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About the Georgia Dietetic Association
Welcome to the Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

An affiliate of the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (the Georgia Academy) is the largest organization of food and nutrition professionals in the state. The Georgia Academy committed to improving the health of Georgians utilizing our members, the state’s leaders in nutrition and health.

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Amy Joye Memorial Research Fund

Amy Joye Memorial Research Award

In 2010, Sarah Wilson (BS, Psychology) received the first Amy Joye Memorial Research Award while working on a MS in Dietetics at the University of Georgia.  Specific aims of her study “Perceptions of the Local Food Environment among Low-Income Adults in Athens, Georgia” were (1) to develop a semi-structured interview guide to inquire about issues and concerns related to the local food environment and food access, and (2) to conduct qualitative in-depth interviews in a convenience sample of low-income adults in Athens, Georgia.  For this study, Sarah was mentored by Jung Sun Lee, PhD, RD (Assistant Professor, Department of Foods and Nutrition, University of Georgia).  Results from this study could help develop and implement appropriate nutrition education programs that increase awareness and utilization of available healthy food options and that support development of sustainable local food systems.

In 2011, Shannon Looney, MPH, RD received the second Amy Joye Memorial Research Award while working on a PhD in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  The primary goal of her study “A Pilot Study of the Efficacy and Program Cost-Effectiveness of Prevention Plus for Childhood Obesity” was to test feasibility of the Prevention Plus intervention to improve children's weight status in a primary care setting by randomizing families to one of three six-month conditions (newsletter; monthly growth monitoring; monthly growth monitoring plus family-based behavioral counseling).  The secondary goal was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of each condition.  For this study, Shannon was mentored by Hollie Raynor, MS, PhD (Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition, University of Tennessee, Knoxville).  Results from this study will provide data on program cost-effectiveness of specific components of Prevention Plus; this is important because the cost of interventions is a large barrier to the translation of evidence-based research into primary care settings.

In 2012, Danielle Furci Braxton, MPH, RD, LDN received the third Amy Joye Memorial Research Award while working on a PhD in Public Health Nutrition at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  The aims of her study “Bariatric Surgery:  Necessary but not Sufficient” were (1) to explore factors underlying weight loss treatment decisions in extremely obese African American women and characteristics that would be desirable in lifestyle weight loss treatment programs, and (2) to design and pilot test a lifestyle intervention for extremely obese African American women.  For this study, Danielle is mentored by Carmen Samuel-Hodge, MS, MPH, RD, PhD (Research Assistant Professor, Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill).  Results from this study will help fill gaps in knowledge concerning lifestyle treatment approaches for extremely obese African American women.

The Amy Joye Memorial Research Award is given to honor Amy’s memory by fostering the scientific development of future nutrition leaders, especially in South Carolina and Georgia.  Applicants are required to work with a mentor.  The project must involve human research and focus on one of the following areas:  obesity prevention/weight control, dietary assessment methodology to investigate/enhance accuracy of dietary reports, or fruit/vegetable gardens.

The deadline to apply for the annual Amy Joye Memorial Research Award is April 1st.  Applications are available on the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation’s website at http://www.eatright.org/Foundation/content.aspx?id=6921.  If you have questions about the application process, please contact Beth Labrador at the ADA Foundation by phone at 800-877-1600 (extension 4821) or by This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Many thanks to the donors who made the Amy Joye Memorial Research Award possible.  As of February, 2016, the fund balance is $103,390!

Throughout the year and during the holiday season, district associations and individuals may want to make donations (which are tax deductible).  This will enable a $5,000 nutrition research award to be made on an annual basis through the AND Foundation.  Click here for the donation form.

We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.

Submitted by Suzi D. Baxter, PhD, RD, LD, FADA

 
Georgia Dietetic Foundation

The Georgia Dietetic Foundation (GDF), established in 1995, is a 501(C)(3) non-profit foundation.  Over the past 20 years, GDF has awarded $55,000 to 50 students, $17,303 for professional development grants, and $4,500 for five professional development stipends.  Foundation activities have included monetary donations to local community organizations; support for statewide educational meetings, including the GAND Annual Convention and Exhibition; and promotion of delivery of up-to-date nutrition information and services to Georgians.

Mission Statement

The mission of GDF is to promote the health and well-being of Georgia citizens through nutrition education by supporting the education and professional development of dietetic and other health care professionals.

