03/23/2020 - The novel coronavirus COVID-19 has presented our world with unprecedented challenges and an uncertain path, but from this have emerged stories of communities coming together to face the crisis head on. Along with other health care heroes, registered dietitian nutritionists and food and nutrition professionals are on the front lines — providing food for children and families, caring for our nation's most vulnerable in hospitals and long term care facilities, developing innovative solutions for dietetics student and interns education needs, informing the public of healthful nutrition, shopping and food safety tips through traditional and social media, and more.
There are also stories of uncertainty and worry. How has COVID-19 impacted your life and work? What are your immediate concerns, and what do you think the long-term future may look like?
We are here to listen — and your input can help inform the development of tools and benefits (many of which may already be available!) to help support Academy members during and after these uncertain times. We would also like to hear about the positive stories that are bringing us together.
Together, we are stronger.