in the screening, assessment and diagnosis of individuals with NAFLD because of the many diet and nutritional factors that appear to be associated with the development of the disease.
Discuss the incidence and prevalence of pediatric non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in the United States.
Identify the major risk factors that contribute to the development of NAFLD.
Describe and apply the recommendations for preventing and treating pediatric NAFLD, based on the current research evidence.
Obesity is growing in prevalence among older adults. Aging is associated with many changes in body composition, including reduction of lean body mass, accompanied by an increase in fat mass. This session will highlight the unique characteristics of sarcopenic obesity in aging, review its potential causes and its impact on physical activity and functional decline. The nutritional complications associated with sarcopenic obesity and strategies to address these problems will be discussed.
Define the unique characteristics of sarcopenic obesity in aging, its potential causes, and its impact on functional decline.
Apply key nutrient recommendations for the prevention and management of sarcopenic obesity that are feasible and cost effective.
Describe how an interdisciplinary approach is beneficial for implementing nutrition strategies.
Food allergies are a growing health concern and registered dietitians need to be prepared to guide patients and clients through the process to diagnose and manage their condition, based on evidence. This session will provide an overview of the science with regard to food allergies, the guidelines available for diagnosis and management, and promising treatment and prevention. A review of the ongoing research to help treat and prevent food allergies will be provided.
Assist patients and clients in distinguishing between true food allergies and other adverse food reactions.
Provide guidance to patients and clients in the diagnosis and management of food allergy utilizing available expert guidelines and as a member of the care team.
Share with clients and patients the basics about the ongoing research for treatments and prevention of food allergies.
Sleeve gastrectomy continues to grow in popularity as a bariatric procedure and many experts agree that it is here to stay. This session gives bariatric professionals the opportunity to explore the rapidly emerging research. Learn about the history of sleeve gastrectomy, its impact on weight and comorbidities and nutrition guidelines for pre- and post-operative patients.
Describe the anatomical and physiological function of the sleeve gastrectomy procedure.
Evaluate the impact of sleeve gastrectomy on comorbidities as well as its metabolic effects.
Apply nutrition guidelines for pre- and post-operative sleeve gastrectomy patients.
Many bariatric patients experience inadequate weight loss or weight regain, and up to 80 percent of patients regain up to 30 pounds. Many patients are ill equipped for long term weight maintenance, leading to "failure" of surgery beyond surgical procedure. Participants will explore evidence on intervention strategies and coaching skills of the provider, as well as how the specific lifestyle habits of the patient, can positively impact long term compliance and success.
Identify the macronutrient needs and eating patterns associated with the long term weight management of the bariatric patient.
Describe the lifestyle patterns, food choices, and exercise regimens associated with long term weight management in bariatric surgery patients.
List three counseling skills and intervention strategies of the healthcare provider associated with enhanced long term outcomes of individuals undergoing bariatric surgery.
Obesity is associated with a higher risk of breast cancer mortality. Maintaining a healthy weight after diagnosis is recommended yet weight gain is common. The LEAN Study uses novel nutrition, exercise and behavioral interventions to effect changes in weight, body composition, quality of life, various biomarkers, long-term weight maintenance, and analyzes cost-effectiveness of in-person and telephone based counseling. The RD, CSO plays a key role in developing lifestyle change protocols.
Describe the unique weight management concerns of breast cancer survivors, including the effect of breast cancer treatments on weight and body image.
Discuss the effects of diet and exercise-induced weight loss on serum biomarkers and body composition in breast cancer survivors.
Compare the effectiveness of telephone versus in-person motivational counseling for weight loss in breast cancer survivors.
Oncology dietetics practice is an ever evolving field which strives to promote evidence based care. The Oncology Nutrition Evidence Analysis Workgroup of the EAL recently released several new guidelines to assist dietetics practitioners in the daily care of their cancer patients. These include recommendations related to the value of the RD providing MNT for the patients receiving chemotherapy or radiation therapy, tools for screening and assessment, as well as interventions to manage symptoms.
Iidentify the methodology used in the oncology evidence analysis project.
