Welcome to the Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics!



The Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (MAND) is a dedicated group of about 1,200 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 President

I am honored to serve as Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetic's President for the 2018-2019 year! I have served in various positions on MAND’s board since 2011, and I am pleased to take on the role as President this year.

This past March, MAND had a very successful Annual Meeting led by Katie Meade and Kathy Egan—a big thank you to them for their hard work and dedication in planning a terrific event! Our next MAND Annual Meeting is scheduled for April 1st, 2019 at Martin’s West in Baltimore. Kathy Egan and Liz Entin are leading the charge for planning—and we are looking forward to another fabulous conference!

We have an exciting year lined up! As we know, FNCE is being held in Washington D.C. from October 20-23rd. For the first time, the Academy’s Public Policy Workshop (PPW) will kick off immediately after FNCE on the evening of October 23rd with our visits to Capitol Hill on October 24th. I hope to see many of you at FNCE and/or PPW! Because MAND is committed to providing member networking and education, there will be a member reception at FNCE on Monday, October 22nd. MAND has teamed up with DCMAND for a joint reception—we are excited to co-host a lovely event with our neighboring affiliate in D.C. and expect a large attendance from both groups!

MAND’s State Legislative Interactive Workshop (SLIW) 2019 has been scheduled for February 13th in Annapolis. Last fiscal year, we hit a record number of attendees (approximately 85 people), and we hope to top that this upcoming year! Stay tuned for more details as we approach February—please consider attending to meet with your state representatives, promote our profession, and make your voice heard!

MAND also has scheduled quarterly networking events at various locations throughout Maryland. We had a great turnout at our locations in Baltimore City, Annapolis, and Rockville at our last event on August 28th. Feedback from members has been very positive, and members have commented that they enjoy the opportunity to meet their fellow colleagues in a more casual setting. Our next networking event will occur later this fall—check out our upcoming E-blasts for further details and new locations!

Lastly, I encourage each of our members to be engaged and to volunteer with MAND. Whether you have a few hours a week or just a few hours a year, MAND needs you! We currently have an open position on the board, so if you are interested please email me at president@eatwellmd.org. Interested in providing input directly to the Academy? Consider becoming a “VIP” (Valuable Information Provider) to help guide decisions and have the Academy obtain perspective from a variety of viewpoints. If you are interested in obtaining more information about being a VIP, please contact MAND’s Delegate, Jessica Kiel, at delegate@eatwellmd.org.

Looking forward to another great year and connecting with many of you at our upcoming events!

Kind regards,

Megan Larson, MS, RD, LDN, FAND

Maryland Academy Of Nutrition and Dietetics

PO Box 571

Sparks, MD  21152



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