Dietetics in Health Care Communities
of New Jersey (DHCC of NJ)

NJDA Email Blast Feb 24, 2011

25 Feb 2011 11:20 AM | Anonymous

CDR Approves “CPEU Rollover”
At its February 2011 meeting, CDR approved a process for allowing RDs to “rollover” up to 15 excess CPEUs (up to 10 CPEUs for DTRs) earned in the last 75 days of their current recertification cycle to the next cycle. CPEUs to be transferred must meet ALL of the following requirements:

  1. Practitioners must have successfully completed the CPEUs required for their current cycle (75 CPEUs for RDs, 50 CPEUs for DTRs).
  2. Practitioners must submit (either online or postmark) their completed Step 4: Activity Log for the current cycle no later than March 17th of the last year of their recertification cycle in order to be eligible for CPEU Rollover to the next recertification cycle.
  3. The CPE activities to be transferred must be completed during the last 75 days of the current recertification cycle (i.e., CPE activities completed between March 17th and May 31st).
  4. The completion date of the first CPE activity to be transferred to the next cycle must be at least one day after the completion date of the last activity logged for the current cycle ending 5/31.
  5. RDs can transfer up to 15 CPEUs and DTRs can transfer up to 10 CPEUs earned during the last 75 days of their recertification cycle towards their next cycle that begins on 6/1. 
  6. A new Step 3: Learning Plan for the new cycle beginning 6/1, needs to be submitted no later than 120 days after the completion date of the first activity to be transferred to the next recertification cycle.
  7. Only whole CPE  programs/activities can be transferred, CPEUs from one activity cannot be divided between recertification cycles.

Visit CDR’s website for details.

Looking for volunteers
Looking for volunteers to participate in the Let's Move Newark program running this spring through next fall.   There are opportunities for RDs, DTRs and dietetics students to participate in this exciting initiative.  We also need volunteers who speak Spanish and Portuguese (not required, but helpful).  If you are interested - please EMAIL Felicia Stoler at


NJDA annually select and honor the Outstanding Dietetic Student, Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year, Recognized Dietetic Technician of the Year, Emerging Dietetic Leader and the Carolyn Sebastinalli Distinguished Member Awards. Awards will be presented at the state’s annual meeting on May 13, 2011.  Additionally, students enrolled in a Supervised Practice Program (Dietetic Internship) or Accredited Dietetic Technician Program who are NJ residents can apply for the Dietetic Student Initiative Award.

Award criteria and nomination forms are available on the NJDA website (, in the “Members” section.  For additional information contact Brenda Murdock, RD at 973.980.9320 or  Award packets must be submitted by March 7, 2011.

  • Outstanding Dietetic Student
  • Dietetic Student Initiative
  • Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year
  • Recognized Dietetic Technician of the Year
  • Emerging Dietetic Leader
  • Outstanding Dietitian of the Year

Did you receive an NJDA award between 1985 and 2010?  We are formulating a database of recipients and would love to hear from you!  Please contact Kathleen Carozza at with your name, the award year and award title.




NJDA is now on Facebook!

Join us today! Search for ‘New Jersey Dietetic Association’ and simply click on the “Like” button!

For 2011, the NJDA executive board adopted a New Strategic Plan to improve the way NJ’s food and nutrition experts network and communicate with each other. One of the tactics planned to enforce this idea was to create a Facebook account for NJDA. The page will increase awareness among members/students and will improve our capability of communicating information simply and quickly.

Bottom line, NJDA created its own Facebook Fan Page in order to gather up all our members in one place and stream a constant flow of the who, why, what , when, where (and how) that’s happening  in and around New Jersey regarding our members, our organization, nutrition and food issues, healthcare issues, and much more.


Region 1 will be hosting a networking meeting on March 18, 2011 at Scotland Run Country Club in Williamstown.  Discussion on licensure and a round table on "What can NJDA do for you?" are on the agenda. CE credits are pending at this time. A light dinner will be served.  Please contact Amy Kaminski at if you would like to attend. 

Cost: $17

Please send check and dinner choice to:  Amy Kaminski, 424 Atlanta Ct.

Sewell NJ 08080.  Please make the check out to New Jersey Dietetic Association. 

Dinner Choices are:

            Chicken or Tuna Platter

            Wood Grilled Pear Salad

            Pub Club

            Original Burger

            Our Own Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork

            Classic Caesar Salad

            Grilled Breast of Chicken

Please submit everything by March 1st if you would like to attend.

Thank you!

Dear NJDA member,

Below you will find a link to download an electronic copy of the Winter NJDA newsletter, News & Views. We are currently evaluating our process of distributing the newsletter to take advantage of changes in technology and maximize efficiency. Please help us in our efforts to determine the manner in which the NJDA newsletter is distributed by completing the survey below. The survey should take you less than 5 minutes. 

The names of all participants will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win complimentary registration to the NJDA 2011 annual meeting.  Please click the link below to complete the survey:

Click here to download the Winter NJDA Newsletter (Adobe PDF)
Thank you very much for your assistance.
Nancy Munoz, NJDA President
Shara Aaron and Jaime Schwartz, N&V editors

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