Welcome to the Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics!
WHO WE ARE....
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
TAKE ACTION NOW
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.
Please 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.