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Academy President Speaks at DCMADA Food Day Event

The DC Metropolitan Area Dietetic Association participated in Food Day on October 24 and featured a public policy focus targeting food security and wellness. Academy President Ethan Bergman, PhD, RD, CD, FADA, participated in the event along with Washington, D.C., city council members. Food Day is a nationwide movement focused on improving our nation's food policies toward more healthy, affordable and sustainable food. More than 3,000 Food Day 2012 events occurred across the country.

President Bergman discussed important nutrition issues and highlighted the Academy's dedication to reducing hunger and malnutrition, promoting access to healthy foods and creating sustainable food systems. He connected food insecurity and hunger issues by highlighting members' efforts, including successful efforts working in WIC, School Meals, Meals on Wheels and in food banks, and shared information on the Academy's new innovative partnership with the National Dairy Council and Feeding America to identify game-changing innovations in food insecurity and nutrition education.

This collaborative project will bring together stakeholders at all levels, encompassing the entire nutrition process from production to the table. All three partners have established inroads into their local communities and with farmers, and will join forces to share expertise and resources, while identifying new ways of approaching nutrition education. The Food Day event was an ideal opportunity to increase awareness of this new initiative.

Among the event's attendees were D.C. city council member Mary Cheh's legislative director Drew Newman and council member Vincent Orange's chief of staff Estell Mathis-Lloyd, who highlighted the District's commitment to a healthy food environment for all residents.

Other speakers included Dianne Benjamin, MS, RD, LDN, president, DC Metropolitan Area Dietetic Association; Brittany Oberdorff, RD, health and wellness specialist, District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education; Jodi Balis, RD, dietitian at the Capital Area Food Bank; Holly Larson, MS, RD, dietitian, Academy's RD Parent Empowerment Program; Elizabeth Dennis, PhD, RD, postdoctoral fellow, Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities Research at Georgetown University’s Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and treasurer of DCMADA; and Vanessa Hoffman, MPH, RD, LDN, DCMADA's public policy coordinator and co-chair.

To see pictures of the DCMADA event, visit the Academy's member Facebook page.

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