About the Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (MAND)


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)-not exempt from paying sales tax.  Membership is open to members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) who reside in Maryland or choose Maryland as their sole affiliate.  

History of MAND:

  • 1926 eleven charter members founded the Baltimore Dietetic Association
  • 1932 became affiliated with American Dietetic Association as the Maryland Dietetic Association (MDA)
  • 1935 Constitution & Bylaws were established & approved
  • 2012 MDA’s name was changed to Maryland Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (MAND)




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