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.  

Why Vote?  Voting in the 2017
MAND Election is important.

Own tomorrow. Vote today! The Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Election starts today. Cast your ballot by March 21 and help shape the future of the Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Learn about the viewpoints and perspectives of the candidates from President-Elect to the Nominating Committee Chair. For details, and to choose the Academy's next leaders, visit the Election page. Remember, every vote counts.

Candidates for 2017-2018 Maryland Election

Click Here to Vote. 




Plan to Attend the MAND RDN Day Networking Event
on March 8, 2017 

3 locations in: BaltimoreRockville, & Annapolis

Baltimore: Red Brick Station [8149 HoneyGo Blvd, White Marsh]
Rockville: Gordon Biersch Rockville [200 E Middle Ln A, Town Square Plaza, Rockville]
Annapolis: BRIO Tuscan Grille, Annapolis Towne Center [305 Sail Place, Annapolis]

Time: 6:00-8:00 pm 

"Put Your Best Fork Forward" and network with fellow Maryland RDNs.

1 CPE has been requested.
Price includes a glass of wine, food, 1 CPE, and networking!

Register Today!!! 
Click the link to your convenient location.
Red Brick Station in Baltimore
Gordon Biersch in Rockville
BRIO Tuscan Grille in Annapolis 

Contact Information:
Courtney Ferreira 



Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Awards for 2017

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, and Outstanding Dietetics Student The criteria for eligibility are detailed on the Awards Page

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 March 31st, 2017.

Awards Page



A Kick-Off to National Nutrition Month!



When:   Wednesday, March 1st      

Time:     8:30am-1:00pm

Where:  Baltimore Washington Medical Center
              301 Hospital Drive
              Glen Burnie, MD  21061

CE:         4 CPEUs 

Details:  Free Parking
               Continental Breakfast is included.

Cost:      $30/MAND Members        $40/Non-Members        $20/Students

Register Today! 


How the Public Policy Panel is working

for MAND Members

In 2016 our Maryland State Public Policy Interactive Workshop had 77 members visit their legislators and once again show that Dietitians & DTR’s vote and as the Nutrition Experts are able to act as a resource to our legislators. After doing these meetings for several years and increasing our numbers . . .

Our presence has gotten us to the table:

PRIVATE PRACTICE DIETITIANS: House Bill 1318/Senate Bill 92:  This bill addresses the Access of Health Insurance Companies Networks.  Dan Shattuck, our lobbyist, arranged to have an RD as a part of the work group to address network adequacy and access within the network.  Livleen Gill, Anna Bondy and Glenda Lindsey are representing MAND on this workgroup.

AID FOR DIABETIC STUDENTS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS:  House Bill 771/Senate Bill 71.  This bill allows for the State Health Department training of volunteer (all employees of the public schools) to act in the absence of a school nurse to aid students requiring aid with diabetes.  This would allow students to participate in school trips and other activities they would otherwise be unable to attend.  The workgroup to determine these regulations will include two MAND members, Andrea Troutner, a CDE and Marla Caplon, an RD with the Montgomery County Public Schools. 

Once again we could not have accomplished this without the connections of our lobbyist/strategists: Barbara Marx Brocato and Dan Shattuck.


For the last 2 years leaders in MAND have been working with the Maryland Office of Healthcare Quality on providing comments on the regulations for Long Term Care and Assisted Living Facilities. More to come on the final draft in the 2016-2017 year.

This June the Public Policy Workshop will bring MAND Members to the Federal level.  From time to time we send out an E-blast that asks members to respond to Action Alerts.

With this being an election year, it is a great time to have our voices heard.

We ask that each of our members take 15- 20 minutes during the year and get engaged in public policy dialogue.

The Public Policy Panel: 2016-2017

Barbara Hoffstein, RD, LDN, Public Policy Coordinator

Andrea Troutner, RD, LD, LDN, CDE, State Policy Representative

Anna Bondy, MPH, RD, LDN, Reimbursement Representative

Arnetta Fletcher, Ph.D, RDN, State Regulatory Specialist


Winter Issue of the Chesapeake Lines is ready!

You asked for it and it's back!  63% of members said they wanted a MAND newsletter. Many thanks to Jana Wolff for making this happen!

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Chesapeake Lines

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