Dear Idaho Academy Members,
One of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics focus is Wellness and Prevention. Health, wellness and prevention of disease have catapulted to the forefront of consumers’ and the nation’s attention due to several external drivers including the Affordable Care Act, legislation, such as National Diabetes Prevention programs, MNT and the fact that consumers are increasingly interested in health, wellness and prevention.
In this evolving and shifting environment, it is imperative that credentialed food and nutrition practitioners establish themselves as essential providers in wellness and prevention services and programs. While the Academy is already involved in wellness and prevention on many fronts, including ACEND programs, committee work, policy and advocacy efforts, Kids Eat Right, CDR Competencies, the time is now for credentialed dietetics practitioners, including RDNs and DTRs, to seize the opportunities that wellness and prevention provide. Credentialed dietetics practitioners who focus on prevention and wellness have the ability to reduce health care expenditures, as prevention is often significantly less costly than treatment. Credentialed dietetics practitioners have the opportunity to lead and practice in community and public health settings, focusing on wellness and prevention of disease and as part of inter-professional teams.
I am asking and calling on YOU to be part of this future! To answer these question – click here http://svy.mk/2ctuvxN
Here are the questions too!
When you think of working in wellness, what does that mean to you?
Think about members currently working in wellness, or maybe this is your role – What do these roles look like now and in the future?
What strengths or skills are needed or called upon in these roles?
What will it take for individuals to create the desired future where credentialed dietetics practitioners are integral to health and well?
I am also attaching a Fact Sheet – click here to view wellness-and-prevention-fact-sheet-1
Please contact me by email if you have questions – firstname.lastname@example.org
RoseAnna B. Holliday, PhD, MPH, RDN, LD, FAND
Delegate – 2015-2017
Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics