FC: 2012-2013 District of the Florida Dietetic Association
1: Pinellas Dietetic Association (PDA) is an organization of registered dietitians, dietetic technicians & dietetic students who serve greater Pinellas County, Florida. PDA has 65 members Our mission is to advocate for the dietetic profession by serving the public through the promotion of optimal nutrition, health and well-being.
2: Activity Title WMGG Radio Healthy Teaching Kitchen Ronald McDonald Taco Night Walk To Cure Diabetes Legislation Day Saturday Morning Market Dinner and a Movie How About Them Apple's Blog | Activity Type NNM Promotion Nutrition Education Community Service Community Service Public Policy NNM Promotion Continuing Education NNM Promotion | National Nutrition Month Table Of Contents
3: On 3/8 Sarah Krieger, MPH, RD, LD/N had a radio interview from 5:45-6:00 pm where she promoted National Nutrition Month.
5: Title of the Event: Healthy Teaching Kitchen Target Audience: Domiciliary Residents at the Bay Pines VA Hospital Brief description:The Healthy Teaching Kitchens initiative is to encourage health promotion and disease prevention of the Domiciliary residents through nutrition education and cooking demonstrations by credentialed dietetic practitioners or dietetic interns. The four curriculums include: “What Can You Do With a Can?” “Cooking Healthy Side Dishes,” “Budget Friendly Foods,” and “One Pot Meals.”
6: Title of the Event: Ronald McDonald Dinner Target Audience: St Petersburg Ronald McDonald House families Total number of attendees: 7 families Estimated cost: $100 Brief description of the event- Families got to make tacos "their way" with our taco bar, which paired perfectly with this year's NNM theme "Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day."
7: PDA raised $375 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. On Saturday, March 16 nine PDA/TDA members participated in the 5k walk at the beautiful Fort De Soto Park.
8: Title of the Event: Legislative Day Target Audience: Interns, students, RDs Total number of attendees: 100+ Estimated cost: free to participants to attend; RDs received 3 CPE Brief description of the event- 3 hr training on Florida state legislative process, and 3 specific pieces of legislation of interest to FDA. Training was followed by visit to Capitol to speak w/legislators and/or legislative aides Lessons learned from the event- We will require a larger space to hold event next year
11: Title of the Event: Saturday Morning Market Target Audience: General Public Total number of attendees: 100+ Media Coverage: none Estimated cost: $100 Brief description of the event- PDA answered people's nutrition questions and promoting NNM's theme "Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day." It was a beautiful day. We will definitely do this again next year! Lessons learned from the event- Bring more educational materials and healthy snacks so we do not run out!
13: The next 3 pages are postings from Nadine Pazder's blog How About Them Apples? Food & Nutrition: From the Textbook to Your Table! http://howaboutthemapplesblog.com/ nadineandadamblog@gmail
14: National Nutrition Month 2013 Posted on March 3, 2013 by nadineandadamblog March 1, 2013 marks the beginning of the 40th annual National Nutrition Month. Way back in 1973, the organization formerly known as the American Dietetic Association launched a one week campaign to increase public awareness of the importance of good nutrition in overall health and disease prevention. It worked! Within just a few years the week grew into a month. Themes changed. We even had a “bird” mascot made out of produce to promote our message. Nutribird was met with mixed reviews from the RDs that I worked with, but this cartoonish character appealed to elementary school-aged children. Whether for weight management or sports performance, the general public has become more interested in the topic of nutrition. And our themes became more timely and consistently upbeat. Use of engaging words (and phrasing) like “choose”, “enjoy”, “eat”, “choice”, “taste” and “every body wins” encourage consumers to improve their eating style by including a variety of foods rather than avoiding any one food or group. This year’s theme “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day“is no different. There are lots of ways to achieve a healthy eating style. Please check back this month as Adam and I share our thoughts on how this NNM theme can be meaningful to all of us.
