March 2021 People & Events

        2021 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo
        October 16–19; Virtual Event
        2022 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo
        October 8–10, Orlando, FL
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        Coronavirus Information Center

        So that Journal readers have access to breaking news and research about the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19 or 2019-nCoV), we are pleased to post these links to the following resources:
        The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Coronavirus Updates and Resources
        Elsevier’s Novel Coronavirus Center
        Here, you will find expert guidance, current travel precautions, interactive maps, tips for clinicians, patient education materials, and open access content from numerous other research journals on this topic.

        Webinar: Decoding Success Without Stress

        The Indians In Nutrition and Dietetics Member Interest Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is pleased to invite you to attend a complimentary webinar, “Decoding Success Without Stress: The Power of Breath.” On May 18, 2021, 1:00 pm-2:00 pm EST, Sarita Patel, MD leads a Yoga Breathing Meditation webinar designed for health Care Professionals (HCPs) seeking to build a proficient practice for their own self-care and enrich their quality of life. For more information visit

        Educational Opportunities

        Free Professional Development Resources for Academy Members

        Select from a variety of eight free and member-preferred-priced resources to best fit your professional development needs with distance learning at your own pace and convenience. The Center for Professional Development also offers a number of online certificate of training programs and webinars as well as group and self-study options. Visit



        Madge L. Myers passed away on October 17, 2020. Myers was a former chair of the Commission on Dietetic Registration, and a 50-year member of the Academy and Nutrition and Dietetics. Her career included positions as Director of Dietetics at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, director of the combined Internship and Master’s Degree program at the Frances Stern Clinic at Tufts University Medical Center, and Coordinator for Clinical Dietetic Education at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Myers served as CDR Chair in 1978.

        National Cancer Institute Dietary Assessment Primer Now Available

        The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is pleased to announce the availability of a Web-based Dietary Assessment Primer. Various types of self-report instruments have been developed to assess dietary intake. Each has distinct features as well as strengths and limitations. The Dietary Assessment Primer:
        • Describes the major types of instruments that rely on individuals reporting their own diets
        • Provides guidance on using the instruments alone or in combination to address different research questions
        • Compares key features of the main self-report dietary assessment instruments
        • Explains and provides guidance regarding validity, measurement error, and calibration in the context of dietary assessment
        • Provides expanded information about particular key topics in dietary assessment
        • Includes a Glossary of key terms and an extensive list of References and Resources
        The Dietary Assessment Primer is located at The NCI scientific leads for this important new resource are Susan Krebs-Smith, PhD, RD; Amy Subar, PhD, MPH, RD; Jill Reedy, PhD, MPH, RD; Fran Thompson, PhD, MPH; and TusaRebecca Schap, PhD, MPH, RD, all in the NCI Applied Research Program’s Risk Factor Monitoring and Methods Branch (RFMMB); Anne Brown Rodgers, science writer; and Sharon Kirkpatrick, PhD, MHSc, RD, formerly in the RFMMB and currently assistant professor at the University of Waterloo School of Public Health and Health Systems.