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Licensure Board Updates
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Now is the time to apply for IAND Student Scholarships!

Up to three scholarships will be awarded at $600.
Deadline to submit: June 1, 2018

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Scholastic Achievement
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Personal characteristics
  • Letters of reference

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Please help in recognizing those who make great contributions to our profession, nominate yourself or a fellow dietitian.

Beth Fielder RD, LD
Awards Committee Chair

Senior Hunger Campaign to Launch May 21
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Breastfeeding Conference

When: May 16 & 17

Where: FFA Enrichment Center
1055 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy, Ankeny, IA 50023

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Next Nutrition Counseling
Round Table Call

Wednesday, May 16, 2018, Noon, Eastern Time

This is an informal time to gather on a tele-conference to discuss successes and challenges you encounter in the nutrition counseling process.
The topics are generated by those on the call.

No need to register:
Just call: 857-216-6700
Conference Code: 163008

Check out past recorded calls here
First Australian dietitian in 1936!
Edith Tilton

Greetings from Dr. Beverley Wood in Melbourne, Australia!  I am researching one of your famous dietitians, Edith Tilton, who was the first dietitian in Sydney in 1936.  She married an Australian, David Aitken, and returned to the USA with their daughter, Jennifer Ruth Aitken. 

Then they lived Illinois, eventually ending up in Iowa.

If you have any information on this family, please send us an Email and let us know!
Edith Tilton's (middle) graduation - Dietetics, University of Wisconsin, 1924.
Iowa 1984 (l/r:  Ruth Gordon-Kansas City, Joan Woodhill-Australia, Edith Tilton Aitken), all three Dietitians of note.
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Awards and Nominations
Continuing Education Award Winners!
Beth Olsen
Certification in Public Health Nutrition from Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Amount Awarded $120
Barbara Fuller
North Central Leadership Conference
Amount Awarded $400
Brooke Hershberger
Maximizing Team Performance class (part of MBA)
Amount Awarded $400
Katie Squires
FNCE 2018
Amount Awarded $400
May 2018 Featured Member
Stacey Loftus RD, LD
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Myth: If you’re lactose-intolerant, you can only get calcium from supplements.
Fact: Not all dairy products are off limits for those with the condition. Yogurt that has live cultures has very low lactose levels and aged cheeses have little to no lactose. Nondairy foods that can help supply calcium include dark leafy greens and calcium-fortified cereals and juices (

Myth: Eating dairy and taking calcium are all that’s needed to prevent osteoporosis.
Fact: You also need to make healthy lifestyle choices. This means avoiding excess alcohol, not smoking, keeping a healthy weight, and exercising regularly. Routine workouts – including walking and other weight-bearing activities – will help maintain muscle and bone strength. Keeping your muscles strong will prevent falls, and if we can prevent falls, we can prevent broken bones (

Myth: Calcium works alone in its efforts to create and maintain strong bones.
Fact: There are actually many key nutrients that work in harmony with calcium, enabling it to do its job. Vitamin D is required to assist in calcium absorption, magnesium help prevent bones from becoming brittle, vitamin K ensures that calcium is utilized in bones rather than deposited in arteries or kidneys, and potassium prevents excess sedum buildup, which leads to calcium excretion. This is just another reason to eat the rainbow by choosing a variety of colors and foods (!

Myth: Calcium must be taken at the same time as vitamin D.
Fact: Though vitamin D is essential for calcium to be used effectively, it doesn’t matter whether it’s taken at the same or another time of day. Your body will release an active form of vitamin D when needed, as long as you have adequate stores (

Myth: If you have osteoporosis, it’s too late to protect your bones from fractures.
Fact: Weight-bearing exercises have been shown to reduce the risk for fractures by strengthening bones and improving balance. You can further slow bone loss with medications as well as with hormone therapy, which allows your body to rebuild bone (endocrine.web).

Myth: Soreness after exercise is caused by lactic acid build up.
Fact: This is based on the fact that during exercise, the muscles make energy anaerobically (without oxygen), which leads to lactic acid production. However, that soreness is actually caused by tears in your muscle, which leads to inflammation and soreness. As bad as this sounds, this is a necessary step for the muscle to get bigger and stronger (
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