The Academy has outlined four priority areas regarding the Farm Bill. Resources relating to the Farm Bill and the Academy's priority areas can be found on the HEN member site. Farm Bill
HEN is proud to offer a new resource: Teaching Food Systems and Sustainability in Nutrition Education and Dietetic Training: Lessons for Educators.
Lesson for Educators is a compilation of lessons from more than 30 food, nutrition, and dietetics educators at universities and food organizations in the United States and Canada. It is intended to provide guidance to educators who teach university level courses in food, nutrition, and dietetics; mentor dietetic interns; or supervise service learning and projects by student organizations, including the teaching of lessons to K-12 audiences. Read more
New Academy practice paper available: Promoting Ecological Sustainability
Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) can implement environmentally responsible practices in their workplace and personal lives. RDs and DTRs who conserve natural resources while minimizing environmental degradation will help maintain sustainability of the food system, which requires knowledge of the external costs of operational and personal decisions. In an effort to promote ecologically sustainable diets, it is important to consider natural resources as they relate to food production, transformation, distribution, access, and consumption. It is essential that the dietetics community take a more active leadership role in support of ecological sustainability and social responsibility. RDs and DTRs can influence policy at the institutional, community, local, state, and national levels by presenting results of operational practices and science-based natural resource information. RDs and DTRs are encouraged to become educated and active in implementing sustainable practices and shaping policy in an effort to promote healthier individuals, communities, and the nation as a whole.
Local Food Summit 2013 Call for Proposals (Individual and Panel Sessions): The Local Food Summit in Ann Arbor, MI is looking for engaging and inspiring panels, workshops, and skillshares for the 2013 summit. Topics can include, but are not limited to food distribution & sourcing, food justice, food security & healthy food access, emergency food systems, etc. Please apply by January 10th! Read more...
HEN is pleased to present the following slate of candidates for office for the 2013-2014 year:
Chair-elect: Dianne Lollar, MPH, RD, LD
Secretary: Lisa Dierks, RD, LD
House of Delegates DPG Delegate: Meg Bruening, PhD, MPH, RD
Awards and Nominating Committee: Sara Hanson and Jenna Holler, RD, MBA
See 2013 HEN Leadership Elections for more details.
Recordings of HEN's three-part webinar series are now available! Watch them on the Continuing Education page.
The Hunger and Environmental Nutrition DPG is proud to bring you a three-part webinar series of cutting edge programming for health professionals on critical topics related to sustainable, accessible food and water systems.
>> Healthy Institutions: Strategies for Farm to Tray <<
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
>> Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO): From Science Policy <<
Monday, October 29, 2012 - register now!
>> Nourishing a Hungry Nation on a Budget <<
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - register now!
This webinar series is brought to you with support from our sponsor, Stonyfield.
Get more details on the Continuing Education page.
The Philadelphia Restaurant Dining Guide 2012, brought to you by the HEN and Food and Culinary Professionals DPGs is available for download on the Members Only FNCE 2012 page.
HEN's sponsorship criteria was selected as a "DPG Best Practice"! Chair Stacia Clinton and Past Chair Alison Harmon will present our sponspoship criteria at the DPG Town Hall Meeting at FNCE Sept. 5th. Read the criteria >>
The summer edition of the HEN post is available! Sign in to the right to read it.