On September 24th and 25th, Eileen Kane-Gemmel, President, Marie Bell, Public Policy Chair and Michelle Serpas, Public Relations Chair were invited to NYSDA’s training seminar in Saratoga Springs, NY along with BOD members from New York’s nine other districts. NYSDA emphasized their strategic plan, which consists of three major goals: (1) The public trusts and chooses RD’s and DTR’s as food and nutrition experts. (2) NYSDA improves the health of New Yorkers. (3) Members and prospective members view NYSDA as key to professional success. Throughout the training seminar, NYSDA gave each district the tools and strategies necessary to follow through and meet these goals, as well as the district’s own goals. The American Dairy Council sponsored the keynote speaker of the weekend, Joan Horbiak, RD, MPH who presented a wonderful workshop on Leading Out Loud. She shared with us tips, techniques and strategies on how present ourselves as credible, trusted and professional dietitians so that our community members know that we are the Food and Nutrition Experts in our country. The weekend as a whole was very inspirational, motivating, and greatly enjoyed by everyone.
In this picture: Michelle Serpas; Eileen Kane-Gemmel, MPA, RD, CDN; Marie Bell, RD, CDN; Rita Batheja, MS, RD, CDN.
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Lisa Samuels is a Long Island native who is currently a Dietetic Intern at LIU Post. She has a B.A. in Art History from Ithaca College, a B.S. in Nutrition from LIU Post & was also a practicing baker for two years. Lisa has finally found her calling. Combining her love for food, writing, and nutrition, she strives to bring you the latest news in the field.
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