Welcome to CNM DPG! 

Spring is in the air!  I hope you all are having a chance to enjoy beautiful weather wherever you live.  The CNM Symposium held in St. Pete’s Florida was certainly a weather teaser for many of us northerners who have been coping with winter weather!  Everything from the weather to the hotel, local attractions and symposium speakers made the 2017 Symposium a great success! 
Lucille Beseler, MS, RDN, LDN, CDE, FAND the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics President, kicked off the meeting with great enthusiasm and inspiration.  Lucille promoted the Academy’s Second Century celebration initiatives and how the Academy is working to shape the future of our profession.
We want to give a special thank you to our event sponsors and to CNM contracted event planner Rita Pollack of Pollack Meeting and Event Management, Inc., who always helps make this annual event a success.   This was Rita’s last year of providing service to our DPG as she is retiring.  After 16 successful CNM Symposiums, we are very sad to see her go.  We all know that without Rita, we would have never have accomplished such great Symposium success! We wish her the very best!  A request for proposal for a 2017-2018 meeting planner will be posted on the CNM website. 
The Executive Committee has been busy working on the 2018-2020 Strategic Plan.  As we look back over the past three years, we are proud to say that we have accomplished a great deal as a DPG.  If you have not visited our website in a while, www.cnmdpg.org, please take time to see all the wonderful member benefits offered.  We want to continue to focus our efforts with goals and initiatives to provide opportunities and resources for members to help develop and/or enhance multidimensional skills for leadership and management.  We also strive to lead nutrition related healthcare initiatives to improve organizational level practices and influence public policy.  If you have suggestions on how we can grow and improve as a DPG, please send your comments to me at jwelchrd@gmail.com.  We are also always looking for members who would like to participate on board committees and within our subunits.
I hope you all have a very happy and healthy summer! 

Janel Welch, MS, MPA, RDN, CDN, FAND
Chair, CNM DPG 2016-2017  

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