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Happy National Nutrition Month

Happy National Nutrition Month and almost Spring Break!

Things have been very busy around here! A fellow nutrition student friend of mine and I were guest speakers at the local Jr. High School where we taught about MyPlate and food labels. I love teaching kiddos about nutrition and the importance of being healthy and active! It is always fun to get creative and come up with a fun and interactive lesson. We used some of the resources that the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has for their members. Another bonus for being a student member of the Academy! They have so many resources and materials.

We also went with a big group of students from UCA to the Arkansas State Capitol in celebration of Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day. We got our picture taken with the governor and the proclamation that he signed regarding National Nutrition Month and RDN Day. There was such a great turnout of dietitians from Arkansas! It was fun to visit with everyone. Have you all done anything fun to celebrate National Nutrition Month?

Next week is spring break! I am so excited to spend time with family and friends. I was browsing around on the www.eatright.org page the other day and found a good article for healthy eating while traveling. It is called “Health Takes Flight” and talks about healthy eating at airports. Very interesting and helpful for those who are traveling by air. If any of you are lucky enough to travel abroad this spring break, there is an article for you as well! It is called “8 Food Safety Trips When Traveling Abroad.” 

There is a great opportunity for student members of the Academy to be featured in a newsletter! Stephanie Bassett said they are looking to feature students in each of their quarterly weight management newsletters. If you are interested, please contact Stephanie Bassett at stephanie.bassett2@gmail.com. I really encourage you guys to get involved with this! It would look really good on internship applications and is good way to get your name out there and network! 

Don’t forget about the ArAND Annual Meeting and Exhibits at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock on April 25th-26th, 2019. To register please go to, https://arkansaseatright2016.sitewrench.com/annual-meetings-and-exhibits. See you all there! 

Posted by Alicia Landry at 7:45 PM