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!
LIDA Members Recognized by NYSAND and The Academy!
LIDA would like to recognize the following members who have been recognized by the NYSAND and The Academy for their hard work and contributions in the field.
Luz E. Valencia-Penagos has received the 2015 award for Outstanding Dietetics Educator
Lisa Stollman has received the 2015 Distinguished Dietetian award!
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics:
John Krakowsky has been awarded the Academy's 2015 Medallion Award which recognizes a lifetime of contributions to the dietetics profession and the Academy.
Congratulations! We are so proud to have such outstanding and dedicated members as part of the LIDA!
New Blog Post!
Mastering the Interview by guest blogger, Madeleine Berg! Click here to read!
New York Malnutrition and Education Network (NYMAEN) Facebook Page Now Active!
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Please join us for LIDA's annual May Dinner Celebration!!!
When: Wednesday, May 27th, 2015; 6:00pm-9:00pm
Registration is from 6:00-6:30PM
Where: Orlando’s Restaurant, 285 Commack Rd, Commack, NY 11725
Welcome our guest speaker:
Christina Sabatino, MS, RDN, CDN
Topic: Nutrigenomics: Personalized Nutrition & The Future of Nutrition Practice
The goal of this lecture is to define nutrigenomics, to demonstrate examples of how dietary recommendations
may be tailored to the individual based on genetic information and to understand the benefits and limitations of
genetic testing for personalized nutrition. This event has been approved for 2 CPE credits by CDR.
Price: $45, includes a 3-course dinner, wine, beer (must be 21 and over to consume alcoholic beverages), , soft drinks coffee, and tea
All health professionals, interns and students are welcome!
To register for the event, please click the registration link here!
To download the flyer for the event, click here!
If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Hill
***Please register by Sunday, May 24th, 2015.
Support GMO Labeling in New York State
Did you know that at least 70% to 80% of commercially available foods contain at least one genetically modified ingredient?
GMO labeling bill A00617 is now in the New York State Assembly.
Click here to read the text of the bill.
Click here to go to the Organic Consumer Association's action page for this bill.
Updated on The Preventing Diabetes in Medicare Act (H.R. 1686)
Stef Winston reports that The Preventing Diabetes in Medicare Act (H.R. 1686) was re-introduced this week by Representatives DeGette (D-CO) and Whitfield (R-KY). This bill (known as our PREDIABETES MNT bill) would amend the Social Security Act to extend Medicare coverage for Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) services for
persons with PREDIABETES and risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes. We know that this is huge unmet need for this population.
More to come but right now… sharing the good news.
Mary Pat Raimondi MS RDN
Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Policy
Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics
SGR Update: Senate Vote Postponed
Thank you for working with your affiliate members last week to send email letters. Last Friday, the Senate postponed the vote on the SGR fix. Since we now have time for an action alert, we have opened the alert in Grassroots Manager. Please ask your members to take action this week by using Grassroots Manager.
What do you need to know?
Payments to RDN Medicare providers will be cut by 21% effective April 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. Last week 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 in April. 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.
Download the flyer here for more information
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