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Encore Presentation of Webinar Tomorrow- CEUs!

Thu, Oct 10, 2019 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT

 Join Dr. John Bagnulo for a deep dive into a human metabolism centered food webinar that is sure to strengthen your interest in whole foods. This discussion highlights many interactive molecules inherent to whole plant foods simply missing from foods comprised of isolated ingredients. Each has countless interactions with our endocrine, neurological, cardiovascular, and hepato-biliary systems, in addition to the omni-influential microbiome and fundamental cellular processes.
Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this lecture participants will be able to
1. Identify the various components in whole foods that have microbial, biochemical, or epigenomic influence beyond the macronutrient content.
2. Describe the synergy found between specific compounds contained in whole foods and lost with refined and/or heavily processed foods.
3. Provide an example of where complex interactions between phytonutrients and vitamins provide a physiological advantage over the consumption of each constituent consumed in isolation.
4. Outline the major areas of research that are currently illustrating the benefits of whole food consumption over refined foods.

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Position available with AND Manager -Education and Advocacy on the Nutrition Services Coverage team.

Looking for an Opportunity to Impact Payment for Nutrition Services?

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is seeking a full-time, Manager, Education and Advocacy on the Nutrition Services Coverage team. The manager will create and implement national efforts to support and advance nutrition services coverage and payment. This position will be responsible for creating nutrition services and payment products that advance the Academy’s mission and vision.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply today:

Register Now for the KY Diabetes Symposium

Registration is now open for the Kentucky Statewide Diabetes Symposium. To be held in Louisville 11/15/19, this day long program offers opportunities  for all members of your interdisciplinary team to increase their increased knowledge of the most up to date  concepts, techniques,  and tools to
enhance the care and or education for individuals with or at risk for

A brochure with the full program details and cost can be accessed here. FINAL SYMPOSIUM 2019 brochure

Space is limited. Follow this link to register online 

The Kentucky Statewide Diabetes Symposium 2019 committee is proud to offer two options for industry partners to be involved with the statewide diabetes symposium.
Options include:

  • Industry Allies Council (IAC)


  • Exhibitor

IAC participation illustrates dedication to professionals involved in diabetes care and education.
Additional information can be accessed here KY IAC and Exhibitor Form 2019

Complete the online IAC/ exhibitor regirstration at .

Take Action: Advocacy and the SNAP Proposed Rule

KAND members

Recently the Academy has called on RDNs as experts and advocates on the topic of life cycle nutrition to speak up and reach out to their elected congressional representatives on the SNAP proposed rule that would reduce access to SNAP and school meals for many families in your community. Under the proposed rule 1-5% of KY SNAP families would lose access to much needed support and access to nutritious food. We still need your help! Please join your fellow KAND members and advocate for food access in our state.  We are asking you to do two things:

  1. Tailor the Op-Ed template or use our provided presidents statement-Presidents State SNAP and submit to your local media contacts in coordination with your affiliate’s communications liaison
  2. Tailor the Email template included in this communication and send to your district/state office, cc’ing the Ag LA and LD.Mitch McConnell (R-KY)

    Quentin Scholtz      

    CC : Terry Carmack 

    Katelyn Bunning

For specific instructions, please view the recording of this afternoon’s call here.


Our goal is to have the op-ed and email sent as soon as possible. Please let me know when you have sent both communications and if you have any questions, please contact me at


Thank you for your efforts to protect 3 million people from losing their SNAP benefits and 500,000 children from losing access to free school meals.

Call For Exhibitors For The Kentucky Diabetes Symposium


Friday, November 15, 2019

Mark Your Calendar NOW!

Mark your calendars for an opportunity to showcase your products to nearly 400 health professionals in attendance.

Marriott East
Louisville, KY

Different levels of sponsorship available

Large dedicated exhibitor area with opportunities for multiple exposures.

Consider joining the industry allies’ council which afford enhanced visibility and exposure for you company and products.

For more information please email
  • Stacy Koch
  • Julie Shapero
  • Paula Bergen

Save the Date Symp 2019 EXHIBITORS

A Plant-Based Diet for Preventing Disease, Does It Work?


Failed diet attempts are why those with a family or personal history  of obesity, heart disease, or cancer are hesitant to try a plant-based diet. The difference in a fad diet and a plant-based diet is that a plant-based diet is not only a quick and temporary fix or a fleeting trend; it is a sustainable diet that is filled with nutrient-dense foods that may ward off disease.What does a plant based diet look like? A plant-based diet focuses on most calories coming from foods that grow from the earth. When you think plant-based, think whole
grains, beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables as your primary nutrient suppliers. A study following British vegetarians, meat eaters, vegans and fish eaters found that the vegetarian groups (including plant-based vegans) had the lowest rate of cancer development than any other group. While unsure
of if it is consuming large quantities of nutritious plant foods that ward off cancer, or if the animal products themselves are causing cancer, it is apparent that a plant-based diet could be a preventative method in preventing cancer. In November 2018, findings from a 16-week randomized clinical trial were released revealing one group of participants following a plant-based vegan diet and a control group continuing with their omnivorous diet. All 75 participants
had a starting BMI between 28 and 40. This study displayed a dramatic decrease in BMI for only those participants following a plant-based vegan diet, and a decrease in fat mass was also associated with a decrease in animal protein. What does this mean for us? Applying this information to our lifestyles is as simple as adding in recipes that are predominantly plant-based. An easy lunch
to try is a whole grain bowl with quinoa or brown rice, dark leafy greens, chopped tomatoes, avocado, black beans, and your choice of herbs and seasonings. According to the latest research, you can be trying new recipes, feeling healthier and fighting disease while you are at it.
incident cancers in a cohort of 32,491 meat eaters, 8612 fish eaters, 18,298 vegetarians, and 2246 vegans.
Accessed February 5th, 2019.
2 Pub Med Central, A plant-based diet in overweight individuals in a 16-week randomized clinical trial:
metabolic benefits of plant protein. Accessed February 5th, 2019.