Happy Fall everyone. As our weather cools and we gear up for the holidays, I would like to take a moment to update everyone on the work of the Council on Renal Nutrition (CRN) Executive Committee (EC) over the past summer. Each year, prior to the National Kidney Foundations Spring Clinical Meeting, CRN presents two preconference programs, strategies I and II. Strategy I is aimed at new renal dietitians and presents an overview of current practice in renal nutrition. Some years ago, CRN responded to a request from our members, for a more in-depth program dealing with more controversial issues that impact the nutrition health of people with chronic kidney disease.