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Salt: A Trip to Japan to Know the Many Forms of Salt & Strategies to Reduce Salt Content on Foods

March 29, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Free – $10.00

DDA Journal Club Meeting Description

Date: March 29th 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Topic: Salt, a Trip to Japan to Know the Many Forms of Salt and Strategies to Reduce Salt Content on Foods


Join us for our first journal club meeting for a trip to Japan to learn about the many forms of salt and discuss strategies to reduce salt content in foods. This journal club meeting will combine discussion about preassigned peer-reviewed nutrition research articles during a related video watch. Moderators will lead the discussion with questions and will track participation. This journal club is aimed at evaluating nutrition related research and will be useful for dietitians and nutrition professionals.


Who can join?

This club meeting is for Registered Dietitians, RD/RDNs, Registered Dietetic Technicians, DTR, interns/students, and other nutrition professionals. Please keep in mind assigned articles and discussion questions will be designed for at least a bachelor’s degree level experience in nutrition.


Do I have to be DDA member to join?

No. Members and guests can register (members for free, guests $10.00). Upon registration, you will receive a link to download preassigned articles to review, as well as instructions to download and install RAVE app for a Netflix screen share on your computer, phone or device. Note, participants need a Netflix account.


DDA membership includes the journal club meeting with a free copy of the articles being discussed.


When and where are meetings?

These journal club meetings will be hosted on RAVE app (need to install) and include screen share to watch video, discussion of preassigned articles, implications for practice, and critical analysis. Meeting will take place on Wednesday March 29th , 2023 6:30 PM CMT


What do I get when I join?

1) Register at: https://dallasdieteticalliance.org/events/


2) Download and review the preassigned articles received upon registration.

  1. Dietary salt intake in Japan – past, present, and future (2022)
  2. The Influence of Dietary Salt Beyond Blood Pressure (2020)
  3. Strategies to Reduce Salt Content and Its Effect on Food (2022)


3) Download/Install app RAVE: How to Screen Share on Netflix

Detailed steps for how to watch Netflix with friends on Windows, Mac, iPhone, and Android with a chat and the media synced. App and browser options.

Read More: https://www.lifewire.com/screen-share-on-netflix-5194140?utm_source=emailshare&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=shareurlbuttons


4) On the day of the meeting, you will receive invitation link to join the “watch party”. Before the meeting starts, click the link with the RAVE invitation.


What do we discuss during meetings?

Meetings are for critical analysis of peer-reviewed nutrition research. The moderator will provide background information to help round out the understanding of the article, and then open the meeting up to discussion. Discussion will include strengths and weaknesses of the studies, implications for practice, and recommendations for further reading/research. Discussion of an article during a club meeting is just that—a discussion. It does not necessarily indicate a 100% endorsement of the authors, their views, or the assumptions and conclusions found in the article.


How much does it cost?

While the intention of this club isn’t to make profit, there are some overhead costs including maintaining the website, CDR and platforms membership, access to scientific journals, as well as labor involved in organizing and moderating. With that in mind, I’ve tried to set a price that is accessible but allows me to offset some of the costs. Membership is $40/year or $10/meeting.


Can I get CEUs for participating?

This meeting has been submitted for approval for CEUs. Upon completion of the journal club meeting, participants will receive a link evaluation survey, after which they will be able to download CPE.


Performance Indicators

  • 2.3 Analyzes new information and how it impacts medical nutrition therapy.
  • 2.4 Integrates new knowledge of disease states and clinical conditions into practice.
  • 6.2 Applies a variety of counseling theories, psychological methods and strategies that empower clients/patients to make changes.
  • 2.3 Incorporates principles of food science and production in recipe development.


Moderators: Roxana Appelman MBA, RD, LD; McAllister Blakley RD, LD


Location: RAVE platform and Netflix (virtual)



6:30-6:45 pm: Meeting Moderator will take attendance, (Roxana Appelman) will make housekeeping reminders, and introduce topic (MacAllister Blakley) will track participants and launch questions if needed.


6:45-7:30 pm: Documentary Movie watch and article discussion about salt intake in Japan, different forms of salt


7:30-8:30 pm: As the movie comes to a close, Roxana and McAllister will lead rest of the articles discussion, summarize comments and share survey link to download CPE.



March 29, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free – $10.00


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