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 CNYDA member, 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.
Rockin' School Meals
The Southern Tier Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (STAND) would like to share an upcoming virtual event with CNYDA members.
"Rockin' School Meals" will be held via ZOOM on March 9, 2021 from 12 - 1 PM. The host will be presenting on Federal and State nutrition regulations, farm to school, community partnerships, and the response to COVID. Register here!
This is a fantastic FREE event for our members. CEU pending.
Join us and The Beef Council in a special and educational evening on March 25, 2021 from 7 - 8:30 PM. Learn with host Nicole Rodriguez RDN, NASM - CPT, with an interactive cooking demonstration, nutrition insights, and how to establish a social media brand. Plus, it's FREE!
Please register by March 15, 2021 to receive a $25 gift card to purchase the ingredients.
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
• Completed 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 businesses • Product development or consulting with chefs in restaurants and culinary schools • Private practice, working under contract with healthcare or food companies • 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