Raleigh Dietetic Association

If you would like to join the Raleigh Dietetic Association (RDA), click here.

NCAND and RDA members at FNCE 2019 in Philadelphia! 


NCAND 2020 Voting Guide

The NCAND Public Policy Panel shared some reliable resources on how to vote in NC and highlight the impact of some key
elected positions on nutrition and health in our state. Use the link below to check it out!
NCAND 2020 Voting Guide

October Education Meeting

Overview of Short Bowel Syndrome in Adults and Children
Location: Virtual
Tuesday, October 6th, 2020 at 7 pm EST

Meeting Overview:  Lindsay Sappah, RD LDN, a Senior Field Medical Educator of Taeda Pharmaceuticals will be discussing and defining Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS), describing the types of SBS, explaining the epidemiology of the disease, and talking about the risk it has on malnutrition and outcomes.

Meeting Agenda:
6:45 – 7:00p Networking
7:00 - 8:00p Speaker Presentation
8:00 - 8:15p Questions/Networking

1 CEU credit will be earned for reading the accompanying journal article and completing the short journal article quiz/survey. The journal article and survey link will be provided prior to the education meeting. For CEU credit, complete the quiz/survey by October 13th, 2020. Your certificate will be e-mailed to you within 30 days of the meeting date.

Free for RDA members, CDA members, and DCHDA members
$5 for student non-members
$10 for professional non-members.

Upcoming Events:

TEDD WIND Virtual Inclusivity Conference.
Friday, October 9-16, 2020
Virtual conference focused on weight inclusive practices, social justice in dietetics, professional support and supervision, public health, medical nutrition therapy, and more.  Register Here.

NCAND Webinar
"Improving Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Institutional Menu Planning and Recipe Development"
Friday, October 16, 2020 at 12 pm
Presented by: Lesley Schatz, MPH, RD, LDN
Register Here

FNCE 2020 Virtual Conference
October 17-20th 

Late Registration: October 1st - October 20th 
$245 for Members
$115 for Students and Retirees
Register Here

November Education Meeting
Thursday November 12th, 2020 at 7pm
Title: Health Writing Opportunities for RDs
Description: This meeting will cover health writing opportunities, why RDs should get into health writing, and where to find clients. 
Speaker: Ana Reisdorf, MS, RD. Ana Reisdorf has 12 years of experience as a registered dietitian. She has a passion for creating incredible health and nutrition content. Her main focus is writing evidence-based, authority building content for nutrition and health brands.

Register Here!
1 CEU credit will be earned for attending this meeting. Your certificate will be e-mailed to you within 30 days of the meeting date.


Registration now open for FNCE Virtual Event, October 17-20, 2020.  For more information, click here. 

The Academy is providing members with resources and information during the novel coronavirus public health emergency. Visit the Academy website 

for more information. 

Sign up now for AND's CPE On-Demand program. Click here to learn more! 

Action Alerts:

1. Support Malnutrition Awareness Week and the MNT Act
Introduced by Sens. Murphy and Grassley, S.Res. 716 designates October 5 through October 9, 2020 as Malnutrition Awareness Week and acknowledges RDNs for their efforts to prevent malnutrition. In addition, this resolution supports emergency federal funding for federal nutrition programs to combat malnutrition. Urge Congress to support increased access to nutrition care for seniors!  Take action today!

2. Support Diversity in Nutrition & Dietetics in Allied Health Professions
The Academy has partnered with the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education to encourage Congress to provide $300 million in funding for minority serving institutions that would support allied health professions programs including nutrition and dietetics.

3. Take Action Today on the Medical Nutrition Therapy Act of 2020
Rates of diet-related chronic disease continue to rise, and many of these conditions are now contributing to poor outcomes for COVID-19 patients. Expanded access to nutrition care is especially important for minority populations that have long faced chronic disease health disparities due to socioeconomic inequalities and reduced access to health care, healthful foods and safe places to be active. 
Urge your members of Congress to support the Medical Nutrition Therapy Act of 2020!

Did you know that you can sign up for text message alerts every time there is a new Action Alert?  Once you submit your message to legislature, you have the option to sign up! 

Social Media Contest:
This month, submit a cooking video using Pumpkins as a main ingredient. ⁠Videos should be professional and include cooking tips and the recipe. One entry will be selected at random to win an $25 grocery store or Amazon gift card (winner's choice). Gift cards will be mailed to the winners.
Use the hashtag #rdasocialmediacontest and tag us (@eatrightraleigh for Instagram) in your post to enter. Videos can be submitted through Instagram or Facebook.  Submissions must have the hashtag to be considered.
Submission Deadline: October 30th

Winner will be announced in the November Newsletter.

September Winner: Jillian Schoening!  Check out the October Newsletter for her recipe and link to the cooking video!


RDA Newsletters are sent out the first Monday of every month to RDA members.

August 2020
July 2020
June 2020

NCAND Newsletters

2020-2021 RDA Board Members:

PresidentMichael Raynor, MS, RD, LDN, CISSN
President Elect: Jillian Schoening, MS, RD, LDN
Past PresidentRachel Findley, MS, RDN, LDN
SecretaryMeredith Gentle, MS, RD, LDN

Treasurer: Jasmine St. Denny, MS, RD, LDN
Membership Chair: Makayla Womble, RD, LDN
Legislative Chair: Sarah Hester, MS
Communications Chair: Hannah Libera MS, RD, LDN, CHC
Social Event Chair: Lacey Anderson, MS, RD, LDN
Student Liaison: Grace Daniel
Nominations and Professional Development Chair: Autumn Ehsaei, MS, RDN, LDN

You can count on us to provide you with fun, exciting, and informative professional opportunities here in the Raleigh area! Stay tuned for more events!

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