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Chicago Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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President's Message

Christina Weidman
Hello CAND Members!

I am extremely excited to welcome you to the 100th membership year for the Chicago Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the oldest dietetic association in the world. Our mission is to advocate for our members and enhance their contribution to the community as the credible source of science-based nutrition information. We have been doing this since our first membership meeting on October 27, 1916.

Our organization is made up of almost 300 Chicago-based registered dietitian nutritionists, dietetic technicians registered, dietetic interns, and nutrition students. The knowledge, enthusiasm, and camaraderie of our membership base have allowed us to flourish in Chicago for so many years. We would not have hit this momentous milestone without all of you. To renew your membership for the 2016-2017 programing year and to continue to participate in this historic year, please click here (https://eatrightchicago.org/join-us/).

If you have already renewed your membership, thank you for joining us for our 2016-2017! We have so much in store for you this year to broaden your professional network and enrich your professional development. Our new year will begin with our August Kick Off event and we will also host three member-only educational dinner meetings providing a total of 6 continuing education credits for the year. We will also be hosting a 100th Birthday Gala at the Chicago History Museum. The event will be held on October 27th and we hope you will be able to join us! Stay tuned for more details.

CAND also participates in a wide variety of community events, National Nutrition Month, and much more. Being a part of CAND provides a surplus of leadership opportunities including running for a board position, being appointed a committee chair, advocating for public policy and legislation, assisting with event planning, and writing for our blog or newsletter just to name a few! As a CAND member, you also have the opportunity to participate in Advocacy Day in Springfield and have the chance to win a scholarship to attend the Public Policy Workshop in Washington DC.

As a member of CAND, you have an opportunity to be a part of community of some of the best nutrition experts in the country. We hope to see you in August! Please feel free to contact me at any time if you want to get more involved.

Healthy Regards,
Christina Weidman, RDN, LDN
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Board of Directors

2016-2017
Position Name
President Christina Weidman
President-Elect Sarah Olender
Secretary Tina Lam
Treasurer Monica Bojko
Treasurer-Elect Nicoletta Coduti
Events and  Sponsorship Committee Sarah Olender, Chair
Amy Klassman
Sara Casey
Brooke Schantz
Christine Sharp
Mimi Blick
Amy Schnack
By-Laws Barb Fine, Chair
Melissa Prest, Immediate Past President
Historian Deborah Davis
Nominating Committee Taylor Wolfram, Chair
Open, Chair-Elect
Melissa Prest, Immediate Past President
Media Rep OPEN
Publications Committee Tess Sutter,Co-Chair
Ashley McGinn, Co­-Chair
Membership Committee Christine Sharp, Co-Chair
Allison Wood, Co-Chair
Monica Bojko, Advisor
Past President’s Council Melissa Prest
Ginger Hultin
Brooke Schantz
Jamie Shifley
Carolyn Tampe
Kelly Ziemkiewicz
Barbara Fine
Roberta Cooper-Meyer
Marie Ross
Community Outreach Amy Moore, Chair
Katie Goldberg
Mimi Blick
Charles Kite
Awards and Scholarships Amber Smith, Chair
Alexis Blandine
Melanie Battaglia
Social Media & Communications Committee Jackie Lang, Co-Chair and Twitter Lead
Sara Casey, Co-Chair and LinkedIn Lead
Katie Goldberg, Blog Editor
Charles Kite, Facebook Lead
Allison Wood, Pinterest Lead
Bridget Schuld, Instagram Lead
Lindsay Parrino, Eblast Lead
Legislation Committee Gary Libretti, Chair
Roberta Cooper-Meyer
Marie Ross
Ana Pruteanu
Amanda Seguin
Claire Allen
Casey Kettering
Sarah Olender
Amy Moore
Charles Kite
James John
Lindsay Parrino
Bazil Brainard
Strategic Planning Sarah Olender, Chair
Kelly Ziemkiewicz
Marie Ross
Claire Allen
Brooke Schantz
Marie Ross
Roberta Cooper Myer
Katie Goldberg
Charles Kite
Sara Casey
Christina Weidman
Melissa Prest

 

Calendar of Events

January 18, 2017
Topic: January Board Meeting
Time: 5:30-7:30pm
Location: University of Illinois Applied Health Sciences Bldg, 1919 W Taylor St (Rm 622), Chicago, IL 60612
February 15, 2017
Topic: February Dinner Meeting: RD Exclusive Event
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Location: TBD
Cost: Free
March 8, 2017
Topic: March Board Meeting
Time: 5:30-7pm
Location: University of Illinois Applied Health Sciences Bldg, 1919 W Taylor St (Rm 622), Chicago, IL 60612
Cost: Free
March 8, 2017
Topic: RD Happy Hour (after March board meeting)
Time: 7pm
Location: University of Illinois Applied Health Sciences Bldg, 1919 W Taylor St (Rm 622), Chicago, IL 60612
April 19, 2017
Topic: April Dinner Meeting
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Location: TBD
May 24, 2017
Topic:May Board Meeting
Time: 5:30-7:30pm
Location: University of Illinois Applied Health Sciences Bldg, 1919 W Taylor St (Rm 622), Chicago, IL 60612
Cost: Free

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