October 7, 2020
Register today! - Virtual Public Policy Day
Even though we cannot physically be together, the Ohio Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics felt our Policy Day could still be effective in a virtual medium.
We strive to help all nutrition and dietetics professionals learn not only about policies at the state and federal level, but how to use your expertise in nutrition for the advancement of nutrition care and services. Registered dietitian nutritionists, nutrition and dietetic technicians, certified dietary managers, interns, and students can all have an impact in overall public health and policy development, therefore your legislators need to hear from you.
At the close of the session, the dietetic professional will have:
- Up-to-date information on Federal legislative issues affecting dietetics.
- Current information on how nutrition professionals are implementing federal policies related to nutrition in the state of Ohio.
- Increased awareness of the need to advocate on nutrition issues with legislators and other policy makers.
12:00 pm Opening Statements
12:05 pm Video Greeting by Senator Gavarone (R) and Representative Boggs (D)
12:20 pm Natalie Stephens- Consumer Protection Act
12:40 pm Kendra Schmuck- MNT Act
1:00 pm Carmen Clutter- Older Americans Act
1:10 pm Barbara Burns- School Foodservice
1:25 pm Wrap-up
Senator Theresa Gavarone represents District 2 in the state of Ohio. She has an extensive background representing the community, serving on the Bowling Green City Council and participating in the local Kiwanis group. On city council, she was chair of the Public Lands and Buildings Committee and also served on the Finance and Ways and Means Committee as well as the Planning, Zoning and Economic Development Committee. She was appointed to the Ohio Senate in February 2019 having previously served in the Ohio House since 2016. She represents the people of Erie, Ottawa and Wood counties and parts of Fulton and Lucas counties.
Representative Kristin Boggs represents District 18 in the state of Ohio. Along with her extensive background in public service, policy and legal issues, Boggs has served as a board member for the American Constitution Society since 2010, she volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for Franklin County, and she was a working committee member of the Ohio Women’s Bar Association 2013 Leadership Institute. Boggs represents the 18th House District, which consists of Columbus, Bexley, Grandview Heights and parts of central Franklin County.
Natalie Stephens, RDN, LD is an Assistant Director at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in the Department of Nutrition Services. In this role, she is working to grow the business and promote excellence in the practice of outpatient nutrition therapy while also managing patient foodservice operations in an OSUWMC community hospital. She is active in nutrition policy with OAND’s Public Policy Committee, a former President of the Ohio Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and former Chair of the AND's Nutrition Services Payment Committee.
Kendra Schmuck RDN LD CDE is a registered dietitian nutritionist, licensed dietitian who is certified as a diabetes educator. She has completed her certification of training in adult weight management & Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management. She has a Bachelor of Science in dietetics with an emphasis in food service management from Bowling Green State University. She did her dietetic internship through Idaho State University. She has worked as a diabetes educator, outpatient medical nutritional therapist, clinical medical nutrition therapist, and in health promotion. She is currently employed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base as the Chief of Clinical Dietetics. In her spare time, she is the public policy coordinator for the Ohio Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics and the Public Policy chair for the Dayton Dietetic Association.
Carmen Clutter, MS, RDN, LD is the Population Health and Nutrition Manager at the Ohio Department of Aging. In this role, Carmen’s focus includes the statewide administration of Older Americans Act services, including home-delivered meals, congregate meals, evidence-based disease prevention and health promotion programs, and the National Family Caregiver Support Program. In addition, Carmen serves as state administrator for the USDA and State-funded Senior’s Farmers Market Nutrition Program. Carmen received her Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition and Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition from The Ohio State University. Carmen completed her dietetics supervised practices through OSU’s Medical Dietetics program. Since 2018, Carmen has been serving as a dietetics advisory council member with the State Medical Board of Ohio.
Barbara Burns, RDN, LD, MG is the School Nutrition Services Director at Carrollton Exempted Village Schools. Barbara has taken school nutrition to the next level. Through her creativity and numerous grants, she has not only increased student participation in mealtime, but has also engaged the students in problem-based learning. Barbara has developed many new initiatives, such as a coffee bar, Secret Garden, Greenhouse, and Farm to Table. However, The Warrior Test Kitchen, her latest project, has really been a huge hit with students, administrators, and the Board of Education. It even won the GOLD distinction from the Young Entrepreneurs Consortium as a Problem Based Learning Unit.
CPE Level: 2
Performance Indicators: 3.2.1, 3.2.3, 3.2.6, 3.2.7
Learning Needs Code: 1080
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