Message from Our Board

Northern Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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Karyn Theis

 President's Message

Hello Everyone, My name is Teresa Lucas, DTR and I am honored and feel privileged to serve as the president of NVAND for 2016-2017. I hope that we are able to have many opportunities to network and share our strengths in nutrition and physical fitness. I am currently working in the Loudoun County Public schools School Nutrition Services department. 

October 10 through 14th is National School Lunch Week, this year's theme "Show Your Spirit", reminds parents, students and school officials that a healthy school lunch helps students power through the day. 

This year School Nutrition Association (SNA) has teamed up with KIWI magazine for National Take Your Parents to Lunch day. October 12, 2016 was selected as the official day to visit your school cafeteria, however any day during the NSLW celebration parents are invited to have lunch with their children. I would like to encourage all of you to take advantage of this opportunity to enjoy a healthy school meal with your children. Check out the KIWI website, to see their resources for schools and parents. The School Nutrition Association has several other events throughout the year. National School Breakfast Week in March 6 through 10, 2017, "Take the School Breakfast Challenge" and School Lunch Hero Day in the month of May 5, 2017. 

NVAND has supported the school gardens in many Northern Virginia Schools and hope to continue to support our schools whenever we can. 

I have enjoyed being involved in NVAND as a member participating in many great events and serving on the Board as DTR representative. I look forward to the opportunity to serve as President and hope to have a fun and eventful year. Bests, Teresa