Discuss evidence-based approaches to MNT for the oncology patient receiving chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
Review shortcomings in oncology nutrition research and identify three areas needing further research in oncology nutrition.
The purpose of this session is to describe post-pyloric feeding tube insertion at the bedside by RDs. Content will review current literature to support this advanced practice skill as well as discuss risks associated with the procedure.
Describe gastric and post-pyloric access and issues affecting tolerance of each and discuss evidence for optimizing enteral nutrition support.
Describe risks and benefits associated with blind, post-pyloric feeding tube insertion.
Review current literature and data to support RDs placing feeding tubes at the bedside.
Through a case study approach, learn how to sort through the evidence to individualize care for patients who present with both diabetes and chronic kidney disease. In 2012, the American Diabetes Association and the European Association of the Study of Diabetes and the Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative updated their guidelines. This presentation will sort through the evidence to provide you with a comprehensive overview on the guidelines and how to put the evidence into practice.
Explain the 2012 changes in the Management of Hyperglycemia: A Patient Centered Approach by the American Diabetes Association and European Association of the Study of Diabetes (ADA/EASD).
Compare the ADA/EASD updates to the Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI) 2012 updated Clinical Practice Guideline for Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease.
List five ways RDs can individualize dietary interventions to manage both diabetes and chronic kidney diseases through their disease progression.
The utilization of nutrition therapy by an RD with clients engaged in psychotherapy is often overlooked. Attempts at behavioral modification without homeostatic restoration may be futile. This session will enhance awareness of the clinical presentation of a malnourished system and revive the fundamentals of nutritional biochemistry to help change lives.
Identify psychological characteristics that are consistent with malnutrition.
Discuss the significance of the interpersonal relationship between client and clinician to enhance motivation for change.
List three specific food-based interventions to restore cognitive homeostasis.
Infertility impacts one out of ten women with new research indicating that optimum nutrition can positively increase pregnancy success rates by up to 60 percent through effective MNT focusing on weight, dietary quality, insulin resistance, and hormonal imbalance. RDs can position themselves to be integral partners in the care and treatment of infertility. Join two experts as they examine the latest research and evidence-based methods to improve the outcome of successful pregnancies for infertile couples.
Analyze the association of nutrition and metabolism on the alteration of reproductive function in men and women and implement evidence-based medical nutrition therapy to optimize fertility and promote healthy pregnancy outcomes.
Advocate for the role of the RD in fertility treatment in collaboration with reproductive endocrinologists, obstetrician-gynecologists, therapists and alternative health care providers.
Translate the evidence basis on the relationship of optimal nutrition and fertility to community programming that includes women and men of childbearing age.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) afflicts 10 to 15 percent of Americans. Management of IBS is challenging and conventional therapies are limited. This program will provide the practicing nutritionist with new tools for management of IBS. The program will blend pathophysiology with cutting-edge nutritional approaches. Evidence for the role of food sensitivities, fermentable oligo-, di- and monosaccharide's and polyols (FODMAPs) and the elimination diet in the management will be presented.
Review the symptoms and diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
Evaluate the role of food sensitivities and intolerances in the pathophysiology and management of IBS.
Explain the use of FODMAPs for the treatment of IBS.
The incidence, prevalence and severity of asthma are higher in those with higher body mass index in both adults and youth. This session will review the relationship between these two conditions including epidemiology, consequences, mechanisms and implications for practice. Interventions aimed at prevention and treatment will be discussed including a recent pilot study with adolescents completed by the speakers.
Review asthma as a chronic health condition in adults and youth including key concepts in diagnosis, prevalence, consequences on health, quality of life, financial considerations and current treatment recommendations.
Evaluate the evidence related to the relationship between asthma and obesity including prevalence in adults and youth, health consequences in those with both conditions, theories of physiological mechanisms and causal pathways.
Review interventions in adults and youth with both these co-morbid conditions, especially those aimed at self-management.
Every day, we make hundreds of eating decisions that affect our health, including at home and at the retail level. Many people know what they "should" eat, but don't always make the better choice in the heat of the moment. Learn the latest research about what influences the type and amount of food consumers prefer; the usefulness of legislating portion sizes; the effects of menu labeling on consumer behavior; and strategies for making it easier for people to choose wisely at home and away.