Scholarship Program

GDF awards one or more scholarships per year to qualified candidates in graduate, undergraduate, and supervised practice programs. The amount of each scholarship is $1500. Candidates do not have to be Georgia residents but must be enrolled in or accepted to a Georgia program. The recipients of the awards will be recognized at the Annual Conference and Exhibition (ACE).  The postmark deadline for submitting all the information requested is April 30th. All applicants will be notified by June 15th.

Scholarship Application (Click here to access)

GDF is pleased to announce the support of a professional development stipend and four student scholarships this year:  Josana Nagasaka received the Ellen Jurgen Memorial Scholarship.  The recipient of this scholarship must be enrolled in an ACEND accredited supervised practice/internship program in Georgia.  Additionally, due to a large number of strong applications, the following three students will also receive student scholarships from GDF: Emily Rollins, Taylor Moree, and Hannah Wilson. 

Professional Development Stipend

The Georgia Dietetic Foundation (GDF) provides an annual professional development stipend up to $750.00 to one registered dietitian nutritionist who is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and resides in the state of Georgia. This stipend is applied toward costs associated with a regional, national or international dietetics or nutrition conference or symposium. Expenses covered by the stipend include (but are not limited to) registration fees, travel and lodging. The recipient of the stipend will be recognized in the GAND President’s Platform and at ACE the following year. The application deadline is September 15th, and the winner will be notified by October 1st.

Stipend Application (click here)

It is with great pleasure to announce that Dawn McCoy, MS, RDN, LD is our 2016-2017 GDF Professional Stipend winner. Dawn has been in practice as a registered dietitian for 35 years and currently serves the Clinical Nutrition Manager at UPSON Regional Medical Center in Thomaston, Georgia. Being in a small, rural hospital with 10 ICU beds and complicated cases, Dawn would like to attend the A.S.P.E.N. Clinical Nutrition Week in February 2017 to further her nutrition support education. This conference will give Dawn the tools and confidence she needs to update enteral and parenteral nutrition protocols for UPSON Regional Medical Center.

* GDF would like to thank all of this year’s applicants for their submissions!

How to Contribute to GDF

Your tax exempt contribution to GDF will support its scholarship program and professional development stipend.

To make a donation on-line using a credit card, click here.

Or send your contribution check made payable to GDF using this donation form (pdf or Word).  Please send to:

Georgia Academy Executive Director, Kelly Schriver
4780 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Suite A #512, Atlanta, Georgia, 30338-5504

GDF Board of Trustees

The Georgia Dietetic Foundation Board (GDF) has begun a new fiscal year with the following board members:

Cindy Gumucio, MS, RDN, LD: President
Cathy McCarroll, MPH, RDN, LD: Past President
Jenny Askew, MS, RD, LD, ACSM-HFS: Vice President
Carolyn Silzle, MS, MBA, RDN, FAND: Secretary
Diane Heller, MMSc, RDN, LD, FAND: Treasurer
Meredith Hornbuckle, MS, RDN, CSP, LD: Professional Stipend Chair
Roseann Hoeye,  MBA, RDN, LD: Student scholarships Chair
Holly Thaw, MS, RDN, LD: Social Media Chair
Jessica Collet, MS, RDN, LD: GAND liaison
Marcy Steinberg, BSN, CRNA: Community Member
Lesley Baradel, MBA, MS, RDN, LD
Barb Hopkins, MMSc, RD, LD
Teryn Keller, Student liaison

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Dietetic Programs and Internships in Georgia

Didactic Programs in Dietetics (DPD)
Dietetic Internships (DI)
Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CP)
Advanced Degree Programs

Didactic Programs in Dietetics

Institution

Program Director

Next Site Visit/Program Status

University of Georgia
Department of Foods and Nutrition
College of Family and Consumer Sciences
Dawson Hall
Athens 30602

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P:706.542.7983
F:706.542.5059
Website

Accreditation Term Ends: 12/31/2020

Georgia State University
Department of Nutrition
Box 873
University Plaza
Atlanta 30303-3083

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P:404.413.1238
F:404.413.1228
Website

Accreditation Term Ends: 06/30/2019

Life University
Department of Nutrition
1269 Barclay Circle
Marietta 30060-2903

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P:770.426.2736
F:770.426.2698
Website

Accreditation Term Ends: 06/30/2023

Georgia Southern University
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
Box 8034
Statesboro 30460

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P: 912.478.1420
F: 912.478.0381
Website

Accreditation Term Ends: 12/31/2022

Dietetic Internships

Institution

Program Director

Next Site Visit/Program Status

Georgia Department of Public Health Dietetic Internship
2 Peachtree Street
Suite 10-283
Atlanta, GA 30303
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P:404-463.0742

