I am excited to have the opportunity to serve as your Iowa Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (IAND) incoming President. Over the past year the Iowa Academy has taken on a new initiative to market dietitians as the go-to nutrition professionals. In doing so we are communicating to our colleagues the benefit of working together to improve the health of our communities. The presence of dietitians in a wide variety of employment sectors demonstrates the value we provide to the public.
This year, I challenge Iowa dietitians to work with the IAND marketing committee to increase our exposure within the state. Together we will continue to improve the health of our communities through nutrition counseling, education and involvement in public policy. I look forward to working with many of you in the upcoming year.
Lori Dietzenbach Winborn, MPH, RDN, LD
President Iowa Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics