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2019 FAND Spring Workshop


The Future of Dietetics and Nutrition Practice in Florida

Workshop Overview - Upon completion of this workshop attendees will be able to:

  • Cite recent challenges to the Dietetics and Nutrition Practice Act
  • Identify actions nutrition professionals can take to maintain the Dietetics and Nutrition Practice Act and the protection it affords the public
  • State the nutrition dietetics license rules and regulations in Florida for individual in person consults, group and telehealth
  • Describe how to build a dietetics business-part-time or full-time
  • Explain how to develop a business plan that gives you a competitive edge compared to unlicensed nutrition individuals
  • Describe the current state of medical errors in healthcare and the movement for patient safety
  • Describe the key aspects of current National and State Telehealth policies and regulatory requirements.
  • List the advantages and opportunities for using telehealth in nutrition and dietetics as well as other fields
  • Explain the key operational components of a telehealth consultation
  • Discuss how medical errors can result from a system failure
  • Define root cause analysis and review data from Florida, and nationally, in common situations of medical errors
  • List methods to improve patient safety in dietetic practice settings
  • Describe national patient safety goals for various health care settings

*5 CEUs, pending approval from CDR for Dietitian/Nutritionists and Nutrition Dietetic Technicians

Location:             Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare, 1300 Miccosukee Road, Tallahassee, FL 32308

Date:                     February 23, 2019

Time:                    9:00 am – 3:45 pm

Cost:                     $89 registration fee by February 18, $109 after deadline.


9:00 am -   9:30 am         Registration/Networking/Coffee

9:30 am - 10:30 am         A Look at the 2019 Legislative Session

                                           Jenifer Ross, MSH, RDN, LDN

                                           Chris Chaney

10:45 am – 11:45 am      Marketing YOU the RDN

                                           Sarah Krieger, MPH, RDN, LDN

11:45 am – 12:30 pm      Lunch

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm       Expanding Care Through Telehealth

                                           Lauren Faison

1:45 pm – 3:45 pm         Medical Errors

                                          DeAnne Yon Bruner, MBA, RDN, LDN                                                          

3:45 pm                           Evaluations

Included with registration fee: 

Morning coffee, lunch, handouts, and parking.


About the Speakers

Jenifer Ross, MSH, RDN, LDN

Jen is a registered dietitian and faculty member in the department of nutrition and dietetics at the University of North Florida (UNF). She is also the billing and reimbursement coordinator for Preferred Nutrition Services, a private practice in Jacksonville Beach and serves as the Public Policy Liaison for FAND.

Jen received her BA in Human Services from Elon College, BSH and MSH in Health Science/Nutrition from the University of North Florida (UNF), and is currently working toward her Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition (DCN).

Chris Chaney

Mr. Chaney is a veteran of Florida’s legislative and appropriations process and prior to joining the Advocacy Group served as Legislative Affairs Director at Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). He was AHCA’s chief lobbyist on all policy and appropriation issues before the legislature, including the license and regulation of all healthcare facilities in Florida as well as the operation of Florida’s Medicaid program. As Director Mr. Chaney worked to ensure passage of several reform initiatives, including the revolutionary statewide Medicaid Managed Care Program.

During his work at AHCA Mr. Chaney also served as the Acting Chief of Staff to the Secretary and assisted with all aspects of the day-to-day operation of the Agency including AHCA’s 1600 employees and $24 billion operating budget. Prior to his time at AHCA Mr. Chaney served as a member of Governor-elect Rick Scott’s Health and Human Services Transition Team and identified talent for executive level service at AHCA, the Department of Health and Elder Affairs and the Agency for Persons with Disabilities.

Currently he serves as a Director at The Advocacy Group at Cardenas Partners and has represented FAND before the Florida legislature since 2015. He was instrumental in securing passage of a bill to modify our licensure law to grant diet order writing privileges to dietitians and to defeat a bill that would have essentially changed our practice act to a title act.