Website

Accreditation Term Ends: 06/30/2018

Emory Hospitals
Food and Nutrition Services
1364 Clifton Road NE, Room FG06
Atlanta, GA 30322

Jane L Ometer MS MHA LD
(404)712-7268
Fax: (404)712-7390
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Website

Accreditation Term Ends: 06/30/2023

Augusta Area Dietetic Internship
University Hospital
1350 Walton Way
Augusta, GA 30901-2629

Dr. Judith C Anglin PhD RD
(706)446-4413
Fax: (706)434-6809
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http://www.augusta.edu/alliedhealth/aadi/index.php

Accreditation Term Ends: 06/30/2017

Life University
Nutrition Department
1269 Barclay Circle, SE
110 Annex B
Marietta, GA 30060-2903

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P: 770.426.2736
F: 770.426.2698

Accreditation Term Ends: 06/30/2023

Southern Regional Medical Center
11 Upper Riverdale Road, SW
Riverdale, GA 30274-2600

Nina German Hall PhD RDN LDN
(770)991-8626
Fax: (770)991-8690
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http://www.southernregional.org/careers/dietetic-internship/

Accreditation Term Ends: 12/31/2018

Morrison Healthcare
Distance Education Dietetic Internship
400 Northridge Road, Suite 600
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Karen G Smith MBA MS RD LD FADA FAND
(404)845-3322
Fax: (615)523-1749
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http://www.rdinternship.com

Accreditation Term Ends: 12/31/2021

Georgia Southern University
School of Health and Kinesiology
PO Box 8076
Statesboro, GA 30460-8076

Dr. Donna O Burnett PhD RD
(912)478-2123
Fax: (912)478-0381
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http://chhs.georgiasouthern.edu/hk/graduate/dietetic-internship/

Accreditation Term Ends: 6/30/2017

The University of Georgia
Dept. of Foods and Nutrition
Dawson Hall
Athens, GA 30602

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P:706.542.4908
F:706.542.5059
Website

Accreditation Term Ends: 12/31/2020

 

Coordinated Programs in Dietetics (CP)

Bachelor's and graduate level

Combined program: dietitian coursework and supervised practice for RD eligibility

Institution

Program Director

Next Site Visit/Program Status

Georgia State University
Dept. of Nutrition
MSC 2A0880
33 Gilmer Street, Unit 2
Atlanta, GA 30303-3082

Jessica D Todd MS RD LD
(404)413-1237
Fax: (404)413-1228
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http://nutrition.gsu.edu/690.html

Accreditation Term Ends: 06/30/2019

Advanced Degree Programs

Institution

Program Director

Next Site Visit/Program Status

The University of Georgia
Dept. of Foods and Nutrition
Dawson Hall
Athens, GA 30602

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P:706.542.4908
F:706.542.5059
Website

Masters: Clinical Nutrition, Food and Nutrition, Geriatric Nutrition, Health Promotion & Wellness, Human Metabolism, Nutrition, Nutrition Education, Nutrition Biochemistry, Nutrition Epidemiology, Sports Nutrition

Doctoral: Geriatric Nutrition, Human Metabolism, Nutrition, Nutrition Biochemistry, Sports Nutrition

Georgia State University
Division of Nutrition
P.O. Box 3995
Atlanta, GA  30302-3995

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P: 404.413-1234
F: 404.413-1228
GSU Website

Link to Director's Webpage

Masters: Applied Nutrition, Clinical Dietetics, Community Dietetics, Food Science, Pediatric Nutrition, Health Promotion and Wellness, Nutrition, Nutrition Assessment Methods, Nutrition Policy, Nutrition Education, Sports Nutrition
 
How to Become a Member of the Georgia Academy

All applications for membership are handled by our parent organization, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  Please take a few minutes to view the short video at the Academy website, Today's ADA, and learn from your fellow Academy members how the many benefits and privileges of membership are working for them.

Or visit the eatright.org to join.

 
Membership Benefits

An important membership benefit with the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Georgia Academy is the opportunity to volunteer. As a volunteer you make a difference by contributing time, energy, skill and talents to the causes you are interested in. By volunteering you are giving something back to your profession and community by lending a helping hand to your professional organization.

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Reminders

All RDNs are nutritionists but not all “nutritionists” are RDNs.  Click here to find an expert in your area!

 

Registration will open January 2017 for the 2017 Annual Conference & Exhibition (ACE)

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