Stark County Dietetic Association by 7ODBPL


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Stark County Dietetic Association

President’s Letter:
Hello Everyone!                                                    Our newsletter is also looking for an editor / chair.
How can it be that spring starts in a couple of                         Tiffany has accepted a new position this year
    weeks? I don’t know about you, but I am                             (congratulations!) that is requiring her time and
    looking forward to that first flower popping out!                   attention.
Spring also brings the busy season for dietitians in               Please e-mail me or Deb Memmer (Past President)
    Ohio. You will find details for the SCDA March                      if you are interested, or would like to nominate
    meeting elsewhere in this message.                                  one of our members for these positions.
This is also the season to start planning for the 2011             On the state level: March 16th is ODA’s Public Policy
    – 2012 year in our district. Nominations are                        Day, ODA’s Annual Conference is in Cleveland
    needed for several positions. Please consider                       on April 7 & 8th, and North East Ohio’s Super
    being an active participant in your profession!                     Saturday is April 16.
Openings include President, President-Elect, Chair                 I look forward to seeing you at any and all of the
    on Professional Issues (CPI), CPI-elect and                         events mentioned!
    Treasurer (Tammy has graciously accepted the
    nomination for this position – Thank You!)                     Bonnie Willis

SCDA Calendar
March 2011                    National Nutrition Month
March 16, 2011                ODA Public Policy Day - Columbus
March 22, 2011                SCDA Meeting at Buehler’s Fresh Foods (Nobles Pond - Canton Store) Community Room, 7138
                              Fulton Drive NW, Canton, OH 44718
April 7 & 8, 2011             ODA Annual Conference, Intercontinental, Cleveland, Ohio
April 16, 2010                Super Saturday, Akron General Health & Wellness Center Akron General Health & Wellness
                              Center – details to come!
May 2011                      SCDA meeting (details to come)
May 31, 2011                  Fiscal Year Ends
June 1, 2011                  2011-2012 Fiscal Year Begins

SCDA Officers:
President:                             Bonnie Willis (330-495-4005)
President Elect:                       ____________________________________________________
Past President:                        Debbie Memmer
Secretary:                             Susan Arnold
Treasurer:                             Tammy Boyea
CPI:                                    ____________________________________________________
CPI Elect:                             _____________________________________________________
Membership:                            Joan Uhl  
Newsletter:                            Tiffany Streb
Media:                                 Beth Lawrence
Public Policy / Legislative Issues:    Carol Held
National Nutrition Month:              Denise Giroux
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2011 National Nutrition Month                                             by Denise Giroux

This year’s 2011 National Nutrition Month (NNM) theme is “Eat Right with Color!” NNM is designed to
   focus attention to make informed food choices, develop sound eating & physical activity habits.

We were able to attend What’s New in School Nutrition: Joining Forces for Healthier Schools, which was a
  wonderful workshop held on January 13, 2011 at Stark State College. Many of you who attended
  mentioned that you were interested in the school areas around your community. I compiled many web
  sites and sent them out. I also asked for your input on how we could implement the information from
  the web sites into the schools. I hadn’t heard back from anyone yet.

I was gearing towards contacting any school’s library (I know some schools have cut their libraries, such as
    my school district has), but wanted to see if a scheduled story time or poster/coloring contest for the
    kids could take place.

Also asking kids to save various empty food product boxes. Contact the Principal for possibly a school
   assembly with the kids to spend some time reading labels and comparing calories, fat, sugar content,
   vitamins, etc. Would be cool to divide the kids into groups to see if they can plan the “healthiest meal.”
   Get the math teacher involved to add up the calories from the various products the kids have collected
   to devise a healthy meal.

Lastly, maybe have a “Fear Factor” event. Provide unusual vegetables & fruits cut into bite-size pieces.
   Offer the opportunity to taste the guess the food.

