Idaho Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in Action: Kyli Gough, RD, LD

This year the Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is celebrating 70 years of our Idaho affiliate. In leading up to our BIG celebration at our Annual Meeting in April, we will be highlighting our members and what they do as the ‘Nutrition Experts’ for our great state of Idaho. Today we are recognizing:

Kyli Gough 

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Community Health Manager

As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, what do you do?  

I work as the Community Health Manager for both St. Luke’s Magic Valley & Jerome hospitals. In my role I get to collaborate and work with our community partners to find innovative ways to help our community in the areas of biggest need. Our mission is to efficiently use our local resources and community partnerships to improve the health of the Magic Valley, Jerome and surrounding communities. The best part of my position is that I have the opportunity to work hand in hand with other organizations as we strive to make Twin Falls, Jerome and the surrounding communities a better place to live. This is a new and exciting opportunity for me as well as our community because it is a new position. I have been in my role for approximately four months.

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

As I mentioned this is a very new position. However, already in a short time, I have seen the communication lines open up between many organizations and community partners with excitement around impacting the health of our community together. There are many organizations who have been offering wonderful services and programs in our community for a long time. Our goal is to ensure we are not duplicating services, but identifying gaps around our top community health needs. While this portion of the work does take some time, it allows us the needed opportunity to get things right and ensure we have the whole picture before taking the next step. St. Luke’s cannot do this work alone, nor should we, I continue to build relationships in the community so we can all help complement one another and convene community stakeholders to work on making a collective impact together. The future is bright!

How can someone reach you to access your services?

I can be reached at my office: 208.814.0046 or goughk@slhs.org

 

Thank you Kyli 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: Elaine Magee, MPH, RD

This year the Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is celebrating 70 years of our Idaho affiliate. In leading up to our BIG celebration at our Annual Meeting in April, we will be highlighting our members and what they do as the ‘Nutrition Experts’ for our great state of Idaho. Today we are recognizing:

Elaine Magee, MPH, RD

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Albertsons Wellness Services Corporate Dietitian 

As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, what do you do?  

I am a Wellness Services Corporate Dietitian for Albertsons Companies. I came here two years ago after being the Wellness and Performance Nutritionist for Stanford University for 5 years. Before that I was a nutrition expert/writer for WebMD.com for 10 years, wrote 25 books and contributed content to magazines, newspapers and websites.

I develop and manage multiple programs that our in-store dietitians and the dietitians in our RD Network bring to communities in their areas. These programs range from diabetes and prediabetes store tours and healthy aging cooking & tasting classes to educational food experiences demonstrated by our in-store and division dietitians. I also develop a handful of recipes each month and write a corresponding blog that is shared throughout the company on websites, social media and our ecommerce platform.

 

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

The greater Boise area is the pilot location for our in-store dietitian program. This program will hopefully grow to include many more in-store dietitians soon. These innovative educational programs are developed, tested and implemented in the greater Boise area, often before being launched in other areas around the country. 

 

How can someone reach you to access your services?

Elaine.Magee@albertsons.com

 

Thank you Elaine 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 Nutritionists in Action: Kimberly Young, MS, RDN, LD and Nanci Jenkins, MS, RDN, LD

This year the Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is celebrating 70 years of our Idaho affiliate. In leading up to our BIG celebration at our Annual Meeting in April, we will be highlighting our members and what they do as the ‘Nutrition Experts’ for our great state of Idaho. Today we are recognizing:

Kimberly Young, MS, RDN, LD

and

Nanci Jenkins, MS, RDN, LD

These two Idaho Registered Dietitian Nutritionists were recently part of a grant that allowed the Panhandle Health District to improve access to healthy food and beverages, and increase awareness for chronic disease prevention and treatment programs for Bonner County residents:

As Registered Dietitian Nutritionists, what do you do?  

Kimberly is the Coordinator for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) at Panhandle Health District (PHD), which covers the five northern counties in Idaho. WIC is a supplemental nutrition program funded by USDA. 

Nanci is a WIC Dietitian for the Panhandle Health District 1 and a Grant Manager. As a WIC Dietitian, her primary responsibility is to provide nutrition education to WIC eligible woman, infants and children up to the age of 5 years old. She also provides one on one breastfeeding support for lactating mothers and works hard to connect WIC eligible families to the available resources in our community where they can receive additional services.

Recently, the National WIC Association (NWA) provided the Panhandle Health District an opportunity through a grant funded by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Community Partners for Health Mothers and Children (CPHMC).  This grant allowed the Health District to step outside the box to improve access to healthy food and beverages, and increase awareness for chronic disease prevention and treatment programs for Bonner County residents through capacity building and clinical linkages. 

