BDDA Newsletter

-Spring 2016-

Fall 2015 Meetings

We had a fantastic turnout at each of our meetings this past semester! We appreciate your attendance and participation and hope to see you all at our Spring meetings, as well.

FNCE 2015

BDDA was well represented at FNCE this past year. Several of our members attended the annual conference and expo, and here's a picture of just a few of them. From left to right: Valerie Tarn, Maegan Guven, Lesley Reynolds

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Food Bank

BDDA members have taken advantage of multiple volunteer opportunities at the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama. From left to right: Donna Vaughn, Bonnie Spear, May Pendergrass
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Girl Scouts

BDDA members Julianna Bailey and Charita Lewis presented to a Girl Scout Daisy troop that is led by Birmingham dietitian, Michelle Adams. Julianna and Charita taught a lesson on "eating your colors," involved the girls in a nutrition-related game, and allowed the girls to put together their own fruit and yogurt parfait to enjoy as a healthy, colorful snack.

January Meeting

Thursday, Jan. 21st, 5:30pm

1204 Montgomery Highway

Birmingham, AL

Vestavia Hills Board of Education Rooms 202-203

Speaker: Susan Miller

Topic: Advocacy

February Meeting

Thursday, Feb. 18th, 5:30pm

1204 Montgomery Highway

Birmingham, AL

Vestavia Hills Board of Education Rooms 202-203

Speaker: Dr. Andrew Brown

Topic: Nutrition and Obesity Research

April Meeting

Thursday, April 21st, 5:30pm

1204 Montgomery Highway

Birmingham, AL

Vestavia Hills Board of Education Rooms 202-203

Speaker: Suzanne Pirkle

Topic: Private Practice

Announcements

Join BDDA in volunteering at the Food Bank on January 12th from 12:30 to 3:30! Contact Donna Vaughn (donnahvaughn@gmail.com) if you're interested in being a part of this meaningful event.


We will not have a BDDA meeting in March in hopes that everyone will attend the 2016 ALDA Annual Meeting in Montgomery March 9-11. This year's theme is "Home Grown Healthy." Visit www.eatrightalabama.org for more information.


March is National Nutrition Month! This year's theme is "Savor the flavor of eating right." Wednesday, March 9th is the 8th Annual Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day, so make plans to celebrate dietitian-style. Visit www.nationalnutritionmonth.org for more information.


Are you on Facebook or Twitter? Like "Birmingham District Dietetic Association" on Facebook and follow @BhamEatRight on Twitter to stay up to date with all things BDDA!

2015-2016 Board Members

Valerie Tarn, President

vetarn@peds.uab.edu


Lesley Reynolds, President-Elect

lesreynolds12@gmail.com


Julianna Bailey, Treasurer

juliannabailey@uab.edu


Amie Guice, Secretary

amie.guice@gmail.com


Dawn Lowery, Nominating Committee Chair

rdawnlowery@gmail.com


Rebecca Little, Nominating Committee Chair-Elect

rvb@uab.edu


Keith Pearson, Nominating Committee

pearson2@uab.edu