Healthy Eating/Healthy Holidays

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Healthy Eating/Healthy Holidays

Our final month of celebrating 2017: Year of the Healthy Nurse focuses on eating nutritionally well and celebrating the holidays in safe and healthy ways.  Our research shows that only 16% of nurses eat the recommended 5+ servings of fruits and vegetables and 35% eat the recommended 3+ servings of whole grains daily. Additionally, nurses have an average BMI of 27.6, which is in the overweight range. With the holidays and New Year rapidly approaching, now is a great time to focus on eating better.

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American Association of Diabetic Educators

About the American Association of Diabetes Educators
AADE is a multi-disciplinary professional membership organization dedicated to improving diabetes care through innovative education, management and support. With more than 14,000 professional members including nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, exercise specialists, and others, AADE has a vast network of practitioners working with people who have, are affected by or are at risk for diabetes. Learn more at www.diabeteseducator.org, or visit us on Facebook (American Association of Diabetes Educators), Twitter (@AADEdiabetes) and Instagram (@AADEdiabetes).

View AADE’s helpful resource: Holiday Season Eating Tips for People with Diabetes.

Montana Nurses Association and Ohio Nurses Association, as part of their 2017 Healthy Nurse webinar series, are offering a webinar on December 6, 2017 from 1:00 to 1:30 PM EST. The webinar, entitled Holiday Health-Dashing through the Days, is free to ONA and MNA members and offered to non-members for $10.00. Facilitators for this webinar are Pam Dickerson, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, and Mary Thomas, BA, RN, OCN. Participants can earn 0.5 contact hour for participation in the webinar and completion of the evaluation. Please visit this link or go to https://www.healthynurse.net/ for more information and to register. All earlier webinars in the series have been recorded and are available at www.cnebymna.com.

Previous topics include: Worksite Wellness with Joey Traywick, RN, CMSRN; Cardiac Considerations for Nurses with Lori Chovanak, MSN, APRN; Nutrition for Nurses with Jaime Larese, MS, RDN; Combatting Stress with Sally Morgan, MS, APRN, ANP-BC, GNP-BC; Women’s Fitness and Sports with Lucinda Cave, MSN, RN-BC; Men’s Health and Prostate Cancer Awareness with Jonas Nguh, RN, FACHE, FNAP, NEA-BC; Healthy Sleep with Melanie Morris, MBA, BSN, RN-BC, CCRN-K; Happiness with Wendy Baughman, MBA; Recovery and Work-Life Balance with Shannon Mattern; Infection Control and Immunizations with Beth Barker, BSN, RN; Mental Health and Mindfulness with Nicole Poellet, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC.

Our organizations heartily support the importance and value of self-care for nurses and are excited to offer these educational opportunities to provide time for reflection, re-focus, and re-energizing.

Montana Nurses Association (www.mtnurses.org) is the professional association for registered nurses in Montana. Activities of the association include advocacy, health policy and legislative initiatives, and collective bargaining, in addition to a robust professional development focus. MNA is accredited with distinction as both an approver and provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Pam Dickerson, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, is the Director of Continuing Education and provides leadership for both the approver and provider units. Pam is a Nursing Professional Development Specialist and has been involved with the ANCC Accreditation Program for many years, currently serving in the role of appraiser. Continuing education opportunities, both live and enduring, can be found at MNA’s CE specific web site, www.cnebymna.com. Topics relate to professional development, clinical practice, and providing continuing education.

 The Ohio Nurses Association (www.ohnurses.org) is the professional association for registered nurses in Ohio. Activities of the association include advocacy, health policy and legislative initiatives, and collective bargaining, in addition to a robust professional development focus. ONA is accredited as both an approver and provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Joe Hauser, MSN, RN-BC, is the Director of Continuing Education and provides leadership for both the approver and provider units. Joe is a Nursing Professional Development Specialist with extensive experience in nursing practice and professional development. Self-study continuing education opportunities on a number of nursing topics can be found at ONA’s CE specific web site, www.ce4nurses.org.

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