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March 2008 Volume 6, Issue 2


CADE 2008 Eligibility Requirements and Accreditation

In March, the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) released the 2008 Eligibility Requirements and Accreditation Standards (ERAS) that were revised to ensure validity and reliability of the accreditation process. As the student member of the CADE board, I'd like to explain to you the process of the 2008 ERAS review and revision, describe some of the key changes made from the 2002 ERAS, and discuss how these changes will affect us as students. As the accrediting body for the American Dietetic Association (ADA), CADE is responsible for setting the national standards for what dietetics students are taught and for evaluating programs to ensure that these standards are met. Basically, CADE ensures that programs provide the knowledge, skills, and competencies that students need to prepare themselves for entry into the dietetics profession. Part of this process is conducting a systematic review of the ERAS. In July of 2005, the Accreditation Standards Committee (ASC) was appointed and charged with reviewing, validating, and/or revising program standards and student knowledge, skills, and competencies with input from stakeholders including students, faculty, and employers. The ASC included members of CADE, registered dietitians in research, registered dietitians in practice, and the public. To fulfill their charge, the ACS held five inperson meetings, numerous teleconferences, and two invitational workgroup conferences attended by additional educators and practitioners. They conducted surveys and reviewed numerous documents including results of the CDR 2005 Practice Audit of entry-level RDs and DTRs and CDR employer focus group results. In short, the committee did a lot of research and spent a lot of time in discussion over how to ensure CADE-accredited programs produced quality dietetics practitioners. In January, the CADE board approved the revised 2008 ERAS for release in March 2008 and implementation in March 2009. The following is a brief description of some of the key changes from the 2002 ERAS: A different set of ERAS for each program type: Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD); Dietetic Internship (Continued on page 2)

Amanda Maucere, MS Nutrition Student, CADE Representative

Inside this issue: TV Series Increases our Awareness on Health Disparities Foods that Fuel your BRAIN 2008-09 SCAC Ballot School Nutrition Services Discussion SCL Reports SCL Position Description Student Recipe Corner


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CADE 2008 Eligibility Requirements and Accreditation, Cont.

(DI); Coordinated Program (CP); and Dietetic Technician Program (DTP) changes, like an increase of 300 hours of supervised practice, may involve extra work for both the students and faculty/staff/administrators, they serve the ultimate Revision of the knowledge and competency statements: goal of better preparing us to enter our chosen profesfewer of them and broader in scope (the term sion as competent, knowledgeable individuals. For "supervise" was removed); additions are in line with example, there is a positive correlation between supercurrent and future practice including management skills and the nutrition care process and model; clarifi- vised practice hours and pass rate on the RD exam. cations made between professional practice level (RD) And we all want to pass the exam, right? The increased hours are also more in line with other health professionand technical practice level (DTR) · An increase in supervised practice hours from 900 als which helps us make a name for ourselves as RDs. I also like the increased emphasis on research to 1200 hours for DI and CP programs · Requirement of full-time employment at the institu- (evidence-based practice). As for the elimination of the generalist emphasis, I believe this provides institutions tion for program directors and programs with an opportunity to look at what they · Limitation of one program per program director have available to offer their students in addition to the · Elimination of the generalist emphasis for programs foundation knowledge and competencies, which pro· Increased research requirements for students vide the generalist base everyone needs. I hope you · Requirement of primary preceptors to have at least all are as excited as I am about changing our profession one year of post-credentialing experience before for the better so that we will be known as the nutrition taking on students experts throughout the world. If you'd like to learn Now that you've read some of the changes, what do you more about the 2008 ERAS, they are available on the CADE Web page at think? Personally, I think the ASC did a wonderful job revising the standards. Although some of these

TV Series Increases our Awareness on Health Disparities

Nicholas Lee Hines, Student Delegate At-Large In the fall of 2007 the House of Delegates was charged with the task to discuss and debate on the mega issue of health disparities. After electronic votes were gathered, the House requested the establishment of an HOD Leadership Team Workgroup to develop a toolkit of strategies and messages addressing the nine identified barriers for use by members. Three of the nine identified barriers for use by members are: · Incorporate the issue into dietetics education and continuing professional education opportunities

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Assist members and credentialed practitioners to enhance awareness of the issue and to be a partner in working to address the issue Increase exposure to health disparities and the efforts of other professions in order to reduce the sense of helplessness

Chance for continued learning Currently, the House of is aware of an opportunity for members to gain more knowledge into the issues of health disparities through the release of a documentary series "Unnatural Causes". The four-hour documentary series is produced by the California Newsreel and will broadcast on PBS on

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TV Series Increases our Awareness on Health Disparities, Cont.

successive Thursdays beginning March 27th. The focus of the series is on social-economic and racial inequities in health care system. Check local listings; dates and times may vary. How you can spread awareness All student council liaisons, student council members, dietetic interns, student dietetic and nutrition associations are encouraged to spread the word. This significant opportunity will allow you to share this important information with others; conduct a discussion on what you learned and what can be done at the local level. The internet link listed below has a variety of downloadable materials, one of which is: "Health Equity Quiz". To learn more about the series and how to get involved with the impact campaign please visit the link listed below. In addition, the series is available on DVD beginning March 15, 2008: tc=UNAT. For more information, contact: Nicholas Lee Hines at [email protected]

Foods that Fuel your BRAIN!

