NYSAND News Updates


Academy Holds World's Largest Conference of Food and Nutrition Professionals October 26-29 in Philadelphia, PA

(August 21, 2019) CHICAGO - The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics will bring its 2019 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™ to the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pa., October 26 to October 29. The world's largest conference of food and nutrition professionals will address the latest scientific information about nutrition and health for people of all ages.

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Americans Still Eat Too Much Processed Meat and Too Little Fish

(June 21, 2019) PHILADELPHIA - A new study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, published by Elsevier, found that the amount of processed meat consumed by Americans has remained unchanged in the past 18 years, nor has their intake of fish/shellfish increased. In addition, one quarter of US adults are still eating more unprocessed red meat than the recommended level, and less than 15 percent meet the guidelines for fish/shellfish consumption. On a positive note, Americans are eating less beef and more chicken than they did 18 years ago, and in fact, for the first time, consumption of poultry exceeds that of unprocessed red meat.

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Raymond Becomes 2019-2020 Academy President

(May 29, 2019) CHICAGO - Registered dietitian nutritionist Terri J. Raymond will begin her one-year term on June 1 as the 2019-2020 President of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. Raymond, of Auburn, Wash., served as the Academy's president-elect during 2018-2019.

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Academy Names 2019-2020 Board of Directors

(May 29, 2019) CHICAGO - Nineteen national leaders in nutrition, health and business will serve as the 2019-2020 Board of Directors of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Representing more than 100,000 credentialed practitioners, the Academy is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The Board is responsible for strategic planning, policy development and fiscal management for the Academy.

Members of the Academy's Board of Directors will serve from June 1 until May 31, 2020. They are...Click here to read more.

During National Nutrition Month®, Academy Encourages Everyone: Avoid Wasting Food

CHICAGO - The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers tips to help reduce food waste by planning your meals with the food you already have and storing leftovers safely. March is National Nutrition Month®, when the Academy reminds everyone to return to the basics of healthful eating.

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New York State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Joins the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics During National Nutrition Month®

New York (March 1, 2019). The New York State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (NYSAND) is proud to join the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) during March in celebrating National Nutrition Month®.

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During Kids Eat Right MonthTM, Academy Recommends Parents, Kids Team Up for Healthful Lunches

CHICAGO - Back to school means coming up with creative, nutritious ideas for your child's lunch that they will actually want to eat. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends parents and children team up to pack a lunch they'll love.

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New Review: Medical Nutrition Therapy Provided by RDNs Can Help Slow the Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease

CHICAGO - According to a new review, approximately 30 million Americans - about 15 person of adults - have chronic kidney disease, a number that is expected to increase in the next 20 years due to rising obesity rates and longer lifespans, but the majority of chronic kidney disease patients aren't receiving potentially lifesaving treatment.

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Kids Eat Right MonthTM

August is Kids Eat Right MonthTM when the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and its Foundation focus on the importance of healthful eating and active lifestyles for children and their families. Kids aren't both with healthy eating habits - they learn from their parents. With repetition and practice, healthy eating habits can become a way of life for the entire family!

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American Farmland Trust

Statewide Coalition Applauds Historic Commitment in New York State Budget to Increasing Healthy Food Grown on New York Farms and Served in K-12 Schools.

New York Grown Food for New York Kids, a statewide coalition of school, farm, food, public health, anti-hunger and environmental organizations, applauds Governor Cuomo and the New York State Senate and Assembly for a historic commitment in the 2018-19 State Budget to bringing more healthy food grown in New York into K-12 schools.

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New York Grown Food for New York Kids

NYSAND signs on to letter to the Members of the Education Conference Committee as members of the New York Grown Food for New York Kids Coalition, a statewide coalition of school, food, farm, anti-hunger and environmental organizations, strongly supporting the "Locally Sourced School Meal Reimbursement," a $10 million appropriation included in the Executive proposal and the Senate and Assembly One House Budget Bills. This funding will offer critical resources to help K-12 schools purchase healthy foods grown in New York.

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NYSAND's Testimony on 2018 NYS Executive Budget Plan

In January, Governor Cuomo released his proposal for the 2018-2019 NYS Executive Budget. It contains several nutrition-related initiatives aimed at improving the health of New Yorkers. Recently, NYSAND submitted testimony to the Joint Fiscal Committee of the NYS Legislature to express our support for these initiatives. You can find this testimony here

NYSAND Memorandum of Support

NYSAND recognizes the important link between nutrition and agriculture. We actively support legislation that supports our mission.  Click the link below to read more:

Memorandum of Support to study and develop a long-term strategy for sustaining farming and food production in New York State.

STAND Member in Reader’s Digest


Southern Tier Academy’s Julie Lee is featured in Reader’s Digest for her delicious Egg Salad Avocado Toast recipe. Julie is a campus dietitian for Binghamton University Dining Services where she works with meal plan accommodations and menu development, provides nutrition education and outreach, and counsels individuals to address nutritional concerns and to foster a healthy relationship with food. Julie has been on the board for the Southern Tier Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics since 2012 and currently serves as the treasurer. She is a 2015 recipient of the NYSAND Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year award. You can follow Julie on Instagram @JulieLeeRD.

WNYDA Member Talks High Blood Pressure


Western New York Dietetic Association’s Dana Ingebretson provides helpful tips on managing blood pressure. Ingebretson is the Director of Nutrition Services for the Greater Buffalo United Accountable Healthcare Network.