Dear BGAND Members and Prospective Members,
On behalf of the Bluegrass Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Board of Directors, welcome to the 2020-21 membership year! We encourage you to join our organization, and invite you to attend BGAND events to connect with dietetic professionals in the district during the coming year. We extend a special thank-you to our ever persistent Past-President Lauren Roberson for her leadership through two terms of office.
We encourage our members and students to get involved with the board by contacting a chair of a committee. Please consider running for an elected position so that we may continue this organization, and our advocacy for the dietetics profession, for many years to come.
Please contact us if you have suggestions for our district. We look forward to an exciting and productive year together.
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Dietetics Profession and COVID-19: Lessons Learned
February 20th, 8:30-11:30am
2021 February Seminar
Regardless of practice area, we have all adapted our work in the last year in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Our February Seminar will feature speakers from four areas of nutrition and dietetics practice. Each will share how they adapted, offer key lessons learned from their work, and explain how they continue to prioritize optimal care for their priority populations, despite new challenges they may face. We hope to see you there!
Meet your speakers for the event!
Will feature a low-impact yoga workout led by:
Brooke Renn, RD, LD
& Bridgette McCauley, RD, LD
Brooke and Bridgette are Clinical Dietitians at UofL Health Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. Brooke has found her passion in working with transplant patients, specifically those in need of a liver transplant. Bridgette enjoys working with critical care and patients needing nutrition support
From College to Career: The Journey to becoming a Marketing & Communications Dietitian
March 18th, 6:30-7:45pm
2021 March Meeting
Jada Linton, RDN, LD
Jada Kai Linton is a registered dietitian nutritionist, licensed in Georgia and based in the Greater Atlanta area. At National Peanut Board, she serves as a Registered Dietitian and Marketing Communications Associate. Jada brings a unique perspective to the team by pairing her science background and marketing and communications knowledge to effectively engage industry stakeholders, agencies, influencers, and consumers.
Jada Linton, RDN, LD will review some of the life defining moments from college to career that can impact a professional journey. She will provide concrete examples to show how a registered dietitian brings a unique perspective in a marketing communications space through her work with the National Peanut Board.
After attending this session, attendees will be able to:
• Leverage and optimize networking opportunities to enhance career development.
• Plan career development for future opportunities in marketing and communications.
Becoming a member of the Bluegrass Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics will unlock the following benefits:
Job listings in the Bluegrass Region and throughout Kentucky.
CEUs on a variety of topics.
Networking opportunities with local RDs.
Partnering with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for advocacy
Opportunities to support, problem-solve, and discuss best-practice with fellow RDs.