Past Events

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PitAND’s Annual Legislative Luncheon

Date: Friday, September 22, 2017

Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm

Location: The Grand Concourse, 100 W Station Square Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Approval Pending for 4 CEUs…
Basket Drawing to benefit PANDPAC…

Detailed agenda coming soon!

Lunch is included!

Please select from the following choices*:

  • Brown Derby Cobb Salad (chicken, bacon, tomatoes, chopped egg, bleu cheese, avocado & mixed greens)
  • Blackened Salmon Caesar Salad
  • Coconut Curried Vegetables (Vegan)

*All meals are served with soup du’ jour, dinner rolls, coffee, tea, iced tea and water.

For more information, see the event flyer.

State Senator Jay Costa and Elizabeth Fishback (US Senator Robert Casey) enjoy lunch with PitAND members.

Click here to read about the event!

Spring GPASPEN 2017 program

“Addressing Malnutrition: best practices in nutrition screening and assessment”

Thursday April 6, The LeMont Pittsburgh

This course will provide an overview of malnutrition, nutrition screening, and nutrition assessment in the setting of hospitalized patients.

At the conclusion of the course, attendees will be able to:

  1. Outline the prevalence of hospital related malnutrition and its impact on outcomes.
  2. Review the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and ASPEN Consensus Criteria for diagnosing malnutrition and describe the process for implementing in hospital settings.
  3. Describe the opportunities for success in malnutrition documentation.

For more information and to register for the event, please click here.

Spring Membership Event

A night out at the Warhol Museum

Click here for the flyer!

Spend an evening mingling with colleagues while enjoying art at the Andy Warhol Museum. Take advantage of reduced admission rate on this Friday night. Pitt students with a valid ID, and active members of the Carnegie museums get in free! Cash bar is available, and the museum café will have food for purchase.

DATE: Friday, April 7, 2017


PitAND Spring Event 

Ready Set Go: Enhancing Your Professional Skills and Registered Dietitian Day!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
2:15PM to 7:30PM
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – East Liberty 130 South Whitfield St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Click here for the flyer.

Winter membership event

Holiday social and ornament decorating

Exclusively for PitAND members

Get your holiday spirit on with us at Dots & Doodles art studio!  We’ll be painting pottery ornaments while munching on snacks.  No prior art skills necessary – just come prepared to have fun!  The studio is BYOB, so attendees are welcome to bring a festive beverage to share.

DATE: Wednesday, November 16, 2016

TIME:  6:30 – 8:00 pm

PLACE: Dots & Doodles 10925 Perry Highway, Wexford, PA 15090

COST:  $15 per person (includes cost of 2 ornaments and refreshments)

REGISTER: by Wednesday, November 9th via PitAND website by using this link:  

Event questions can be directed to Joanie Risbano, membership co-chair

Dietitian Bold Taste of Nutrition Recipe Contest

If you’re a dietitian in the northeast, show off your favorite nutritious and delicious lean beef recipe in the Bold Taste of Nutrition beef recipe contest!

Join Jessica Levinson RD to cook up some fun! Join fellow dietitians to submit your tasty lean beef blog recipe to the Northeast Dietitian Bold Taste of Nutrition recipe contest Nov 4-13. Post your recipe on your blog. Submit the link and a picture to Jessica at during Nov 4-13. Submission details are now posted on Jessica’s blog.  Grab the apron and start cooking!

Greater Pittsburgh Area Society for Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition 

Nutrition Approach to Patients with Advanced Liver Disease

This course will provide an overview of nutrition status and nutrition intervention utilized in patients with advanced liver disease. Click here for more information!

DATE: Thursday November 10, 2016

TIME:  5:30 – 9:00pm

PLACE: LeMont Restaurant 1114 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15211

COST:  GPASPEN Member $25.00, Non-Member $35.00, Undergrad Student (ID required) $25.00

Deadline to register is Friday, November 4. Make checks payable to: GPASPEN. Send registration form and check to:

Linda Polakovsky, RD, CNSC 17 Roseanne Circle Irwin, PA 15642

Phone: (724)454-6116 Email:

Haunted Downtown Pittsburgh Ghost Tour

Join us for a spirited walking tour of downtown Pittsburgh.  Enjoy a treat and socialize with colleagues while learning a bit of ghoulish history of the city.

Thursday, September 29th, 6:30 pm – 9:00pm

6:30 pm – Meet at the Forbes and Grant Parking Lot (450 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219) for beverage and treat. Parking in this lot is $6.00.

7:00 pm – Tour leaves promptly from the City County Building (414 Grant St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219) at the Statue of Mayor Caligiuri.

$10* for PitAND Members; $15* for Non-Members

*Please note there is a $0.75 PayPal fee to register online.

Click here for more information and to register!

St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer

For PitAND members, their families, and friends!

Herrs Island, Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
September 24, 2016

We encourage you and your family to sign up to join our team and participate in this event. The end of childhood cancer starts with us, and you can help. We’ve signed up for the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer, and we need you to help us reach our fundraising goal. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is where doctors send their toughest cases, because it has the world’s best survival rates for the most aggressive childhood cancer.

Join us, and help the kids of St. Jude win the fight — we won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.

Click here to join our PitAND team!

Fall Legislative Luncheon

Exclusively for PitAND members

Friday September 16, 2016

Grand Concourse, Pittsburgh 10 – 3pm

Click here to register!

Join us for this interactive opportunity to receive 4 CEU’s

  • Meet your legislators and talk with them about issues important to you and our profession
  • Hear our own expert on the new Nutrition Facts Label – Kira Paris Felker, Quality Assurance Manager, Nutrition at Giant Eagle and PitAND Treasurer
  • Caroline Passerrello, MS, RDN, PitAND past-president, will present “Talk is Cheap: How to Communicate Strategic Messages for Clients and Media”

For more information click here!

Registered Dietitian Day 2016!

First celebrated in 2008, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day commemorates the dedication of RDNs as advocates for advancing the nutritional status of Americans and people around the world. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day was created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to increase the awareness of registered dietitian nutritionists as the indispensable providers of food and nutrition services and to recognize RDNs for their commitment to helping people enjoy healthy lives.