The Long Island Dietetic Association (LIDA) is an organization of nutrition professionals affiliated with the American Dietetic Association and the New York State Dietetic Association. Members include Registered Dietitians (RD) 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. RD's and DTR's use evidence-based practice to help Long Islanders lead a healthy, nutritious lifestyle!
Don’t forget to check out the LIDA Official Blog for the most up-to-date information.
The Mission of the Long Island Dietetic Association is to Promote the professional growth and development of its members to foster excellence in dietetics practice. LIDA serves the Long Island community to provide nutrition resources that promote optimal health and well being.
It is with great pleasure that the LIDA announces the release of the latest book by NY RD Connie Brown Riggs: The African American Guide To Living Well With Diabetes, New Page Books, June 2010 ( ISBN:1601631154)
The book has received the "Favorably Reviewed" designation from the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) and carries their logo on the back cover. The designation of Favorably Reviewed by AADE assures health professionals that the educational content of the book has been carefully evaluated by representatives of a variety of health professions based on set guidelines, and with respect to:
- Accuracy of the diabetes information
- Readability and grade level (using the SMOG readability scale)
- Cultural, gender and body-type diversity
- Appropriateness for target audience
We're confident you will want to use this book in your programs and share it with those in your care who have been touched by diabetes.
The book is available online now at Amazon or Barnes & Noble and soon in your local book store.
Food Bank Fund News
LIDA is always taking donations for the Food Bank Fund. To send in a check for the Food Bank Fund, mail a check payable to LIDA Food Drive, Joy Licata, Rd, MS, CDE, Huntington Hospital, 270 Park Ave., Huntington, NY 11743.
Dear LIDA Members,
The time is here for the nomination process to begin! You, as members, have the power to choose the leaders who will shape LIDA for the 2012-2013 term. LIDA encourages you to nominate anyone (including yourself) who you feel would be an asset in guiding and directing us in the coming year. There are important issues on our horizon, including the push for licensure. You have an integral and crucial role in this process. The LIDA Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for the following positions for the 2012-2013 term:
Professional Issues Chair
To nominate yourself or a colleague or to get descriptions of the positions, please email Kathleen Lewis, DTR, Nominating Chair at: email@example.com LIDA can only be as strong as its membership involvement is! Let us hear from you!
Do you have a great idea for a meeting topic? If so, please send an email to LIDA President Joan Stollberger, RD, CDE at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recently there was an article in Forbes about the topic of licensure and market competition: "Is the American Dietetic Association Attempting to Limit Market Competition in Nutrition Counseling?"
Click here to read a copy of the letter sent by Pepin Andrew Tuma, Esq., of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to Forbes in response to the article.
If you have comments, please send an email to LIDA President Joan Stollberger, RD, CDE at email@example.com