Sarah Krieger, MPH, RDN, LDN

Sarah Krieger, MPH, RDN, LDN is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and owner of SBK Nutrition, LLC where she is a consultant for a variety of nutrition and weight management venues. Sarah reviews recipes for corporate, private and facility venues and is a personal chef to medically-fragile clients. She also provides corporate wellness seminars and speaking engagements on any current nutrition topic; the larger the audience, the better! She also contracts with the Florida Beef Council, Healthy Start of Pinellas County and Pinellas County Schools presenting wellness programs to staff. Sarah loves going into clients’ kitchens as a personal chef to meet clients and teach them how to prepare nutritious meals. She is also is part owner at Healthy Lifestyles Tampa Bay.

Sarah is a Past-President of the Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is also a past 9-year Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Sarah represented you and 76K RDNs on a variety of nutrition topics in print, tv, website content, social media, locally as well as nationally. Since ‘retiring’ as an Academy Spokesperson, Sarah has continued with media and has an ongoing segment on Tampa’s Fox13 and Daytime NBC along with more radio and website content. She found a new passion too: media training to professionals and her interns.

Sarah is a graduate of Central Michigan University where she received a Bachelor of Science in dietetics and has a Master of Public Health degree from the University of South Florida. She is also certified in food safety. She resides in St Petersburg, FL with her family and chickens.

Stay connected with Sarah on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram: @SarahRDtv

Lauren Faison

Lauren Faison

Lauren currently works with Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare (TMH) as the Service Line Administrator for Regional Development, Population Health, and Telemedicine. In that role, Lauren oversees Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare’s Population Health Program and Transition Center, which provides post-acute services to high-risk patients. Lauren is deploying the use of telemedicine and telehealth solutions throughout the TMH system to increase patient access, provider efficiencies and reduce unnecessary readmissions and visits to the emergency room. Lauren is passionate about using innovative strategies to provide access to care to patients when and where it is needed to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs. Lauren has shared TMH’s journey in presentations across the country and in various healthcare forums and publications including Forbes and Healthcare Informatics online.

DeAnne Yon Bruner, MBA, RDN, LDN

DeAnne Is the Clinical Nutrition Manager and Director of Patient Services for Sodexo at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare.  Her role at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare involves the development and management of the clinical nutrition programs for the organization, as well as ensuring regulatory compliance for the Food and Nutrition Department. DeAnne is a native Floridian and has been a Registered Dietitian since 1996.  She believes that she offers a unique perspective to the profession due to her experience as an entrepreneur and over 22 years of experience in management and operations.  Also, she strongly supports the sustainability of the dietetic profession and does this by serving as a Preceptor for the clinical and management rotations for Florida State University, The Florida Department of Agriculture, and Sodexo.   She is recognized as a Subject Matter Expert by Sodexo. DeAnne began her college career at Chipola College where she obtained her Associate of Arts Degree.  She furthered her education by obtaining her Bachelor of Science Degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition with emphasis in Dietetics. DeAnne completed her internship at Pasco County Department of Health.  In 2018, she obtained her Master’s of Business Administration from Saint Leo University.




This workshop was planned in conjunction with

the Panhandle Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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2019 FAND Spring Workshop

The Future of Dietetics and Nutrition Practice in Florida

February 23, 2019 - Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare - Tallahassee, FL
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Taste of Orlando



Dear Potential Exhibitor,

I am pleased to offer you and your company an incredible opportunity to share in the mission of the Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (FAND), “… in promoting optimal nutrition and health for all Floridians”.

FAND is proud to host its 2018 Florida Food and Nutrition Symposium at the Renaissance Orlando at Sea World, July 14-17th in celebration of its members, as well as the businesses, and community groups we serve and who so generously partner with us.

Please join us on Sunday, July 15th, from 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm for a “Taste of Orlando” during the Grand Opening of our Expo, a fabulous evening filled with food, fun, entertainment, fellowship, and fundraising.

