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 this day. The dietetic internship presents its fair share of challenges. This award gave me a reason to feel confident and secure in my abilities, as I made the transition from intern to dietitian. In fact, I am certain it benefited my job search as I am now happily employed as a Clinical Inpatient Dietitian at a Level 1 Trauma Center back home in Wisconsin.”

Adrienne Hatch-McChesney: “Receiving the Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year award gave me a sense of accomplishment, belonging, and fulfillment early in my career that really contributed to propelling my motivation to continue down my career path. I was proud to share with my supervisor that the mission I work towards is recognized by other professionals in the field. I am very grateful to MAND for the recognition, and it is something I will continue to include on my resume throughout my career.”

Every year, MAND offers multiple opportunities for outstanding members to be recognized in the following categories at ANCE:

Outstanding Dietetics Student
Emerging Dietetic Leader
Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year
Outstanding Dietitian of the Year (Annie Galbraith Award)
Outstanding Dietetics Educator and Preceptor
Recognized Dietetic Technician of the Year

The submission deadline for all applications is February 25th, 2022. Please visit the MAND website Scholarships and Awards page for additional information.

Link/Webpage: https://www.eatrightma.org/page/scholarships-awards

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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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