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.
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: To Be Named
Public Member: To Be Named
Regional Directors (even-numbered areas elected in even years and odd-numbered areas elected in odd years)
2015 Spring Area Meetings
Area 1 – March 15th –17th
Location: Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, CA
Hotel: $236.07/night plus tax for a single room or $154.22/night plus tax for a double room. Hotel cost includes three meals per day and tourism and facility fees. Lodging and meeting registration to follow.
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
What is the House of Delegates and why should I care about it?
- Have you heard this question from students, members or non-members?
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If you answered "yes" to either of these questions, then check out the newest AND resource. "AND's House of Delegates--What's IT All About?" is a 10-minute video designed to increase awareness and understanding of this important branch of the AND organization. The video provides an overview of the House of Delegates (HOD), its composition, functions, frequency of meeting, what happens during a HOD meeting and the outcome of a meeting. It is perfect for use in a classroom, district or affiliate meeting, DPG meeting or staff meeting to unravel mysteries of the HOD and how members can have their voices heard.
If you have any questions related to the House of Delegates (HOD), please contact Harold Holler at email@example.com or 800/877-1600, ext. 4896.