New this year! We are featuring a different member of MVAND each month in our ‘Dietitian Spotlight.’ Our first Dietitian Spotlight will be our MVAND president, Chrissy Watters, MS, RDN, LDN. MVAND: What is your role in MVAND this year? Chrissy: “President for the 2016-2017 year.” MVAND: What is your position as a nutrition professional? … More September Dietitian Spotlight
Dietitian Dialogue is a new Journal Club that will meet sporadically throughout the calendar year. Dietitians will discuss the latest research on a variety of topics. All professionals are welcome to attend. Attending is not mandatory and you do not have to be an active member of MVAND to chat ( anddrink great coffee or … More Dietitian Dialogue
With excellent turnouts last year, the MVAND Board and Committee members would like to keep the “Dietitian Social Hour” tradition going throughout the 2016/2017 calendar year. Catch up with friends, co-workers, and network with other nutrition professionals while enjoying time away from the office and home. Social Hours are open to Registered Dietitian Nutritionists, Dietetic Technicians, Registered and Dietetic Students within … More Dietitian Social Hour
With February as National Heart Month, there’s no better way to celebrate and learn more about improving our heart health than eating and drinking heart-healthy foods! Our February meeting took place at the Bettendorf Hy-Vee. The store’s Executive Chef, Nicolette Petty, showed us to make some heart-healthy cuisine, including Spinach Basil Pesto Pasta, Herb Rubbed … More Food and Wine Tasting for Heart Month
With November as Diabetes month, it was fitting to make that our topic of the night at our November meeting. With dietitians gathering, we obviously started the meeting off with food. Smart Chicken graciously donated some their product for our meeting. If you have never heard of Smart Chicken, check out their website here: https://www.cafetecumseh.com/SmartChicken/Default.aspx. … More National Diabetes Month
At the beginning of October our group gathered to volunteer at the Riverbend Food Bank in Davenport, IA. We met with Diana Erickson, Agency Relations, who showed us around and put us to work! Our simple task was to transfer packages of pasta into boxes in order to have them delivered to various pantries. With … More Volunteering at the Riverbend Food Bank
Our September meeting was one of our largest turnouts with a packed room full of dietitian’s of all ages. We had some great conversations on public policy, guided by two delegates from Iowa and Illinois. Public policy may not be a topic of concern to many dietitians, but this must change. First, reporting unsafe practices … More September meeting recap!
A Message from our 2015-2016 MVAND President: Dear MVAND Member, The Mississippi Valley Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has been uniting dietitians in our area since 1948, we are so excited you have chosen to continue be a part of this group. As we begin our new year, I wanted to update you on some … More MVAND Membership Year Begins in 1 Week!
The Mississippi Valley Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2015-2016 board and committee members are working hard to plan another great year! This year MVAND plans to host four continuing education presentations in September, November, February and April. Each meeting will be approved for 2 hours of continuing education credits by the Commission on Dietetic … More 2015-2016 Planning Underway!