Update from Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, USA
    The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics was invited to ring the closing bell on Wednesday, August 20, at NASDAQ, the largest electronic equities exchange in the United States. This is the sixth year in which the Academy has been invited to be part of NASDAQ’s trading day. I represented the Academy ringing the closing bell and made remarks about the Academy, Foundation and Kids Eat Right Month, joined by Academy members who live in the New York area. The NASDAQ closing ceremony was broadcast on NASDAQ website and the ceremony was also broadcast on video screens in Times Square. The Academy’s name and logo was on NASDAQ’s tower with the message “The Stock Exchange Welcomes the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.”
    Multimedia features such as exclusive content, photo postings, status updates and video of bell ceremonies can be found on NASDAQ’s Facebook page at:
    New Academy Practice Papers Published
    The new Academy Practice Paper, Oral Health and Nutrition, was published in June on the Academy website. The Abstract was published in the June 2014 Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. A position paper on the same topic with the same title was published in the May 2013 Journal. The new position paper entitled Nutritional Genomics was published in the February 2014 Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  In addition, two position papers were recently updated and published in the Journal and they are Nutrition and Lifestyle for a Healthy Pregnancy Outcome published July 2014 and Nutrition Guidance for Healthy Children Ages 2-11 Years published August 2014.
    The Academy position and practice paper can be accessed on the web at: http://www.eatright.org/positions/
    Academy Website Update
    The new Academy websites debuted during the 2014 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo® in Atlanta. The consumer site www.eatright.org focuses on meeting the Academy’s vision: optimizing health through food and nutrition, while the new www.eatrightPRO.org focuses on our mission: empowering members to be the food and nutrition leaders.

    The redesigned public site will continue as the Academy’s consumer education destination, filled with great information that will position RDNs as the trusted source of food and nutrition information. Our new member website www.eatrightPRO.org features new content, tools, resources and opportunities. The new www.eatrightPRO.org offers 24/7 access to scientific and evidence-based publications and professional articles for members to help them stay at the forefront of dietetic research, policy initiatives, career trends and leadership opportunities. Both our public and member websites will be optimized for mobile devices, including quick navigation, social media and a user-friendly design.
    Call for FNCE® Educational Session Proposals is Open
    The call for educational sessions to submit a session proposal (General and/or DPG/MIG Spotlight) for the 2015 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (TM) event in Nashville, Tennessee (October 3-6) opened September 1, 2014 and will close November 15, 2014. 
    The link to submit a proposal follows.

    The Committee for Professional Development has identified primary educational tracks to steer the direction of the 2015 FNCE® educational program. The full list of tracks are available online, but the following track represents topics specific to policy:
    Legislation, Licensure and Health Care Coverage: Promote the ever-evolving public policy landscape through sessions on innovative initiatives and legal matters, such as reimbursement, which affects the profession.
    Read more: http://www.eatright.org/FNCE/content.aspx?id=6442469386