Are you feeling frustrated with the direction your DTR career is going? Do you want to create more career opportunities for yourself but not sure how or where to start? Are you spending a lot of time doing research online trying to figure out ways to grow your career while thinking outside the box? You are not alone. Many of us have been there.
Regardless of whether you’re feeling stuck in your career or you’re on your dream career path, having the skills and knowledge to enhance your career and market yourself as a DTR are essential.
The Dietetic Technician Virtual Summit will help you along this path and get you on track with your DTR career – all from the comfort of your own home!
Networking: Weaving Your Web for Nutrition Success
Mandy Enright, MS, RDN, RYT
Are you looking to grow your nutrition business, but waiting for the phone to ring from potential employers or clients? Or depending on social media posts and ads to catch the attention of your dream client? Dropping off business cards at doctor offices and coffee shops, hoping someone picks it up and calls? If these are your marketing and networking efforts, the bad news is these tactics are not going to move your business forward at the pace you would like. It's time to step away from the devices and get back into the world meeting people and networking in a face to face setting. This session will explore all the different components that make up a successful network, how to meet new people, communication skills, and how those people can become either clients or referral sources for your business.
Mandy Enright, MS, RDN, RYT, is a Registered Dietitian and fitness instructor based at the Jersey Shore. She specializes in corporate wellness, nutrition communications, and helping provide her clients simple, actionable mealtime solutions from planning to preparation. Mandy is the creator of the couples nutrition blog and podcast, Nutrition Nuptials where she aims to help couples go from a “ME” to a “WE” with their nutrition, fitness, and lifestyle habits. Learn more about Mandy at www.mandyenright.com.
How to Start a Nutrition Web Site with WordPress
We'll talk about the very basics of getting a website up and running, including why starting a web site is a good idea, how to choose and purchase a domain name, why WordPress is a good platform to use and what alternatives exist, what web site hosting is and how to decide which web site host to use, and how to get your web site started.
Raquel is a former blogger turned front-end web developer focusing on the food space. She works for the Food Blogger Pro family of brands, building and maintaining the Food Blogger Pro, Pinch of Yum, and WP Tasty web sites. She also leads the product development for the WP Tasty plugins. Food Blogger Pro: www.foodbloggerpro.com WP Tasty: www.wptasty.com
Legal Essentials for Diet Techs
An overview of the most important legal areas as you set up a nutrition business. This will include an overview of business structures, contract, website policies, and intellectual property.
Danielle Liss is the CEO of Businessese. She's a practicing lawyer and former CMO of an influencer network. In addition to running Businessese, Danielle currently serves as General Counsel and leads an influencer related program for an 8-figure business. Named one of the top lawyers in Las Vegas in 2018 and 2019, she's an accomplished speaker who's presented at over two dozen conferences and is a regular podcast guest on matters related to online business ownership. Businessese: www.businessese.com/
Using Functional Nutrition Principles in Medical Nutrition Therapy
Susan Linke, MBA, MS, RDN, LD, CLT
The landscape of our healthcare environment includes practitioners that practice from a conventional model and others that practice from an alternative model. Functional and integrative medicine or nutrition seeks to balance those approaches while remaining science and evidence-based. This presentation will focus on evidence-based approaches to functional and integrative nutrition.
Susan is the CEO of Food Sensitivity Specialists, LLC, a private practice dedicated to providing medical nutrition therapy to clients that have a wide range of chronic inflammatory conditions. She is currently the Nominating Chair for the Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine (DIFM) DPG and received the DIFM Excellence in Practice Award in 2015. Susan serves as a mentor for the Nutrition Entrepreneurs DPG and also serves on the advisory board of the Integrative & Functional Nutrition Academy (IFNA). She has presented at numerous local, state, and national meetings and conferences, as well as many radio interviews and contributions to magazine articles. Food Sensitivity Specialists: www.susanlinke.com
Finding Your Niche
This panel of experienced DTRs discusses how they found their career niche, including the career challenges they have faced and the transitions they have made that have helped them along their career path.
