Fall/Winter 2016

Aloha members,

We are excited to announce that we have finalized our date for the 2017 Annual Spring Conference! Please join us on May 5, 2017 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm in the Pomaikai Ballroom, Dole Cannery. Our CPI committee has worked hard on selecting fantastic speakers. Details will be posted as soon as the agenda is finalized.

Are you looking to sponsor a great organization? The Hawai‘i Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (HAND) is a state affiliate of the national Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. We are a non-profit voluntary professional organization representing over 300 Registered Dietitian Nutritionists. HAND members serve the public by promoting optimal nutrition, health, and well-being in a variety of settings and would love your support! Take a look at how you can sponsor the 2017 Spring Conference.

As the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) embarks on its 100th anniversary in 2017, the organization looks to its Second Century to chart a new vision for the future. Ann Ditzler, has volunteered to act as our Second Century Liaison. Mahalo!

Following the success of the wine tasting event at Oeno Winemaking on September 20, the CPI committee is working on several more social events involving yoga, afternoon tea and beach cleanup. Details will be posted as soon as they become available! 

Membership levels at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics have declined. Being a member provides many benefits, such as CPE offered in the journal and access to the Evidence Analysis Library. Some RDNs have difficulty paying the academy dues. Why not ask your employer to pay your dues? Please click here for tips on how to get your employer’s assistance.

Our nominating committee is in the process of preparing a slate of new officers for 2017. Please consider serving on the HAND board. We need your new ideas and fresh perspectives.

Our committees have finalized their meeting locations, dates and times, which is now available in the new Members-only area. Please feel free to attend any or all of the meetings. We appreciate your ideas and kokua! Our next Board meeting will be held at Castle Medical Center on December 15 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Nena Harrington, RDN, LD
2016-2017 HAND President