Mission:  Empower Members to be the nation’s food and nutrition leaders

Welcome. The Tennessee Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (TN Academy) represents 1300 food and nutrition experts who are members of the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The majority of these members are Registered Dietitians (RD). The RD has completed academic coursework, advanced practice certifications, obtained graduate or doctoral degrees and is credentialed by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). RD's are licensed by the State of Tennessee to provide expert food and nutrition advice, information, and consultative care. Dietetics Professionals (RDs) are trained to translate scientific, evidence based research into food and nutrition practice settings such as - hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, research labs, public health clinics, health and wellness facilities, grocery stores, universities, food and nutrition programs for school age children and for sports teams. The Tennessee Academy serves the public by promoting optimal nutrition, health and well being for all Tennesseans. Please contact webmaster Shelley Flint if you have questions or call TN Academy at 615-732-3124.


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To all TAND members
Be Sure to vote in the
2014-2015 Special Election for
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Voting will close Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at Midnight

Look for your ballot, sent to you via SurveyMonkey on Friday, April 18, 2014

We need your help.  Read the Action Alert below.

Action Alert Open for Treat and Reduce Obesity Act
Thank you for all of your advocacy efforts on the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act in 2013.  The action alerts for the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act have been reopened for Academy members.  Urge your Affiliate and DPG members to be a part of PPW by utilizing Grassroots Manager to send letters to members of Congress. There is power in numbers but only if we activate our membership! Here is what you can do:
  1. Send an eblast message to your members asking them to send letters to their Senators and Representative.  You can also post the message to your electronic mailing list.  The following approved message should be used.

Dear Colleague,
Have you sent your members of Congress email letters urging them to support the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act that allows registered dietitian nutritionists to independently bill for obesity counseling to Medicare patients?   Click to send your letters, it takes only a few minutes.
Please note: There are two action alerts, one Senate and one House.  Be sure to click on the Fight Obesity Today! – Senate Take Action button to send letters to your Senators.  To send your letter to your Representative, return to Action Alerts in Grassroots Manager and click on the Fight Obesity Today! – House Take Action button.  Be sure to identify a prefix for your contact information.
It is urgent that members of Congress hear from you. Please take action today.
Your RDN friend,  
 Insert your name and title
 Insert your affiliate or DPG name

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