Oklahoma Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Oklahoma Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
February 2018
OkAND News You Can Use
In This Issue:        Spring Convention
Advocacy Day
Oklahoma Nutrition Manual
District News
Member Updates
Academy HOD Mega Issue
The House of Delegates (HOD) conducted a dialogue on October 20, 2017 to address the mega issue question: How can nutrition and dietetics practitioners secure influential public health positions in institutions, organizations, and government bodies? Based on the dialogue, a series of guiding principles were identified related to actions needed:
  1. Public health nutrition is embedded in the Academy's new strategic plan.
  2. Public health affects all areas of nutrition and dietetics practice.
  3. Individual members and the Academy need to work together to create and pursue opportunities that will help advance nutrition and dietetics practitioners to higher levels of public health leadership. In order to achieve our envisioned future, the work on the motion outcomes will continue over the next 3-5 years, and even beyond, to advance leadership roles in public health.
This motion lays the groundwork for moving us towards that future and includes action items for individual members, leaders, and various Academy organizational units.
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OK Secretary of Health & Human Services at Advocacy Day
Steve Buck, the Oklahoma Secretary of Health and Human Services, will be the featured presenter at the 2018 Advocacy Day.  He will explain how Registered Dietitians can participate on legislative committees, as well as the importance of having nutrition expertise on state task forces. Join the Oklahoma Academy at the Oklahoma State Capitol on Tuesday, March 6th for our annual Advocacy Day as we celebrate our profession and show legislators that we are THE nutrition experts.
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OK Academy Member Elected

Congratulations to Oklahoma's Darrin Schmidt, NDTR, FAND on being elected as the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics Practitioner Representative,  Nutrition and Dietetics Technician, Registered.  The Oklahoma Academy would like to thank all members who voted and who encouraged others to vote.
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Oklahoma Nutrition Manual Published

The Oklahoma Academy has published the 14th edition of the Oklahoma Nutrition Manual, and it is now available for purchase.  New in this edition, patient handouts are included in the printed materials.  The Oklahoma Academy wishes to thank all editors, authors, and reviewers for their contributions to this publication.  
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Students at Spring Convention

The Oklahoma Academy Convention Committee is accepting abstracts for the Student Poster Session at the 2018 Spring Convention April 19th & 20th in Tulsa, OK.  The committee is also encouraging students to apply for volunteer positions at convention.  The deadline for both is March 9th.
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Benefit$ For YOUR Buck
Join OkAND in Tulsa

Convention is back in Tulsa!  This conference is a fantastic opportunity to keep up with our ever changing profession, gain perspectives from expert speakers, and network with other nutrition professionals. While in Tulsa, take in a museum, a ballet, a variety of entertainment, prime shopping, and wonderful cuisine.  Tulsa has a lot to offer, and when you come to convention it is at your fingertips.  Don't just further your career, expand your horizons!  
Join OkAND this April in Tulsa!  
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Public Policy
Have You Witnessed Harm?  
Report it with OkAND's Adverse Event Link

If you have witnessed someone giving questionable nutrition advice that has or could have resulted in harm, please report it.  Even if you're not sure if your example is considered "harm", send it to us to consider.
Continuing Education
Advocacy Day 2018

March 6, 2018
Oklahoma State Capitol
Oklahoma City, OK
Spring Convention 2018

April 19-20, 2018
Marriott Southern Hills
Tulsa, OK
District & DPG Happenings
Eastern District

The next meeting will be March 29th, 6-8pm at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Metagenics will be presenting.
North Central District

NCDDA will be holding 2018-2019 officer elections in March/April; the positions on the ballot include: President-elect, Secretary, Treasurer, Enid Rep, Ponca City Rep, and Stillwater Rep. Nominations will be accepted until mid-March, contact Teresa Jackson for more information or to make a nomination. NCDDA will also participate in OkAND scholarship fundraising efforts by putting together a basket for the Spring Convention silent auction and donating wine to be used in the Wine Pull. The theme of the basket is "Keeping It Cool". If you would like to donate an item for the silent auction basket, wine or funds to go toward the purchase of wine, please contact NCDDA President, Teresa Jackson at teresa.jackson@okstate.edu.
Oklahoma City District

The next meeting is Wednesday, March 14th, 6-7pm at the OSU Cooperative Extension Conference Center in Oklahoma City.  Blake Metcalf MS, RD/LD BC-ADM will present, "Neurotransmitter dysfunction secondary to chronic insulin resistance".  They are also seeking nominations for president-elect, secretary-elect, nomination chair, nominating chair-elect, and treasurer-elect.  If you need more information regarding job duties please contact Katie Brown, Katie.Brown.RD@gmail.com.


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