Idaho Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in Action: Julie Buck, RDN, LD

During 2017, the Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics will be highlighting our members and what they do as the ‘Nutrition Experts’ for our great state of Idaho. Today we are recognizing:

Julie Buck, RDN, LD

Family and Consumer Sciences Faculty at University of Idaho Extension in Bannock County, Idaho

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As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, what do you do?  

I am the Family and Consumer Sciences Faculty at University of Idaho Extension in Bannock county, Idaho. My teaching focus is health, nutrition, food safety and 4-H youth development. I administer the Eat Smart Idaho programming to persons with low resources in nine eastern Idaho counties.

What are the benefits you have seen from your services in the Idaho community?

Community members in Bannock county have opportunity to take classes in cooking, food preservation, diabetes management, and many other options. Persons with low resources are able to have trained nutrition advisers teach them the basics of nutrition, food safety and physical activity. 4-H youth receive opportunities to learn Healthy Lifestyle living techniques.

How can someone reach you to access your services?

Contact the University of Idaho Extension, Bannock County office, located at 10560 N. Fairgrounds Rd., Bld A, Pocatello, Idaho; call 208-236-7310, find us on

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UIExtensionBannock/

University of Idaho Extension  http://www.uidaho.edu/extension/county/bannock

Thank you Julie for all that you do for our great state of Idaho!

To learn more about the Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and how you can join, please visit eatrightidaho.org.

To find a Idaho Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in your area, please click here

 

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Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Meeting

Have You Registered Yet?

Pre-conference:

Wednesday April 19th

 Annual Meeting:

Thursday April 20th – Friday April 21st

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Speaker Sneak Peek!

National Speakers:  

  • Zonya Foco RDN, CHFI, CSP
  • Melissa Joy Dobbins, MS, RDN, CDE
  • Ann Boney, MED, RD, LDN

 Local Speakers

  • Annie Roe, PhD, RDN
  • Mimi Cunningham, MA, RDN, CDE
  • Donna Dolan, MBA, MS, RDN, LDN

AND MANY MORE!!

Register Here!

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“The annual conference is an integral way to network with Idaho dietitians and stay up-to-date on the latest nutrition research. It’s a fun way to connect with colleagues, share creative ideas, and get re-energized around the inspiring work in our great state.”

– Marissa Rudley, MS, RD, LD

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Tips to Eating a Healthy Breakfast in a Busy Morning

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We have all heard about the importance of breakfast from our parents and teachers since childhood. We have always been told “breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” or “eat a breakfast fit for a king,” but does anyone ever explain why? Research has shown that adolescents who consume breakfast regularly have a lower BMI and are less likely to be overweight. Research has also shown that consuming breakfast regularly is associated with better cognitive performance and academic achievement.

As a full time student, mother, and part-time employee, I understand how hard it can be to find that extra time to have breakfast every morning. Between getting ready, repeating “Are you dressed yet?” about 10 times, making sure three lunches are packed, and getting everyone out of the house, there is no extra time to sit down and have a nice family breakfast. This routine is beneficial for no one. Research has shown that individuals who eat breakfast, consume less calories throughout the day, than those who do not. Below are a few tips that I have found for a quick and healthy morning meal.

Premade items to grab on the go. Take a Sunday afternoon and batch cook some homemade goodies that can be frozen and quickly heated up for the upcoming week.

Keep healthy grab and go foods on hand. During a busy morning, the last thing you want to deal with is cooking a 5-course meal, stock up on quick products to make your morning run more smoothly.

  • Keep high-fiber and low sugar cereals on hand
  • Stock up on fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Purchase yogurt cups that are low in sugar (less than 15 grams) 
  • Keep a container of hard boiled eggs in the fridge
  • Purchase low fat cheese sticks for a quick consumption of protein

Drink your breakfast. These days breakfast smoothies are all the rage. Try keeping it simple and healthy for a quick morning drink. Use plain yogurt, spinach or kale, fresh or frozen fruits and veggies, nut butters, dairy milk or unsweetened calcium-fortified soymilk, or add in some protein powder for that extra boost.

Plan ahead. The hardest part about mornings is that even if you have your routine, something can always come up. Try and plan your breakfast ahead for the week to keep breakfast exciting and interesting. Planning ahead will help keep your morning running smoothly and decrease the amount of stress that comes your way.

When it comes down to it, breakfast is a great way to put energy into your body and prepare you for the day ahead. Try these tips for a healthy breakfast during a busy morning to make the most out of your day.

Written by Idaho State University Dietetic Student, 

Stephanie Fisher

*Update: Please note under ‘Drink Your Breakfast’, to meet Dietary Guidelines a excellent addition to a smoothie can include a cup of dairy or unsweetened calcium-fortified soymilk to help meet your 3 servings of dairy a day. ~Rachelle Ausman, Social Media Chair 
Resources:
1.Vissers, PAJ, et al. “Breakfast Consumption And Daily Physical Activity In 9-10-Year-Old British Children.” Public Health Nutrition 16.7 (n.d.): 1281-1290. Science Citation Index. Web. 17 Jan. 2017.
2.Galioto, Rachel, and Mary Beth Spitznagel. “The Effects Of Breakfast And Breakfast Composition On Cognition In Adults.” Advances In Nutrition 7.3 (2016): 576S. Publisher Provided Full Text Searching File. Web. 17 Jan. 2017.

 

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Register Today: Annual Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Meeting

Please join fellow Registered Dietitian Nutritionists and health professionals at the 2017 Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics conference in Boise, Idaho April 19 – 21, 2017

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This must-attend event will allow you network with peers, make valuable business contacts, earn continuing education credits, gain insights into new research, make new friends and have fun! For more information and to register, please go to www.eatrightidaho.org.

