The Nevada Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has a new secretary from
Humboldt General Hospital Director of Food and Nutrition Services Tiffani
Nalivka was recently named the new secretary of NvAND during the group’s
annual conference in Reno.
Nalivka, who joined the HGH staff seven years ago, hopes to use her new
position to increase awareness of her profession and its benefits throughout
Nevada, especially in rural areas like Humboldt County.
“I’m excited for the opportunity,” she said. “I’m
hoping to help empower our organization’s members to be Nevada’s
food and nutrition leaders and help optimize the health of all residents
through our food and nutrition expertise.”
The Nevada Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics was founded in 1951 as a
professional, not-for-profit organization of food and nutrition experts
affiliated with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The group’s
450 members are Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs), Registered
Dietitians (RDs), Dietetic Technicians, Registered (DTRs), nutrition students
Nalivka is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, a Licensed Dietitian and
a Certified Health Coach. In addition to managing the dietary and nutrition
services departments at the hospital, Nalivka assesses and meets patients’
and residents’ nutritional needs.
Under her direction, Humboldt General Hospital, has also achieved accreditation
through the American Association of Diabetes Educators for its “Living
Well with Diabetes” program, a comprehensive educational effort
aimed at helping people with diabetes gain knowledge and skills to modify
their lifestyle and behaviors for maximum health.
Nalivka will assume her new position as secretary of the Nevada Academy
of Nutrition and Dietetics in June; she will serve for a two-year term.
Previously, Nalivka was the group’s nominating chair.