Idaho Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in Action: Danielle Basye 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:

Danielle Basye RDN, LD

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Clinical Dietitian and Yoga Instructor 

As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, what do you do?  

Currently I work for a skilled nursing facility and rehabilitation center in Meridian. I monitor the nutritional status of all resident’s in the building, both on LTC and short stay rehab. I work closely with patients during rehabilitation in providing nutrition education, nutrition assessment and monitoring enteral/parenteral nutrition as patients are transitioning to an oral diet. Not only do I work with the patients, but I work alongside the family to ensure the best nutritional status for their loved ones.

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

Some of the benefits working as a dietitian with resident’s in LTC is to provide comfort and enjoyment through food during their stay with us, whether that be five years or just a few months. Often times family members are worried with the nutritional status of their elderly family. As a dietitian I am able to relieve some of that stress for the family s our IDT team works diligently to monitor and work at preventing any decline in nutritional status. Working with rehab patients as a Dietitian can have a direct impact of quality of life during acute rehab and post discharge.  As a dietitian I work with each patient on meeting nutritional needs so they are able to heal effectively and meet their goals in therapy through proper nutrition.

On the side I also work as a registered yoga teacher teaching a body positive yoga class for all shapes and sizes. I use my knowledge as a dietitian and a yoga teacher to convey mindfulness, awareness, and self gratitude.  

How can someone reach you to access your services?

I can be reached via e-mail at basy0817@gmail.com for any information about my current job position or for yoga class inquiries.

 

Thank you Danielle 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

*Posted by Rachelle Ausman, RDN, LD, CHC (Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Social Media Chair)
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Idaho Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in Action: Char Byington MEd, 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:

Char Byington MEd, RDN, LD

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Clinical Assistant Professor at Idaho State University

As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, what do you do?  

I am a Clinical Assistant Professor at Idaho State University and the Dietetic Internship Director.  I teach the Introductory Foods, Meal Management, and Nutrition classes, coordinate the Pocatello/Twin Falls internship and direct the overall internship program – with lots of help from fellow program faculty, especially Ruth Schneider in Meridian!

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

The benefits of the program are that when interns successfully finish their rotations, they are eligible to sit for the national exam and once they have passed the exam they can apply for a state license.  I think the best benefit is watching the careers of the dietitians who come out of our program thrive and impact people all over Idaho and other states where they practice.

How can someone reach you to access your services?

My contact information is:

 

Thank you Char 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

*Posted by Rachelle Ausman, RDN, LD, CHC (Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Social Media Chair)
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Idaho Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in Action: Molly Tevis 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:

Molly Tevis RDN, LD

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In-Store Retail Dietitian for Albertsons 

As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, what do you do?  

I am the in-store dietitian for Albertsons new program called Answers in the Aisles™. It is the first of its kind in Boise and already a hit! The Answers in the Aisles™ program is designed to bring nutrition advice from an in-store dietitian directly to customers providing instant nutrition guidance.  Located at the Eagle Albertsons, I provide personalized nutrition consults and MNT services for those with specific nutrition wants and needs (insurance coverage varies). Also, each month there is a variety of FREE nutrition workshops and supermarket tours covering topics such as,  “Redesign You Gut”, “DASH Away High Blood Pressure”, “Living Gluten Free” and “Power up with Protein”. I am able to really connect with customers and help them apply the nutrition information as we talk in the aisles.  I have the opportunity to work with our local community through TV and Radio broadcasting to help spread sound nutrition advice and showcase fun new products that can support healthy living choices. I am also available for Lunch & Learn opportunities for businesses and community groups. Lastly, I am now offering health screening assessments; get your Vitamin D, A1c or Lipids checked right in your neighborhood supermarket. A one stop shop for your health and wellness!

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

We have removed the barriers for people to access dietitians services. Being readily accessible in the store means they don’t have to go to several different appointments and locations to get expert nutrition guidance. Plus, it helps connect the knowledge with the application; being able to instantly demonstrate how to pick out foods and navigate the supermarket is a crucial piece. Customers are ecstatic they have the expertise of a RD available as they shop. There is so much nutrition information available on the internet and social media, shoppers are more confused than ever. It feels good to be able to dispel myths and help customers to build their confidence in choosing healthier items.  

How can someone reach you to access your services?

Come stop in to the store and say hi! I can be found next to the pharmacy or talking about nutrition with shoppers in the aisles. Feel free to call me directly (208) 939-9850 or email molly.tevis@albertsons.com

 

 Thank you Molly 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 Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in Action: Sandy Kipp, MS, RDN, LD, CLT

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:

Sandy Kipp, MS, RDN, LD, CLT

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Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in Private Practice

As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, what do you do?  

My name is Sandy Kipp and I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in private practice. My primary specialization is in helping those with chronic illnesses including digestive disorders, migraines, disorders of the tissue and/or joints such as rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia, autoimmune disorders such as celiac disease and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. The common characteristic in chronic illnesses are inflammation, and by customizing a low inflammatory eating plan for a patient we can significantly reduce and often times eliminate the symptoms of the disorder. Patient’s often feel better than they have in years and can resume the activities that they have always loved. 

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

When a patient is ready for change, and compliant to the plan their health can be improved significantly. The changes that I have seen in the Idaho community are just one patient at a time, but the rewards of a life changed are priceless. 

How can someone reach you to access your services?

