Oklahoma Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Oklahoma Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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Free Webinar - What's Going on with the School Meal Program?

Start the new school year right!  Understand the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act! (HHFKA)  Confused?  That’s what Congress calls the reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Programs in 2010.  As Registered Dietitians, we need to keep up with federally funded nutrition programs.  This webinar will evaluate how the HHFKA is working a year after it went into effect.  You’ll leave with a frank discussion the changes in School Lunch & Breakfast in Oklahoma.  This webinar is NOT geared for School Nutrition professionals.  Registered Dietitians & Diet Techs need to be able to be realistic educated advocates in their communities.

Join us Friday, August 23rd at noon to hear Deborah S. Taylor, RD/LD, SNS present this informative webinar!


Fall Symposium

Fuel Up! Powering Health in Oklahoma - September 27, 2013 - Samis Education Center - Oklahoma City, OK

Join us in September at the Samis Education Center at Children's Physicians in Oklahoma City for the 2013 Fall Symposium!  We'll have presentations on our dietetic licensure, motivational interviewing, insulin management, food insecurity, and more!  New this year, we'll also offer concurrent sessions in the afternoon, including an electrolyte workshop for dietitians.  A complete schedule, speaker information, and registration will be available very soon.

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Remember to Pay Your 2013-2014 CDR Registration Fee

CDR registration maintenance fee notices were mailed to current RDs, RDNs, and DTRs for the 2013/2014 year in July.  An email notice was sent to those who previously selected the new "paperless" fee notice option.

August 31, 2013 is the payment deadline date to pay your $60 for the 2013/2014 CDR registration maintenance fee.  After August 31, late fees will apply.

To Learn More and Pay Online - Go To: http://cdrnet.org/dates-regdates

Affiliate Challenge

OkAND is competing in the Academy's annual Affiliate Challenge!  This is an annual recruitment contest held amongst the affiliates.  Each affiliate is assigned to one of four challenge categories based on membership size.  Within each size category, the affiliate that recruits the most new members through September 1st will win an award.  OkAND is in category 2, and we're competing against American Overseas, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oregon, South Carolina, and Utah.  Anyone who joins can use the promo code AFC14 and waive the $25 processing fee.  Some options and exceptions apply.  Contact our central office for more information. 

OkAND won this challenge in 2007-2008, and we received a free Academy membership to give to one of our members!  Help us recruit new members this month and win the challenge! 

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Reception at FNCE®

Are you going to FNCE®?  If you're planning to attend, join us on Sunday, October 20th from 6:30-8:30 pm at Mojeaux's in Houston for a fun get-together.  Any past or present OkAND members are welcome to attend, and family members are welcome too.  Light appetizers and wine will be provided.  Be sure to let us know if you'll be stopping by!

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OkAND is on Facebook

"Like our page at www.facebook.com/eatrightoklahoma and learn more about what's happening in our association and our districts.  We also frequently post job advertisements from our website, continuing education opportunities, and legislative news from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Become more engaged with our association and our Facebook page, and start joining the conversation!

News from Your Board Members

President's Message
Abby Wood, RD, LD, CNSC

June 1st marked the start of a new year for the Oklahoma Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  We have a great Executive Board and have begun planning for the upcoming year to support the Oklahoma Academy's mission to empower our members to be Oklahoma’s Food and Nutrition Leaders.   

During our June board meeting we updated and revised our strategic plan which will help guide us through the year.  Here are some of the highlights from the meeting.  Mathea Ford, Communication Chair, will be rolling out our new OkAND Café Press store in the upcoming months, and we hope to enlist members to help with this task.  100% of the profits will fund student scholarships.  We will also continue our social media platform via Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, so if you are not following the Oklahoma Academy, we would love to have you join or “like” our pages.  Our OkAND Facebook page is a great way to hear about job opportunities, see event photos, and get member updates. Another highlight of our strategic plan is that we plan to continue offering free webinars to our members as a member benefit and an opportunity for free CEU’s.  Casey Campbell and Tiffany Grant are working diligently to bring you topics of interest.  Any requests for specific educational programs are always welcome.  A new and exciting opportunity this year is that a scholarship will be provided by OkAND for a member-at-large to attend the Public Policy Workshop in Washington D.C. that is being held March 30-April 1st, so be on the lookout for details in the upcoming months.  

Plans are underway for the Fall Symposium which will be held Friday, September 27, 2013 at the Samis Education Center in Oklahoma City. The theme is “Fuel Up! Powering Health in Oklahoma” and the Fall Symposium committee, chaired by Jessica Shaw and Leah Hoffman, have worked hard to bring our members some outstanding speakers.  Juliana Smith, the Academy’s Director of Consumer Protection, will start out our day by talking about the steps we need to take as Oklahoma dietitians to strengthen our licensure act.  Other topics will range from working with minorities to motivational interviewing, and there will even be a workshop offered on electrolyte management by Dr Gary Dubois.  This will be a terrific opportunity for networking and continuing education so make plans to join us!  

