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AASDN Partnerships

AASDN partnerships include a partnership with the NANA Coalition, the USDA/CNPP, and the University of South Florida.

NANA Coalition

The National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity (NANA) Coalition advocates federal policies and programs to promote healthy eating and physical activity to help reduce the illnesses, disabilities, premature deaths, and costs caused by diet and inactivity-related diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity. NANA is made up of more than 300 organizations–steering committee members, national organizations, and state/local organizations. Visit http://www.nanacoaltion.org to view a list of organizations and partners. AASDN has accepted the invitation to join the NANA Coalition and Dr. Jane Pentz of AASDN has joined the NANA School Foods Subcommittee. READ MORE Dr. Pentz is also a member of the NANA Food Marketing Workgroup. READ MORE

NANA Coalition updates. READ MORE

AASDN and USDA/CNPP Partnership

AASDN is pleased to announce a partnership with the USDA / Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion. As a community partner, AASDN is committed to establishing programs that promote physical fitness and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

The recommendations outlined in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans accommodate the reality that a large percentage of Americans are overweight or obese and/or at risk of various chronic diseases. Therefore, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 and future guidelines are intended for Americans ages 2 years and older, including those who are at increased risk of chronic disease.

To further our commitment as a USDA/CNPP partner AASDN has developed several programs aimed at disseminating information contained in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, including the Nutrition Specialist Training programs, the Sports Nutrition Certificate program, and Strategies for Prevention of Childhood Obesity. AASDN also supports programs developed by organizations committed to promoting physical fitness and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Initiative

AASDN is pleased to announce a collaborative partnership with the National Childhood Obesity Awareness Initiative (NCOAI). On November 2nd, 2012, almost 3000 children across the country participated in the “Shoot for 20 Stars” day.  This first Initiative produced data indicating that the participating children consumed more fruits, vegetables and whole grains as a direct response to the NCOAI Placemat. In direct response to the 2012 NCOAI, AASDN is pleased to announce a collaborative research project with The University of South Florida.  The purpose of the project is to determine the impact of the AASDN placemat on the fruit and vegetable intake, self-efficacy and child-asking behavior of 2nd grade school age children attending the Villages, FL Charter School. READ MORE

 Medical Fitness Network

The American Academy of Sports Dietitians and Nutritionists (AASDN) has announced its partnership with the Medical Fitness Network (MFN), an online health and fitness referral network. AASDN and MFN share a mutual goal of providing a platform in support of the allied healthcare provider’s career while educating people about healthier living and healthcare management. The partnership helps connect consumers to qualified health and wellness professionals who are interested in working with those with the healthy exercising population and individuals with medical conditions through MFN’s online network. READ MORE