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Crohns's and Colitis Foundation is pleased to present FREE webinar offering 1.5 CDR continuing professional education units titled "IBD in Clinical Practice for Dietitians: Special Consideration for Malnutrition in IBD Patients".  Learning objectives include:

  1. Explain the special nutritional needs and considerations for patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis
  2. Identify and document malnutrition using a standardized set of diagnostic characteristics as recommended by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN)
  3. Describe screening, assessment, and intervention/monitoring for malnutrition in IBD patients as outlined by the CCFA IBD Nutrition Care Pathway
  4. Engage IBD patients who are at risk or have malnutrition in their healthcare by implementing effective shared decision making strategies


Click here to access webinar and 1.5 CDR education units.













Join us on Nov 3 and 4 in Fairbanks, AK for the third semi-annual Alaska Food Festival and Conference! Through this conference, we hope to:

1) increase awareness of Alaska food issues among the general population;

2) provide training, resources, and networking opportunities to increase involvement in local food issues by community members and decision makers;

3) increase connections and build community between the public, Alaska food businesses, NGOs, governmental entities, Tribal entities, and others to support local economic development and innovative solutions.


For more information, click here

To register for this great event, click here

On June 14, Mark Winne will be visiting Alaska. Mark last visited Alaska in 2010 when he helped facilitate the first ever meeting of what later became the Alaska Food Policy Council.  We are thrilled to have him visit, and as part of his trip, he will be doing a webinar on how to start a food policy council.


Register here!

2016 National Association of Farmers’ Market Nutrition Programs (NAFMNP)

We’re excited to invite you to Juneau, Alaska for the NAFMNP Annual Conference held September 7-10, 2016 at the Centennial Hall Convention Center! This year’s conference is guaranteed to be worth the trip and we hope you extend your stay and bring friends and family to explore more of Alaska! Below you will find links to useful information to help coordinate your trip north. Discount codes and information have been provided for airfare, hotels, and rental cars. Local tourism information is also provided which includes activities for family and friends.


If you have questions please contact Erin Khmelev at (907) 465-8630 or email See you in September!

The 5th Annual Alaskan Plants as Food & Medicine (APFM) Symposium is organized through the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortiums (ANTHC)
Wellness & Prevention Department and will be held at the Alaska Native Heritage Center, September 11 – 13, 2016.  ANTHC’s vision is that
Alaska Native people are the healthiest people in the world, which is accomplished by  providing the highest quality health services in partnership
with our people and the Alaska Tribal Health System.  The 5th Annual APFM symposium will promote indigenous knowledge in combination with
hands-on activities encouraging a holistic approach to wellness.

The goal of APFM is to promote traditional plant knowledge and ethical harvesting. As the reliance upon imported foods has increased over recent
generations and as educational dynamics have shifted, a gap in the knowledge, skills, and practice related to Alaskan plants as food and medicine has
widened.  This year’s symposium will provide opportunities to share traditional knowledge and promote healthy lifestyles.
Look for updates and more information on our website at
Registration information and forms at

Artisan and Exhibit opportunities are available by submitting an application which can be found on our website at
If you have any questions please email us at


Dietary Guidelines for Americans Webinar Recording Now Available

On April 22nd Marian Neuhouser, PhD, RD, member of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Advisory Committee, presented information about the methodology of developing the updates in the 2015 edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

The recorded webinar can be viewed by Clicking the Sign Up button at
AKDA CPE Event: DGA Update with Dr. Marian Neuhouser 

After watching the webinar please contact the AKDA President at to receive your CEU certificate for 1.5 hours.


Cost for AKDA Members: FREE!

Cost for Non-members: $10

Winter Social December 4, 2014

Cheese making, networking, & fun

Dietitians in Alaska are a diverse group of individuals with many strengths and talents to contribute.  Together, we make a stronger team and a greater influence on the culture of nutrition and health across the state.  We relish in the opportunity to come together on occasions such as this and share these strengths.  My hope is that 2014-2015 will prove to be another great year for the AKDA and continue to bring opportunities to light on the New Frontier.

Spring Conference May 2, 2014

New Horizons on the Old Frontier

The 2014 Alaska Dietetic Association Spring Conference proved to be a success this week. This was a wonderful time for dietitians across the state to come together and network while listening to some truly great speakers from around the nation.  Members from the Alaska Dietetic Association (AKDA) and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics came together to network and share on this momentous occasion. Dietitians were able to explore "New Horizons on the Old Frontier" first hand. Through influential speakers and presentations, Alaskan RDNs gained knowledge regarding CPT-1A Deficiency - The Arctic Variant and knowledge on oral health as it relates to nutrition. RDNs explored public policy perspectives in the state and were updated on current efforts to promote the profession through current legislation. A taste testing ensued as dairy was brought to the forefront of the Alaskan diet and we later worked out some sedentary stress through a Zumba exhibit. Speakers included: Diane Peck, MPH, RDN from the Alaska Food Policy Council, Mike DiFilippo, MS, RD, LD and AKDA Public Policy Coordinator, Martha Marino, MA, RDN, CD from the Washington Dairy Council, Matt Hirshfeld, MD/PhD from Alaska Native Medical Center, Christine Roalofs, DMD from Just Kids, Inc., and Kathy McClusky, MS, RDN, FAND from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  The discussion and knowledge spurred from these speakers gave attendees the opportunity to explore the potential for nutrition on the new frontier and grow from the history of research in the state.  

AKDA at FNCE-San Diego, September 2011

AKDA Winter Social, December 2011

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