About CNYDA

Central New York Dietetic Association is an organization of over 100 nutrition professionals including Registered Dietitians, Diet Technicians, and students spanning Onondaga, Cayuga, Oswego, Jefferson, and St Lawrence counties. We are a district association of the New York State Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. We share their mission at the local level to lead the future of the dietetics profession along with serving the public through the promotion of optimal nutrition and well-being.

 

Many of our events are open to the public! Not a nutrition professional but love to learn about food and nutrition? Follow us on facebook, instagram, & twitter to keep informed of our events!
 

Please contact us for any questions or needs in our local community. We may be able to help connect you to a Registered Dietitian that can help! You can also use the "Find a Dietitian" link on the top menu bar. 

Upcoming Events

CNYDA Leadership Meeting

February 18, 2020

Time: 5:30 pm

Location: Regional Farmers Market Meeting Room in the 2nd floor of the Market Commons

National Nutrition Month

March 01, 2020

National Nutrition Month® is an annual nutrition education and information campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign, celebrated each year during the month of March, focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. In addition, National Nutrition Month® promotes the Academy and its members to the public and the media as the most valuable and credible source of timely, scientifically-based food and nutrition information.

Happy Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist Day!

March 11, 2020

Thank you to our dedicated Registered Dietitian Nutritionists for helping to keep Central New Yorkers healthy and well nourished! We applaud your hard work, knowledge and expertise.

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What is a Registered  Dietitian/Nutritionist? 

Registered Dietitians (RDs) or Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) are food and nutrition experts who have met the following criteria and earned the RD or RDN credential:

• Completed a minimum of a bachelor’s degree at a U.S. regionally accredited university or college

• Complete 1200 hours of supervised practice through an accredited internship

• Passed a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)

 

Also, in order to maintain the credential, an RD or RDN must complete continuing professional educational requirements.

Some RDs or RDNs hold additional certifications in specialized areas of practice. Some of the certifications include pediatric or renal nutrition, sports dietetics, oncology, gerontological, nutrition support and diabetes education.

Where do RDNs work? • Hospitals, clinics or other health-care facilities • Sports nutrition and corporate wellness programs • Food and nutrition-related business and industries, working in communications, consumer affairs, public relations, marketing, product development or consulting with chefs in restaurants and culinary schools. • Private practice, working under contract with healthcare or food companies, or in their own business. • With food service or restaurant managers, food vendors and distributors, athletes, nursing home residents or company employees. • Community and public health settings, teaching, monitoring and advising the public and helping improve quality of life through healthy eating habits.

• Universities and medical centers, teaching physician’s assistants, nurses, dietetics students, dentists and others about the sophisticated science of food and nutrition. • Research areas in food and pharmaceutical companies, universities and hospitals directing or conducting experiments to answer critical nutrition questions and find alternative foods or nutrition recommendations for the public.

Member News

Welcome to the 2019-2020 CNYDA membership year!

 

We are always recruiting for the CNYDA board of directors. You can see brief role descriptions here. Serving on the Board of Directors has great benefits: expanding your networking, NYSAND fall leadership training, continuing education credits, AND dues reimbursement, and more! If interested, or you would like more information, please contact us. We would love for you to become involved!

Job Postings

For a fee, employers can reach Central New York’s Registered Dietitians via e-blast to the CNYDA membership, listing on CNYDA website for 2 weeks, and one post each on Facebook and Twitter to reach our social media following. Job postings are not be endorsed or affiliated with CNYDA.

Fees: $25 for CNYDA members, $50 for non-members. 

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