A Message from Judy Dodd, ADAF Chair
I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful summer with family and friends. The end of summer means that the 2010 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo is just around the corner, and we have dedicated this issue to all of the exciting Foundation events taking place in Boston. Please take a moment to read our special FNCE edition of Foundation Matters, and I look forward to seeing you all in November.
We rely heavily on all of our special events and activities at FNCE to provide unrestricted funding to the Foundation. These funds allow the Foundation to continue providing scholarships, research grants and develop public education programs like the new Kids Eat Right initiative.
The highlight of FNCE is this year's gala, Kids Eat Right: Orchestrating a Healthier Future and honoring those individuals and organizations that have made a profound impact during the past year. This year's ADAF honorees include:
- Jim Finn, MBA, and Susan Finn, PhD, RD, for their gift to fund a project detailing the history of the American Dietetic Association, which will celebrate its centennial in 2017.
- The Commission on Dietetic Registration for its contribution to the CDR Doctoral Scholarship.
- The Legacy of the late Col. Katharine Manchester, RTD, RD, for her passion for the dietetics profession and her visionary leadership of the ADA Foundation.
- The Texas Association of Local WIC Directors for their contribution to establish the Texas Association of Local WIC Directors Scholarship Fund.
- Neva H. Cochran, MS, RD, LD, for her contribution to establish the Frederick Green Memorial Internship in Nutrition Communications.
During the gala, the ADA Foundation's 2010 Corporate Award will be presented to the National Dairy Council. The award is given each year to a corporation or group that has supported the Foundation through the Scholarship and Awards Program, Research, Kids Eat Right Initiative, Annual Fund or activities of ADA through the Foundation. The support may come in the form of financial contributions, organizational service or committee involvement. The National Dairy Council is a corporate partner of ADA and a supporter of the ADA Foundation, including the new Kids Eat Right initiative.
The Foundation Gala is the premier social event at FNCE and a great opportunity for DPGs, Affiliates and Corporations to organize a group and enjoy an evening of fabulous food, entertainment and dancing. The gala is taking place on Monday, November 8th in the Grand Ballroom of the Westin Boston Waterfront. We are grateful for the support of The Beef Checkoff through the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, ADA Partner ARAMARK, FNCE Event Sponsor ConAgra Foods and Welch's. And we hope to see you there.
If you are not attending FNCE or unable to make it to any of the Foundation activities, please consider making a tribute gift to the Foundation in honor of our gala honorees or donating now to the Annual Fund. Every gift makes an impact.
To make a gift to the Foundation or purchase tickets or a table for this year's gala, please contact Linda Hudson at email@example.com or 312/899-4773 or visit the FNCE website.
In addition to the Gala Honorees, the ADA and ADA Foundation will remember the life and career of one of our visionaries and great leaders, Mary Lou South, MA, RD, during the President's Lecture. The President's Lecture was established through the Foundation by Mary Lou and is one of her many legacies to the association. As a past president of the ADA, Mary Lou's contributions to the advancement of the Foundation and the dietetics profession were profound and she is greatly missed.
I look forward to seeing many of you at one of the fabulous events listed in this issue, and as always appreciate your generous support of the ADA Foundation.
Judy Dodd, MS, RD, LDN
ADA Foundation Chair
ADA Foundation Events at FNCE
The Foundation has something for every attendee at FNCE. Start your day with yoga or one of the cutting edge symposiums and end it by attending the Kids Eat Right: Orchestrating a Healthier Future Gala. To find out more details regarding speakers, hours and registration information, visit the FNCE website.
ADA Foundation Nutrition Symposiums
Saturday, November 6
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
Getting to the Heart of the Matter: Nutrient Implications in Heart Disease and Diabetes
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
As a nutrient essential for nerve, muscle and heart function, the role of magnesium has been highlighted in research related to both heart disease and diabetes. This session will examine the link between diabetes and heart health while exploring emerging science that investigates the benefits of including certain foods in therapeutic diets. Attendees will gain insights into clients with diabetes to learn more about their needs and preferences in dietary guidance and management.
Invited speakers include:
- Kelly Rawlings, editor, Diabetic Living
- Michelle Wien, DrPH, RD, CDE, assistant professor, Loma Linda University, Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health
Jenny Heap, MS, RD, manager, Health Professional Marketing, Almond Board of California, will be the moderator for the Symposium.
Sponsored by the Almond Board of California
Discover the Leader in You
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
This session will explore expanding leadership capabilities and empower dietitians as the nutrition experts. Attendees will learn strategies to cultivate and unlock their leadership potential and have the opportunity to interact with their colleagues to learn techniques to influence and inspire others to achieve results.
