A nutrition fair cosponsored by dietitians and legislators

J. A. Gilbride, P. M. Baird

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Abstract

A nutrition fair was held in New York City through the cooperative efforts of the local Consulting Nutritionists in Private Practice, the Greater New York Dietetic Association, and two state assembly members. This event was undertaken to market the services of registered dietitians and to enhance the dietitian's role in the local legislative arena. The three-hour fair provided a forum at which the public could obtain direct information and educational materials on various nutrition topics and receive referrals for further consultation. The attendees were mostly women (72%); 63% were in the 21 to 50 age group; and 32% were more than 50 years old. The public response was positive, and the majority of attendees found answers to specific questions. The collaboration of the dietitians and the legislators was also positive. The two assembly members were able to communicate with their constituents and to see how dietitians practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1215-1217
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Dietetic Association
Volume84
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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