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ACADEMY NATIONAL ELECTIONS - VOTE NOW!
Voting in the 2017 national election is easier than ever before! Voting is open NOW through February 22nd, and election results will be announced late February. Learn more about the candidates (there are TWO from NC!) & vote here.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15 - STIPEND DEADLINE
Let us help you! RDDA has three $100 stipends available to help you further your professional development. You can use them to attend conferences, workshops, meetings, trainings, or other professional development activities. To apply, submit the Professional Development Stipend Application Form or the Professional Development Stipend Student Verification Form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due February 15. For more information about these stipends, please review the Professional Development Stipend Eligibility Criteria.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18 - GRADUATE PROGRAM OPEN HOUSE
Thinking about graduate school? On Saturday, February 18th from 9am to 12noon, Meredith College will host a graduate school open house to answer such questions as how to afford graduate schoo, how to pass an entrance exam, where to begin in the application process. Additionally, participants will be able to learn more about graduate programs available through Meredith College. Interested? More details & registration available here.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21 - JOURNAL CLUB
Join us Tuesday, February 21st at 6:30pm at Liquid State (1908 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh) for RDDA's 1st monthly Journal Club! Earn 1 CPE while learning & networking with fellow RDDA members. RSVP via the Facebook event here. Don't have Facebook? Email the organizer Amber Brenner directly. This month's article will be "The Influence of Weight Loss Expectations on Weight Loss and of Weight Loss Satisfaction on Weight Maintenance in Severe Obesity" in the Journal of the AND, January 2017, page 32. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jand.2016.09.001
MARCH IS NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH - Celebrate with us!
March is National Nutrition Month. The theme this year is "Put Your Best Fork Forward," and we want to see you putting your best fork forward! Throughout the month of March, each time you hashtag #RDDAForkForward on your food photos on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, your name will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 Whole Foods gift card. You must be an active RDDA member to be eligible to win. We can't wait to see all of your foodie adventures and creations!
FRIDAY, MARCH 3 - NCDA REGIONAL MEETING IN CHARLOTTE
Registration is now open! The NCDA Regional Meeting in Charlotte will be held on March 3, 2017 at the Schiele Museum of Natural History & Planetarium in Gastronia NC. Details on the meeting agenda can be found here. To register, click here.
SATURDAY, MARCH 4 - GET YOUR REAR IN GEAR 5K
RDDA will again participate in the Get Your Rear in Gear 5K to benefit the Colon Cancer Coalition. The 5K will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017 on NC State's Centennial Campus. As in past years, RDDA will reimburse member participants 1/2 of registration costs if done so before the early registration ends. Early 5K registration is available through February 28 at 4pm here. Not interested in running? We'll have a table at the event. Come help us man the table & answer community questions!
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22 - LEGISLATIVE DAY 2017
RDDA would like to encourage all members to join NCDA on Legislative Day 2017 at the Center for Architecture and Design. The agenda is coming soon. To register, click here.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29 - MEMBER MEETING & HUMMUS CONTEST!
March is National Nutrition Month (NNM), and to celebrate RDDA will be hosting a hummus showdown at our March meeting! Enter to win a $50 gift card to Irregardless Cafe or $30 to Videri Chocolate Factory. All members are encouraged to come up with their most creative hummus recipe to share; we will provide chips/pita/veggies/fruit needed to sample the hummus creations. Prizes will be awarded to the 1st and 2nd place hummus recipes (as determined by your RDDA peers). Enter the RDDA NNM Hummus Showdown here and stay tuned for more details about our March meeting! The topic & speaker are still TBD, but go ahead and mark your calendars now. You won't want to miss this special member meeting to be held at WakeMed Cary on Wednesday, March 29th!
RDDA BOARD POSITIONS
Want to be more involved in RDDA? Consider applying for a board member position. Available positions will be released soon, so stay tuned for more information about how and when to apply.