Do you wake up in the morning and feel completely sluggish? Maybe you find yourself dozing off in the middle of class. If this sounds familiar, you may be guilty of depriving your brain of the foods it needs to be supercharged. Yes, I said it, supercharged! As much as a battery needs to charge before it can work properly, your brain needs an outlet as well. By eating the right foods, you can boost your IQ, sharpen your memory and concentration and improve your mood. Think about it. Neurotransmitters are the chemical messengers in the brain which help cells to communicate effectively with each other. These chemical messengers are composed of amino acids, which are found in protein rich foods, such as meat, fish and dairy. In turn, vitamins and minerals are required for the conversion of amino acids to neurotransmitters. Keeping this in mind, it's easy to see why the foods we eat play a key role in boosting brain power. So what foods can succumb to such high expectations? Below, I listed a few of the key foods to get you energized and focused in no time. Trust me; this will come in handy when you're preparing for an exam. Fish your way being focused! Research has shown that Omega-3 fatty acids, found primarily in fish, are essential to boosting cognitive performance. When we consume dietary fat, it's broken down into fatty acids, taken up by brain cells, and incorporated into cell membranes. Therefore, brain cell membranes are rich in fat, making the nutrient vital to

Samina Riaz, Dietetic Intern: North Shore-LIJ Health System, Long Island, NY brain cell function. Omega-3 fatty acids are deemed "essential" because the body is not able to produce them and they must be obtained from food. Fatty fish such as salmon, tuna and mackerel are excellent sources of omega-3's. If fish isn't appealing to you, try some walnuts, flaxseeds, soybeans, eggs and green leafy vegetables. B-Vitamins The B-vitamins include thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2), pyridoxine (B6), folic acid, cobalamin (B12), pantothenic acid (B5), niacin (B3) and biotin. These vitamins are responsible for the breakdown of carbohydrates into glucose, which provides energy and the breakdown of fats and protein, which aids in the function of the nervous system. Cobalamin, commonly known as vitamin B12, has been shown to improve memory. We could all use a memory boost, especially when exams are around the corner. Sources include grains, starchy vegetables, beans, chicken and eggs. Don't forget H2O! Water helps to transport nutrients to your brain and being dehydrated leads to a lack of proper brain function. When I say "water", I mean pure, clear water. This doesn't include adding crystal light or anything flavored. For all-natural added flavor, try slicing some lemons or oranges to squeeze into your water bottle. Water is vital to concentration and mental alertness, so drink up!




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2008-09 Student Council Advisory Committee Ballot


Jinan Banna, DPD/PhD Student, University of California, Davis, Davis, California

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Graduate Student Researcher-Nutrition Education, UC Davis. September 2004 to present. Conducted research in low-income, Spanish-speaking community. Prepared proposals for submission to funding agencies. Created study outlines, timelines, and budgets. Adjunct Faculty-Nutrition Basics, Los Rios Community College District. January 2008 to present. Delivered lectures in undergraduate course. Designed and structured course syllabus and curriculum. Assigned grades. Scholarship Recipient for Summer Institute on Migration and Health, Puebla, Mexico. July 2007. Graduate Student Community Service Committee Member, UC Davis. January 2006 to September 2006.

I am well qualified to serve as the chair of the SCAC given my extensive experience in leading nutrition courses and peer groups, as well as managing research personnel. I have broad education in the field of nutrition and a passion for working with the student community.

Meghan Glenz, DPD Student, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

Currently serving as a Student Representative for the American Dietetic Association Student Council Advisory Committee (ADA SCAC) and Vice President for the Texas Student Dietetic Association (TSDA). · President for the Texas A&M Nutrition and Dietetic Association where I have coordinated a Fun Run, Bake Sales, Food Drives, Hunger Banquet, events for National Nutrition Month, Registered Dietitian's Day, and volunteered at the local soup kitchen and food bank. · Recipient of the Texas Outstanding Dietetic Student DPD Award and recipient of the Thomas S. Gathright Award as the top GPA student in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University. Employed part-time at a local catering company for the past six years.



My fruit basket is vibrant and nutritious just as I am very enthusiastic and passionate about the ADA. Grapes stand for my ability to represent the cluster and their opinions. The apples demonstrate being well rounded and my "core" leadership values, and bananas account for my commitment to the bunch.

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2008-09 SCAC Ballot, Cont.


Nicole Horn, DPD Student, Arizona State University, Gilbert, Arizona

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President, ASU Student Dietetic Association, 2007 to Present; ADA Student Council Liaison, 2007 to present; Vice President, ASU Student Dietetic Association; 2006-2007, Dean's List (4 consecutive semesters) Program director for nutrition education classes at The House of Refuge homeless shelter Volunteer: Head Start nutrition program, Susan G Komen, Desert Mission Food Bank, Walk from Obesity, Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network, Desert Labrador Retriever Rescue Nutritionist, Women, Infants and Children; Diet Technician, Tempe St. Luke's Hospital; Dietetics Field Experience, Maricopa County Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Nutrition Services

As a motivated and experienced student leader, I am an effective communicator and work well with my peers. I am driven to make a difference for the students I represent and passionate about the field of dietetics. It is my goal to be a powerful voice within the student ADA.

