President’s Message

April 2018

Welcome Spring (please get here soon)!!  I cannot believe that the VAND annual meeting is next week.  I hope to see a lot of you in Richmond.  The planning committee has put together a wonderful agenda at a great location.

I wanted to pass along the following information:

  • April 4 Webinar: Advancing Leadership in Public Health – As a follow-up to the fall 2017 House of Delegates meeting and the Championing Nutrition and Dietetics Practitioners in Roles of Leadership in Public Health mega issue, the HOD is hosting an informational webinar on April 4 at 3:00 pm CTto discuss potential grassroots projects and ideas for members to lead and/or participate in to advance roles of leadership in public health.
  • Continue Your Academy Benefits into 2018-2019: Renew Your Membership Now – Academy membership renewal is now open.  You can renew for the June 1, 2018 – May 31, 2019 membership year, as well as renew or add dietetic practice groups, member interest groups and other Academy groups by signing in to your account on the Academy’s website, or by calling 800-877-1600, ext. 5000 (weekdays from 8 am to 5 pm CT).  If you prefer to submit your dues by check, watch your mail for the printed membership renewal materials in mid-April, or print an invoice after signing in to your account on the Academy’s website.
  • NOW OPEN: Foundation 2018 Scholarship Application – The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation is excited to announce that its 2018 scholarship application is now open!  Scholarships are available for students at all levels of study, including those enrolled in undergraduate programs, NDTR programs, dietetic internships, and masters and doctoral programs.  The deadline to apply is Monday, April 23.  In 2017, the Foundation awarded over 230 students with scholarships ranging from $500 to $10,000.  Please visit the scholarship page on the Foundation’s website for more details and to access the online application or email with questions.

Health and Happiness,

Crista Galvin-Cox, MS, RD, FAND

VAND President, 2017-2018