Recent News

  • 🏅 Awards and Scholarships Open Now!

    February 2021

    School Nutrition Services Award of Excellence: The SNS DPG seeks to recognize an RD or NDTR member that has demonstrated exceptional performance in practice relating to school nutrition programs and leadership achievements in nutrition-related organization(s). Apply here by April 1.

    National Awards from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Learn more and apply here by March 1.

  • 📣 Key Dates

    February 2021

    Feb 1: Membership renewal for 2021-2022 opens online

    Feb 1: Voting in the Academy National Election begins

    Feb 15: Foundation scholarship application opens

    Feb 18: Call for FNCE® 2021 Poster Session Abstracts closes

    March 1: Last day to apply for the Academy’s Diversity and Inclusion Awards and Grants

    March 1: Last day to submit nominations for 2021 National Honors and Awards

    March 10: Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day

  • POLL: Your voice matters.

    We want to hear from our creative professionals! Share with the DPG your ideas on how to educate students on diversity. Do you have a traditional recipe or a holiday event promoting cultural sensitivity and inclusion? Have your creative ideas featured in the upcoming Spoodle Report and inspire your fellow members. Share them with us here.
  • ✍ Save the Date!

    Upcoming webinars for menu planning and recipe development: February 18 and March 25.

    More details to come.

  • 🏅Give yourself the recognition that you deserve!

    Check out the awards and grant opportunities available now.
  • Support your fellow SNS DPG members who are on the 2021 Academy National Election ballot!

    2021 Slate of Candidates from School Nutrition Services

    President-elect

    Ellen Shanley, MBA, RDN, CDN, FAND (CT)

    Director-at-Large

    Egondu Onuoha, MS, RDN, CDN, FAND (NY)

    Kathy Wilson-Gold, MS, RDN, LD, FAND (OK)

  • 🏅Want to present a poster at #FNCE® 2021?

    Submit an abstract by February 18! Learn more and submit here. #eatrightPRO
  • Academy COVID Resources

    During the #COVID19 pandemic, the Academy has gathered resources for food and nutrition practitioners to address preparedness, patient care and food safety and access. Use the Coronavirus Professional Resource Hub on #eatrightPRO
  • The SNS DPG is soliciting ideas for a Diversity and Inclusion Mini-Grant application!

    Diversity and Inclusion Mini-Grant

    If you have any ideas for diversity and inclusion outreach or events, please contact our Diversity Liaison, Anh-Tram Pham at pham0131@umn.edu. Mini-grant applications are due March 1, 2021 and we would love to hear what you think would be impactful towards advancing D&I within our DPG!

  • POLL: Your voice matters.

    Complete this survey to help the SNS DPG better support our members in the House of Delegates for 2021.
  • 🏅 March 1 Application Deadline: Diversity and Inclusion Action Award

    The Academy offers a $1,000 Diversity and Inclusion Action Award to an ACEND accredited dietetics educational program, affiliate, dietetic practice group, member interest group, or other recognized Academy group. The award recognizes accomplishments in successfully recruiting and retaining underrepresented individuals. The application deadline is March 1, 2021. Apply today!
  • 👉 March 1 Application Deadline: Diversity and Inclusion Leaders Program

    The Diversity and Inclusion Leaders Program supports Active category members from underrepresented groups within the nutrition and dietetics profession. Four leaders are selected to participate in a two-year leadership program and are provided mentorship, leadership training, and networking. The application deadline is March 1, 2021. Apply today!
  • ✍ Nominations for the Academy’s National Honors and Awards open Nov. 1!

    Nominate a colleague who has advanced the nutrition and dietetics profession, exhibited leadership in the field, and shown devotion to serving others. #eatrightPRO
  • 📣 Apply to Be an Academy Media Spokesperson

    The Academy’s landmark volunteer media Spokesperson Program advances the Academy’s mission and goals and increases the public’s knowledge of food, nutrition, and health. Three-year Spokesperson terms begin June 1. Openings are available in a number of geographical and practice specialty areas. The application deadline is February 5. Learn More.
  • 🧑 💻 Looking for CPEU?

    The Academy offers a variety of webinars on topics such as sports nutrition, diversity and inclusion, medical nutrition therapy, professional development and more! Get Started. #eatrightPRO #RDNCPE
  • 🏅 March 1 Application Deadline: Diversity and Inclusion Action Award

    November 2020

    The Academy offers a $1,000 Diversity and Inclusion Action Award to an ACEND accredited dietetics educational program, affiliate, dietetic practice group, member interest group, or other recognized Academy group. The award recognizes accomplishments in successfully recruiting and retaining underrepresented individuals. The application deadline is March 1, 2021. Apply today!

  • 👉 March 1 Application Deadline: Diversity and Inclusion Leaders Program

    November 2020

    The Diversity and Inclusion Leaders Program supports Active category members from underrepresented groups within the nutrition and dietetics profession. Four leaders are selected to participate in a two-year leadership program and are provided mentorship, leadership training, and networking. The application deadline is March 1, 2021. Apply today!

  • ✍ Academy’s National Honors and Awards open Nov. 1!

    November 2020

    Nominate a colleague who has advanced the nutrition and dietetics profession, exhibited leadership in the field, and shown devotion to serving others. #eatrightPRO

  • 📣 Apply to Be an Academy Media Spokesperson

    November 2020

    The Academy’s landmark volunteer media Spokesperson Program advances the Academy’s mission and goals and increases the public’s knowledge of food, nutrition, and health. Three-year Spokesperson terms begin June 1. Openings are available in a number of geographical and practice specialty areas. The application deadline is February 5. Learn More

  • 🧑 💻 Academy Resources

    November 2020

    The Academy offers many resources for nutrition and dietetics professionals to further their education from the comfort of home! Review this list of convenient options. #eatrightPRO #RDNCPE

  • 🎉 Happy Diwali Wishes!

    November 2020

    November is India’s biggest holiday, Diwali, also known as Festival of the Lights. Diwali is a 5-day festival celebrated in Hinduism, Jainism, and Sikhism. The festival symbolizes the victory of light over darkness. Take a virtual trip overseas to learn more about Diwali and fill your kitchen with the warm, aromatic smell of India with these traditional Diwali recipes.

  • 🗳 VOTE!

    October 2020

    Our nation’s kids depend on us for more than just the food we serve. We have the power to influence the quality of life for our young generations who are unable to cast a ballot. And remember, Child Nutrition Programs are still overdue for reauthorization.

    Make your voice heard. Learn more about why voting impacts food insecurity and inequality → Food Research & Action Center’s Anti-Hunger Nonprofits & Elections Guide.

    “Voting is the foundation stone for political action”
    - Dr. Martin Luther King

  • ✍ Do you have proven skills and vision to further the nutrition and dietetics profession?

    October 2020

    Nominations for some Academy National Election positions are open until Nov. 6! Nominate yourself or a colleague. #eatrightPRO

  • FNCE® Follow-Up FNCE

    October 2020

    FNCE® was superb! I really enjoyed the virtual format and am especially rejuvenated by all of the science and research that was presented. Staying current and hearing from experts across the field of nutrition excites me.

    My favorite part is always connecting with fellow SNS DPG members at the Member showcase “booth” and our Recipe Round-Up networking event!

    -Jocelyn Karbo, SNS DPG
    Chair-Elect