Nutrition is for Everyone Ambassador Updates - Tennessee

April 10, 2018

Class tasting citrus fruit
Class tasting citrus fruit

Nutrition is for Everyone Tennessee (NIFE TN) continued distributing NIFE information (including social media connections) at the 1-day workshops for professionals and families related to intellectual and developmental disabilities. It was a good opportunity for them to provide nutrition resources to physicians, therapists, and other healthcare professionals! Four more workshops were scheduled across the state, with the last one being in mid-April, expanding their reach with health care professionals as well as families.

The NIFE TN Nutrition Ambassador talked to and worked with the university post-secondary education programs, particularly with the undergraduate dietetic programs where possible, at Lipscomb (EDGE) in Nashville, Union (IDEAL) in Jackson, and the dietetic internship at Vanderbilt (for NEXT STEPS), and the University of Memphis (TigerLife). All of whom would like to continue a relationship to further nutrition education info future students.

The Deputy Ambassador and two dietetic interns from the University of Memphis are teaching a series of classes for TigerLife this spring, which will end in early April.

Dietetic Intern setting up citrus tasting - using descriptive words for taste and texture

Social media outreach on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest continues.

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