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Dear CA Academy Members,


Academy News and Announcements:

Academy National Election

Nomination deadline is November 6th for all positions except president-elect, speaker-elect, and treasurer-elect which have passed.

FNCE 2021 Educational Sessions

Call for next year’s FNCE 2021 educational session proposals is open. Proposals will be accepted through November 18th. Visit this link for more information: FNCE 2021 Speaker Proposals

ACEND Proposed 2022 Accreditation Standards

The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics has released the proposed 2022 Accreditation Standards for Nutrition and Dietetics Education Programs. A new webinar describes the recommended changes and the rationale for proposed changes. ACEND is also requesting your input on the draft 2022 Accreditation Standards. Public comments can be made until November 18, 2020. Visit this link for access to the feedback survey and more information: Proposed 2022 Standards + Feedback Survey

 Action Alert: Ask USDA to Extend COVID-19 Flexibilities

Have you completed the action alert urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture to extend COVID-19 flexibilities to protect at-risk pregnant mothers? If not, please take action now. This action alert is open to Academy members and non-members. For more information: Action Alert Center

As your delegates, we are here to represent you, as members, at the Academy’s House of Delegates meetings and serve as your voice to the Academy and HOD. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you should have any questions or wish to provide input. Our contact information is provided below as well as on the CA Academy website.

Cary Kreutzer, EdD, MPH, RDN, FAND

Co-Chair of Delegates & Education Council

Los Angeles and Inland Districts 

Lesli Doshier, RD

Co-Chair of Delegates & Communications Council

Coastal Tri-Counties and Central Valley Districts 

Rory Caswell Pace, MPH, RD, CSR, FAND

Delegate & Public Policy Council

Bay Area and Silicon Valley Districts 

Jo Miller, MPH, RDN

Delegate & Public Policy Council

Northern Area & Diablo Valley Districts 

Lisa Gibson, MS, RDN, FAND

Delegate & Membership Council 

San Diego and Orange Districts

If you have question, please feel free to reach us at delegates@dietitian.org.

The Mega Issues process is an important tool for responding to members' needs related to far-reaching professional concerns. Mega issues address key strategic questions the organization must answer to illuminate choices and challenges that will need to be overcome moving forward for the envisioned future. 

A Mega Issue is strategic and futuristic in its scope, may cut accross multiple discipline areas, and is projected to impact the profession three-to-five years into the future. Mega Issues are considered by the House of Delegates Leadership Team for discussion by the House of Delegates. Delegates meet in the fall (in conjunction with FNCE®) and virtually in the spring in order to conduct business and mega issue dialogues.

Academy members can submit Mega Issues using the Mega Issue identification form.

Delegate Council routinely request California membership to complete surveys to understand your perspective on Mega Issues presented.

Stay tuned for future member surveys.

Delegate Council Survey Results

Delegates In Action

What have been past  Issues?

Mega issue backgrounders, fact sheets, meeting outcomes, other supporting documents and updates to past mega issues dating back to 2007 can be found at eatrightpro.org (you must log into your Academy account).