RDN Emeritus

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Sharon Sass, RDN

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Throwback Thursday

Honk if You Eat 5 a Day

The Arizona Department of Health Services produced this bumper sticker, "Honk if You Eat 5 A Day", to give to third graders participating in 5 a Day classes throughout the state. The design was from a third grader in Coconino County who participated in a coloring contest. 

Arizona Nutrition Network

Champions for Change

Placemat

Check out this Champion for Change placement produced by the Arizona Nutrition Network. It is not dated but probably was distributed to Food Stamp eligible families around 2008 or so. As the Food Stamp Nutrition Education Program (SNAP-Ed) became the premier obesity prevention program for low income families in Arizona, the name has changed to the AZ Health Zone. Take a look at their website to find out about the work they are doing in direct education as well as policy, systems, and environmental change to create healthy communities all throughout our state. azhealthzone.org

One amazing resource the AZ Health Zone offers is The Language of Health Style Guide. It is useful to everyone working to promote healthy eating and active living and features common language that will be most effective in promoting behavior change. It was written for the Az Health Zone by AzAND member, Cori Lortz. azhealthzone.org/style-guide 

Action in the eighties


Arizona Dietetic Association Annual Meeting

May 13-15, 1982

Tucson, Arizona


"Action for the 80s" was the theme of the Arizona Dietetic Association Annual Meeting held at the Tucson Community Center in 1982. An outstanding slate of speakers featured national experts as well as impressive presenters from Arizona. Winning student awards that year were Sheila Sedig from the University of Arizona, Janice Kraemer from Arizona State University, and Steven Yannnicelli from Northern Arizona University. I recall the "whoop It Up... Stomp Your Feet" Awards Night at Old Tucson with "Dinner, Dance, and Good Fellowship" as a quite a night and a lot of fun.

Saturday, May 15 Workshop

Doris Derelian, M.S., R.D.

Workshop Leader

Client Instruction: Moment by Moment

(a workshop to improve counseling skills) 

AzDA Executive Board 1990-91

Here is a special Throwback Thursday gem with thanks going to Ling Patty who was our AzAND President in 1990-91 for sharing this picture.

Arizona Diet Manual

for

Nursing Homes and Small Hospitals

The first Arizona Diet Manual was published in 1967 jointly by the Arizona Dietetic Association and the Arizona State Department of Health. It included diet patterns for tribal communities in Arizona. 

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