Take Action Today: Keep Kids Fed!

June 26th, 2022

New Academy Action Alert!

Please take action as soon as possible on the Academy’s supporting the newly introduced Keep Kids Fed Act. With waivers expiring on June 30, this critical legislation that will ensure students have access to healthful meals throughout this summer and the next school year. Take action now and tell your members of Congress to pass this legislation swiftly! You can even share the public action alert with your friends and family to complete as well. Protect Nutrition Security for Children.

Academy members: https://www.eatrightpro.org/advocacy/take-action/action-center

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White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health

June 16th, 2022

Academy Seeking Comments for White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health Listening Sessions!! The White House announced on May 4th that it was convening the second-ever White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health. The first was held in 1969 and led to the creation of the food stamp program, WIC, NSLP and other […]

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Summer Events: Mark Your Calendars!

June 7th, 2022

These CEU events are FREE for all Rds, students, interns and not only open to MAND members, and donations to MDEF will be accepted. Please share! Registration links JUST POSTED! The details are as follows: 1. Monica Moreno, MS, RDN – Bubbe’s Cocina and Diverse Dining: World Jewish Flavors and Cultural Competence in Dietetics – June 20 @ […]

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Language Barriers and Healthcare Access

May 31st, 2022

Since the Covid 19 pandemic worldwide and in the United States (US), we have found more evidence in the areas of how social determinants of health (SDoH) impact health outcomes. Along with that notion, we also have increased attention in the areas of cultural competency and cultural humility. Most efforts are dedicated to increasing understanding […]

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Cannabis: What Every Dietitian Should Know

May 26th, 2022

Cannabis as medicine has been generating curiosity and interest in the dietetic community in recent years. From culinary nutritionist to holistic cannabis practitioner, Janice Newell Bissex, MS, RDN, FAND, is passionate about educating clients and health professionals on the therapeutic benefits of cannabinoid therapy and reducing the stigma surrounding cannabis to give individuals an alternative […]

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May marks Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month! This month we spotlight Wendy Ng, RD, LDN, SNA, CCNP

May 16th, 2022

May marks Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month! We celebrate Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States.  The Pacific Islands include: – Melanesia – New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands – Micronesia – Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands Kiribati, Nauru, and the Federated States of Micronesia […]

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Nutrition for Athletes in Team Sports: Practical Recommendations

May 9th, 2022

Nutrition can play a valuable role in optimizing the physical and mental performance of highly competitive soccer players during training and match-play, and in maintaining their overall health throughout a long season. Preparing for Match DayThe day before the competitive event, athletes should:• train only lightly; this allow muscles time to refuel.• hydrate well; the […]

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FREE Student Membership to the Academy!

May 9th, 2022

MAND Board Committee:  Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access Announcement: Free Student Membership to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Description: The IDEA Committee will be providing 15 complimentary student memberships to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to students who identify with underrepresented communities. Applications are due by May 31, 2022. The first 15 eligible […]

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Call for Multicultural Recipes!

May 2nd, 2022

Highlighting the diverse and individual food culture of our members, as well as MA students and dietitians. All recipes submitted using the short form below will be entered into a drawing to receive a $25 gift card to the local business of choice. There are four gift cards available. There is no demographic criteria required to submit […]

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Upcoming EVENTS to Note!

April 29th, 2022

2022 MDEF Scholarship Applications Now Open! For 2022, MDEF will be giving out two MDEF scholarships and one MDEF Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) scholarship to deserving nutrition students, each in the amount of $1500. Please pass along to any nutrition students or interns who may be eligible to apply! All applications are due by […]

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Are you an RD in Private Practice who Accepts Insurance?

March 30th, 2022

Insurance Benefits and Coverage Information: Checklist for Insurance Benefits and Coverage Verification: Reposted from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Obtaining and documenting the following information when confirming benefits and coverage detailsby phone or online will help ensure accurate understanding of client benefits and inform the potentialpayment for the RDN. Documentation of the information in […]

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Take Action Now!

March 17th, 2022

Take Action! Day on the Hill 2022Universal School Meals in Massachusetts K-12 SchoolsWe don’t expect our schoolchildren to pay for their bus rides, desks and chairs or the Chromebooks they used for remote learning, so why do we ask them to pay for meals?Please contact your state senator and state representative and ask them to […]

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Spring Garden Starter Tips!

March 7th, 2022

Top Tips for a Starter Garden By: Sheila Johnson Special thanks to Sheila Johnson for this post who writes over at https://www.wellsheila.net/ Sheila created Well Sheila as a place to not only share her story, but inspire others to put their physical and mental health first with a regular wellness routine and daily self-care. Home-grown […]

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Happy National Nutrition Month

March 2nd, 2022

Keep an eye out for these events this month- There are so many exciting and important things happening in the coming weeks! MAND Board Elections Open – March 1st through the 31stAnnual voting for new MAND Board of Directors is live! Please go to this page and log in to vote: https://lnkd.in/eqv-m-Mq March 9: Our second annual “Day […]

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Eating Disorders Awareness Week

February 24th, 2022

Eating Disorders in Male Athletes: Factors Associated with Onset and Maintenance By: Nancy Clark, Sally Hage, and Paula Quatromoni   As sports dietitians, we are well aware that male athletes struggle with food and weight, just as female athletes do. An estimated 8% of male athletes (1), as compared to 33% of female athletes (2), […]

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MAND Awards: Get Recognized at ANCE!

