Welcome to the Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics!

MAND received a following request:

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is looking for an expert on gerontological nutrition to provide input to its Heart Disease and Stroke Council. In early 2015, the Council is expected to provide the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) with recommendations regarding regulatory requirements, whether voluntary or mandatory, for dietary sodium reduction in long term care, assisted living, and adult medical day care facilities.  In order to do so, the council has requested that DHMH bring in subject matter experts during their October meeting, in order to provide some background information and data. 
I feel your board and/or members' expertise regarding the appropriateness of sodium reductions for these populations would be a valuable perspective to share with the Council.  Certainly, patients and residents in these facilities, along with their caregivers, will be positively impacted by RD input into this process.
The Council meeting is on October 23, from 4-6pm at 201 West Preston St, Room L-1, Baltimore, MD 21201.

Please contact Sonal Patel at healthybite@comcast.net or call her at (410) 963-6507 if you would like to share your expert opinion and attend the meeting.



Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Awards for 2015

Each year the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) gives us the opportunity to recognize Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians in our state who have contributed to the field and to the profession.  These awards are the Recognized Young Dietitian, Recognized Dietetic Technician, Emerging Dietetic Leader, Outstanding Dietitian, Outstanding Dietetics Student and Outstanding Dietetics Educator.  Criteria for eligibility

Please take a few minutes to read through the award descriptions and nominate a professional or student for one of these prestigious awards.  This is an opportunity to recognize our peers and demonstrate to the Academy that Maryland has some outstanding professionals in the field of nutrition and dietetics. 

Please submit nominations via email to MAND Awards Chair, Kelly Ort (kelort@gmail.com), by December 31, 2014.


ATTENTION MAND MEMBERS: Your feedback is needed!

The House of Delegates fall meeting is taking place prior to FNCE October 17-18, 2014. The topic is Business and Management Skills. 

Please take 5-20 minutes to review the Backgrounder, Executive Summary, and/or Fact Sheet from the Academy 

Please answer only 2 QUESTIONS no later than Wednesday, October 15. Early Bird responses will be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card, deadline Tuesday, September 30.

Why give feedback?
...because there are plans to include graduate level entrance to RD/RDN exam.
...because there is discussion of requiring new skill competencies in education requirements.
...because there is competition for higher salaries in the workforce.
...because your voice deserves to be heard at the national level in our professional organization!

For questions, please contact the MAND Delegate:
Berit Christensen RD, LD (bmchrist@cord.edu).


MAND In The News!

MAND was featured in the AND Public Policy Weekly News (August 19, 2014 issue).

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Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (MAND) is celebrating Kids Eat Right Month with Maryland communities. The MAND Community Chair Christie Williams RD LDN hosted a Booth to celebrate "Kids Eat Right " month at Johns Hopkins Farmer's Market.  Christie prepared delicious cones with Vanilla Yogurt and fresh Peaches from her garden for people who visited.  MAND members Meghan Adler RD LDN and Erica Charles RD LDN sent a letter regarding "Kids Eat Right" to Maryland School Systems with Academy informational materials.


Save the Date: 
Friday, April 24, 2015

At the Maritime Institute, Linthicum Heights, MD 


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The Spring Issue is now available.  Click here to download.