 

More About the Conference:

We’re going green!  Our goal is to minimize waste and conserve resources at the 2017 Eat Right Idaho Annual Conference. We are making a difference today with tomorrow in mind and as the nutrition expert, you can help us:

  • Bring a reusable bag for the Exhibitors Hall
  • Bring a small Tupperware container
  • Bring your reusable coffee mug
  • Use public transportation if in the Boise vicinity
  • Carpool—come with your work colleagues or meet a new dietetics colleague in your area
  • Flying in and staying at the Riverside? Be sure to use the free shuttle from the airport

 

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“I love catching up with fellow RDN’s and friends from across the state. It is a wonderful opportunity to network while having a lot of fun!”

– Sarah Renaldi, MS, RDN, LD

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Academy Voting Starts Today

Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetic Members, 

Want to shape the future of our profession?

Then vote in the Academy’s election today! Click the link below to get started:

http://sm.eatright.org/electprocess

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Academy of Nutrition and Dietetic Slate of Candidates can be found at  http://www.eatrightpro.org/resources/leadership/nominations-and-elections 

For our Idaho State election, you will receive a link to vote by email! However, you can find candidate bios at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WDRRYWR .

Voting ends February 22!

 

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A Video Message From Our Idaho Academy President

Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics President

Megan Williams, MDA, RDN, CDE

Time to Act – Updates to the Dietetic Practice Act

Join Megan at the Idaho State Capitol as she presents the Dietetic Practice Act updates before the Health & Welfare Committee of the House and Senate THIS WEDNESDAY, February 1st at 9:00 a.m. in the House Health and Welfare – East Wing (Lower Level) Room 20

*Megan will see you at the Annual Meeting in April (3 months away)

Website Links:

To Find Your Legislators –https://legislature.idaho.gov/legislators/whosmylegislator/
To Send the Email –https://legislature.idaho.gov/house/membership/
Address of the Bill –https://bom.idaho.gov/…/…/proposed_dietetic_practice_act.pdf

Email Draft:

Dear Senator (Representative) [name],

During this year’s Legislative session the Idaho Board of Medicine has presented a bill (#H0045) that updates the Dietetic Practice Act.

I am writing to ask for your support. This bill makes necessary changes to strengthen state licensure law, updates it to current practice, and better aligns it with the Idaho Medical Practice Act. It is cost neutral and will not increase licensing fees for RDs across the state.

The Board of Medicine and Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics have reached out to groups across the state including the Idaho Medical Association, Idaho Hospital Association, Idaho Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Idaho State Pharmacists Association, Idaho Board of Nursing, Genetic Counselors Licensing Board of Medicine, Idaho Association of Chiropractic Physicians, and the Idaho Academy of Physician Assistants and received no negative feedback.

If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact me. The url for the proposed bill is:
https://bom.idaho.gov/…/…/proposed_dietetic_practice_act.pdf

[add any personal information – where they work – what they do to etc.]

Signed your name
Add you RDN, LD, and any of specialties CSP, CDE

Now Time to Act!

For more information on the Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, please go to eatrightidaho.org 

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Idaho Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in Action: Colleen Fillmore, PhD, RDN, LD, SNS

During 2017, the Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics will be highlighting our members and what they do as the ‘Nutrition Experts’ for our great state of Idaho. Today we are recognizing:

Colleen Fillmore, PhD, RDN, LD, SNS

USDA Idaho Child Nutrition Director for the Idaho Department of Education

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As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, what do you do?  

I am the State Director for Idaho USDA Child Nutrition Programs, State Department of Education (SDE). The funds for these programs are through USDA/Food and Nutrition Service. These programs include the National School Lunch ProgramSchool Breakfast ProgramChild and Adult Care Food ProgramSummer Food Service ProgramFresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, Team Nutrition Grants, Direct Certification Grant, Administrative Review Training Grant, Equipment Grants, Wellness, USDA Foods, Snacks, Suppers and Special Milk Program.

I oversee 14 employees and am responsible for an annual internal budget of $8,948.596 for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY15) and an annual flow through budget to Idaho CNP programs of $85,128,794 (FFY15).

What are the benefits you have seen from your services in the Idaho community?

These programs help fight hunger and obesity by reimbursing organizations such as schools, child care centers, and afterschool programs for providing healthy meals to children. These programs provide nutritionally balanced, low‐cost or free lunches to more than 44 million Idaho children in 2015.  In the FFY15 we served the following meals; 5,461,657 meals in the CACFP (Child and Adult Care Food Program; 1,238,383 meals in the SFSP (Summer Food Service Program) and 37,846,148 meals in the SNP (School Nutrition Program).  Total meals provided to Idaho children in 2015 was 44,546,188.

The Food and Nutrition Service administers the program at the Federal level. At the State level, these Idaho programs are administered by the Idaho State Department of Education, which operates the program through agreements with school food authorities. Idaho Child Nutrition Programs provide USDA reimbursement and USDA Foods to participating programs statewide. In addition we conduct Trainings and Compliance reviews (over 200 annually) statewide in all CNP areas. Trainings cover several different topics and can be found at our website http://www.sde.idaho.gov/cnp/.

How can someone reach you to access your services?

If you have any questions, you can reach me by phone (208) 332-6820 or by email at crfillmore@sde.idaho.gov.

 

Thank you Colleen for all that you do for our great state of Idaho!

 

To learn more about the Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and how you can join, please visit eatrightidaho.org.

To find a Idaho Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in your area, please click here.

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