List environmental factors that lead to over-consumption and lower-quality food choices.
Explain why people may not be aware of their food consumption.
Identify techniques that help individuals to make nutrient-rich food choices in a variety of environments.
Do you have what it takes to meet the dietary needs of one-quarter of the world's population? This session will test your knowledge with an interactive "Mythbusters" activity. You will also develop the cross-cultural competency skills needed to understand and serve the religious dietary markets of Judaism and Islam.
List three similarities and three differences between kosher and halal diets.
Cater to the dietary needs of Muslim and Jewish clients/patients observing religious dietary laws, including use of proper equipment and food preparation techniques.
Identify at least three ways in which an understanding of religious dietary practices and an appreciation of cultural and historical significance can be utilized to benefit your patients, your work place, your community and even yourself.
Now at a campus near you, MyPlate On Campus is revolutionizing nutrition education at colleges and universities. This USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion initiative empowers students, and the staff/faculty working with them, with resources and confidence to be MyPlate ambassadors. This groundbreaking program allows RDs and ambassadors to conquer new frontiers in student engagement, promote peer-level involvement in healthier food choices, and foster development of future dietitians.
Describe the MyPlate On Campus initiative, how to become a MyPlate student, staff or faculty ambassador, and resources available to support this initiative.
Present key considerations behind the development of community education programs designed for college students.
Discuss the implementation of the MyPlate On Campus initiative and how it can be used to promote healthier habits and improve the outlook of future generations.
With the shortage of supervised practice sites, educators must get creative in finding alternative educational models. Simulation is a cutting edge,hands-on learning experience that mimics real-life settings. Low fidelity simulation requires minimal technology and is a cost-effective strategy for implementing simulation within didactic or internship settings. The audience will receive tools to develop,implement and evaluate simulation scenarios to foster a dynamic, interactive learning environment.
Describe the rationale for simulation training to improve learning outcomes.
Write and implementing of a simulation scenario.
Identify the essential components of debriefing to enhance learning outcomes and support learner confidence.
This session introduces the product of an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation award funded by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Presenters will highlight one adult and one pediatric case study included in the simulation tool developed using open-source electronic medical record software. They will provide information about how educators can access the tool for teaching medical nutrition therapy to students in didactic, coordinated, internship and diet tech programs.
explain how to access the electronic medical record simulation software on the Academy server.
describe a scenario for an adult case study available on the simulation software.
describe a scenario for a pediatric case study available on the simulation software
The health of Americans may be improved by reducing the gap between the increasingly diverse population and its healthcare workforce. As an example of this gap, 36.3 percent of the nation's population is ethnically and/or racially diverse, but less than 17 percent of RDs are diverse. This session will define health disparities, examine racial/ethnic composition of RDs and nutrition students, and share lessons from the field regarding investment in and retention of minority students to help them succeed.
Discuss how diversity in health care may reduce health disparities.
Identify the three major sources of student departure according to Tinto's Theory.
Provide an example of how mentoring can help diverse students succeed academically.
In today's competitive market, RDs and DTRs have to be able to not only stay ahead of trends, but determine how to transfer their healthcare/foodservice skills as nutrition professionals into viable and successful entrepreneurs. In order to achieve this, they need to clarify how to make money using traditional and unique business models. To interactively involve participants, this session will use real-time polling with attendees using their smart phones and tablets.
Diagram a road map plan to become a viable and successful entrepreneur.
Analyze how to make money using traditional to unique business models.
Identify two dietetic skills transferable to entrepreneurship.
Dig deep into the cultural forces that influence our ability to speak up, ask for what we want and be heard. Expand your vocabulary of mutual benefit or interest-based negotiation and connect it to the conversations you're having every day. Discover how to set your fees and services and communicate that value as a benefit to your bargaining partner. Participants will walk away with more ease, more confidence and new skills they can put to use right away.
Recalibrate the real market value for individual salaries, fees and bonuses while eliminating any wage gap.