January 12th, 2022

Don’t miss this opportunity to be recognized or to recognize your colleagues! Give that resume a boost. Read on as we highlight previous winners who speak to how being recognized has benefited them! Kelly Siverhus: “Receiving MAND’s ANCE award for Outstanding Dietetic Intern was an incredible honor, one that I am considerably proud of to […]

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MNT ACT News UPDATE: The Medical Nutrition Therapy Act – Call to Action!

January 9th, 2022

The Medical Nutrition Therapy Act (H.R.3108/S.1536) was introduced in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in May 2021. At present, only MNT for diabetes and renal disease are reimbursed by Medicare, and only physicians can refer patients for outpatient MNT services. If passed, this bill would expand Medicare Part B coverage of conditions including […]

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Try This Jerk Tofu for a Delicious Plant-Based Meal!

January 6th, 2022

By: Sue-Ellen https://www.360girlsandwomen.com/about 360 Girls & Women Jerk Tofu Interested in trying tofu but not sure where to start? Or simply looking to switch up your meals? Give this flavor packed recipe a try! Tofu is quite versatile in that it takes on whatever flavor you season it with. Similar to chicken, it doesn’t have […]

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50 Year Member Spotlight!

December 2nd, 2021

By: Cynthia Taft Bayerl, MS RD LDN FAND We are thrilled to highlight Cynthia, one of our 50+ year members, this month as she shares with us lessons learned over the years, advice, memories and more! Best piece of advice: Get involved in community, state, and national nutrition, wellness and public policy initiatives not only […]

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Looking and Feeling Your Best Begins with Healthy Habits!

October 13th, 2021

The value of eating well, daily physical activity, and getting adequate sleep can’t be understated as ways to help achieve health and well-being. Your hair, skin, eyes, heart, joints, and muscles will thank you for choosing nutritious food, moving your body, and consuming enough healthy liquids to stay hydrated. Eat Better Do you eat a […]

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Today @ MAND: Easy Overnight Oats

September 16th, 2021

Overnight oats can be a delicious, quick, and healthy on the go breakfast option. If you’ve been following this trend but aren’t sure of how to get started check out this recipe from one of our very own members, Bree Orchard. Pro tip: They only need to be refrigerated for 2-3 hours; overnight isn’t always […]

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Today @ MAND: September is Hunger Action Month!

September 8th, 2021

September is “Hunger Action Month” from GBFB and Feeding America. We need your help throughout the month of September to help us raise awareness about the issue of hunger in our community.  During the month of September, The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) and the Feeding America network will raise awareness about hunger and we’re […]

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Today @ MAND: Get Pickin’ at Nourse Farm! Veggie-Based Food Truck, CSA, and More!

August 6th, 2021

It doesn’t get more fresh and farm to mouth literally than at Nourse farm! One of CMDA’s long-time Board member, Catherine Nourse, RD, is the founder of Nourse farm’s Veg Out Food Truck! Head over to fill up on delicious bean burgers, hummus wraps, and more, with ingredients straight from the farm. This year marks […]

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Today @ MAND- The Gut-Brain Connection: CBD, Probiotics, and More!

July 26th, 2021

Never judge a book by its cover – a phrase that nearly everyone has heard countless times in their lives which has been widely understood to mean not to assess judgement on appearance alone. This metaphor can also be true for ones body. Health is more than what is seen on the outside. It is […]

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Today @ MAND – Farewell MAND 2021

July 2nd, 2021

To the MAND community and beyond, It has been my honor and pleasure to serve as your President for the 2020-2021 year. When asked a few years ago if I would be interested in running for President, I had not anticipated managing an organization of over 2,000 dietitians and diet technicians in the midst of […]

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Today @ MAND – Summer Fun 2021

June 29th, 2021

June is coming to an end and this means change in MAND leadership and summer events and announcements. We want to acknowledge all the hard work of all the MAND executive team this past year and look forward to sharing some farewell messages, welcomes, and highlights of all the events this summer. Also, June is […]

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Today @ MAND – June 2021

June 4th, 2021

Food For Mood By Jody Bergeron, RN, BSN, MS, CEN One major lifestyle change that has the power to reduce symptoms of depression and or anxiety as these two are closely intertwined is dietary pattern modifications.  Have you ever heard of the antidepressant food score (AFS)?  A recent study in the World Journal of Psychiatry […]

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Today @ MAND – AAPI Month

May 30th, 2021

Did you know that all of May was Asian American and Pacific Islander month (AAPI)? We featured Karen earlier in the month and now have the joy of featuring Rosie. If you are interested in learning more, read here for the history of AAPI: https://www.asianpacificheritage.gov/about/ and read here for information on how to get involved […]

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Today @ MAND – We are open!

May 11th, 2021

After many conversations within MAND we have decided to open the blog to the public! This means many things, but first that we will continue to empower all nutrition and dietetic professionals, through advocacy and education, to serve the public as nutrition experts. We hope an open blog is the right step, and look forward […]

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Today @ MAND- April is Arab American Heritage Month

April 6th, 2021

DEI Spotlight: Norah Ismail As the holy month of Ramadan approaches this April, I find myself reflecting quite a bit on my path and where it has led me.  Born in Egypt to immigrant parents and growing up in communities where diversity was the majority, I never quite understood how “othered” my identities made me. […]

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