SD-USA Milestones 2003-2012
- SD-USA conducted Sports and Performance Nutrition Intensive: The Art and Science of Fueling the Nation's Heros, at the 28th annual SCAN Symposium held in Baltimore, Maryland.
- CDR conducted a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics Practive Analysis Survey 2012 with all CSSDs invited to participate.
- Following the February 2012 CSSD exam, there are now 528 CSSDs.
- Sports Nutrition Education Programs webpage updated.
- The CSSD - Qualification Matters. The Compensation and Benefits Survey 2011 (Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 1/20/12), reported that the highest hourly wage per patient/client responsibility of those who hold CDR specialist credentials was earned by CSSDs. Overall, RDs with CDR specialty credentials earn higher compensation than RDs without specialist certification.
- Following the July exam, there were 501 CSSDs. We reached our goal of 500 CSSDs in five years! Five years also marks the first year for CSSD recertification.
- The Sports Nutrition Care Manual (SNCM) was launched. Authors and contributors are Board Certified as Specialists in Sports Dietetics (CSSDs).
- Ellen Coleman, MA, MPH, RD, CSSD received the ADA Medallion Award at FNCE.
- Launched the first webinar in the CSSD-level Advanced Practice E-learning Series: CSSD-Advanced Level Sports Nutrition Practice and the Diabetic Athlete. This webinar was presented by Roberta Anding, MS, RD, CSSD, CDE and Carla Cox, PhD, CSSD, CDE.
- Launched the Be Supplement Smart--Increase Your Value to Clients, "Educators version" for classroom viewing.
- Conducted the Sports Dietetics Workshop: The Cascade of Concussion: Minimizing the Risks, Reducing Consequences, stimulating Recovery
- CDR voted to continue the required 1500 hours of sports dietetics specialty practice experience for CSSD eligibility and extended the substitution of education for a portion of the practice experience for three years, until July 2014 (extension proposed by SD-USA)
- CDR voted to allow continuing education related to sports dietetics substitute for up to 75 hours of the required hours of practice experience (continuing education substitution proposed by SD-USA)
- Conducted the pre-Symposium workshop: Sports Nutrition Assessment: Critical Steps, Quality Outcomes.
- Launched Be Supplement Smart: Increase Your Value to Clients webinar, available August 24 to October 31, 2010
- CDR voted that CSSDs can recertify with 1000 hours of practice experience instead of 1500 hours (recertification with 1000 hours of practice experience proposed by SD-USA)
- SCAN assisted ADA in submitting nutrition-related comments regarding the National Physical Activity Plan (NPAP). SCAN encouraged ADA to become an organizational affiliate of the NPAP
- Conducted the pre-Symposium workshop: Sports Nutrition Assessment: Critical Steps, Quality Outcomes.
- Produced content for the Sports Nutrition pages of the public section of ADA's new website.
- Conducted the Sports Dietetics Workshop: Nutrition & Athletic Performance, U.S. Olympic training Center, Colorado Springs, CO.
- ADA pre-FNCE workshop: Exercise is Medicine™: What is the Dietitian's Role in Promoting Physical Activity? Denver, CO. SD-USA was represented in the committee that planned the workshop and provided presenters.
- SCAN became a Network Member of the Exercise is Medicine™ Initiative of the American College of Sports Medicine
- The ADA Nutrition Care Manual® was updated to include the Sports Nutrition and Performance section written by SCAN members.
- Launched a sports dietetics marketing video: Sports Nutrition: Who Delivers?
- Launched a Sports Nutrition Mentor Program
- Launched a Sports Nutrition Fact Sheets series with these five topics (Nutrition Info):
- Eating Before Exercise
- Eating During Exercise
- Eating for Recovery
- Exercise Hydration
- Eating on the Road
- Produced two CSSD promotional handouts:
- Top 10 Reasons to Hire a CSSD
- Top 10 Reasons to Consult a CSSD
- Offered the pre-Symposium workshop: Advances in Sports Dietetics Practice: What RDs Need to Know About Adolescents, Collegiate, and Evidence-Based Practice.
