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24 Oct 2017 5:30 PM • Hyde Park Library

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


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Lisa C. Andrews of Sound Bites Nutrition did a few segments on varying nutrition topics recently and through the fall. 

January 11, Lisa was interviewed on Fox News about the Lil Pantry she started in Pleasant Ridge.

January 1, Lisa was featured on Fox News with Hangover "Cures" For 2017

Suzzane Summer of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center had an article featured in Edible Valley Ohio: Kitchen Lab At Cincinnati Children’s, important medical research is happening not with beakers and droppers, but with pots and pans.

Monica Smith of the Northern Kentucky Independent District Health Department provided healthy lunch tips for the NKY Chamber of Commerce January NKY Business Journal Magazine:It’s in the Bag  and for the Northern Kentucky Health Department News & Views:A Healthy Lunch? It’s in the Bag 

Pat Becker's article, Ensuring the Future of Reimbursement for Nutrition Services, was published in the Nutrition Entrepreneurs DPG Fall 2016 newsletter. Read it here: Pat Becker - Ventures article (1).PDF

Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics National Nutrition Month Blog roll  

Christy Bahan, RD volunteers as an RD for a community weight loss program in Fort Wayne, IN. She posts nutrition related blogs on the website each week for 16 weeks. Check it out HERE.

Onaney Ortiz, RD, LD, Clinical Nutrition   Manager for Mercy Health Cincinnati. Since January Onaney has been featured on the   radio segment "The Mercy Health Minute with Lincoln Ware" bi-weekly on The Buzz (WDBZ 1230 AM). Each segment consists of short clips that focus on hot topics related to nutrition. Way to go Onaney!

Congratulations to Jane Snyder, RD, LD, LMT & Owner of Soma Wellness. Jane  created a webinar that was peer reviewed and now available for purchase through AND. Title is "MNT Business: Transitioning from an ESRD RDN to a CKD RDN." 

Eamon Lilly MS, RD, LD; Sarah Couch, PhD, RD and Laura Brennan, BS coauthored an article on CaliDiet.com it can be found at this link:  http://calidiet.com/estimating-portion-size-on-the-go/ 

*If you have been in the news, please share it with us! Email it to Lisa at lisa@soundbitesnutrition.com


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