The Long Island Dietetic Association (LIDA) is an organization of nutrition professionals affiliated with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the New York State Dietetic Association. Members include Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN) and Dietetic Technicians, Registered (DTR). Many of our members hold New York State Certification as Dietitian/Nutritionist (CDN).
Members are employed in various settings throughout the island such as hospitals, long- term care facilities, schools, community agencies, business and industry, private practice and research just to name a few. One of our goals is to increase the recognition of nutrition professionals and the integral role they play in preventing disease. Six out of ten leading causes of death are linked to poor nutrition/diet quality. RDN's and DTR's use evidence-based practice to help Long Islanders lead a healthy, nutritious lifestyle!
What do you need to know?
Payments to RDN Medicare providers will be cut by 21% effectiveApril 1, 2015 if Congress does not take action. Such cuts in Medicare payments pose a threat every year due to something called the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula. While everyone agrees that the SGR formula is flawed, Congress has not been able to agree on how to fix it. So rather than passing legislation for a permanent fix, each year they put a band-aid on the problem. Not this year. Today the House passed H.R. 2, a bill to repeal the SGR and change Medicare provider payments. The bill has now been passed to the Senate for a vote tomorrow. If the bill passes the Senate, we may actually see a permanent resolution to the problem and avert the 21% pay cut looming on the horizon. The bill also includes many provisions that impact other aspects of the Medicare and Medicaid payment systems for both providers and beneficiaries. For more information on this issue, read the attached SGR Issue Brief.
What do you need to do?
" Dear Senator [insert name]. As a registered dietitian nutritionist and constituent, I am asking you to vote in favor of SGR fix (H.R. 2). It is important that the SGR formula be repealed and the Medicare provider payments be modernized to support quality care for Medicare beneficiaries. Also, I encourage you to send a message to CMS that they consider the needs of non-physician providers as they develop rules to implement the MIPS so RDNs receive fair and equitable payment within the Medicare system so Medicare beneficiaries continue to have access to important and cost-effective nutrition services. Nutrition services provided by RDNs play an important role in improving the health of our nation and controlling health care costs. Thank you for your support."
To call a Senator's office, call the Senate switch board and ask to be transferred to Senator (Insert Name). The Senate switch board phone number is 202-224-3121.
To send an email message to your Senator, visit their website and locate the contact section for sending a message to the Senator.
Time is tight, but we need your voice to be heard! This bill impacts a huge segment of our membership, not just Medicare providers. So make your call right now.
This Grains For You!
Presented by Chef Jay Z
Date: Friday, March 27th
Times: 10:30AM-11:30AM OR 12:00PM-1:00PM
St. Charles Hospital Wisdom Center
Space is Limited!
Call to register! (631) 474-6797
Free Diabetes Summit (IFM certified speakers)
Must register to listen, you will receive a link right before 10AM; the link will last for 24 hours.
"Repeal the Seal"
The Long Island Dietetic Association would like to thank the leadership at NYSAND for taking action regarding AND's partnership with Kraft. We at LIDA agree with the steps being taken as our policy on sponsorship reflects that of NYSAND. Here is the message that was shared by Molly Morgan, president of NYSAND:
"Thank you to the many of you that have expressed your concern and disappointment about the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics partnership with Kraft. This issue has been reviewed carefully by the NYSAND Board of Directors and the entire board is in support of actively taking steps to share our members concerns. Below are the action steps that NYSAND is taking:
- Last week (March 11, 2015) the NYSAND Sponsorship Task Force recommendations were received and yesterday (March 16, 2015) at the March NYSAND Board of Directors meeting the Sponsorship Task Force recommendations were reviewed. Please stay tuned for more updates and note that a motion will be forth coming this week for the board to take the next step in addressing sponsorship for NYSAND.
- Today (March 17, 2015) a letter was sent to the Academy president and emailed to several Academy leaders expressing the views that our members have shared and that as an Affiliate we are not comfortable responding with the talking points provided by the Academy on this issue.
- Dietitians have started a petition, “Repeal the Seal”; NYSAND will be sharing this on our Affiliate Facebook and Twitter pages and encourages all members who share the concern to sign the petition as well. Click here to sign the petition."
Professional Issues Council Conference 2015
When: Saturday, May 2nd 2015 8:00 am – 1:30 pm
Breakfast will be provided
Presenter: Mary Ann Hodorowicz, RD, LDN, MBA, CDE, CEC
The LIDA is honored and privileged to have such an influential renowned diabetes expert such as Mary Ann
Hodorowicz to enlighten us on the utmost current practices for diabetes MNT. Mary Ann's training is
designed to provide you with a high level of expertise to help you provide unsurpassed diabetes care.
Session Titles: Current Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice Guidelines for Adults with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
Participants will be able to:
Name the 3 primary clinical outcomes (goals) for diabetes MNT and the current target values.
Explain the latest nutrition intervention recommendations to normalize HbA1c, blood pressure, and blood lipids in patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
Location: LIU Post
720 Northern Blvd
Brookville, NY 11548
Long Island Room, Winnick Student Center
Campus Map http://www.liu.edu/CWPost/About/Visit/Campus-Map.aspx
Registration: Space is limited! Register now at
http://eatrightli.org/pic-2015.html (Web version)
LIDA & GNYDA members $60
Non-LIDA members $85
4 CEUs have been requested for this event from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Download the PIC flyer here for more information!