- Position of the American Dietetic Association, Dietitians of Canada, and the American College of Sports Medicine: Nutrition and Athletic Performance. J Am Diet Assoc. 2009:109(3): 509-527. (authored by SCAN members)
- American Dietetic Association Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance for Registered Dietitians (Generalist, Specialty, Advanced) in Sports Dietetics. J Am Diet Assoc. 2009:109(3): 544-552.e30. (authored by SCAN members)
- CDR announced that through the July 2011 certification period, specified education and professional experiences will be allowed to substitute for a maximum of 1200 hours of the required experience. (SD-USA successfully petitioned CDR for this extension)
- Conducted the first SD-USA survey among Board Certified Specialists in Sports Dietetics (CSSDs). View the results on SCAN’s website (Member Area)
- CSSDs were highlighted in an article in the July/August ADA Times, “Countdown to Beijing: Helping Olympic Athletes Go for the Gold”
- Led the initiative to change SCAN’s name to Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition
- Conducted sports nutrition surveys with NCAA athletes, NSCA members, and NATA members
- Conducted The Entrepreneurial Sports Dietitian—Sports Dietetics Practice from Start-up to Success, SD-USA’s pre-Symposium workshop at SCAN’s Symposium, Cambridge. MA
- ADA accepted SD-USA’s title change and revised job description for sports dietitian in ADA’s Job Descriptions: Models for the Dietetics Profession, 2nd ed, 2008.
- Launched Advance Your Career as a CSSD presentation
- SCAN’s proposal was approved and a SCAN member workgroup began developing Standards of Practice (SOPs) and Standards of Professional Performance (SOPPs) for RDs in Sports Dietetics
- The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) board approved SCAN's application to become a liaison with NATA
- Launched the first SD-USA Score e-newsletter for SD-USA Members
- Applied to ADA Quality Management to develop Standards of Practice (SOPs) and Standards of Professional Performance (SOPPs) for RDs in Sports Dietetics
- Launched the “Sports RD in the News” page on SCAN’s Web site to highlight articles in where sports dietitians are authors or are interviewed
- Offered “Sports Dietetics—A Winning Game Plan”, SD-USA’s inaugural pre-Symposium workshop at SCAN’s Symposium, Austin. TX
- Assisted ADA Marketing in developing a CSSD promotional brochure and flyer
- SD-USA leadership assisted in revising SCAN’s mission and vision to include the promotion of active lifestyles
- CDR offered the first specialty examination for the CSSD credential: www.cdrnet.org
- CDR appointed 10 SCAN members to a Sports Specialty Examination Workgroup (SSEW). SSEW develops and reviews items for the specialty exam.
- SD-USA members presented a session at ACSM’s annual meeting entitled “The Changing Face of Sports Nutrition – The Evolution of a Profession”
- CDR announced the launch of the Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) credential in the May/June ADA Times. Hill L. “Specialty Certification for RDs Now Offered in Sports Dietetics.”
- SD-USA leadership assisted in the organizational planning for the worldwide networking organization of Professionals in Nutrition for Exercise and Sport (PINES)
- CDR conducted the sports nutrition practice (job) analysis survey of SCAN members and members of other DPGs
- SD-USA, statement of purpose, organizational policies and job descriptions of the SD-USA leadership team approved by ADA
- CDR appointed 10 SCAN members to a Sports Dietetics Specialty Practice Analysis Workgroup (SPAW). The SPAW assisted CDR in developing a definition of sports dietitian, developing a sports nutrition practice (job) analysis survey, eligibility criteria for the specialty credential, a content outline, and a list of references for the specialty exam.
- The first article published in the July/August ADA Times about the sports dietetics specialty credential. DiMarco N, Steinmuller P. “Aiming for the Big Leagues: Sports Dietitians Go to Bat for Specialty Certification.”
- CDR approved SCAN’s request for a specialty credential in sports dietetics
- The first article published to describe progress toward developing the specialty credential. Jackson K. “Sports Dietetics: For Experts Only.” Today’s Dietitian.
- SD-USA assisted CDR in developing and conducting a market survey of SCAN members concerning sports nutrition practice and interest in speciality certification
- Ongoing contributions to SCAN’s Student Corner (students interested in sports nutrition)
- Ongoing contributions to SCAN’s sports nutrition electronic mailing list: SD-USA members provide updates, resources, and mentoring
- Ongoing contributions to SCAN’s PULSE newsletter by SD-USA
- “Sports Dietetics-USA Research Digest” (first publication: Winter 2005)
- SD-USA Update (first publication: Fall 2004)
- Communication initiated with CDR for a specialty credential in sports dietetics
- SD-USA organizational retreat, sponsored by the Gatorade Sports Science Institute was held (Chicago) to develop an organizational structure and strategic goals, including contacting the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) regarding a specialty credential in sports dietetics.
