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Thursday
Sep272018

Congratulations to one of our own!

Jean Tiffany Cox, MS, RD, LN, has won the Excellence in Practice in Women's Health award for 2018 given by the Academy's Women's Health Dietetic Practice Group. 

Jean Tiffany Cox was raised on a farm in southern Minnesota.  She received her BS in Food Science and Dietetics from Iowa State University and did her dietetic internship at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston Massachusetts.  She then served 3.5 years in the Peace Corps in Honduras, supervising feeding programs for malnourished preschoolers but also teaching nutrition and related topics to many groups, including parents, teachers, community health workers, doctors, CARE personnel, and fellow Peace Corps Volunteers.  She then earned an MS in International Nutrition from Cornell University, researching the EFNEP program in New York City to identify modifications needed when they began to serve a new target population.  She also participated in research in Panama, looking at the effect of parasitic infections on nutritional status and growth of preschoolers.  Following graduate school she worked for WIC in both New Jersey and New Mexico.  Since 1991 she has done medical nutrition therapy for women of reproductive age, primarily focusing on pregnant women attending community clinics partially funded by Title V.  Counseling is done in both English and Spanish.  As part of the Department of OB/GYN at the University of New Mexico, she also did the nutrition counseling for women attending the MFM clinics.  Recently as an employee of the University of New Mexico Hospital, she has expanded her nutrition practice to include pediatric nephrology patients.

She has done presentations on nutrition during pregnancy and lactation for the OB/GYN residents and faculty, RN and medical students, lactation consultants, nutrition students at UNM, and WIC personnel.  She has co-authored papers on nutrition during pregnancy, requested by doctors and written for both national and international medical publications.  She was co-author of the AND Practice paper on Nutrition and Women’s Health.  She is currently co-author of the UpToDate article on pica in pregnancy, as well as the chapter on pregnancy and lactation for the Krause’s Food and the Nutrition Care Process textbook.

Friday
Jun012018

NMAND Board Election Results

Congratulations to our newly elected board members!

Brenda Riojas, President-Elect

Casandra Vanderpool, Treasurer

Stephanie Rogus, Public Policy Coordinator

Ally Wrage, PIC-Elect

Catherine McDivitt, Nominating Committee Chair-Elect

Diana Keith, Nominating Committee Member

Wednesday
May232018

NMAND 2018 Undergraduate Scholarship Applications due June 15

The NMAND 2018 Undergraduate Scholarship deadline has been extended. Click on the Student tab to access the application for a $750 scholarship.

Wednesday
May232018

Karen Sadeghian Memorial Scholarship Applications due June 15, 2018

Originally from Cuba, New Mexico, Karen Sadeghian was a graduate of NMSU and an outstanding and beloved Registered Dietitian who practiced in many areas of nutrition. In her memory, the New Mexico Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics will present one $500 scholarship to a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist or Registered Dietitian practicing in New Mexico wishing to pursue Dietetics-related continuing education to enhance their ability to provide quality Medical Nutrition Therapy or deepen the public nutrition-related knowledge to benefit the health of New Mexicans. Click on the Awards tab to find the application.

 

Wednesday
May232018

NMAND Board Elections

The NMAND Elections will close Wednesday, May 30th at 8:00 PM. Please click on the "2018 NMAND Elections" tab above to submit your vote. The ballot contains information about the candidates.