Invited speakers include:
- Connie Diekman, Med, RD, LD, FADA, (moderator) ADA past president, director of university nutrition, Washington University in St. Louis
- Carol Kauffman, PhD, ABPP, PCC, director, Institute of Coaching, assistant professor Harvard Medical School
Additional speakers to be announced.
Sponsored by Abbott Nutrition Health Institute
Kids Eat Right: Orchestrating a Healthier Future Gala
Monday, November 8
The Westin Boston Waterfront, Grand Ballroom
Reception: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Dinner: 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The Gala is a celebration of Foundation donors, scholarship and award winners. Join the Foundation for a legendary evening of gourmet food, spectacular entertainment and dancing. Semi-formal attire is acceptable. If space is available, tickets can be purchased at the ADAF Booth. $175 ($25 tax-deductible donation), Non-Profit Table and Member: $1,750 ($250 tax-deductible donation), Corporate Tables: $3,000 ($1,500 tax deductible donation).
Sponsored by The Beef Checkoff through the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, ADA Partner ARAMARK, FNCE Event Sponsor ConAgra Foods and Welch's
ADA Foundation Yoga Sessions
Saturday, November 6, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 7, 6:00-7:00 a.m.; 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Monday, November 8, 6:00-7:00 a.m.; 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 9, 6:00-7:00 a.m.
All sessions are taking place at the Westin Boston Waterfront, Commonwealth Ballroom A&B. $40.00 for unlimited sessions. Space available on a first-come, first served basis, attendance is limited. If space is available, onsite registration is $10 per session. Complimentary yoga mats for individuals who register for a minimum of four sessions (limited supply).
In partnership with Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine
Sponsored by ADA Premier Sponsor The Kellogg Company
FNCE Educational Sessions Supported by the ADA Foundation
Hot Topic: The Foods Kids Aren't Eating: Overcoming Childhood Obesity with Total Nutrition through Kids Eat Right
Tuesday, November 9, 9:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center / Room: Grand Ballroom East
Kids Eat Right has launched and everyone can have a role. Learn why a quality nutrition approach is needed in childhood obesity prevention and how to become part of the solution. The majority of youth suffer from chronic low intake of nutrients necessary for growth and development. The White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity has recommended goals for various areas in childhood obesity prevention and Kids Eat Right is supporting members in taking actions to meet those goals in helping to empower parents and get quality, appealing healthful options in schools. New research on gaps in nutrients and foods supplying nutrients in kids' diets will be presented along with results from the Family Nutrition and Physical Activity Study. Be inspired, take action and be a Kids Eat Right Campaign Leader – sign up available at this session.
Snapshots of ADA/ADAF Research
Monday, November 8, 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center / Room: 210 ABC
This session will present the methodology and highlights of either preliminary or final results of research projects funded by ADA and the ADA Foundation, most of which have been completed through the Dietetics Practice Based Research Network.
The Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim International Lecture – From Global to Local: Opportunities and Challenges Utilizing Programming Science
Tuesday, November 9, 9:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center / Room: 205 ABC
A wealth of scientific knowledge exists on the pivotal role nutrition plays in human and social development. However, prevention of nutrition deficiencies to improve health and well-being in diverse populations has not been a global priority. Key factors in ensuring malnutrition programs have higher visibility, increased resources and policy impact internationally are not dissimilar to those of domestic programs. Translating scientific information and program experience into policies to improve nutrition is a challenging area that global and domestic implementers share. Frances Davidson, PhD, MSc will be among the presenters.
2010 Presidents' Lecture: Social Networking: Taking Communications to the Next Level
Sunday, November 7, 2010 from 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center / Room: Grand Ballroom East
Speaker: Jeffrey Taylor
ADA Foundation Booth Activities
Be sure to stop by the ADA Foundation booth located in the North Lobby of the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center to support the future of the dietetics profession. Below are highlights of activities taking place throughout FNCE.
ADA Foundation Silent Auction
FNCE attendees have the opportunity to bid on more than 100 unique items donated by members, ADA Affiliates, DPGs, MIGs and exhibitors during FNCE. Bidding will take place until 2:30 p.m. on Monday, November 8. Winning bidders may pick up their items beginning at 4:30 p.m. that same day.
Keep yourself hydrated by stopping by the Foundation booth for a refreshing beverage with a $1 donation to ADAF. It is a great way to quench your thirst and keep your body and mind active as you explore the exhibit floor and walk to and from sessions.
Sponsored by Lipton
Support the Foundation and get a cool t-shirt. This year's t-shirt, "My honor student eats like a genius." will be for sale throughout the meeting at the Foundation booth.
Sponsored by ADA Partner National Dairy Council
RD Nutrition Coaches Corner
Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the ADA and ADA Foundation's new Kids Eat Right initiative and talk with the ADAF RD Nutrition Coaches about the RD Nutrition Coach Program. Through this program, nutrition education is delivered alongside physical education to children in schools and community settings. RD Coaches will also demonstrate some of the nutrition and physical activity components of the program.
