Florida Academy

of Nutrition and Dietetics

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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