Vera Bartasavich, M.ED., NDTR, CHES
Vera empowers her audiences with in-person and online interventions. Corporate settings, communities, and classrooms are her focus. She is passionate about delivering education for positive outcomes as she trains adults in lifestyle changes. Vera does custom design health and nutrition programs to fit individual or group needs.
Vera has earned master degrees in Health Education and Promotion along with Nutrition Education. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and a Nutrition and Dietetic Technician, Registered (NDTR). She has been a volunteer with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics at the local, state, and national levels. Health Education 4U: www.healtheducation4u.org
Mark Dobson, DTR
Mark is a DTR, recently finished his BS in Dietetics, and will be starting a Dietetic Internship with the goal of passing the RDN exam. He is experienced in both clinical and community nutrition settings.
Mark is also passionate about supporting DTRs in preparing for the DTR exam, exploring employment opportunities, and receiving recognition that he feels the DTR credential deserves.
Corinne Kantor, DTR, CLT
Corinne is a DTR and Certified Leap Therapist (CLT), and she has undergraduate degrees in dietetics and journalism. She has been the dietary supervisor at a skilled nursing facility, has worked in the nutrition department at various acute care hospitals, and is a freelance health writer. Corinne also has over 20 years of experience as a technical writer and has won industry awards for her work, and has worked in healthcare IT.
Corinne is the founder of The Food Cop. Diet Tech Central, and is also the organizer of the Dietetic Technician Virtual Summit 2019. The Food Cop: www.thefoodcop.com Diet Tech Central: www.diettechcentral.com
Kathy Oliver, DTR
Kathy received her AAS degree in Food Service/Hospitality Administration, majoring in Dietetic Technology from the State University of New York at Cobleskill after attending Clarkson College for two years in the Biology Department.
Throughout her 30-year career, she has had the opportunity to work varied positions and has had some great mentors. This has allowed her to obtain a wide base of experience, including clinical nutrition, elder care, educating clients, management of food service systems, training staff, cooking, and administration of federal nutrition programs. She has expertise in long term care, USDA child nutrition programs, and food safety/sanitation.
Instant access to on-demand recordings of expert speakers – available online anywhere at any time
Worksheets for each workshop presentation
Private Facebook discussion group just for attendees and speakers
Preapproved for 5 CEUs for DTRs and RDs by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) (you have one year to watch the presentations and earn the CEUs)
BONUS! Virtual Summit Implementation Plan - a workbook to help you implement everything you learn during this event!
Who can attend?
Anyone can attend! However, this online conference is designed for those who have a Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR) credential. It is approved for 5 CEUs (for DTRs and RDs) by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).
Where is this online conference held?
Anywhere you want it to! It is 100% online, and you will have instant access to all on-demand presentations so you can watch whenever, wherever you have internet.
Can you earn CEUs?
This online conference is approved for 5 CEUs (for DTRs and RDs) by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). The suggested learning need codes are 1000 and 7000. The suggested performance indicators are 2.1.3, 3.2.2, 9.4.2, and 11.3.1.
How long do I have to watch the presentations?
While you will always have access to the course, you must complete the course within the specified time frame to earn the CEUs: live version (one year); self-study version (three years)
Are refunds available?
Because this event is being held entirely online, refunds will not be available.
What if I still have questions?
Send an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Earn 5 CEUs!
An informative summit for DTRs (and others) to earn CEUs and learn about the nutrition profession! Thanks Corinne for putting this summit together!
An informative summit for DTRs (and others) to earn CEUs and learn about the nutrition profession! Thanks Corinne for putting this summit together!Read Less
I enjoyed the Dietetic Technician Virtual Summit 2019 which had a great array of different speakers. I thought it was great information for beginning DTR's. ...Read More
I enjoyed the Dietetic Technician Virtual Summit 2019 which had a great array of different speakers. I thought it was great information for beginning DTR's. In addition, I believe I have found a new love in LEAP therapy. My future goal is to get LEAP certified. Thank you to all the speakers and Diet Tech Central for providing such great information and education!Read Less