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Everyday Heroes: Throughout the Years

Erin Laurie, MS, RD, LD (Kansas) The Family Champions parent cooking toolkit was very easy to use. I really liked the fact that the presentations were interactive and got participants involved. The handouts complimented the presentations nicely. The favorite was the “10 no-recipe meal ideas” handout. Participants commented how much they appreciated the "grocery [...]

By |2017-08-08T15:36:00+00:00August 8th, 2017|Everyday Heroes|0 Comments

July Everyday Heroes

Featuring RDNs working as experts in agriculture! Erin Bergquist, MPH, RD, CNSC, LD (Iowa) I love teaching dietetic interns about sustainable, resilient and healthy food and water systems. It opens up an entirely new area of dietetics to students and often ignites a new passion that empowers social, economic and environmental health. Systems thinking is [...]

By |2017-06-30T15:51:02+00:00June 30th, 2017|Everyday Heroes|0 Comments

June Everyday Heroes

RDNs celebrate National Nutrition Month from Coast to Coast!Aurora Buffington, MS, RDN, LD (Nevada)Here is a photo of LaShuna Proctor, one of our Community Based Instructors, at a Las Vegas area Walmart for National Nutrition Month. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension shared how to “Put Your Best Fork Forward” with informational handouts and recipes at [...]

By |2017-06-01T14:43:34+00:00June 1st, 2017|Everyday Heroes|0 Comments

May Everyday Heroes

Celebrating National Nutrition Month, RDN Day and National School Breakfast Week! Lacey Armstrong, MS, RD, CSSD, LD, CPT, SP (Italy) I am CPT Lacey Armstrong. I am stationed in Vicenza, Italy with the U.S. Army. I am the only dietitian here! For RD day this year my Deputy Commander of Nursing brought me brownies, [...]

By |2017-04-26T13:59:01+00:00April 26th, 2017|Everyday Heroes|0 Comments

April National Nutrition Month Everyday Heroes

Brianna Liles, MS, RD, LD/N (Florida) This year, we joined with our local Habitat for Humanity organization to host a Family Wellness Zone at their 4th Annual Strawberry Festival event. Over 30,000 people attend this event each year and we had 15 vendors participate in the wellness zone. Each vendor promoted healthy habits and lifestyles; [...]

By |2017-03-29T08:48:36+00:00March 29th, 2017|Everyday Heroes|0 Comments

March Everyday Heroes

Ariana Cucuzza, RDN, LD (Ohio) The Healthy Cities Initiative has been a valuable program for our participating schools and their communities. The four main components for the Healthy Cities program (fresh food, physical activity, healthcare resources, and access to benefits outreach) has become the model for all of our School Markets due to the success [...]

By |2017-03-01T09:55:39+00:00March 1st, 2017|Everyday Heroes|0 Comments

February Iowa School Wellness Everyday Heroes

Anne Cundiff, RD, LD Working on improving wellness policies and environments with various schools in Iowa has been such a joy! I am bias, but working with the key players in school nutrition and wellness in the great state of Iowa, really reinforces how much our schools care about our children. I have never seen [...]

By |2017-01-31T14:00:35+00:00January 31st, 2017|Everyday Heroes|0 Comments

January Everyday Heroes

Cindy Brison, MS, RD (Nebraska) As a "Tossed Treasures" mini-grantee, I reached the entire state of Nebraska at one time with this great "Tossed Treasures. How We All Can Waste Less Food." presentation! I provided a webinar on Zoom to the state — it worked so well, and was so easy. The presentation is well [...]

By |2017-01-04T11:17:33+00:00January 4th, 2017|Everyday Heroes|0 Comments

December Kids Eat Right Everyday Heroes

YaQutullah Ibraheem Muhammad, MS, RDN, LD (Georgia) Sharing the Tossed Treasures presentation with high school students at my former school in Atlanta, Ga. was a real treat and blessing. The students were eager to learn, participate and volunteer answers during the presentation. It really made we realize how much we have to share with those [...]

By |2016-11-29T11:32:49+00:00November 29th, 2016|Everyday Heroes|0 Comments

November Everyday Heroes

Chelsea Ankenbrandt, dietetic student (Michigan) I am a Dietetic Student and played Nutrition Jeopardy at a local elementary school with kids to celebrate Food Day! Connecticut Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Connecticut) Connecticut RDNs & DTRs celebrate Food Day with an Apple Crunch at FNCE with local CT apples! The CT NDTR Committee donated 35 [...]

By |2016-11-01T09:41:52+00:00November 1st, 2016|Everyday Heroes|0 Comments