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Join us in Nashville - NEHP Events at FNCE

EC meeting & breakfast: Sunday Oct. 4, 8:00-9:30 am (Omni Music Row 4)

Member Reception: Monday Oct. 5, 5:00 - 6:30 pm (Omni, Cumberland 6)

Spotlight Session: Tue. Oct. 6th, 8:00 - 9:30 am (Music City Center, 205)


HOD Needs Your Feedback

  1. There are 3 proposed bylaws amendments that you should know about.  Click on the link below to find a factsheet indicating the proposed changes.  After reviewing the amendments, please complete the survey to let the Academy know if you agree or disagree.

    Proposed amendments click here

  2. The fall HOD meeting will focus on the issue of malnutrition.  You will find a backgrounder, executive summary, and fact sheet by clicking here.  The HOD would like your feedback on this question. What is your experience with malnutrition in your practice area? Please send your comments to Lona Sandon (lona.sandon@utsouthwestern.edu) by September 17th.

Consider these questions in your comments:

  • What is your primary nutrition/dietetics practice area?
  • In your primary practice area, how often, if at all, do you encounter malnutrition (defined only as undernutrition)?
  • What are the challenges or barriers with managing (identification, diagnosis, intervention) malnutrition in your primary practice area?
  • What are the benefits of managing (identification, diagnosis, intervention) malnutrition in your primary practice area?
  • Please include any additional information or comments to inform me, your delegate, about your experience with malnutrition in your practice area.  Other comments are also welcome!


Pre-recorded Webinar: Nutrition Focused Physical Assessment: Helping Students Make the Clinical Connections

For WebEx streaming version pre-recorded webinar click here.

For MP4 version precorded webinar click here


Sep. 2015 Update - ACEND Recommends New Education Model

The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) has recommended a new model for the education of nutrition and dietetics professionals based on input from over 9,500 stakeholders.

You can find more information and the latest updates by clicking here:

  • Rationale Document
  • Frequently Asked Questions information sheet
  • A pre-recorded webinar about the proposed model
  • July 2015 Webinar to HOD members
  • Monthy updates


Connect with others, join the NEHP Facebook group and meet your NEHP leaders:

Chair: Gina Pazzaglia

Chair-elect: Jamie Pope

Secretary: Barbara Grossman

Nominating Committee Member: Sue Cunningham

HOD DPG Delegate: Lona Sandon


Free resource for addressing physical activity in young children

One Step at a Time: Helping Young Children Be Active

Bright Futures Obesity Prevention Training for Child Care Providers

The curriculum is a series of three online modules designed to help child care providers working in local programs promote children’s physical activity.

The curriculum

•     Discusses why it’s important for young children to be physically active

•     Explains how much physical activity children need

•     Describes how child care providers can promote physical activity in child care programs

•     Describes adults’ role, especially parents’, in promoting physical activity

•     Provides ideas that child care providers can share with parents to help their child be physically active

The curriculum was produced by Katrina Holt, M.P.H., M.S., R.D., Georgetown University. Development of the curriculum was supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Health an and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Department of Nutrition.