Participating in the FAND Expo is a wonderful opportunity to showcase your culinary, nutritional and healthy menu items to over 500 licensed and registered dietitian/nutritionists, many from Orlando and surrounding areas. This is your chance to highlight a signature dish and promote how it and your other menu items can fit into a healthy lifestyle. There is limited preparation and heating ability at the booth which includes;

  • One 8X10 interactive space with table, chairs and signage
  • Complimentary attendance for two representatives at the event
  • Logo with hyperlink to your company on FAND website for one month
  • Promotion in one E newsletter prior to the event                                  


Click here to reserve your booth.                         Booth price is $500 per booth  

To learn more about the Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Click here.

We hope to see you at the expo!

Michelle Stewart, MPH, RDN, LDN, CDE, FAND

President, Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics


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Donate to the Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Ways to Donate to FAND

The Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is a member-driven association. You can support our efforts in many ways:

Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation (FANDF)

The Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation (FANDF) offers scholarships and stipends to Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics members. They are awarded to further education, obtain certifications, gain leadership skills and involvement in professional activities. Your tax deductible donation can be directed toward a specific scholarship or may be used for general support of the Foundation. The specific scholarships include:

Sister Helen Marie Pellicer, RDN
The Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics President’s Scholarship
Anne Brezina, MEd, RDN, LDN Dietetic Intern Scholarship
Clara Augustine, MS, RDN, LDN Public Health Scholarship
Gail P. A. Kauwell, PhD, RDN, LDN, FAND  Academic Excellence Scholarship



Member donations make it possible for us to support pro-nutrition candidates for state office and reach key congressional leaders. Contributions are voluntary and are NOT tax deductible. Federal law requires political action committees report the name, mailing address, occupation and name of employer for each individual. Federal law also prohibits political action committees from accepting corporate money. Therefore, checks from your business account cannot be accepted.


Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics General Fund

Donations will be used to support the ongoing work of the Florida Academy including our Advocacy Program to maintain and improve our licensure law, advance policy related to food and nutrition and conduct an annual Legislative Workshop; website enhancement to inform our members and the public about FAND current events, mini symposiums addressing “hot” topics in nutrition practice throughout the year; publication of our Manual of Medical Nutrition Therapy, a nutrition resource used nationally; and the production of our quarterly newsletter, the FAND Focus, promoting member news and a means for outreach for our community partners, and the annual FAND Food and Nutrition Symposium.


Chef's Sponsorship

Dear Chef,

I’m excited to present an incredible fundraising event; a spectacular opportunity to showcase your culinary talent and highlight your restaurant to local foodies, wine enthusiasts, dietitians, gourmet food and beverage purveyors, and companies offering nutrition products to optimize health and wellness.

The Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (FAND) Soiree will be a unique tasting experience; a synergy of flavors not found in one restaurant alone. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 17th, at the beautifully appointed Allied Kitchen & Bath Design Showroom located at 3484 NE 12th Avenue, Oakland Park, FL 33334.

Guests will savor the most delectable dishes, created by a diverse group of South Florida’s all-star chefs, paired with a variety of wines selected to complement and enhance this gourmet experience. Decadent desserts and impressive raffle prizes will round out the evening. And, thanks to the generosity of our corporate sponsors, there will be NO COST to the chefs, restaurants, and/or catering companies participating in the event. FAND will provide each chef with their own “vignette” kitchen space in the Allied Kitchen & Bath Showroom where you will have the opportunity to entice guests with your tasty offerings; creating new customers before the night is through.

We are preparing to launch this event and we’d love to include your headshot, bio, and logo in all press releases, calendar event listings, and social media posts. Thank you for your time; I look forward to collaborating with you for the FAND Soiree.

Stacey Schrager
on behalf of Cynthia Wigutow MS, RDN, CSO, LDN, FAND President, Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

*All Soiree proceeds will support the ongoing activities and work of FAND, a nonprofit 501(c)(6) organization, contributions are not tax deductible.


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