Deana Lawrence, DPD Student, Florida International University, Miami, Florida

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ADA Student Council Advisory Committee Student Representative. June 2007-Present. Miami Dietetic Association Member-at-Large and Website Chair. June 2007-Present. Acting President Elect. August 2007-October 2007. Florida International University Student Dietetic Association Vice President. May 2007-Present. FIU SDA Secretary. September 2006-April 2007. Internship for Agroecology Certificate at Paradise Farms, a 5-acre organic farm in Homestead, Florida. Sponsored and funded by the USDA. July 2007-August 2007.

I have been inspired by the optimism and dedication of everyone in our organization, gained immeasurable knowledge, and cultivated a humble appreciation in my service to you. I want to continue this service by empowering our growth as we prepare, start, and continue to make an impact in our world.

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2008-09 SCAC Ballot, Cont.


Lindsay Irion, DPD Student, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas

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Three years experience representing constituents' interests in representative and legislative bodies on my university campus, August 2004 ­ May 2007 Three consecutive terms as Vice President for Special Events in the University of Arkansas chapter of Young Democrats, April 2005 - Present Volunteer weekly at the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank completing data entry on receiving agencies and food labeling, December 2006 - Present Attended the 2008 ADA Public Policy Workshop

As the SCAC Student Delegate I will be committed to actively engaging dietetic students in conversation about issues that affect us now as students and in the future as nutrition professionals. I will achieve this through forming relationships and open lines of communication with student dietetic groups across the country.

Mark Izhak, DPD Student, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York

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2008 New York State Dietetic Association Ruth Harmon Award Recipient 2008 American Dietetic Association Public Policy Workshop, Participant 2007-2008 Student Council Liaison, Brooklyn College

I would like to be selected for the SCAC position of Student Delegate because I enjoy being a representative for other students and informing those students on what is important. I have always been the 'go to guy' during my undergraduate studies and look forward to working with students from all over the country.

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2008-09 SCAC Ballot, Cont.

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES ­ You can vote for 4 student representatives

Sarah Achelpohl, DPD Student, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

President-Elect, Middle Tennessee State University Student Dietetic Association (2007-2008); Blue Raider Leadership Summit (2008); Music Director, Arlington Presbyterian Church (20042006); Team Captain, Bolton Cross Country (2004-2006) · Food Service Employee, Middle Tennessee Medical Center (2007-Present); Research Intern, UT Memphis Lifestyle Diabetes & Obesity Care Center (Summer 2007) · MTSU Academic Service Scholarship; National Society of Collegiate Scholars (2006- Present); University Honors College St. Jude ½ Marathon (2005); VBS, Director of Preschool (2006); We-Haul (2007)



As an active student and leader, I will provide a positive and influential representation in addition to the current perspectives of students in the field of dietetics. I will go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that we are served and led efficiently.

Kristen Brack, DPD Student, College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, Missouri

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College of the Ozarks Dietetics Club President and SCAC Student Council Liaison Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training Marathon Alumni (Kansas City Waddell and Reed Marathon, October 20, 2007) 2007 National Conference on Ethics in America Delegate at West Point Military Academy Loaves and Fishes and Christian Action Ministries Food Pantry active volunteer

Team work, dedication, and honesty are key characteristics that I exhibit and believe will positively influence the SCAC. I am excited to give insight, explore new ideas, and influence participation in ADA. My passion for dietetics includes diabetic and obesity research; thus, seeking to improve diets in today's society.

Amy Branham, DPD Student, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma

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Nutritional Sciences Club Thanksgiving Food Drive Co-Chair: 9/2007- 12/2007 March Meltdown Benefit Run for Tulsa Burn Camp and the Tulsa District Dietetic Association Volunteer: 3/3/2007 · 2007-08 OSU Wentz Research Project Award for Undergraduates · 2007-08 American Dietetic Association Foundation Colonel Katharine E. Manchester Scholarship I am passionate about dietetics and look forward to working with other students who share the same interests. Keeping students informed and promoting active participation in ADA is my goal. My experiences in the community combined with my enthusiasm and dedication will help me be an effective student representative.

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2008-09 SCAC Ballot, Cont.

