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  • 📆Save the Date!

    May 2022

    July 11th - SNA ANC - SNS DPG Member Breakfast Sponsored by General Mills

    Location: Rosen Centre Hotel

    $20 per member ($10 student/retired members)

    Additional Registration/details Coming Soon!

  • 📢 Register today!

    May 2022

    May 18th - USDA discussion with SNS DPG Members

    Time: 3:00-4:30 EST

    Register in advance by clicking !

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

  • 🌟 April is National Preceptor Month!

    April 2022

    This is the perfect time to help shape the nutrition and dietetics profession! Sign up to be a preceptor .

  • 🦸🏾 School Lunch Hero Day 2022

    April 2022

    School Lunch Hero Day 2022 is May 6th this year! Don’t forget to celebrate both yourself, and the hardworking cafeteria staff in your schools!

  • 🎉 Do you have any recent achievements or honors that we should celebrate?

    April 2022

    Did you recently receive an award or complete a project that you’d like to share with other SNS DPG members? Send your accomplishments to  to be shared on the SNS DPG Social Media Pages!

  • 🥳 The Academy thanks members of the School Nutrition Services Dietetic Practice Group

    April 2022

    For the  for milk, whole grains and sodium; these responses were compiled and shared in comments submitted by the Academy to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's request.

  • 📢 Register today!

    April 2022

    May 18th - USDA discussion with SNS DPG Members

    Time: 3:00-4:30 EST

    Register in advance by clicking !

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

  • 📆Save the Date!

    April 2022

    July 11th - SNA ANC - SNS DPG Member Breakfast Sponsored by General Mills

    Registration/details: Coming Soon!

  • USDA Increases Funding to Continue Providing Students with Healthful School Meals

    March 2022

    Learn more by clicking Here.

  • Thank You!

    March 2022

    Thank you for attending our Transitional Nutrition Standards listening sessions with the Academy and USDA on March 1 & March 3! The turnout and discussion was wonderful! A follow-up meeting was discussed, but a date has not been set yet.

  • Register Today!

    March 2022

    March 22nd - Prescott Labs Webinar: To waste or not to waste? Exploring the complexity of student dietary behaviors in school cafeterias

    Register by clicking Here!

  • Save the Date

    March 2022

    July 11th - DPG Breakfast at ANC

    Registration link to follow soon!

  • 2022 Nutrition and Dietetics Advocacy Summit

    February 2022

    The 2022 Nutrition and Dietetics Advocacy Summit was a great success! Nearly 600 attendees gathered virtually from across the country to advocate for two of the Academy’s top policy and advocacy priorities: medical nutrition therapy expansion and child nutrition. Thank you to PPCs and PALs for scheduling 84 meetings with Senate offices!

  • Congrats to our active SNS member, Karen Ehrens for receiving the award for Grassroots Excellence!

    February 2022

    Other 2022 award honorees include:

    • Public Policy Leadership Award: U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop (Ga.)
    • Public Policy Leadership Award: U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (Mich.)
    • Health Equity and Diversity Leadership Award: U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly (Ill.)
  • USDA Increases Funding to Continue Providing Students with Healthful School Meals

    February 2022

    Learn more by clicking .

  • February is Black History Month!

    February 2022
  • February is American Heart Month!

    February 2022

    The Academy has a variety of resources to share with your clients, patients and social media followers:

  • Register Today!

    February 2022

    February 15th , 2:00 pm ET - Virtual Q&A with AND Policy Leader!

    • Do you have a question for the Academy Policy and Advocacy team? Come ask your questions in an informal virtual session, with our Child Nutrition Policy expert, Liz Campbell.
    • Register 

    February 24th, 3:00 pm ET - Advocacy & School Nutrition

    • Everyone in School Nutrition has a story and your legislators need to hear it!
    • Register 

    March 9th, 3:00 pm ET - USDA’s Team Nutrition Meal Talk

    • Join USDA’s Team Nutrition initiative for the new webinar series, Meal Talk Webinars! These webinars provide interactive trainings on hot topics related to school meals.
    • The first Meal Talk webinar will focus on School Breakfast.
    • Register 
  • Save the Date

    February 2022

    March 22nd - Prescott Labs

    March 3rd - Time TBD

    Join SNS for a special meeting with USDA regarding the updated transitional nutrition standards.

    *Registration links to follow soon!

  • Nutrition Entrepreneurs 2022 Virtual Spring Summit

    February 2022

    Join NE DPG on March 4th and 11th to be inspired, make meaningful connections and gain the confidence you need to start or grow your business in 2022.

    Summit includes:

    • Featuring 12 thriving nutrition entrepreneurs
    • Access to pre-recorded sessions a week in advance
    • ~30-minute sessions with interactive live Q&A
    • Networking opportunities
    • 6+ CPEs

    Presentation topics include:

    • Authenticity
    • Business Growth
    • Blogging
    • Ethics
    • Self-care
    • How to create success mindset
    • Telehealth
    • Photography and more!

