New Jersey Dietetic Association
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Welcome to the New Jersey Dietetic Association’s (NJDA) new website. We are an affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the nation's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. Our purpose is to optimize the health of ALL NJ residents through food and nutrition.
The New Jersey Dietetic Association is the professional voice for RDNs, NDTRs and nutrition/dietetic students across the state. Now is the best time to be a nutrition professional as the health care climate is changing under the Affordable Care Act by focusing on prevention (nutrition counseling/education). NJDA is excited to sit at the table and help our members, the public and elected officials in navigating this monumental change in health care.
To increase the visibility of the nutrition professional, I urge you attend the many NJDA activities throughout the state. Our Annual Meeting is in a new location and scheduled for May 6, 2016 at the beautiful Ocean Place Resort and Spa along the Jersey Shore. The regional representatives are also planning fun, educational, and social networking events throughout the 2015-2016 year so I hope to see you at one of them (I plan to attend one in each region!).
A lot of members contact me and ask how they can get involved. Well here are some of my suggestions to strengthen our position as the premier nutrition professionals:
1. Stay up to date with NJDA happenings by reading the eblasts and visiting the website
2. Volunteer on committees
3. Mentor/precept a student
4. Submit a picture or article for the quarterly newsletter,
5. Respond to action alerts
6. Attend 1 of 6 regional meetings throughout the state, and
7. Post a pic of you at work on our Facebook or Twitter pages.
I hope to see you at one of our many events and meetings as myself and the board are ready to serve you. Enjoy the fall harvest!
Chesney Blue, RDN
2015-2016 NJDA President