15: Eat Right Your Way: Mexican Restaurant Make-over Posted on March 11, 2013 by nadineandadamblog My parents have begun their annual migration north from Florida, and on the way home from the train station we stopped at my favorite Mexican restaurant for dinner. Mexican food done “American” can be a high fat, high calorie excursion. But armed with a few strategies I was able to enjoy this meal and you can too. “Eat Right Your Way, Every Day” recognizes the contribution many ethnic cuisines can make to developing a healthy eating style. Traditionally, many meals south-of-the-border are prepared simply with fresh ingredients. Keep this in mind when making your selections from the menu. Steamed corn tortillas provide a serving of whole grain and don’t contain the fat of crispy taco shells. Look for grilled chicken or fish for a lean, satisfying protein. Skip the sour cream, go easy on the queso and ask for salsa as a condiment instead. Guacamole contains the healthy monounsaturated fat of the avocado but moderation is the rule when enjoying this delicious add-on. Order extra pepper strips and other veggies to stuff tacos and fajitas. Save calories by bringing half of the meal home to enjoy for lunch the next day. Oh, those crispy chips! If you can’t stop at 3 or 4 it is best to send the basket back to the kitchen. Be sure to look for and enjoy the healthy opportunities at your favorite ethnic restaurants. Eat Right Your Way, Every Day!
16: Eat Right Your Way: Meatless Monday Posted on March 18, 2013by nadineandadamblog Growing up in the 50s and 60s, Wednesday was “Prince spaghetti day” in every kitchen but ours; according to my memories we had meatloaf. In retrospect it is interesting to me the influence a simple ad campaign had on the eating habits of many Americans. Flash forward to 2013. We still remember to have pasta on Wednesday but now movements to change dietary habits have social overtones. Take meatless Monday for example. Eliminating meat from just one day a week can significantly reduce our carbon footprint related to cattle farming. It can also lead to significant improvement in your family’s health. Founded in 2003 by Sid Lerner from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, meatless Monday can be a simple first-step to reducing cholesterol, saturated fat and calories in your diet. According to a study conducted by the Meatless Monday campaign, the benefits extend beyond simply eating less meat each week. 73% report eating more vegetables 64% report eating more fruit 42% report eating more beans 47% report eating more whole grains Trying to go meatless on Monday? In keeping with our theme this month, Eat Right YourWay, Every Day, consider these tips to get started: 1.Try vegetarian options from different cuisines (Mexican, Thai, Indian). 2.Not a fan of curry? How about a hearty vegetable soup, salad and crusty bread instead. 3.Breakfast for dinner is always a treat. Scrambled eggs and pancakes is quick and easy. 4.Veggie burger on a whole grain bun with your favorite beef burger toppings. 5.Love comfort food? Baked macaroni and cheese can be the base for a satisfying meal. There are lots of ways to accomplish this while keeping your food preferences in mind. Meatless Monday may be just what you need to jump start a healthier lifestyle for 2013.
18: Other 2012-2013 highlights Board meeting Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure St. Vincent de Paul's Center of Hope Food Drive Let's Move” at Safety Harbor City Council Meeting 6th Annual Tampa and Pinellas Dietetic Association Symposium
20: 3 PDA members passed out water bottles to hydrate participants
21: In November PDA donated 100+ food items to St. Vincent de Paul's Center of Hope. They have a variety of programs such as the food center which provides at least 22,500 meals per month to homeless and low income individuals. The Food Pantry operates 3 days a week serving 60-80 families per week, staffed by volunteers, and stocked with donated food items.
22: Angel Wright and Nadine Pazder presented “Let’s Move” at Safety Harbor City Council Meeting to ask them to become a Let’s Move city in November. | Title of the Event: Requesting Safety Harbor to enroll as “Let’s Move City” Target Audience: Safety Harbor Commissioners, limited general public Media Coverage: Safety harbor Beacon Reporter Brief description of the event- Presentation on responsibilities and benefits to Safety harbor in enrolling in national program.
23: Sarah Krieger, MPH, RD, LD/N and Lauri Wright, PhD, RD, LD/N presented at the 6th Annual Tampa and Pinellas Dietetic Association Symposium on February 23.