Welcome to the Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics!



The Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (MAND) is a dedicated group of about 1,300 nutrition professionals. Our mission is to empower members to be Maryland’s food and nutrition leaders. Our vision is to optimize the health and well-being of Marylanders through food and nutrition.  MAND is a 501(C)(6). Membership is open to members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) who reside in Maryland or choose Maryland as their sole affiliate.  


A Message from Our Delegate

Dear Maryland members,

YOUR feedback is needed on MALNUTRITION for the Fall 2015 House of Delegates meeting! Whether you work in the area of malnutrition or not, this topic will touch everyone at some point in their life. Please see the Executive Summary and complete the Survey Monkey by OCTOBER 1, 2015. 


Thank you for taking a few minutes to contribute valuable insight on this topic which will help shape the future of our profession and public!

Berit Dockter MPP, RD, LD
MAND Delegate  




The Diabetes Advocacy Alliance is requesting the Congressional Diabetes Caucus to schedule a much-overdue diabetes hearing on Capitol Hill.  Because there are several legislative bills on diabetes to consider moving forward, it is vital to show our members support the Preventing Diabetes in Medicare Act (HR 1686).  Sending an email from the Action Alert will have us on record for the need to cover MNT. With several bills on diabetes we know there will be a cut off on moving them forward AND we may not get MNT coverage for preventing diabetes. So, please take action!!!

We need you to email your Representative using the Academy’s Action Alert system to express support for the Preventing Diabetes in Medicare Act (H.R. 1686). 



Please send your Representative an email letter today urging them to support Preventing Diabetes in Medicare Act (H.R. 1686). This bill would extend Medicare coverage of medical nutrition therapy provided by a registered dietitian nutritionist to people with prediabetes. 
 Take Action today!

It takes only a few minutes!  It is urgent that your Representative hears from you this week.



from the March 17, 2015 AND Public Policy Weekly News:

Maryland RD to Receive the Academy’s Award for Grassroots Excellence 

Barbara Hoffstein, RD, LD from Maryland has been named winner of the 2015 Award for Grassroots Excellence. This is the Academy’s top award for nutrition advocacy. Barbara’s work in public policy and her leadership in the affiliate were cited in her nomination by the Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  She has educated and involved affiliate members from across the state to be active and visible participants in state-wide initiatives to improve the health of the citizens of Maryland.  In addition, she has become a fixture at the Maryland State House testifying for continued dietetic licensure and increasing the strength of the Maryland licensing board. Barbara has worked to meet Maryland’s public policy goals by developing a working relationship with state legislators and the state insurance commission.  Under Barbara’s leadership as the state public policy representative, the affiliate has had a great presence and their voice has been heard. Barbara will be recognized for her achievements during PPW in June. 

Congratulations, Barbara!



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