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 […]

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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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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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MNT Telehealth Reimbursement

April 18th, 2022

Wednesday April 27th at 6:30pm Please join MAND’s Executive Committee, Director of Public Policy and Nutrition Payment Specialist on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. for an update on MAND’s advocacy to increase access to and reimbursement for MNT provided by telehealth. MAND has hired a lobbying firm to engage with members of the […]

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