Christa Eimers, DPD Student, South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota


Dietetic Jr. COSTEP for U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, Indian Health Service · Student Liaison of the South Dakota Dietetics Association · Public Relations Chair for the Food Science, Dietetics, & Hospitality Club · Historian for Phi Upsilon Omicron As a junior Dietetics and Journalism student at SDSU, I would ambitiously embrace the opportunity to serve the SCAC board representing student voices across the nation. From current and past leadership experiences, I feel equipped to communicate member concerns that can benefit the future of our organization. Katie Hamm, DPD Student, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas President of Student Dietetic Association at Kansas State University Program assistant for Walk Kansas for Kids, a health and physical activity initiative led by KState Research and Extension, Department of Human Nutrition · Served as student member on Saucony Run for Good Advisory Board, establishing a running and healthy eating program at 25 child care sites · Former intern with registered dietitian and entrepreneur, Mitzi Dulan, developing educational materials for professional athletes and completing research and writing samples for book proposals I firmly believe that we must be willing to create our own opportunities, and I want to inspire other dietetics students to do so. As your student representative, I will not be afraid to be innovative in my position and make your membership as a student member of ADA worthwhile. Erin Hoge, DPD Student, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington Research assistant on a local project to build capacity for nurses, librarians and health educators in the Seattle Public School District to find quality nutrition information on the internet to support their professional positions and to disseminate to others in the school and community · Member of an interdisciplinary research team exploring antioxidant status of patients in the medicine ICU of a Level 1 trauma center in Seattle · Manager of a 16-person team to develop and market an online toolkit to promote as a source of quality nutrition information to professionals in the Seattle Public Schools District Leadership positions in at my undergraduate institution including Chemistry Club President, Dance Team Leader and Dance Ensemble Choreographer

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This is a crucial time for the development of dietetics as a profession in public health and clinical care. I seek to advocate for dietetic students by ensuring that the ADA understands the issues of student members, and for programs that will prepare students to be valued professionals.

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2008-09 SCAC Ballot, Cont.

Julie Laidlaw, DPD Student, Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts

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ADA Student Council Liaison (November 2007-Present) Manager at two Metro Fitness health clubs. (1997-Present) Simmons College: Co-Chair of National Nutrition Month Committee, Nutrition Liaison member (September 2007-present) Regis College: Magna Cum Laude graduate with a Bachelor degree in Social Work and Sociology. Selected to attend Women's Leadership Conference. Founder of Commuter Association, Secretary of Social Work Club. (1996-2000)

Student Representative Recipe: Combine equal parts leader and team member with a mixture of my abilities to enthusiastically inspire student involvement and support diverse motives and values. Stir in my vision of connecting us nation-wide to each other and to the dietetics profession. Simmer with an energetic demeanor. Serve with dedication!

Jennifer Schneider, DPD Student, University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, Fayetteville, Arkansas

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Diet technician/clerk at Washington Regional Medical Center College Ambassador Honors College Study Abroad Grant, Italy Volunteer with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)

As student representative, I intend to convey the concerns of my peers as well as share my own observations to the 2008-2009 Student Council Advisory Committee. I have valuable experience to offer as a student representative.

Krista Viau, CP Student, Utah State University, Logan, Utah

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President ­ Student Dietetic Association, Utah State University (USU) State Officer ­ Family Career and Community Leaders of America, Utah Director ­ Nutrition Services, Caffé Ibis Team Lead ­ Health Expo Diabetes Screening, USU

I will serve the diverse needs of ADA students by improving the structure of the ADA student organization across college campuses, advocating student needs, and providing resources to ensure student success. I am passionate and adventurous. I am committed to ADA and strive to serve its members with excellence.

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School Nutrition Services Discussion

From Monday, February 11 through Friday, February 15, volunteers from ADA's School Nutrition Services Dietetic Practice Group advised students on all facets of school nutrition. The four discussion leaders, Janet Colson, PhD, RD, Murfreesboro, TN; Dayle Hayes, MS, RD, Billings, MT; Patricia Laska, RD, South Berwick, ME; and Mary Kay Meyer, PhD, RD, Montgomery, AL gave students information on opportunities in this exciting field of dietetics with nutrition and wellness. States vary in the funding allocated to the various programs. Utah provides generous funding for school wellness initiatives. They established the Gold Medal Schools program that promotes physical activity and healthy nutrition choices for elementary schools. Their state GMS coordinator is a young dynamic individual.

Some private organizations and companies have positions for nutrition and wellness professionals. Insurance companies like Blue Cross have launched health promoQuestion tion campaigns such as Walking Works for Schools. I am a graduate student looking to start an internship in These programs require humans to develop and adminthe summer and am very interested in being a particiister the program. Even though most all of the local and pant in local school systems to help raise awareness of state level positions for Action for Healthy Kids are volunhealth promotion and disease prevention in young children and teenagers. I have a background in community teer, there are a few positions at the national office. In health and exercise physiology, and with my "new" nutri- fact, the former Executive Director for AFHK was a registion background, feel I am very capable of providing the tered dietitian. skills and education to this population in order to help All states have a Cooperative Extension office with a them obtain optimal health. Food, Nutrition, and Health program that has positions for registered dietitians. Two of the RDs that work in TenI am interested to hear what your thoughts are in the future of wellness positions in the school systems, which nessee's Extension office developed a Nutrition and Physical Activity Curriculum for 4th grade students will help to bring all components of health together , to called PowerU. Also America on the Move in Tennessee help this population become and remain healthy in the has regional coordinators and they do a great job of profuture. What types of positions do dietitians currently moting AOM for Schools. hold in the school system, besides those positions in school food service? Are there any other opportunities for future dietitians like myself, who are looking to com- Question How do I find out about what programs are located in my bine all components to promote healthy lifestyles in the state, or where to find out about opportunities? Although school systems? I still have a year left to my undergrad and my internship - I am interested in school nutrition programs because of Response the childhood obesity epidemic and want to help. You expressed interest in school wellness coordinator positions. In Tennessee, all school systems are required Thank you for starting this discussion! to have a Coordinated School Health (CSH) Program AND a full-time CSH Coordinator who oversee the genResponse Every state has a director over the National School Lunch eral health/wellness initiatives for the entire system. (NSLP), Child and Adult Care Feeding Program (CACFP) (These positions are separate from the School Nutrition and Summer Feeding Programs (SFSP). Your contact inProgram.) At the state level, there also are a few posiformation in Minnesota is: tions dedicated to child health in both the Departments Minnesota Department of Education, 1500 Highway 36 of Health and Education. West, Roseville, Minnesota 55113-4266, Phone: 651-582States all vary in the types of programs and positions that 8508 or 800-366-8922 Fax: 651-582-8497 are required and the qualifications for those positions. Most all states hire several registered dietitians to work as the director or consultant for any program that deals