I have once again provided many different web sites to contact and ask for their items to use for NNM now
    and in the future.
                         Various Website Resources for Healthier Schools - 2011
                                        Healthier US School Challenge -
       Healthy Eating Curriculum Analysis Tool -                                                  l
                 Eat Smart. Play Hard -                                   Eat Smart. Play Hard Materials -     
                         ylifestyle                                                tmaterial.html
       My Pyramid -                              Popular Team Nutrition Events -
                     Team Nutrition -                 
   Team Up at Home Team Nutrition Activity Book
                       (36 pages) -                               
                               Materials available to schools at no charge

                                                            You can follow Team Nutrition on Twitter and
  Sample Nutrition Education Resources include                 Facebook!

Super Saturday:                 All speakers, but one, one are confirmed. A dietitian will be speaking about
   Micronutrient Deficiencies associated with bariatric surgery, a physician will discuss bariatric surgery,
   there will be a two hour session regarding the new school wellness policy HB210 (will also give
   jurisprudence credit), and pending is a physician to discuss Malnutrition and Medical coding. I will need
   volunteers for sign-in sheets, especially the jurisprudence since that has to be forwarded to Columbus. The
   tentative title for Super Saturday is "The Gut and All Its Glory."             Debbie Memmer, MS, RD, LD.
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  Please join us at the next SCDA meeting:
(a recorded slide & audio presentation)

Celiac Disease and the Gluten-Free Diet: What
    Every Health Professional Needs to Know
Presented by: Shelley Case, BSc, RD
   Celiac disease is an inherited autoimmune disorder affecting 1 out of every 100 people – yet over 90% remain
   undiagnosed. Many are misdiagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia,
   ulcers or allergies. If left untreated, celiac disease can result in nutritional deficiencies, infertility, osteoporosis,
   cancer and development of other autoimmune disorders. Medical nutrition therapy with a gluten-free diet is the
   only treatment for celiac disease. Health professionals need to be armed with the most current, evidence-based
   and practical information about the disease and diet in order to effectively meet the needs of this rapidly growing

This session will feature an update on previously unrecognized symptoms, associated disorders (e.g.,Type 1
    diabetes, autoimmune thyroid disease, Down syndrome) and complications; serological and genetic testing;
    gluten-free diet guidelines; new food allergen and gluten-free labeling regulations; and practical resources for
    dietitians and their clients.

Upon completion of this program, the participant will be able to:
   1. Identify the signs and symptoms of celiac disease in children and adults
   2. List disorders associated with celiac disease
   3. List the complications and nutritional concerns
   4. Explain the diagnostic tests for celiac disease
   5. Describe the gluten-free diet including foods/ingredients allowed, to avoid and to question
   6. Discuss the impact of current and proposed labeling regulations on gluten-free diet planning
   7. Understand the quality of life issues for clients on a gluten-free diet
   8. Identify appropriate gluten-free specialty products and resources for clients

CEUs: 2 for Registered Dietitians, Dietetic Technicians Registered and Certified Dietary Managers

A registered dietitian, Shelley Case is a leading international nutrition expert on celiac disease and the gluten-free
    diet. She is a member of the Medical Advisory Boards of the Celiac Disease Foundation and Gluten Intolerance
    Group in the United States and the Professional Advisory Board of the Canadian Celiac Association.
    Shelley is a frequent guest on television and radio, including the NBC Today Show and CBC Newsworld. A
    popular speaker, she has delivered numerous lectures and workshops at national and regional medical, dietetic,
    celiac and food industry conferences throughout the USA and Canada, including the National Institutes of Health
    Consensus Development Conference on Celiac Disease, American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada
    annual conferences and Natural Products Food Expo conferences.

She is the author of many articles on celiac disease and the gluten-free diet in leading publications such as
   Gastroenterology, Digestive Disease Sciences, Pediatrics, Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Topics in
   Clinical Nutrition, and Today’s Dietitian. In addition, she co-authored the celiac section in the Manual of Clinical
   Dietetics (6th edition) by the American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada, and has contributed to many
   other publications including textbooks, magazines, and other patient education resources. Shelley writes "Ask the
   Celiac Expert" column for Allergic Living Magazine; "Good for You" column at and "Ask
   Shelley Case" at

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