SCAN DPG kicked off FNCE with their annual pre-conference workshop lunch session sponsored by Gatorade Sports Science Institute titled: GSSI Pre-conference Nutrition and Health for the 24/7 Athlete. Over 170 attendees, specifically dietitians who work with athletes, had the opportunity to listen and engage in the latest sports science and nutrition research and learn how to best serve today’s 24/7 athletes. The pre-conference session focused on three topics: sleep nutrition leading to better performance; lifestyle balance with athletes; and the usage of dietary supplements and sports foods by high performance athletes.
The rain didn’t stop their workout! SCAN hosted their annual activity session: Walk and Run through Historical Philadelphia. The outdoor workout featured two trainers from Platoon Fitness, one of Philadelphia’s premier fitness organizations. Attendees had an awesome experience, as they ran and/or walked through the historic streets of Philly, embarking in a series of exercises and movement focusing on upper and lower body for a total body workout and walk through history in Philadelphia during the 2019 FNCE®. Please watch here.
Sunday afternoon, SCAN hosted a discussion panel session titled: Sports Nutrition Careers- A Behind the Scenes Look. Michelle Rockwell, MS, RDN, CSSD – Membership Director of SCAN moderated the candid Q&A panel with SCAN Sports Dietitians, featuring panelists: Lindzi Torres, MS, MPH, RDN, CSSD, LD, ACSM-EP; Linda Samuels MS, RD, CSSD, LDN; Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, CSSD, LDN; and Jennie Zabinsky MAEd, RD. Attendees were also given the first chance opportunity to sign up for SCAN’s pilot virtual mentoring program. 40 mentees enrolled in our Pilot Virtual Mentoring Program! Great job on SCAN leaders. Please stay tune for upcoming announcements and updates on SCAN’s Virtual Mentoring Program. If you have any questions or interested in the program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCAN’s Boston themed booth drew a huge crowd at the 2019 FNCE® DPG/MIG Showcase! SCAN leaders greeted and welcome new member sign-ups, got attendees excited about all SCAN’s wonderful member benefits, raffled off giveaways such as the Sports Nutrition Manual, and free registration to SCAN’s 2020 Symposium in Boston.
SCAN featured our 2019 FNCE Spotlight Session titled “Bone Mineral Density- Advanced Interpretation in Athletics Injury Management” featuring speakers Joseph Kindler, PhD and Mary Jane DeSouza, PhD.
Congratulations to Geeta Sikand, MA, RDN, FAND, CDE, CLS, FNLA and Christine A. Rosenbloom, PhD, RDN, FAND. Geeta and Christine were the recipients of the 2019 Medallion Award. Geeta was recognized for her services to the Academy. Last year Geeta served as the lead author of a systematic review and meta-analysis examining the clinical and cost benefit of MNT by RDN in patients with dyslipidemia and cardio-metabolic risk factors in the Journal of Clinical Lipidology. Christine was recognized for her remarkable leadership in the Academy, in the Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics,and in other professional organizations. She promotes the role of the RDN in healthcare and, through her work with students and colleagues, works to train future generations of Academy members.The Academy is using this paper to negotiate for reimbursement of MNT by RDN.