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School Nutrition Services Discussion, Cont.

The state departments are a wealth of information. Also the Minnesota School Nutrition Association is a good resource. Here is a link to their Web page. 1. Become informed about the recent changes, challenges, and opportunities in School Nutrition. Three excellent websites to get you up to speed are: · Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK) The AFHK site proQuestion vides extensive tools, resources, and contacts from Dayle, Patricia, and Mary Kay, I am currently completing the 2005 Summit in Washington, DC, along well as a public health rotation in my dietetic internship promaterials from state teams around the US. AFHK gram, and have had the opportunity to work with and offers a searchable database and tools to evaluate discuss many of the legislative components of nutrition in your school wellness policy. schools. One of the things we have been focusing on is · National Food Service Management Institute the impact of the Farm Bill on the school lunch programs. (NFSMI) In your extensive work in schools across the country, how important do you think the Farm Bill is in affecting NFSMI is a leader is providing resources for Child what we are able and regulated to feed children in Nutrition programs, including CACFP and school schools? I think this is of growing concern to dietitians meals. Many resources can be downloaded for free, and health professionals throughout the US, especially in others may be ordered in hard copy. Several new the school sector, because current legislation is keeping webcasts ­ like the Cooks for Kids series ­ can be many programs from making advances in nutrition. viewed online. · USDA Healthy Meals Resource System HMRS Response provides information to those working in all USDA's The Farm Bill and other legislation are important to Child Nutrition programs, including access to online ensure that programs that impact the health of our future discussion groups (like the MealTalk listserv), Child leaders are funded adequately. Also this year the Child Nutrition Database Release 12, and numerous Nutrition Act is up for reauthorization and there is discusresources produced by USDA and state child nutrision of including national standards for all foods sold in tion programs. schools including vending and a la carte. Some states are far ahead of this. Alabama is one a few states with a state 2. Visit a local school district and become familiar with developed Nutrition Policy. This was passed in July of their operations. If possible, job shadow the School 2005 and required vending, school stores, food sold as Nutrition Director for the day. Volunteer for a schoolfun raisers to meet a specific standard. It also required based project during the semester. nutrition education for teachers. This past year a more stringent vending policy was adopted even further 3. Join the School Nutrition Services (SNS) DPG. This is restricting the sale of soda in schools. So legislation is an excellent way to learn about the practice area and important and dietitians can have a great impact on formto network with leaders in the field ­ throughout the ing these legislation. To check out the nutrition policy in USA. (BTW ... I am the Membership Chair I got my ) Alabama go to current job by starting my own company ­ Nutrition for the Future, Inc, in Billings, Montana. Frankly, this Question is my dream job ­ I work for myself and get to conI am a senior getting ready for my internship and I am sultant on exciting school nutrition projects all over interested in working in a school foodservice program the country. (For more about my practice and future when I become an RD. How do you suggest I get involved opportunities for consultants, see answers to other in the field now and how did you get your current job? questions.) Response There are at least three important things that you can do right now to get involved in School Nutrition Services.

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School Nutrition Services Discussion, Cont.

Dear Students: Thank you so much for allowing us to be part of your 'community' over the past week ... and asking such wonderful questions. Here are some 'wrap-up' thoughts from Montana .. with apologies for my delayed response to some questions. First, if you want to hear an inspiring story from the 'field' ... check out this one on NPR: storyId=18948805&sc=emaf Finally, you can join a USDA listserv called MEALTALK ... even as a lurker you will learn a TON about what school nutrition folks are doing and the day-to-day realities of the challenges they face. All the details are at: info_center=14&tax_level=2&tax_subject=224&topic_id= 1510 The SNS Executive Committee hopes to see you all as members of the SNS DPG soon ... you can read about our practice group at (NEW website coming soon):

