Potomac Post – Fall 2017

President’s Message

With the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics turning 100 this year and FNCE coming to DC in 2018, it is a very exciting time to be a DCMAND member. Our affiliate has made great strides over the past several years with improving our communications platforms (see below!), consistently hosting an engaging annual meeting, and many behind-the-scenes changes that will help us serve you better. I hope to continue these improvements and welcome your feedback throughout the year.

Leading up to FNCE 2018 when we will need all the help you can give to make us an amazing host affiliate, the Board is ramping up ways for our members to get involved. We would love your help with social media, planning the annual meeting, public policy/advocacy, Second Century, writing content for the Potomac Post, or general event planning. Additionally, if you know a stellar student, we are still seeking a Student Representative for our Board.

I am honored to begin my year serving as your president, and look forward to meeting as many of you as I can at potlucks, happy hours, educational events, FNCE, our annual meeting, and “in the wild” through professional connections.

All the best,
Hannah Martin, MPH, RD

In Case You Missed It …

DCMAND’s annual Welcome Potluck was held on Tuesday September 12th in Washington, DC. This potluck is held for our members each fall, and it provides a great opportunity for networking with other RDs, DTRs, and dietetic students in the DC metro area. Thank you to all who attended and contributed foods and beverages to the event; you helped to make it a success! As always, remember to follow DCMAND emails and social media posts for our latest updates and upcoming events

Board of Directors Spotlight

Meredith Dillon

BS (Nutrition and Dietetics), University of Pittsburgh, 2015
Dietetic Internship, University of Maryland, 2016

Role in DCMAND: 2017-2018 Secretary

Current position: Outpatient Pediatric Dietitian, Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology, Children’s National Health System

What you like most about your position: Teaching newly diagnosed children with Type 1 Diabetes is such a rewarding process to be a part of. Many families feel out of control after diagnosis, and equipping children and families with tools they can use to take control of their diagnosis is powerful and so much fun.

Hobby/Favorite activities outside of work: Exercise is a huge part of my life and I am a big fan of High Intensity Interval Training. I’m always looking to try a new workout to challenge my body. I am also a season ticket holder for Pitt Football, so many weekends are spent traveling to Pittsburgh to see my favorite college team!

Favorite thing about (or to do) in DC: The Capital Crescent Bike Trail runs right from my house to the Key Bridge Boathouse in Georgetown.  My ideal Sunday in DC would be biking to the boathouse for an hour of Stand-Up Paddleboarding and then heading over to the Shirlington Dog Park with my beagle mix puppy.

DCMAND Member Feature

Juliet Rodman RDN, CPT

Degree (education and internship):  BS in Exercise Science – Guildford College, BS in Dietetics – University of Maryland, Dietetic Internship- Virginia Tech

Current position: Chief Wellness Officer at Wellness Corporate Solutions www.wellnesscorporatesolutions.com

What you like most about your position:  As Co-Founder and Chief Wellness Officer for Wellness Corporate Solutions I have had the opportunity to build a network of over 1700 RDNs nationwide.  Working with this group and my internal corporate team WCS delivers expert health education, health coaching, and wellness program services to over half a million customers. I believe my company succeeded in the corporate wellness space because of our “never give up” entrepreneurial mindset and the ability to consistently deliver an excellent product.  I believe the expertise and professionalism of the RDN sets us apart from other companies in the industry. Our mission has always been to spread wellness in the workplace and I am so proud of the work we have accomplished.

One more exciting fact: The Academy’s Nutrition Entrepreneurs DPG has selected me as the 2017 Outstanding Dietitian Award Winner!

Hobby/Favorite activities outside of work:   I can be found moving at most times of the day whether it’s in the office on my treadmill desk or participating in any of my favorite activities such as CrossFit, yoga, stand-up paddle boarding, cycling, hiking and jogging trails wherever I go.

Favorite thing about (or to do) in DC:  Brunch at Chaplin’s (8th and P) with my son Nolan and his friends!! Utterly delicious!

Letter from the Editor

Happy Fall DCMAND members!

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year.  The leaves are changing, I can break out my collection of scarfs, and it also means FNCE is right around the corner.  Unfortunately, while I am not able to make it Chicago this year, I do hope some fellow DCMAND members will be attending.  If you are lucky enough to be attending, please consider sharing your experience and writing a brief blurb to be featured in the winter Potomac Post.

Contact Brittany Wood at potomacpost@eatrightdc.org to share your FNCE experience, or to nominate a colleague to be our featured member.

Brittany Wood, RDN
Potomac Post Editor

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