As the grant manager, Nanci’s responsibilities included implementing the grant received by the Health District within the time frame designated by the grant and within the budgetary restrictions established by the grant as well as by the Health District’s fiscal department. 

Nancy states, “NWA chose 32 WIC agencies across the country to implement this grant and the Panhandle Health District was one of the recipients. My task was to increase access to healthy food and beverages and to increase clinical-community  linkages. I was given much leeway in how the deliverables were accomplished. The unique programs mentioned in the video were a result of the work my community did within the framework of a coalition (the Bonner County Coalition for Health -BCCH). BCCH was formed in response to the needs of the grant. The grant period has ended yet BCCH continues to meet once a month. 

 

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

Kimberly:

“When I saw the opportunity to apply for the CPHMC grant, I jumped on it.  Bonner County, with a population of about 43,000, is considered a Health Professional Shortage area and is considered rural.  Sandpoint is the largest city in Bonner County.  Bonner County Coalition for Health (BCCH), a coalition of various community partners, formed as a result of CPHMC and is led by Nanci, a Bonner County resident.  They did a great job creating a community action plan with programs to help meet the needs of Bonner County residents: Change for Change, Harvesting our Health, Healthy Rx, and partnering with Sandpoint Community Resource Center to help link community members to resources in Bonner County and with the BCCH programs.  These programs are offering better opportunities for Bonner County to be a healthier community as a whole by increasing access to healthy food and beverage options, as well as linking residents to disease prevention programs and community resources.”

Nanci:

“The community benefits from this work have been tremendous. First of all, we now have a coalition and a regular meeting place to discuss health issues facing our community. Since the coalition is made up of a diverse group of health care providers, local government representatives and community members, we are in a position to not only share knowledge but actually create and accomplish projects to benefit our county. Specifically with the CPHMC grant we now have physicians writing prescriptions to their patients to practice healthy lifestyle behaviors. We have healthy recipes available and healthy food discounted at the regular grocery store. We have a terrific partner in the Sandpoint Community Resource Center where community members can go either online through the coalition website (www.bcch.us) or in person to seek additional resources needed to improve their health. And finally we have raised awareness about the struggles experienced by the low income population in our county and have given their concerns an avenue to be heard so that they might help shape community wide solutions.”

 

How can someone reach you to access your services or to learn more about your program(s)?

To find out more about the wonderful BCCH programs, visit www.bcch.us or contact Nanci Jenkins at (208) 263-5159. Those who are interested can also attend the coalition meetings, which are held in Sandpoint on the second Tuesday of the month at noon, 423 Third St.

Also, Nanci is now implementing a new grant funded by the Department of Health & Welfare titled, “Heart Disease, Stroke and Diabetes Prevention”. Contact Nanci Jenkins at (208) 263-5159 to learn more. 

To learn more about WIC at Panhandle Health District, visit www.panhandlehealthdistrict.org/wic or contact Kim Young via email, kyoung@phd1.idaho.gov

 

Thank you Kim and Nanci 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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IMPORTANT Congressional Issues Require Your Action

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Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Members,

As a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, please urge your policymakers to support legislation that protects and values nutrition services in areas of prevention and treatment (including treatment and reduction of obesity and diabetes prevention) and in the role of nutrition education as highlighted in the Farm Bill. It is important for members of Congress to hear from their constituency. As vital decisions are made regarding health care in the upcoming weeks, the voice of every member is critical.

Take action today!

Click –> Action Center

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Fall House of Delegate Report

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RoseAnna Holliday, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND

Idaho Affiliate Delegate Report

11.8.17

This past October, the House of Delegate (HOD) meeting was held for two days prior to FNCE in Chicago, IL. I was honored to be a table facilitator for the second year as well as a mentor to the delegate from Montana. HOD began with an update from our incoming President Donna Martin whom is also excited to speak at our 2018 meeting in Sun Valley. (Be sure and attend, Donna is a true inspiration).

