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Allison M. Acquisto MA, RD, LDN Rhode Island Dietetic Association Assistant Professor, Johnson & Wales University College of Culinary Arts

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2 Allison M. Acquisto MA, RD, LDN Rhode Island Dietetic Association Assistant Professor, Johnson & Wales University College of Culinary Arts Updated March, 2005 American Dietetic Association

3 What is ADA?  National Organization, 70,000 members  Largest advocate for Registered Dietitians in the world  Promotes the RD as the food and nutrition expert

4 What are the benefits of membership?  As a member of ADA, you can take advantage of a variety of programs and resources: Representation Education Networking

5 ADA website address

6 Rhode Island Dietetic Association Mission: The Rhode Island Dietetic Association promotes optimal well–being for all people by advocating for its members. Vision: Rhode Island Dietetic Association members are the leading source of food and nutrition services. RIDA Website:

7 Current Membership of RIDA BOARD OF DIRECTORS  President  President Elect  Delegate  Nominating Committee  National Nutrition Month  Legislative  Reimbursement  Membership  SPRC Members: 250 Active 56 Student

8 Dietetic Practice Groups DietitiansDietitians in Business and Communication SportsSports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition VegetarianVegetarian Nutrition Diabetes Care and Education Diabetes NutritionNutrition Entrepreneurs NutritionNutrition in Complementary Care

9 Student Member Benefits ADA Scholarships DPG opportunities ADA dues includes state membershipstate JADA Monthly Courier Access to members only website Discounts at ADA and state events

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11 MASSACHUSETTS MAINE FLORIDA COLORADO NEW YORK ALABAMA ALASKA NEWNEW JERSEY Return

12 SOME COMMON QUESTIONS WHAT ARE SOME CAREER PATHS? WHAT SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE?SCHOLARSHIPS HOW DO I BECOME A REGISTERED DIETITIAN? DIETITIAN HOW MUCH MONEY WILL I MAKE?MONEY INFORMATION ABOUT THE JOHNSON & WALES CULINARY NUTRITION PROGRAM?CULINARY

13  School Foodservice Manager  Registered Dietitian  Spa Resort Chef  Personal Chef  Food Scientist  Menu Menu

14 Scholarships  Grants and Scholarships available from: Corporations Community or Civic Groups Religious Organizations Colleges or Universities ADA Scholarship Information:  Menu Menu

15 How to become a Registered Dietitian  Minimum of a bachelor’s degree approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE)  Complete a CADE accredited or approved supervised practice program  Pass a national examination  Menu Menu

16 Salary Information  Average entry level: Dietitian => $36,600 – $42,7000 Chef/Sous Chef => $31,000 – $43,000 Food Scientist => $41,000 – $62,000 Foodservice Manager => $33,000 – 46,000 Source: careers networkwww.usatoday  Menu Menu

17 CULINARY NUTRITION PROGRAM Director: Suzanne Vieira, MS, RD (401)

18 Curriculum Labs conducted over an 11 week term  Every term consists of a hands on component

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21 The end BEST WISHES FOR A SUCCESSFUL AND FULFILLING CAREER! THANK YOU


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