    Register today at https://www.nedpg.org/springsummit/

    Watch the current  more about this year’s Summit!

  • USDA Increases Funding to Continue Providing Students with Healthful School Meals

    January 2022

    Learn more by clicking here.

  • Register Today!

    January 2022

    Policy Webinar - January 20th, 3:00 pm ET - Register Here

    Public Policy should be every RDN or NDTR's passion as it affects our profession tremendously. This webinar will get you up to speed on what you need to know to be able to be a good advocate for our profession. Click here to learn more!!

  • Register Today!

    January 2022

    Virtual Q&A with AND Policy Leader - February 15th , 2:00 pm ET - Register Here

    Do you have a question for the Academy Policy and Advocacy team? Come ask your questions in an informal virtual session, with our Child Nutrition Policy expert, Liz Campbell.

  • Save the Date

    January 2022

    An Insider's Look into Child Nutrition Reauthorization
    Policy & Advocacy Webinar - February 24th, 3:00 pm ET
    Everyone in School Nutrition has a story and your legislators need to hear it!

    Prescott Labs
    March 22nd - Registration Coming Soon!

  • Do You Need to Gut-Check Your Communications on the Gut Microbiome?

    Navigating the Latest Science and New Lexicon Related to Gut Health and Biotics

    January 2022

    January 26th, 1:00 pm ET - Register Here

    The gut microbiome has emerged as a foundation of overall health, and consumer interest has escalated in recent years. Yet, there's a tremendous amount of misinformation on this quickly evolving subject that is adding to the current confusion – including the launch of products that are being marketed to help positively impact the microbiome. Learn about the science on biotics and the evidence-based strategies to modulate the microbiota. The webinar will review the latest research on the microbiome and human health, and provide RDNs with actionable strategies to accurately counsel clients, communicate to the public and offer science-based messages in the media.

  • Apply for the Foundation’s awards and grants!

    January 2022

    One of the Foundation’s key initiatives is to assist nutrition and dietetics students, educators, and practitioners in their academic and educational endeavors through awards, fellowships, and more. And, the Foundation offers research grants for those who are conducting research and in search of funding.

    Applications for the annual Foundation awards and research grants are due February 1, at 5 p.m. Central Time. You can find the link to the application and list of criteria on the Foundation’s application portal.

    The Foundation also offers a fellowship specific to nutrition public policy, the Grace L. Ostenso Nutrition and Public Policy Fellowship, in collaboration with the American Association for the Advancement of Science. This fellowship will be awarded to a doctoral-prepared, RDN member of the Academy, and it begins September 1 in Washington, D.C. View the criteria and apply. The application deadline is March 7 and will be posted on the Foundation’s application portal.

  • Opportunities to Serve Survey Available

    January 2022

    If you are interested in volunteering for an Academy committee, please complete the Opportunities to Serve Survey. In support of the Academy’s IDEA Action Plan, we encourage diverse leaders with the necessary qualifications to apply. The information provided will assist the Academy’s President-elect and Speaker-elect in making appointments for the 2022-2023 program year. The survey will be available until January 20, 2022.

  • Apply to Become an Academy National Media Spokesperson

    January 2022

    Are you frequently quoted in the media for your expertise in food and nutrition? If so, consider applying to join the Academy’s landmark volunteer media Spokesperson Program. Three-year Spokesperson terms begin June 1, 2022. Openings are available in a number of geographical and practice specialty areas. Academy members from all geographic areas are encouraged to apply.

    The application deadline is February 4. Learn more here.

  • Small Wins

    December 2021

    Been promoted at work? Completed your master's project or thesis recently? Successfully implemented a new foodservice program at your facility? We want to celebrate YOU!

    Email us and tell all about your latest success. We will share your accomplishment on social media (LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook) for all of the dietetic community to see. Let your successes be an inspiration for others!

    Don't be shy, let us publicly acknowledge your hard work and dedication by paying you a compliment and words of encouragement.

  • Nominate Outstanding Professionals

    December 2021

    The Academy’s National Honors and Awards recognize outstanding food and nutrition practitioners and supporters of the profession. Submit a nomination!

    #eatrightPRO

  • Save the Date!

    December 2021

    • January 20th, 2:00 pm CST – Policy Webinar
    • February 15th - Q&A with Liz Campbell
    • February 24th - Policy Webinar 2.0 for SNS
    • March 22nd - Prescott Labs

    Registration links to follow soon!

  • Key Dates & Holidays

    December 2021

    December is Worldwide Food Service Safety Month. Use these #foodsafety and #cooking tips to have a happy, healthy meal! #eatright