Develop a negotiating style that leads to influential and visible career opportunities and deploy competitive tactics when necessary.
List three techniques to move past "no" an d resistance with the end result of "getting what you want" and a respected RD brand.
Each year trend forecasters, tastemakers, and food marketers try to predict the future, identifying flavors, foods, ingredients and nutrients expected to shape American diets in the year ahead. How important are these trends if they are only adopted by Hollywood starlets and hipsters? Trends that matter permeate mainstream culture, creating lasting, positive change. In this food trends master class, the presenters will go beyond "what's hot" to examine the key differences between fads and paradigm shifts.
Identify the differences between fads and trends and discuss their life cycle.
Identify three game-changing food and nutrition trends that have had a significant impact on mainstream culture.
Interpret food and nutrition trends and apply them to the practice of dietetics.
The RD's role in health care delivery models and primary care compensation structures designed to improve health care quality and financial outcomes and their implications for primary care delivery in the future will be outlined in this session. Opportunities within models such as CMS' Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative (CPCI), Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and Accountable Care Organization (ACOs) and how RDs can assist MDs and primary care practices to monitor patient registries and provide population management reports will be will be discussed.
Describe developing health care delivery models and primary care compensation structures designed to drive improvements for health care quality financial outcomes such as Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative, Patient Centered Medical Home and ACO.
Identify ways which RDs can assist MDs and primary care practices to deliver higher quality, better coordinated patient-centered care, including monitoring quality outcomes, patient registries and developing population management reports.
Identify opportunities for RDs within these models to develop collaborative partnerships with primary care providers to maximize opportunities for reimbursement in these new models of care.
In today's "Food Network" world, nothing engages consumers with all of the senses like cooking demonstrations. In this information-packed session, two seasoned culinary nutritionists with hundreds of cooking demos to their credit will share the tools and behind-the-scenes insights on what it takes to create effective culinary demonstrations that dazzle whether delivered on-site, on television or online.
Identify current food trends and use them to create cooking demos that dazzle.
Explain the steps required in planning, preparing for and executing a cooking demonstration.
Execute effective cooking demonstrations from classroom settings to large live audiences to online videos.
In order for schools to serve healthy lunches as required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, school nutrition professionals need adequate kitchen equipment, infrastructure, and staff training. This sesssion will present cutting-edge research that quantifies the needs of school nutrition professionals nationally and at the statelevel. Additionally, the session will provide vital information and new resources, including pending legislation, that are available to assist with these needs.
Discuss the challenges school food service directors face when implementing USDAs updated meal requirements.
Assess the equipment, infrastructure and training needs of food service directors in their state as compared to the rest of the country.
Identifypublic and private resources to assist in upgrading school kitchen equipment and infrastructure.
Since the implementation of the 2012 USDA Nutrition Standards for School Meals, no research has investigated the guidelines' influence on vegetable intake. The presenters will discuss the findings of a plate waste pilot study that measured vegetable consumption by type (starchy vs. non-starchy vegetables) among K-5th grade students in Texas, before and after implementation of the new guidelines. Issues concerning costs, nutritional values of meals, and overall vegetable intake will be addressed.
Identify the trend in K-5th grade students' vegetable consumption by type (starchy vs. non-starchy) and the economic, financial, and nutritional analysis before and after the implementation of the new USDA Nutrition Standards for School Meals.
Discuss the differences in vegetable consumption based on school participation in the National School Lunch program, by grade, main entre selection, vegetable type, gender, and pre- and post-implementation of the new standards for school meals.
Discuss the value of plate waste data collection and different methodologies.
Food choices are inherently based on a few simple bio mechanisms. Learn why your top 10 favorite food list is not much different from anyone else's,even outside the U.S. Also, learn why people need to be "seduced" to eat healthier foods. The speakers will share recent World Menu Reports and current sensory data to show that one way to improve diets and reduce calorie intake is to focus on making top dishes just a little healthier.
Identify the bio-mechanisms that help determine our favorite foods.
Discuss the principles of seductive nutrition as it relates to eating at home and eating out.
