Spring 2017 Updates

Aloha members: New Year, New Resolutions.
With the start of 2017, many of us are making resolutions for the New Year.  One of the things I plan to work on this year is increasing the visibility of RDNs in Hawai‘i and the Pacific Islands.  Humility is a big part of our island culture and we often shy away from telling others about our great accomplishments.  We do need to share our positive stories and our achievements by letting others know who we are and what we do. This will raise the level of importance of nutrition and the role of the RDN in our communities. Within our organization, these stories are energizing and remind us of all the great ways that we are impacting the lives of others.

Our Past-President, Justin Miyashiro, was featured in Midweek’s “Dr. in the House” column on December 21, 2016, and he had some wonderful tips to share about holiday eating and setting resolutions. Here is a link to the digital issue, the article is on page 32.

If you are working on a great project or if you have been spotlighted in the media and would like to have it posted on our website, send message and any links to either myself or our Web Editor.

The Board is busy with organizing several upcoming events:

Join us for Legislative Day on March 20th (7:00 am – 1:00 pm). This is a great way to reach out to our legislators regarding topics that are important to us as professionals.  Please rsvp to Kim Oshita so she can coordinate the Legislative visits.  Position statements/educational materials will be available at the event.  

Please join us for the Annual Spring Conference on May 5, 2017 at the Dole Cannery.  We are excited to announce that we have selected all of our speakers!  The theme for 2017 is Nourish Your Skills.  We will have a variety of topics being presented which will include pre-diabetes, sports nutrition and even specialty topics.  We hope you will join us.  Information regarding registration will be coming soon.  

Nena Harrington, RDN, LD
2016-2017 HAND President