If I can be of any additional help, you can contact me at Secondly, I suggest you join the School Nutrition Associa- the email below. If any of you are attending state dietetic tion: Even as a non-member, meetings in IL, MS, MI, OK, NC, WY, and NY this you can use some of their resources, including an excel- spring ... I'll be speaking there! lent IN THE NEWS section on the top of the home page. Dayle Hayes, MS, RD For example, I read this story there tonight ... more inspi- Nutrition for the Future, Inc. ration, more job opportunities: Mail: 3112 Farnam Street, Billings, Montana 59102 Voice Mail: 406/655-9082 SMDOCID=knightridder_2008_02_02__0000-1773-FRE-mail: [email protected] Fresno-Unified-School-District-dedicates-new-nutrition- center-0202&SMContentSet=0

You can also learn more about this practice area on the School Nutrition Services Web site The entire discussion on School Nutrition Services can be viewed on the Student Community of Interest (CoI) at If you are not a member of the Student CoI, send an email to [email protected] and request to be sent an invitation to join.

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Region 4 SCL Reports for December 07/January 08

Amanda Maucere--Regional Liaison

Purdue University--Emma Preuschl The Purdue University Food and Nutrition society has balanced their time between service and socials the past couple of months. As a service to their members and their school, they have updated the F&N society bulletin board with information on job opportunities, internships, weekly events, and community nutrition. As a special Valentine's Day, the F&N society baked and delivered heart shaped cookies and other goodies to the local Veteran's Home. And as a reward for all their hard work, some of the members relaxed on a group trip to Chicago. Immaculata University--Amy Sanchez Immaculata University's SDA is revved up and ready to go for National Nutrition month. Some of the events they've been planning include a presentation given by members on the importance of eating breakfast, a presentation given by Cleo Libonati on Celiac Disease, and displaying posters and table tents throughout the month. They also have special plans for Registered Dietitian Day that we will tell you all about in the next issue...we don't want to ruin the surprise. Indiana University--Victoria Parry The Indiana University SDA is service oriented. Members assisted the Hoosier Hills Food Bank on Martin Luther King Day and have since volunteered to help repack food items for the location every Monday. They also assisted with the Flapjack's Cacao Café's week of chocolate pancake event where members of the SDA took tickets, washed dishes, waited tables, and advertised for the event. In February, the SDA hosted a women and nutrition booth for Women in Sports Day. This event is for Girl Scouts who want to learn more about women in sports. The SDA's booth, "Kick Up the Calcium" handed out kale, almonds, and ice cream as examples of calcium-rich foods. In addition to community service, two members are participating in a research study on energy drinks. The SCL for IU presented the benefits of joining the ADA to member's at the most recent meeting. The month before, the group had guest from a local internship present opportunities for the students. Youngstown State University--Lora Werkmeister As an organization, the Youngstown State University Students in Dietetics held the first meeting of the Spring 2008 semester. The theme of "Waterworks" to coincide with the "Relay-opoly" was discussed again, and members were encouraged to find bulletins, flyers, and pamphlets on the importance of water and hydration. A donation of water-related products for a raffle on the day of the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life was suggested as a fundraiser. Students were encouraged to join the team online. Members were also encouraged to brainstorm ideas to raise nutrition awareness during the month of March for National Nutrition Month; ideas to celebrate Registered Dietitian Day were proposed. Super Saturday, a day-long event hosted by local dietetics organizations, on March 10, 2008 was discussed; some students expressed interest in attending. Another meeting will be held in the near future to provide more information regarding Relay for Life and other upcoming events. Cedar Crest College--Roba Dasher The Cedar Crest College has made plans to spread their nutrition information throughout the semester. In February, they had table tents and bulletin boards for American Heart Month. They also sent out weekly campus-wide email on healthy snacking for National Snack Month. Among the many things they have planned for March, they will be promoting "Eating the Rainbow" with tips on including more colorful fruits and vegetables in meals and snacks. As a fundraiser for the SDA, members are raffling off a $50 book store gift card. The SDA is still deciding which organization will receive their proceeds.

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Region 4 Student Council Liaison Reports for December 07/January 08, Cont.

University of Dayton--Rachel O'Conner and Chelsea Crabtree The University of Dayton SDA hit the ground running at their first meeting of the semester. Monday, January 28 they got the new semester, with SDA, started with a meeting for all members. They began planning social events, service projects, and National Nutrition Month. Members signed up to work nutrition tables during National Nutrition Month and also for a service project. Ohio State University--Lisa Fencik For their first meeting of the semester, the Ohio State University SDA had a former graduate and intern of their program return as a guest speaker in the field of clinical dietetics. On February 2nd, they participated in the Wendy's Chili Open to raise money for The Children's Hunger Alliance. The SDA will join forces with the school's graduate students for National Nutrition Month.