Explain how RDs can use sensory data to develop and adjust popular recipes to be healthful, yet irresistible.
Dietitians in private practice often find that patients request nutrition therapies that they are unfamiliar with or unable to evaluate. This session will give RDs a tool, the CATmaker, to evaluate the current literature so they can assess whether a test or therapy applies to a specific patient.
Critically examine a research study's results and apply it to your practice question.
Summarize clinical evidence using the CATmaker™ software.
Apply recent literature to inform clinical judgments, in the absence of published practice guidelines.
The purpose of this session is to enable RDs to better communicate the value of their role and clinical expertise as it relates to providing quality of care in our current healthcare environment focused on high-quality patient care and cost reduction. Special focus will be placed on how RDs can communicate their financial value to their organization via early, automatic nutrition intervention. Interactive polling and in-session activities will be included to maximize the learning.
Review the latest research studies related to nutrition intervention for the malnourished adult patient.
Demonstrate how to synthesize clinical and health economic studies and apply them into nutrition care models.
Discuss ways to present research to interdisciplinary colleagues and management to help them recognize the value of nutrition.
Nutrition and health issues affect the world population-from underweight and undernourished to overweight and undernourished. The U.S. plays a significant role in providing for the nutritional needs of the world, and has succeeded in improving efficiency of farming and caring for the environment. RDs must use accurate information about sustainable nutrition and the implications to consumer eating patterns. This session will allow RDs to gain insights and information that will assist them in communicating sound science on the issue of sustainable nutrition. Additionally, RDs will lead the effort to support the food insecure in the U.S. and communicate/educate about available resources to provide healthy foods to the food insecure.
Describe the implications of sustainable diets on food security for the world .
Consider food insecurity implications when communicating about healthy eating.
Educate consumers about consuming sustainable diets.
This interactive session provides an overview of how research findings influence decisions, provides recent examples of good and bad uses of epidemiological findings, and gives tools for you, as RDs, to hone your skills as critical evaluators and communicators of science. Dietitians translate research into recommendations for their clients and others, making it important to be able to critically analyze and translate scientific evidence to a variety of audiences, particularly in an era of an exploding number of media stories with often conflicting conclusions regarding diet, physical activity and health. Many of these stories are based on epidemiologic studies, where the science may not be as clear cut as reported. Case studies are used to illustrate how one study may lead to very different sets of media reports, and how situations where hypothesis-generating epidemiological studies are not confirmed by randomized clinical trials.
Evaluate print and media reporting to best clarify the confusion regarding epidemiological studies.
State the strengths and limitations of nutritional epidemiological research.
Identify what steps are needed to accurately determine whether 'true' associations exist between diet and health in order to be able to assess the validity of conclusions drawn by the media and others reporting nutrition research findings.
Food and nutrition experts, as well as consumers, have become exponentially more interested in the origination of their food and the overall food supply. As dietitians, we must be prepared to answer questions surrounding food safety, nutritional parameters and development with consumers. Join a leading panel of experts as they discuss how our current food supply, trends, biotechnology and sustainability affect food insecurity issues.
Identify leading contributors to food insecurity and their impact on health and well-being.
Explain facts and myths about biotechnology in relationship to health and environmental concerns.
Discuss the spectrum of sustainable agricultural practices and its affect on food insecurity.
On August 5, 2013, the FDA published the final Gluten-Free Labeling Rule in the Federal Register. The final rule differs in many regards from the proposed rule which has been the working definition for dietitians since 2007. Clients who have gluten-related disorders, including celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity, will undoubtedly have many questions about what this rule means to them. This session will discuss the rule in detail, including changes that were made from the proposed rule to the final rule and specific areas where consumer education may be most needed. It also will discuss what is not covered by this rule, namely foods regulated by the USDA and alcoholic beverages regulated by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB).
Highlight the major issues of the gluten-free labeling rule, including changes that were made from the proposed rule and reasons for these changes as outlined in the executive summary of the rule.
Discuss the practical implications of the gluten-free labeling rule for dietitians and areas where consumer education is especially required.
Outline where the USDA and TTB stand in regards to gluten-free labeling.