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Proposed Changes to GCDA's bylaws:

PROPOSED Changes to GCDA Bylaws, 4-2-2018.pdf

President's Message:

Dear GCDA members,

I am excited to serve as your current GCDA president! My goal is to ensure members feel engaged in the Cincinnati dietetic professional arena through interesting membership meetings and networking opportunities.

For those of you who were able to attend the GCDA social at the Oakley Kroger Bar in September, I hope you enjoyed getting to socialize and network in a place dietitians love the most – a grocery store! 

Our first member meeting, Assessing the Impact of the RDN in the Health Care System: Practice and Policy Implications, took place on Tuesday, October 16th, 2018. The Ohio State University dietitians' Natalie Stevens and Dr. Chris Taylor shared with members how dietitians can utilize future financial healthcare delivery models to improve nutrition practices and policies. 

After such a great start to our membership meetings, I am excited to share with you what upcoming member meetings we are working on!

Our second member meeting, Dietitians in the Digital Age, will be held on Wednesday, December 5th, 2018. We have an exciting group of speakers who will talk about how dietitians are on various media platforms such as television, Instagram and food blogs. These speakers will share various tips to help you understand how to be successful in sharing nutrition information on these platforms and how you can actually get paid for your digital media presence! One of the speakers is a food stylist and she will help the audience understand how to use elements of design to make pictures you share grab viewers’ attention. To register, go to the event link:http://www.eatrightcincinnati.org/event-3104119. 

The third and fourth member meeting details are still being finalized but I am excited to share with you what are working on. Our third member meeting will be on the topic of the gut microbiome. Dr. Mariela Mouzaki, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Gasterenterology (GI) physician, along with two GI dietitians, Emily Vale and Leah Barron, present. The fourth member meeting will be on lactation and breastfeeding and will be presented by University of Cincinnati faculty member Dr. Laurie Nommsen-Rivers. Check back on the GCDA website for meeting details soon!

GCDA has some other fun opportunities coming in the near future. Be on the lookout for the GCDA T-Shirt and Sweatshirt fundraiser! Proceeds will to go toward purchasing materials for community outreach events and to SASI (Sponsor A Student Initiative), an initiative set out by OAND to help discount registration fees for students to attend the OAND Conference in May 2019. 

Short sleeve T-Shirts are $15, Long sleeve T-shirts are $20 and sweatshirts are $25. Order through http://www.eatrightcincinnati.org/event-3105994.

I hope you are as excited as I am about what GCDA has in store for its members for the upcoming year!

Thank you,

Meghan McNeill, MS, RDN

GCDA President 2018-2019¸ 

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