Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors (NDEP) -- Same name, even greater commitment
NDEP’s mission is to advocate for and empower educators to lead the profession of nutrition and dietetics. As a result of their mission, the goals of NDEP are: to recognize educators and preceptors as leaders of the profession, support and advance nutrition and dietetic education programs, and support the purposes and goals of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. NDEP consists of over 1,100 educator and preceptor members with a decision-making body composed of 13 elected members and four appointed members known as the NDEP Council. NDEP represents the large group of educators and preceptors to ACEND, CDR, Council on Future Practice, Board of Directors and other entities within and outside of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
2015 Spring Area Meetings
Online Registration is available! As meeting registration opens, the website will be updated. Please click on the link to obtain online registration instructions.
Area 1 – March 15th –17th - Location: Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, CA
Hotel: $241.57/night plus tax for a single room or $156.96/night plus tax for a double room. Hotel cost includes three meals per day and tourism and facility fees. Please click on the following link to book a room at Asilomar: https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=12522214
Area 2/5 – March 26-27 - Location: Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota
Hotel: Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Hotel, 3800 American Blvd, Bloomington, MN - $149/night plus tax (currently 14.28%). For reservations, please call 952-854-2100 and state you are attending the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics NDEP meeting. Hotel parking and wifi access are complimentary. Registration information to follow.
Area 3/4 – May 1st – May 2nd Location: Denver, Colorado
Hotel: Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel – 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO - $159/night plus tax (currently 14.85%). To make a reservation, please call 303-893-3333 and state that you are attending the NDEP Area 3/4 Meeting. Registration information to follow.
Area 6/7 – April 9th – April 10th Location: State College, Pennsylvania
Hotel: The Penn State Conference Center Hotel - $119/night plus tax (currently 8.5%). Hotel shuttle to and from the airport and downtown State College, wifi access, and parking are complimentary.
Additional Information: It is highly recommend to make your travel plans early -- especially if you plan to fly to the meeting. Meeting website link: http://sites.psu.edu/ndeparea6and7/
Please note that the webpage will be a work in progress. Information will be added as it becomes available.
2014-2015 NDEP Council Members
Chair: Rayane AbuSabha
Chair-Elect: Sylvia Escott-Stump
Past Chair: Patti Landers
HOD Delegate: Ruth Johnston
Preceptor Director: Renee Walker
Communications Director: Dorothy Chen
Board of Directors Liaison: Margaret Garner
- CDR Liaison: Kathryn Hamilton
Public Member: To Be Named
Regional Directors (even-numbered areas elected in even years and odd-numbered areas elected in odd years)
NDEP Geographic Areas:
Area 1: AK,CA,MT,OR,WY,ID,HI,WA
Area 2: IA,MN,MI,MO,NE,ND,SD,WI
Area 3: AL,AR,FL,GA,LA,MS,SC
Area 4: AZ,CO,KS,NV,NM,OK,TX,UT
Area 5: IN,IL,KY, OH,TN,WV
Area 6: MD,NC,VA,DE,PA
Area 7: NJ,NYC,NY,ME,RI,MA,VT,CT,NH, International Members
2015 Outstanding Dietetic Educator Awards
The purpose of the Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award (ODEA) program is to recognize the teaching, mentoring, and leadership activities of faculty in ACEND-accredited dietetics education programs. Preceptors are not eligible for this award as there is an annually Outstanding Preceptor Award given. Active NDEP Council Members and previous ODEA winners are not eligible for the award.
Nominations from peers and/or students will be made to the Affiliate Awards Chairperson, who, with the help of a selection committee, will select no more than one educator for each type of dietetics education program in the state (maximum four nominations per state).
If you have an Outstanding Dietetic Educator in mind, please nominate them to your Affiliate Awards Chairperson by December 29, 2014. All nominations from the Affiliate Awards Chairperson to the NDEP Regional Directors are due by January 12, 2015. Send your nomination electronically to the Affiliate Awards Chairperson. Each nomination should include an application cover letter, data sheet, resume, and three letters of reference. Attached are the Affiliate Awards Chairperson’s contact information.
The NDEP Regional Directors will form selection committees to review the affiliate nominations and select a maximum of one educator for each type of dietetic education program per area. This means there can be a maximum of four awardees per area for a total of 28 awardees each year.
All ODEA nomination documents can be found on the Eat Right web site at: http://www.eatright.org/Members/content.aspx?id=4294967327. You must log into the Eatright site to visit the page.
NDEP Portal and EML
This online portal is a communication and networking tool for the members of the Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors (NDEP) Group. The portal includes a message board, an electronic mailing list (EML), a resource library and calendars for all NDEP events. Once becoming a member of the NDEP group, you are automatically a member of the portal. There is no need to sign up! You can visit the portal at http://ndep.webauthor.com to access all the features of the portal!
Your user name and password are the same as your member ID and password that you use to log into the Academy’s eatright.org website. If you do not remember your Academy user name and log in, please call Member Services at 800-877-1600 ext. 5000 and ask for your Academy user name and log in.
This portal will be the main communication system between the NDEP leadership and the members through email blasts and messages.
The old EML through the VA (VHALIT-DEP-L@www.LISTSERV.VA.GOV) is no longer in use. You can use the EML by logging into the portal or by emailing email@example.com. You can, as an NDEP member, opt out or change settings of the EML by updating your settings under my profile once you have logged into the portal. You can update your settings to receive "Real Time," "Daily Digest," or "No" EML messages.
Below is a link to download the handout from Donald Balasa, JD, MBA, regarding National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and CDR, which was provided at the NDEP members meeting at FNCE on October 7, 2013.
NCCA Requirements and Legal Issues
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Resource
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