The first dialogue session on Day One was Championing Nutrition and Dietetics Practitioners in Roles of Leadership in Public Health. Please refer to the documents Fact Sheet-Championing Nutrition and Dietetics Practitioners in Roles of Leadership in Public Health and the Fall HOD Backgrounder. 01-2017-Fall-HOD-Backgrounder-Final andFact-Sheet-Championing-Nurition-and-Dietetics-Practitioners-in-Roles-of-Leadership-in-Public-Health-Fact-Sheet (1) My table (#15) talked about the following items: relevance of public health leadership roles to the profession; recognizing themes or significant trends among leaders that facilitated their rise to public health leadership; discussion surrounding what systems, structures and collaborations must be in place to help nutrition and dietetic practitioners pursue this high level of leadership; and, identifying key action steps we can take to prepare for and pursue public health leadership positions and advocate for current and future opportunities. The time spent with other delegates from across the nation and representing different DPG and MIGs was very informative in helping move the profession forward to fill the vacancies that RDNs in high level leadership positions in public health will leave over the next 5 years. Day Two of the House of Delegates included a dialogue session on the Draft Code of Ethics and Communication and Education Strategies. Please refer to the draft code of ethics. draft-code-of-ethics-for-review-only–1-We identified effective communication and education strategies for the final revised and approved Code of Ethics and assisted in identifying case examples/scenarios related to the proposed principles in the Code of Ethics. The majority of focus surrounded the importance of the Academy civility code along with perceived bullying among RDNS as well as the utilization or abuse of social media to further one’s agenda or beliefs. At my table, a board of director’s representative, Kevin Sauer from Kansas, listened into our dialogue and provided input/answered questions as he served on the ethics committee to help write/update our Code of Ethics. An interesting and fluid dialogue, indeed.

As mentioned previously, please refer to the attachments regarding Public Health Leadership Fact-Sheet-Championing-Nurition-and-Dietetics-Practitioners-in-Roles-of-Leadership-in-Public-Health-Fact-Sheet (1) 01-2017-Fall-HOD-Backgrounder-Final roles and the Draft Code of Ethicsdraft-code-of-ethics-for-review-only–1- As a HOD member, we will be voting on dialogue issues in the near future. Stay tuned.

Thanks again for your continued support. I am humbled and honor to represent you at the bi annual House of Delegates meetings in the face to face and the virtual meeting environments.

Also, if you have a mega-issue that you would like the Academy and HOD to address, please let me know. There is a process, which includes writing a position paper, that I would be happy to help you facilitate making the ask to the House of Delegates Leadership Team to take on an issue important to you. I look forward to hearing from you!

RoseAnna B. Holliday, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND

Affiliate Delegate, Idaho

Contact me at: rholliday@csi.edu

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Pledge of Professional Civility

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The Academy’s Food & Nutrition Magazine® has launched an initiative to help foster community and constructive discourse among peers: The Pledge of Professional Civility.
The pledge was announced during FNCE® by Academy President Donna Martin at the Member Showcase and discussed during the FNCE® session on Cyberbullying, presented by Academy President-elect Mary Russell and Past-President Connie Diekman.
Public antagonism and hostility among peers dishonors the nutrition and dietetics profession, and is a disservice to the more than 100,000 professionals who hold the RDN or NDTR credentials.
Just as in work environments and professional settings, words and behaviors on social media not only reflect the competencies and conduct of individuals, but the values and credibility of the entire profession. It is crucial that strong examples of personal conduct and professional behavior be set for fellow and future practitioners.
As professionals who are active in social media and communications, you are no doubt aware of some challenges regarding a shift in the online behavioral landscape. Forums such as social media channels and listservs continue to provide positive opportunities for discussion and connection; however, antagonism and negativity also have become more prevalent.
The Pledge of Professional Civility is a voluntary, public commitment to the civil treatment of professional peers, including those with whom we may not agree on all issues. Anyone is welcome to take the pledge. As Academy leaders, we encourage all of you to review the Guiding Principles and supporting resources, take the Pledge of Professional Civility and help demonstrate positive, productive engagement among our community. You are welcome to share this information with your members.
Learn more and take the Pledge – https://foodandnutrition.org/professionalcivility/
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Idaho Academy Member Recipient of 2017 Lulu G. Graves Nutrition Education Award from Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation

CONGRATULATIONS JENIFER READER, MHE, RDN, LD

 
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Official email below:
 
Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 1:00:24 PM MDT
2017 Lulu G. Graves Nutrition Education Award
 

Hello Jennifer,

We have received the final scores for the 2017 Lulu G. Graves Nutrition Education Award. I am pleased to inform you that your
application was selected as this year’s winner!

Please find attached your official winner letter. This letter contains information and instructions.
Please provide the requested information contained in the letter as soon as possible.
Feel free to contact us with any questions.
Thank you and congratulations!
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation

 
Award letter – click here Jenifer Reader Foundation Award
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