A Farewell from the Outgoing SAC Chair

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As the school year comes to an end, let's reflect on all that we have accomplished as students and interns. When I accepted the chair position of the 2015-2016 Student Advisory Committee, I could not imagine how much it would impact my life. From moderating a student session at FNCE, to seeing the incredible National Nutrition Month postings from student liaisons, to participating in discussions with nutrition professionals on the Student Community, I am continuously impressed by my cohorts. I realize now that taking a leadership role is the best way to meet other like-minded, motivated peers within our profession.

I would like to recognize the talented, hard-working members of the SAC for all of your dedication. I was proud to be a part of such a capable team and cannot wait to see what the future will bring for all of you! I also want to give a big thank you to those who participated in the Student Community. Last, but not least, our student liaisons — you take the big ideas and make them happen at the student level. Without you, a good number of students would never know about the benefits of being a student member of the Academy.

As much as I hate goodbyes, they do, in fact, give us an opportunity to move forward. This time next year some of us will be registered dietitian nutritionists or nutrition and dietetics technicians, registered, others will be finishing their internships, and some will still be in class. Keep up the fantastic work, and, no matter what, remember that staying involved at the student level will make us all well-rounded professionals. I am humbled to be a part of this generation's future nutrition professionals. Thank you for allowing me to serve the student members of the Academy.

Jana Wolff
Jana Wolff, RD, LDN, is the director of nutrition at GBMC’s Comprehensive Obesity Management Program in Baltimore.