F.E.E.D. Yoga and Eating Disorders Workshop & F.E.E.D. Parent Support Group Events
F.E.E.D. Parent Support Group, Saturday, March 7th. Download the flyer for more details.
Yoga and Eating Disorders Workshop, Saturday, March 14th. Download the flyer for more details.
LIDA Presents the 2015 Food and Nutrition Expo in Collaboration with the School of Health Sciences of Farmingdale State College
Where: Farmingdale State college,
2350 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, 11735
Parking in Lot 4B in front of Horton
Date: Saturday, March 28th, 2015
Co-sponsored by the School of Health Sciences at Farmingdale State College.
The Food and Nutrition Expo is hosted by the Long Island Dietetic Association, headed by a group of volunteer Registered Dietitian Nutritionists, Dietetic Technicians-Registered, along with volunteer dietetic, dental, nursing, and medical lab science students.
There will be RDs to offer complimentary nutrition information, handouts, free samples, free raffles, food demos, informational table displays, health screenings, and more! For questions, contact Marina Bedrossian at IngredientsForHealth@icloud.com
Download the Food and Nutrition Expo Flyer Here!
For more information about this event or contact details, please visit our website at www.eatrightli.org
Job Opportunity: RD/Nutritionist Wanted for Eating Disorders Center
Eating Disorder Center on Long Island Seeking PT/FT RD/Nutritionist. – ED-180 Eating Disorder Treatment Programs in Garden City, NY (Long Island) is seeking a RD/nutritionist experienced with working with eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa) for IOP, day and individual patients. Responsibilities
include running didactic groups, meal planning for program patients, overseeing therapeutic meals and working with the team of therapist and physicians. Salary dependent on experience but starts at $38,000. Interested parties should email resume and cover letter to DrDeSarbo@aol.com. Position available immediately.
New Blog Post: Writing a Winning Resume by guest blogger, Madeline Berg, MS, RD, CDN
The name says it all! Learn how to write an outstanding resume by following these tips! Click here to be redirected to our blog page.
Multiple Job Opportunities with WIC, Department of Health, and Office of Mental Health
Must be RD or RD Eligible with NYS certification.
Please check out the Career Opportunities page here for a full description.
ADJUNCT LECTURER OPPORTUNITY AT QUEENS COLLEGE, CUNY
Department of Family, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences at Queens College invites applications for adjunct faculty in several areas. We are recruiting adjunct lecturers for the Fall 2015 semester to teach Medical Nutrition Therapy, Nutrition Assessment, Life Cycle and Community Nutrition as well as a graduate seminar class in an area of your expertise. For the graduate seminar we are particularly looking to expand student knowledge on nutritional issues of aging, though other subject matter would be considered. The courses would be taught one day or evening a week, 3 hours for 15 weeks, from the last week of August to second week of Dec. The candidate must be an MS, RD. Anyone who is interested please send an email to
email@example.com with the following attached: a cover letter including the area of your
expertise and your resume.
LIDA & MC Seminars Present 2 Exciting Programs:
Monday April 27th 2015 at The Holiday Inn Plainview
With Marlisa Brown MS, RD, CDE, CDN & Constance Brown-Riggs MSEd, RD, CDE, CDN
“Multiskilling for Nutrition Professionals, How to Position Yourself in this Changing Marketplace”.
$169 Professional, $149 Student
“How to Write a Proposal”.
3 RD/DTR CEUs
$149 Professional, $129 Student
For more information and how to register, please download the flyer here.
Internship Opportunity: Weight Management Program Assistant- Nutrition and Dietetics Private, Practice in Queens, NY.
Elizabeth Madison Nutrition, PLLC, is a nutrition and wellness company that provides Medical Nutrition Therapy with a specialization in weight loss, emotional eating issues, and nutrition consultation services for child care centers, supermarkets and senior citizen programs.
For more information about the internship opportunity, please download the flyer here.
New Online Member Interest Group- Asian Indians in Nutrition and Dietetics
Esteemed Colleagues, The Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Board of Directors have recently approved a NEW online Member Interest Group ( MIG ) Asian Indians in Nutrition and Dietetics. ( AIND ) which will go into the effect as of June 1, 2014. .Please call the Academy if you are interested in joining this New MIG ( $ 5 ) & if you have already renewed your annual membership with the Academy as of Jan 15 th. You may not find it listed on www.eatright.org yet. AIND is already included in annual membership renewal application form which will be mailed out by the academy soon. Please share this information with your local dietetic associations, affiliates, friends and colleagues. Thank you very much.
Rita Kashi Batheja, MS RDN CDN firstname.lastname@example.org
Do your part to reduce hunger in LI---The Long Island Dietetic Association wants YOU to help us reach our goal of donating $1,000 to organizations that provide food to needy families on LI. (Click here to download flyer.)
View the video: LIDA - Supporting New York Licensure of Dietitians and Nutritionists
Do you have a great idea for a meeting topic? If so, please send an email to LIDA President Steve Della Croce, SDCNutrition@aol.com