Thank you to all who joined us on RDN Day last week to celebrate National Nutrition Month® 2018, the theme of which is making your food go further!” We enjoyed partnering with Meredith Danberg-Ficarelli, Director at NYC-based Common Ground Compost, who discussed the how and why of food scrap recycling as it relates to healthy eating, NYC’s composting and recycling programs, and how Common Ground is helping to implement waste reduction programs at businesses across the city.
March 14th is extra sweet this year: we get to celebrate both National RDN Day and “Pi” Day! Around the world people celebrate March 14th as “Pi” day to pay homage to everyone’s favorite Greek letter and mathematical symbol, π. If you remember back to geometry, π represents the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter: roughly 3.14. What better way to celebrate Pi Day and National RDN Day than with a roundup of pie recipes from our RDN friends and colleagues?
Over the last decade or so, we’ve experienced a major cultural shift regarding health and wellness. After an explosion of research and scientific studies into the complex interactions between humans and the world around us, it seems that people now are more in tune with their bodies than ever before. One of the most interesting series of developments regarding our understanding of human physiology is the emergence of the microbiome—we have trillions and trillions of little critters living inside of us and helping make our lives easier and healthier.
Happy National Nutrition Month, everyone! We are encouraged by seeing so many positive messages from you this month on your blogs and social. Given that it’s March, that means that the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Spring Conference season is nearly upon us, too!
For those of you who are new to Academy conferences, they are typically one to three-day events featuring educational sessions, activities and networking opportunities. Some conferences provide CEUs! At the conferences we've attended, we've really enjoyed learning about the latest nutrition trends and meeting dietitians with diverse experiences.
The Healthy Bytes team looks forward to meeting you at the following state events this year. If you're attending, stop by and say hello! We’ll be providing demos of our services – if you have questions about getting started with insurance or improving upon insurance management, we’re here for you!
- March 19th: Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - Baltimore, Maryland
- March 22nd – 23rd: Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - Chicago, Illinois
- April 5th – April 7th: Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - Kansas City, Missouri
- April 5th – April 7th: Kansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - Overland Park, Kansas
- April 6th: Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - Grantville, Pennsylvania
- April 12th – April 13th: Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - Houston, Texas
- April 12th – April 13th: Kentucky Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, East Louisville, Kentucky
- April 15th – April 17th: Washington Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - Seattle, Washington
- April 19th – April 20th: Nebraska Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - Lincoln, Nebraska
- April 20th: Connecticut Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - Hartford, Connecticut
- May 3rd – May 4th: Oregon Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - Portland, Oregon
- May 11th: New Jersey Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - Cedar Grove, New Jersey
- May 11th: Ohio Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - Columbus, Ohio
- June 8th: Arizona Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - Flagstaff, Arizona
- November 7th – November 8th: Iowa Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - West Des Moines, Iowa
If you don't see your state on this list, keep an eye out for next year!
Please drop a comment below – what are you most looking forward to at your state event this year?
An important feature of modern private practice is mobility. Technological developments have changed the dynamic between providers and patients, allowing for increased contact via social media and telehealth appointments in addition to traditional office visits. These innovations have really changed the game, allowing RDNs to practice across state lines and in less traditional settings. However, along with these new opportunities have come new challenges when it comes to protecting PHI and remaining HIPAA compliant.