Poster Presentations

 Congrats to our 2018 Poster Competition Winners 


First Place: 


Authors: Meghan E Adler, Donna G Rhodes, John C Clemens, Alanna J Moshfegh.

Affiliation: Food Surveys Research Group, ARS, USDA. 

Second Place:

Assessing Nutrition Outcomes: Evaluating the Eating Behaviors of Head Start Children and Families Using the Child Outcome Planning Assessment (COPA). 

Author: Lurline Whittaker 

Affiliation: Morgan State University.



First Place: 

Body Fat Percentage is Associated with Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in a Military Population with Traumatic Limb Loss but not in Controls 

Authors: Sara A. Crews, Anne M. Andrews, Joetta M. Khan, Asma S. Bukhari1, Courtney A. Thornton1, Alison L. Pruziner 

Affiliation: Nutrition Services Department, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. 

Second Place:

Body Adiposity Measured in African Immigrants by Bioelectrical Impedance is an Appropriate Alternative to Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry 

Authors: Sarah Andrus, MS; Nosheen Hayat, MPH; Anneliese Kuemmerle, MS; Elizabeth Leahy, MS, Shanna Bernstein, MPH, RD; Kirsten Zambell, PhD, RD; Stephanie Chung, MD, Anne E. Sumner, MD; Amber B. Courville, PhD, RD. 

Affiliation:  Nutrition Department, Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Obesity Branch, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health


Call for Posters
MAND Poster Award of Excellence

The MAND Poster Award of Excellence recognizes quality posters at the MAND Annual Meeting. Students as well as professionals are invited to submit an abstract for poster presentation at the Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (MAND) Annual Meeting, which will be held at the Martin’s West, Baltimore, MD, on Monday, March 19th, 2018. All abstract submissions are expected to present a poster at the Annual meeting.

All submissions are due by Friday, February 16, 2018.

Deadline extended to Friday, February 24, 2018.

Our application deadline is now past. 

Thank you to everyone who submitted abstracts.

There will be one prize for each of the categories: The first place winner will receive $50. The winners will be determined and announced during the MAND Annual Meeting. In addition, the award will be highlighted on the MAND website and in the Chesapeake Lines. Copies of the abstracts will be posted on the MAND website. Submission of the abstract provides permission to post on the website.

Poster Guidelines and Review Process     

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