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Public Policy Update

End of an Era - As of January 21, 2018 the Ohio Board of Dietetics will be abolished and we will transition our licensure to the State of Ohio Medical Board (SOMB). Click the following link to find out more information, what this means for you and how you will be impacted. Contact Cynthia Blocksom, blocksom@zoomtown.com or 513-374-7453, with questions. 

OBDEnd of an Era_ GCDA notice.pdf

President's Message:

Dear GCDA members,

It’s finally starting to feel like fall and that means we are ready to kick-off another great year of GCDA membership events and opportunities! I want to start by saying how privileged I feel to lead our dietetic association this year. I truly appreciate my fellow GCDA leaders, past and present, who have taught me so much in the last four years of being involved on the Board. With their wisdom, words of encouragement, and the support of my family, I am fortunate to be able to devote my time to this great organization. That being said, I am more than ready and very excited to take on the challenge of serving as your president for the upcoming year.

I have set my goals high this year and I want to continue the legacy that GCDA has been creating. The Board and I have already been working hard to make 2017-2018 an exciting year. My first goal is to increase membership participation through attendance at membership meetings and GCDA events. I would like to see our attendance rate meet an average of 80% of those who register for each meeting. It was great to meet many of you at GCDA’s first event, the Meet and Greet Social at 50 West Brewery. The event was coordinated by our COPI chair, Nick Bess and was a huge success.

Our first membership meeting, “Enhancing Hospital Geriatric Care: Teams that Include the Patient and Family” was on October 10th at The Christ Hospital. Check out our website (www.eatrightcincinnati.org) for additional information on all of our upcoming events and don't forget to share these events with your coworkers and friends so they can see what GCDA has to offer. At the heart of our membership meetings and events is our membership base.

My second goal this year is to increase the size of GCDA by approximately 5% to 270 members. Allison Bokenkotter has been working hard to build our membership numbers and encourage previous members to renew their AND and/or GCDA memberships. Look for upcoming information about becoming a liaison at your workplace to help us grow and promote GCDA activities.

My third goal is to end the 2017-2018 year with our finances in the black. As we plan the budget for this year, we hope to send at least 11 members to OAND's Legislation and Public Policy Day and continue to provide interesting and educational speakers at each of our membership meetings, all while balancing our budget.

Last but not least, my fourth and final goal is to update and revise the GCDA bylaws, policies and procedures, and job description documents. It is important that we hold ourselves accountable and having these documents organized will guide us to success! 

Again, I look forward to a great year serving as your President. 

Sarah Borman, RDN

GCDA President 2017-2018



Local GCDA Dietitians in the News

Click on our Fall 2017 Newsletter for links to the articles!

Betsy Oriolo with St. Elizabeth did an article on smarthealthtoday.com: “Don’t trust the box: 6 nutrition tips from a dietitian” 

 Jane Snyder, Owner Soma Wellness, presented at the National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical meeting Orlando. “Dream Big: The Need for CKD Dietitians in Private Practice” and had an article published in the online quarterly newsletter RenaLink Why Renal Dietitians Should Consider Private Practice 8.4.17

 Michelle Gottschlich was featured by We Thrive: Evendale Resident Passionate about Active Living, Mill Creek Triangle Trail & Citizen Spotlight Michelle Gottschlich was also published in several places: “Nutrition Support Following Injury” in: Pediatric Nutrition in Chronic Diseases and Developmental Disorders. “Translation of Research into Clinical Practice: Modification of an Early Enteral Nutrition Support Algorithm Improves Safety in Pediatric Burn Patients” in Support Line 2017

Lisa Andrews, Owner of Sound Bites was on Fox 19 several times over the summer months: healthy back to school snack ideas, Edible Gardens, Food for Women's Fertility and The People’s Pantry Lisa Andrews was also featured in several news stories for the People’s Pantry: May 2017 in Cincinnati Magazine: People’s Pantry Cincy Is Like Little Free Library, But With Canned Goods; Soapboxmedia: Take one, leave one: Free Little Pantries nourish 10 Cincy food deserts; and WKRC Local 12: The People's Pantry: City-wide pantries offer free food to those who need it, and on WCPO: People's Pantry Cincinnati transforms old newspaper boxes into miniature food pantries 

Shirley Ekvall and Vali Ekvall’s 3rd edition of Pediatric and Adult Nutrition in Chronic Diseases, Developmental Disabilities, and Hereditary Metabolic Disorders is now available. Promocode AMPROMD9 for 30% discount at www.oup.com. 

Monica Smith with the Northern KY Health Department was featured on WKRC with Liz Bonis: More Matters: NKY Health Dept. helps teach kids about "Farm to Table" foods

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