I can be reached by email, phone or website. More information is available through my website. Email: sandy@sandykipprdn.com, Phone: 208.250.0836,  www.sandykipprdn.com

 

Thank you Sandy 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 Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in Action: Ruth Schneider, MPH, RDN, LD, FAND

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:

Ruth Schneider, MPH, RDN, LD, FAND

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Coordinator of the Dietetic Internship at the Idaho State University Meridian Health Sciences Center 

As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, what do you do?  

Ruth Schneider works at Idaho State University Meridian Health Sciences Center as the Coordinator of the Dietetic Internship.  To become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, one must complete an undergraduate or graduate program in Food and Nutrition or Dietetics, and also do 1200 hours of supervised practice (the internship) to be able to sit for the registration exam.

As Coordinator, Ruth teaches interns on class days, and coordinates their rotations in hospitals, long term care facilities, health departments, outpatient counseling, diabetes and kidney disease, as well as food service management in a variety of sites (schools, hospitals and non-profits).

Ruth loves my job because she enjoys teaching, and she enjoys interacting with all of the preceptors in the Treasure Valley who work with ISU interns.

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

Many interns have stayed in the Treasure Valley and are working as RDNs in places such as school lunch, clinical/hospital dietetics, Idaho Foodbank, Idaho Dairy Council, and WIC.

The ISU Meridian Health Sciences Center has several multi-disciplinary projects, which both help the community and provide learning opportunities for interns.  We are in our seventh year of Community Health Screening clinics, which are provided 6 times a year at various sites.  These screenings target low income populations, and the intent is to screen for problems and refer before problems become emergencies and lead to an ER visit.  

ISU also has a senior refugee home visit grant that is interdisciplinary.  This provides opportunities for interns to work with nursing, nurse practitioner, and pharmacy students to provide follow-up care in homes for refugees.  Cultural competency is a large part of this program, as interpreters are needed at all visits, and refugees come from diverse areas of the world.

Because the ISU internship has a community focus, interns work in the community to improve access to food in a variety of ways, such as working with food pantries to improve the quality of food boxes, and providing food demonstrations on how to use less familiar foods that may be part of a Foodbank box.

How can someone reach you to access your services?

To learn more about the dietetic internship, and all dietetic programs at ISU, please visit www.isu.edu/dietetics. To reach Ruth Schneider at the Meridian center, call 208-373-1729, or e-mail her at schnruth@isu.edu.

 

Thank you Ruth 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 Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in Action: Steffanie Sandoval, RD, 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:

Steffanie Sandoval, RD, LD

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Program Coordinator for the University of Idaho Extension Program – Eat Smart Idaho in Southern Idaho (District II)

As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, what do you do?  

I am the Program Coordinator for the University of Idaho Extension Program – Eat Smart Idaho in Southern Idaho (District II). Our program offers nutrition education to limited resource individuals (adults and youth) who qualify for food assistance programs such as SNAP, WIC, meet 185% of the federal poverty guidelines, or etc. We also coordinate and assist with a variety of policy, systems, and environmental projects such as Long Live Idaho (healthy messaging campaign), Smarter Lunchrooms, and healthy food pantries. My role is to assist and support nutrition advisors, coordinate direct education activities, build and maintain agency partnerships, and etc. 

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

Through our program, we have helped individuals and families utilize and stretch their food dollars to purchase healthful and nutritious foods through planning, budgeting, and identifying low cost food options. We help our participants understand why the different food groups are important, what impacts foods can have on their health, nutrition label reading, and how to make a balanced plate. When teaching youth classes, we do a variety of activities such as food safety and hand washing, think your drink, label reading, and making healthier fast food choices. We encourage youth in our classes to think about the foods they eat and try to get them to find healthier food options for more nutrition as they grow. 

How can someone reach you to access your services?

Eat Smart Idaho classes are advertised on our webpage at http://www.uidaho.edu/extension/eat-smart-idaho . The webpage shows a current list of classes and topics being offered throughout Idaho. The webpage should be undergoing some updates soon and will include more recipes and videos. People and agencies who are interested in learning more about our program can contact eatsmart.uidaho.edu.

 


Thank you Steffanie 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

*Posted by Rachelle Ausman, RDN, LD, CHC (Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Social Media Chair)
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Idaho Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in Action: Monica Perry, 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:

Monica Perry, RDN, LD 

Program Director for the Idaho Nutrition & Foodservice Professional Online Training Program

As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, what do you do?  

This is my 13th year as the Program Director for the Idaho Nutrition & Foodservice Professional Online Training Program (formerly known as the Dietary Manager Course).  This 12 month online distance learning course is designed for students who are looking for a career change or are currently employed in foodservice but aspire to be credentialed as a Certified Dietary Manager, Certified Food Protection Professional. (CDM, CFPP).  Graduates may apply to sit for the credentialing exam, active ANFP membership, and upon successfully completing the exam may use the CDM, CFPP credential after their name.

Our course is required for dietary managers working in skilled nursing facilities, in Idaho.  CMS regulations released in November, 2016 now require dietary managers in skilled nursing facilities to be a certified dietary manager, certified food manager or similar national certification for food service management and safety from a national certifying body.

How can someone reach you to access your services?

Information about our program:  http://www.idhca.org/events/idahos-anfp-dietary-manager-online-training-course/

 

Thank you Monica 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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