Jamie Stang, PhD, MPH, RD, LN
Sunday, Oct 4, 2015
Wellness and Prevention
The United States' infant mortality rate is 27th in the world, higher than that found in many western European and east Asian countries. This session highlights the four leading causes of infant mortality, the role nutrition plays and explores why some women receive insufficient care. Using a community/public health approach, we will examine how RDNs can positively impact infant mortality by addressing strategies that, if achieved, will improve the health of women and infants.Planned with the Women's Health DPG
Describe the four leading causes of infant mortality and the nutrition factors affecting each.
Identify the roles of preconception, interconception and prenatal nutrition on birth outcomes.
List ways that RDNs can positively impact infant mortality using a public health perspective.
Leadership, Professional Skills and Career Development
Recent Academy workforce and visioning reports identify more demand for dietetics services with a prevention and public health focus. Nutrition professionals skilled in public health/community nutrition practice will flourish in this environment. This session analyzes the factors affecting this practice area and outlines how members can seize career and leadership opportunities in planning, implementing and evaluating nutrition, health and food policy, regulation, programs and services.
- Enumerate the multitude of rapidly changing environmental and societal factors impacting public health and community nutrition practice leading to opportunities for dietetic practice.
- List current and emerging opportunities in this dietetic specialty area.
- Retool for positions and leadership within all levels of public health and community nutrition practice.
Sunday, Oct 20, 2013
Educating the Educators
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.
Sunday, Oct 20, 2013
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.
Tuesday, Oct 9, 2012
Schools and School-Aged Kids
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.Objectives:
- 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.
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