Sponsored by ADA Premier Sponsor McNeil Nutritionals, LLC
Dollars for Scholars
The ADA Foundation is the largest provider of scholarships to dietetics students. Attendees have the option to add a donation to their purchase at the bookstore and at the Foundation booth to benefit the ADAF Scholarship Program. This program is a small investment that will go a long way toward helping financially challenged and accomplished students realize their dream of a career in dietetics.
Sponsored by ADA Partner The Coca-Cola Company and
ADA Premier Sponsor McNeil Nutritionals, LLC
Kids Eat Right Kicks Off at FNCE
The First Joint Effort of the American Dietetic Association and ADA Foundation
The American Dietetic Association, ADA Foundation and its members are encouraged and motivated by First Lady Michelle Obama and White House commitment to end the childhood obesity epidemic within a generation. ADA is committed to supporting these efforts by mobilizing its 71,000 members to take actions that fulfill the Task Force's recommendations through its new initiative Kids Eat Right.
Prior to FNCE, visit the ADAF website to learn about two new exciting programs within Kids Eat Right. Applications for these programs are due September 30th.
- ADA Partner, National Dairy Council, kicks-off the new school year by providing RD Fuel Up to Play 60 grants. Fifty $2,000 grants will be awarded to support implementing Fuel Up to Play 60 in targeted school districts during the 2010/11 school year. A total of $100,000 in RD Fuel Up to Play 60 grant funding will be available.
- MetLife Foundation provided a $235,000 grant to ADAF to develop and assess model approaches for RDs to work with schools and parents. $60,000 will be available for RD stipends and incentives for engaging parents. We are still looking for RDs in Atlanta, Chicago, and Brooklyn.
Learn more about Kids Eat Right at FNCE by:
- Stopping by the ADA Foundation Coaches Corner in the North Lobby next to the ADA Foundation Booth and learn about the RD Nutrition Coach Program.
- Attending the Hot Topic Session The Foods Kids Aren't Eating: Overcoming Childhood Obesity with Total Nutrition through Kids Eat Right, Tuesday, November 9, from 9:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m., Boston Convention & Exhibition Center / Room: Grand Ballroom East.
- Picking up information on the Fuel Up to Play 60 Grants and MetLife Foundation Grants at the Foundation Booth.
- Purchasing a ticket to the ADA Foundation Kids Eat Right: Orchestrating a Healthier Future Gala.
- Purchasing a t-shirt at the Foundation Booth to promote Kids Eat Right.
Wear Your Ribbons with Pride
The Foundation wants to recognize our donors, scholarship and award recipients and volunteers with special ribbons to wear on your badge at FNCE. Please visit the Foundation booth in the North Lobby located near registration and let us say thank you while you pick up your ribbons. Ribbons will also be available for members that make a contribution to our Dollars for Scholars program while at FNCE.
ADA Foundation Announces Inaugural Members of The Eat Right Society
The Foundation is proud to welcome more than 160 members to our new giving club, The Eat Right Society. A complete list can be found on the ADAF website. Members are encouraged to stop by the ADA Foundation booth to pick up their special recognition ribbon. The Eat Right Society recognizes individual, affiliate and DPG annual donors of $250 or more to any of the Foundation's initiatives. To join in time for FNCE or to renew your gift for this fiscal year, please contact Jill Henden at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312/899-4847.
ADAF Gives Back to Boston and Helps Students Attend FNCE
Boston Food Bank Donations
Each year the ADA Foundation works with local members to identify a food bank or similar organization to support through FNCE. Donations are collected through the registration form and presented to the chosen organization during FNCE. This year's recipient is The Greater Boston Food Bank, New England's largest hunger-relief organization. Last year, it distributed more than 31.5 million pounds of food and grocery products to its network of nearly 600 member hunger-relief agencies in eastern Massachusetts. The Food Bank partners with member agencies to provide healthy food choices to those seeking food assistance because it is committed to not only fighting hunger, but providing nutrient-rich foods to maintain adequate growth and health outcomes. To date, $5,100 has been collected.
Student Stipend Program
The ADA Foundation assists students with FNCE expenses by working together with Affiliates, DPGs, MIGs and individual donors to raise money for student stipends. Donations are collected through the registration form and $100 stipends are awarded at random to students who register for FNCE. To date, $10,000 has been collected.
Support the ADA Foundation's Initiatives Today
If you are attending FNCE, please consider supporting the Foundation and the many activities listed in this issue by adding a donation to your registration form or by going to the ADAF website. The ADAF depends on the generosity of members like you to continue providing these opportunities at FNCE and throughout the year.