June 1, 2004
- The Sports Dietetics-USA (SD-USA) subunit was launched with Nancy DiMarco as SD-USA Director and Patti Steinmuller as SD-USA Assistant Director. An announcement was made on SCAN’s website. Nancy DiMarco appointed members of the SD-USA Leadership Team.
- Nancy DiMarco, Patti Steinmuller, Melinda Manore, Nanna Meyer, and James Stevens, met with Ellen Coleman (SCAN Chair) and Michele Macedonio (Chair-Elect), and Diane Barrera, ADA Practice Manager, at SCAN’s Symposium (Colorado Springs) to discuss the direction of SD-USA. Lisa Carlson was contact regarding the Gatorade as a potential sponsor of a Sports Dietetics USA organizational workshop. Susie Parker-Simons drafted the initial agenda and budget for the workshop
- The proposal was approved by ADA. June 1 was set as the inaugural date for Sports Dietetics-USA to become an official subunit of SCAN. Ellen Coleman appointed Nancy DiMarco as the inaugural Director of Sports Dietetics-USA
- A proposal to form Sports Dietetics-USA as a subunit within SCAN was submitted to SCAN and ADA
- In summer 2003, Nancy Clark organized a conference call of work group members to develop a proposal for the sports nutrition organization. The proposal was delivered by Nancy DiMarco to Ellen Coleman (SCAN Chair) and Michele Macedonio (SCAN Chair-Elect) at FNCE (San Antonio)
- Developing a special sports nutrition organization was discussed further at the annual American College of Sports Medicine (San Francisco) with Nancy DiMarco, Nancy Clark, Melinda Manore, Jackie Berning, and Suzanne Steen. Although a previous effort by Melinda Manore, Kristine Clark, Gail Butterfield, and others to work with ADA and ACSM to establish a joint credentialing or certification in nutrition and exercise had been ultimately unsuccessful, their efforts of SCAN members laid the groundwork for a new strategy aimed at credentialing registered dietitians as sports dietitians
- Discussion about a sports nutrition organization continued at a Symposium round-table with Patti Steinmuller, Susie Parker-Simmons, Barbara Graf and others. Agreement as made to make this organization happen
- At SCAN’s Symposium (Chicago), Nancy DiMarco delivered a presentation on the development of the Exercise and Sports Nutrition graduate program at Texas Woman’s University. She also reviewed the expansion of sports nutrition programs at universities across the US and called for the development of a special organization devoted exclusively to advancing the practice of sports nutrition in the US
Credentials of those listed in the milestones document
Diane Berrara, MPH, RD
Jackie Berning, PhD, RD, CSSD
Gail Butterfield, PhD
Lisa Carlson, MS, RD
Kristine Clark, PhD, RD
Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD
Ellen Coleman, MA, MPH, RD, CSSD
Nancy DiMarco, Phd, RD, CSSD
Barbara Graf, MS, RD
Michele Macedonio, MS, RD, CSSD
Melinda Manore, PhD, RD, CSSD
Nanna Meyer, PhD, RD, CSSD
Susie Parker-Simmons, MS, MEd, RD
Suzanne Steen, DSc, RD
James Stevens, MS, RD
Patti Steinmuller, MS, RD, CSSD
Original Sports Specialty Examination Workgroup (SSEW) Members: Steven E. Black, Lt Col, USAF, BSC, PhD, RD, CSSD; Kim Crawford,PhD, RD, CSSD; Nancy DiMarco, PhD, RD, LD, CSSD; Christopher Halagarda, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS; Diane King, MS, ATC, RD, CSSD; Susie H. Langley, MS, RD, CSSD; Michele A. Macedonio, MS, RD, CSSD, LD; Bob Seebohar, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS: Ingrid Skoog, MS, RD, CSSD; and Patti Steinmuller, MS, RD, CSSD, LD
Original Sports Practice Analysis Workgroup (SPAW) members: Steven E. Black, Lt Col, USAF, BSC, PhD, RD, CSSD; Kim Crawford, PhD, RD, CSSD; Nancy DiMarco, PhD, RD, LD, CSSD; Marie Dunford, PhD, RD, Christopher Halagarda, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS; Susie H. Langley, MS, RD, CSSD; Michele A. Macedonio, MS, RD, CSSD, LD; Bob Seebohar, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS: Ingrid Skoog, MS, RD, CSSD; and Patti Steinmuller, MS, RD, CSSD, LD
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