State Legislative Interactive Workshop

SLIW 2018 Recap & Thank You

Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (MAND) State Legislative Interactive Workshop (SLIW) 2018, is where Licensed Registered Dietitian/Nutritionists working and/or living in Maryland come together in Annapolis, Maryland to visit their legislators as an annual CPEU event! This past February 21, 2018, in an unseasonably warm day of almost 80 degrees, the hard work and long hours from our 84 MAND members in attendance came together as one-RD’s, DTR’s, dietetic students and interns alike attended over 40 legislative appointments with their Maryland state senators and delegates, participated in a hearing in either the Senate or House of Delegate building, educated our state legislators on bills concerning the future of dietetics and nutrition, and executed the annual Apple Crunch Challenge-which involves both the legislator and attendee taking a bite into an apple to symbolize a promise to make the good health of Maryland citizens a high priority as viewed on our twitter feed #MANDSLIW.

Last but not least, we had several cookbooks and a gift card to Target as door prizes during the event.

A recap of the day from University of Maryland Dietetic Internship in a blog can be viewed at

We would like to thank several people and also acknowledge our apple vendors who went above and beyond in helping make this event the success it was! We hope to see you again next year. Please save the date February 13, 2019 in Annapolis, Maryland!




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