Region 6 SCL Report- January

Meghan Glenz-Regional Liaison

University of Arkansas- Laura Jill Richmond They plan to participate in the Arkansas Dietetic Association Lifelong Nutrition Run/Walk in March. They asked SDA members to contribute to the Student Scoop by sending in recipes. University of North Dakota (Coordinated Program)-- Christa Anderson During January they continued to deliver meals on wheels once a week. They also participated in a campus wide event called "Love Your Body Week," which is an informational event on eating disorders, psychological disorders, and promotion of good health. - Their organization handed out simple nutrition tips and bottled water at this event. They have formed a Relay for Life team and are raising funds for this event. On Valentine's Day they had a bake sale at a local hospital to raise money for Relay for Life. They are also very actively involved with the International Center on campus. They will be helping to prepare the cultural meals. Tennessee Technological University--Julia (Pugh) Yeager Their service project for this month is called "Goodies for Ghana." There's a RD missionary in Ghana and who teaches classes on cooking, sanitation and food safety. Their club is going to collect seasoning packets and other small dry goods to send to her because the cost of those items in Ghana is very expensive. They will also be having a FND mentoring hour for incoming freshmen and sophomores. The club officers will be available to help arrange their class schedules and answer any questions they may have. Fontbonne University Didactic Program--Ruth Ann Crouse The Student Human Environmental Services Association baked several casseroles for the St. Patrick's Center at the last meeting. The St. Louis Dietetic Association (SLDA) adopted a family and their website was finally launched. The SLDA had the first Book Club Meeting and is preparing for a gluten-free cooking workshop. Students have been encouraged to participate in Relay for Life which is a fundraiser to fight cancer in the community. University of Nebraska, Lincoln--Andrea Cantarero The fourth meeting for the Nutrition and Health Promotion Association (NHPA) was held on December 4th. The volunteer project for the month of December was to help prepare and serve dinner at the People's City Mission. A faculty member, Linda Young, was the speaker at the meeting and she presented "Major Components of a Dietetic Internship Application" where she discussed tips on developing traits that future employers seek in applicants.

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Region 6 SCL Report- January Meghan Glenz, Cont.

University of Central Oklahoma (Didactic Program)--Dawn Riden They have been working hard to prepare for National Nutrition Month coming up in March. They are setting up speakers for the upcoming meetings. College of the Ozarks--Kristen Brack At the January meeting they discussed a possible Powerpoint presentation and Jeopardy game for the freshman citizenship class. At the meeting they gathered ideas for the Missouri Dietetic Association (MDA) meeting in April for a poster session. National Nutrition Month ideas were discussed and future planning will take place. University of Central Missouri--Kelsey Lewis This SDA has been actively involved in the annual Community Health Challenge which is a community based weight loss and fitness challenge. Members of the community form into teams to compete to lose the most weight, have the most hours of physical activity, and work to meet the My Pyramid dietary guidelines. The SDA is involved by teaching nutrition classes to the participants by explaining how to use the food pyramid, reading nutrition labels, and how to determine portion sizes. The University of Memphis--Tracy Renner They had their first meeting of the spring semester on January 25th where they discussed upcoming events and volunteer opportunities. They have been working on becoming a Registered Student Organization on campus and they are finally a RSO. In February, they will have the second annual Lifeblood event. They are sponsoring the Lifeblood donor center on campus and will be providing nutrition information and handing out flyers to encourage people to donate blood. They are currently working on National Nutrition Month ideas for March. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga--Jennifer Scanlan They have been planning events for National Nutrition Month which will include; a week of events to be held at the University Center, such a food sampling, nutrition quizzes and brochures to be handed out, and showing of a film. A group of their students took a trip to visit several Open House Presentations for dietetic internship programs. Kansas State University (KSU)--Maggie Mosier Their SDA has elected new officers for 2008. They are currently working on activities for National Nutrition Month and Registered Dietitian Day. They have been making presentations on careers in dietetics to local high schools and have been successful in giving four presentations in the past six months. University of Tennessee, Knoxville--Jenna Wasielewski Their UNSA group is working with the local dietetic association (Knoxville Dietetic Association) in a mentoring program. They have not had a lot going on right now because their UNSA has not officially started this semester. Oklahoma State University--Gena Wollenberg They have been gearing up for National Nutrition Month and working to plan activities for all members. They plan to promote nutrition all month with Fridays being the big days. They are going to set up booths outside of the Student Union with a different theme on each Friday.

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Region 6 SCL Report- January Meghan Glenz, Cont.

University of Tennessee, Knoxville--Jenna Wasielewski Their UNSA group is working with the local dietetic association (Knoxville Dietetic Association) in a mentoring program. They have not had a lot going on right now because their UNSA has not officially started this semester. Oklahoma State University--Gena Wollenberg They have been gearing up for National Nutrition Month and working to plan activities for all members. They plan to promote nutrition all month with Fridays being the big days. They are going to set up booths outside of the Student Union with a different theme on each Friday.

ADA Student Council Liaison (SCL) Position Description

If you are interested in volunteering to be a SCL, please send an e-mail to [email protected] Responsibilities: · Serve as contact for ADA membership staff and ADA Student Council Advisory Committee (SCAC) · Communicate ADA student member initiatives, messages and other information to Student Dietetic Associations/Clubs · Provide feedback to ADA membership staff and SCAC on student initiatives through monthly reports · Participate in recruitment, retention of student members and in special projects Time Commitment: · One year term of June 1 to May 31 (ADA's membership year). Your term starts when you agree to be the SCL at your school. You do not need to wait to participate. You may continue to hold the position as long as you remain a student member of ADA. Position may be written into the student dietetic association/club constitution Estimate between 6 and 8 hours per month Submit monthly report on the activities of your student dietetic association/nutrition club

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Benefits to you: Leadership role and development Experience to include on your resume Support ADA and the SCAC strategic initiatives Mentoring opportunities Teamwork and communication among dietetic students nationwide

Don't Loose Out on Your Benefits!