FNCE® is coming up October 19-22 in Houston, TX and we hope many OkAND members will be in attendance.  OkAND will host a member reception on Sunday, October 20th at Mojeaux's in Houston from 6:30-8:30, and we would love to see you there.  Also, if you are presenting at FNCE®, let us know because we would like to highlight you to our members.  Misti Levya, our state regulatory specialist, will be attending the Academy's first Consumer Protection and Licensure Summit in October just prior to FNCE® where she will receive training on important licensure topics impacting our profession and can report back any highlights in our upcoming November newsletter.  Also, our Oklahoma Delegate, Amanda Jones, will be attending the pre-FNCE® House of Delegates meeting where the hot topic will be “Nutrition Services Delivery and Payment: The Business of Every Academy Member”.

I challenge each of you to get involved with OkAND this year. Offer your talents and skills. Your leadership is needed, and there are so many opportunities to serve. Don’t forget that Spring Convention, chaired by Stephanie Fink, Teresa Jackson, and Jennifer Parham, is just around the corner and will be back in Tulsa this year.  This would be a great opportunity to get involved.  If you are interested in volunteering for one of our many committees please contact Heather Engelman at oknutrition@oknutrition.org.

I am looking forward to working with each of you, and I thank you for allowing me the opportunity to serve you as the OkAND President 2013-2014.  If you have questions, concerns or ideas for OkAND, please do not hesitate to contact me at awood@jpmc.org.

Benefit$ for Your Buck
Casey Campbell, MS, RD, LD

Hello OkAND Members!  Your member services committee has an exciting opportunity to share with you.  OkAND is pleased to announce that we will be offering a FREE educational webinars to our members all year.  What a great member benefits- FREE education and FREE CEU’s!  OkAND would like to thank the support of the University of Central Oklahoma and the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) for providing us with a generous donation that has allowed us to provide these educational opportunities free of charge to our members.  Mark your calendars!  Our next FREE webinar, “What's Going on with the School Meal Program”, will be presented by Deborah Taylor, RD/LD, SNS on Friday August 23rd from 12:00-1:00pm.

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OkAND Member Updates

Recorded Webinars

Did you miss our free webinars on dietetic licensure in Oklahoma and social media?  A recording of each of these webinars is available on the OkAND website until September.  If you already registered to hear one of these webinars, there is no need to register again. Simply email oknutrition@oknutrition.org and request a link to the recording.


Continuing Education Opportunities

New CE opportunities have been added to the website, including:

  • Today’s Dietitian CE Learning Library - FREE CE!
  • Free Webinars from DietitianCentral.com
  • Webinar: National School Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in Schools
  • Discounted Webinar from Becky Dorner & Associates: Food Safety Resources - Presented by our own Pam Brummit, MA, RD/LD 

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OkAND Member Showcase at FNCE®

  • Peggy Turner - Speaker at the "Open Discussion - Digital Dietitians: Looking towards the Future" on Tuesday, October 22nd at 12:00 PM
  • Patti Landers - Presenting "Electronic Medical Record Simulation to Enhance MNT Learning" on Tuesday, October 22nd at 8:00 AM in Room 372
  • Diana Romano - Hosting the LAHIDAN booth as their 2013-2015 Secretary
  • Shirley Evans - Presenting a poster on Tuesday, October 22nd
  • Kathy Wilson-Gold - Participating during "Ask, Anchor, and Close: Negotiating your True Market Value" on Tuesday, October 22nd at 8:00 AM

Award Winning Members

Here are a few of our members who have received awards and recognition for their accomplishments, expertise, and contributions to nutrition and the dietetics profession.

  • Helen Morgan, RD/LD - 2013 OkCD Consultant of the Year
  • Jessica Shaw, MS, RD/LD, CDE - 2013 OCDDA Distinguished Dietitian of the Year
  • Alyson Dykstra, RD, LD - Kids Eat Right Everyday Hero & Recipient of Mini-Grant

Read more about these award-winning members or share your own awards on our Award Winning Members website.

Members in the News

Our members are making headlines every day!  Here are a few that shared their news with us...

  • Krista Neal - Featured in Stillwater News Press
  • Sloan Taylor - Quoted in Article & Monthly Blogger
  • Becky Varner - Keep Dad Healthy on his Big Day

Visit the website to read more about these and more Members in the News!  Tell us about your moments in the news by submitting the online form at the bottom of the website.

Births and Marriages

Congratulations to our members!

  • Casey Campbell and her husband welcomed their baby girl, Caris Collins Campbell, on July 28th
  • Hollie Kirby and her husband welcomed their baby boy, Cullen, in June
  • Kate Collins and her family welcomed their baby boy, Sullivan James Collins, on May 28th
  • Carrie Willson Sanders was married on June 22nd

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