Welcome to CNM DPG!

Happy Summer! We began our new fiscal year in June and kicked off the summer by identifying a new Meeting Planner… Barbara J Pyper, MS, RD, SNS, FCSI, FAND, owner of An Apple A Day, LLC. She and her team are experienced event management meeting planners for several other Academy DPGs and she is familiar with our DPG having served as our Webmaster for many years.

We also look forward to analyzing the feedback from the recent survey sent via eBlast to all CNM DPG members requesting input on future CNM Symposia.

As our Academy enters its 2nd Century, exciting opportunities lie ahead for all of us. As volunteer leaders of the CNM DPG our goal is to focus on empowering and supporting leaders to advance nutrition practice in health care. To that end, your elected and appointed Executive Committee members are hard at work representing your interests, developing / coordinating resources, and supporting you, our fellow CNM DPG members.

If you have not already taken advantage of all the benefits of being a CNM DPG Member, please explore the Member Benefits page. We have three sub-units that meet and communicate about varied practice interests (CNM Pediatrics, Informatics, and Quality Process Improvement), many professional development resources, the Member Resource Library, and the CNM Electronic Mailing Lists (EMLs). In utilizing the EMLs, all members agree to follow the Academy’s Social Media Policy and the CNM-EML Netiquette guidelines, which outline our Community Expectations. These documents reiterate our commitment and support to providing an environment conducive to professional dialogue, where colleagues may exchange ideas and opinions in a respectful and productive space.

A look ahead… A few highlights at FNCE® to expect this Fall:

Sunday Oct 22nd, 8:00–9:30. CNM Spotlight Session (#219). Getting a Grip: Handgrip Strength Examination for Malnourished Populations. Speakers: Julie McGuire, MS, RDN, LD & Terese Scollard, MBA, RDN, LD, FAND; Moderator: Barbara Lusk, RD, LDN, FAND

Monday Oct 23rd, 10:00–12:00. Drawing for a handgrip dynamometer at the CNM DPG booth at the DPG/MIG Showcase.

Saturday, Oct 21st, 6:00-7:30. The Academy will host a Centennial Celebration in the FNCE® Expo Hall which will take the place of our usual CNM DPG Member Reception.

I hope to see you at FNCE®, and if there is anything you need from your Executive Committee, please let us know.

Barbara Lusk, RD, LDN, FAND
Chair, CNM DPG 2017-2018 

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