Membership Renewal invoices will be mailed the week of March 17, 2008. You can renew Online at By calling the Member Service Center at 800/877-1600, ext. 5000 or By mailing your membership renewal in the envelope provided Membership Renewal Deadline is May 31, 2008

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Student Recipe Corner

Black Bean Chili

Ingredients 3 (15-oz.) cans black beans 1 large sweet onion, chopped 1 (12-oz.) package meatless burger crumbles 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 4 teaspoons chili powder 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 (14-oz.) can low-sodium fat-free chicken broth 2 (14.5-oz.) cans petite diced tomatoes with jalapeños Toppings: sour cream, shredded Cheddar cheese, lime wedges, sliced jalapeño peppers, chopped fresh cilantro, chopped tomatoes, corn chips Preparation 1. Rinse and drain 2 cans black beans. (Do not drain third can.) 2. Sauté chopped onion and burger crumbles in hot oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat 6 minutes. Stir in chili powder and next 3 ingredients; sauté 1 minute. Stir in drained and undrained beans, chicken broth, and diced tomatoes. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 10 minutes. Serve chili with desired toppings. Meaty Black Bean Chili: Substitute 1 lb. ground round for meatless burger crumbles, sautéing ground round with onion 10 minutes or until meat is no longer pink. Omit vegetable oil. Proceed as directed. Yield Makes 8 servings This recipe was in the November 2007 Southern Living magazine. It was submitted to the magazine by Kate Nicholson from Birmingham, Alabama. When I made the recipe for my family, I also added a can of shoepeg corn. It is a delicious and healthy meal that is a perfect ending to any cold day! Submitted by Laura Jill Richmond SCL University of Arkansas

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Student Scoop Recipe Corner, Cont.

Oatmeal Pancakes

Submitted by: Kelsey Lewis UCM

Chocolate Banana "Ice Cream"

I love pancakes, so I was really excited to find a recipe that uses oatmeal and This is a recipe that I whole wheat flour. I like to developed and that can be add blueberries or banana slices to the batter. Delicious! adapted to make endless flavors! It's thick enough to eat with a spoon and provides Ingredients: calcium, potassium, fiber, and depending on what flavor you make, multiple fruit servings! · 1 cup old-fashioned oatmeal

Submitted by: Stacy Schuller, Dietetic Intern, Simmons College, Boston, Ma

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Directions: · Combine the first 4 ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend. With the food processor on, add the banana chunks through the food chute and blend until smooth, stopping to push banana down as Directions: needed. If the mixture is too dry, add more milk. 1. In a large bowl, combine oatmeal and buttermilk and · Scoop into bowl or glass. let stand, softening for 2 minutes. Beat in oil, eggs, and vanilla. · Stir in protein powder 2. In a small bowl, combine dry ingredients. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, stirring only until Other mix-in options (instead of the hot cocoa mix, and combined. coffee) include: 3. Coat a nonstick large skillet with nonstick cooking spray and heat over medium heat. canned pumpkin (and cinnamon) NO ICE 4. Pour about ¼ cup batter into skillet and cook about frozen blueberries (and a dash of almond extract) Sugar 1­2 minutes on each side until bubbly or lightly free pudding mix (any flavor) frozen pineapple or mango browned. (and a dash of ground ginger) any frozen fruit really 5. Top with your favorite fruit or syrup. (including cranberries) peanut butter (with the chocolate flavor) graham crackers, flax seeds, ground nuts, orange Nutritional Facts: juice concentrate and frozen orange sections (like an Per pancake: 80 calories, 4 g protein, 12 g carbohyOrange Julius) drates, 2 g fat (0 g saturated), 1 g fiber, 150 mg sodium, 15 mg cholesterol I've tried them all and like the blueberry, orange, and chocolate flavors the best. Source: YogaLife Magazine, Summer 2006

2 cups buttermilk (If you don't have buttermilk, add 1 Tbsp lemon juice or vinegar to regular milk) 1 Tbsp canola oil 1 egg 2 egg whites 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 Tbsp light brown sugar 1 ½ cup whole wheat flour 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda

Ingredients: 1/4 - 1/3 cup crushed ice 2 Tblsp sugar free with calcium or regular hot chocolate mix 2 tsps (or more) instant coffee 1/4 - 1/3 cup milk 1 frozen banana, cut into chunks 1 scoop protein powder (optional)

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Student Recipe Corner

In each issue of the Student Scoop, we'd like to feature at least three recipes from our student members. If you would like to contribute to this section, send your favorite recipe to [email protected] Tell us something about the recipe ­ was it passed down through your family? Did you create it yourself? Was it something you found on a product and really enjoyed? It's always fun to know the `story' behind the recipe.

A Special Thank You to ADA Partners

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