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 May 31 and incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

MDEF Scholarship Application 2022: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1aAw-e46m6gUXEuIEO5pAGb9lsx6TVi1Vx4TXTQiFvRY/

MDEF DEI Scholarship Application 2022: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1B-IkXBcHWybWq4pA3bAm-z7e5TSPB9_MQVSKEbZSujg/

Deadline: Scholarship due date is May 31


New Hampshire Breastfeeding Task Force 25th Annual Professional Breastfeeding Conference

Monday, June 06, 2022 Join the NH Breastfeeding Task Force for a day of learning from excellent speakers on important breastfeeding initiatives and topics that will enhance your lactation practice and understanding. Earn 6.5 RD CPEs applied for approval, nursing credits, L-CERPS and E-CERPS applied for approval.

Cost: $99

To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/25th-annual-new-hampshire-breastfeeding-task-force-conference-2022-tickets-262772749367?aff=ebdssbdestsearch&fbclid=IwAR3N_4OYMqyPNdDh3jtmR4KvowFs9xrxUMlA6Z-cE1JOHyGhhtPjc9fneJ8

Contact Information: Patricia Jeanette Schaible

Career Development Workshop (CDW)

The Massachusetts Student Dietetic Association (MSDA) is hosting our annual Career Development Workshop.

The workshop will include:

  • Keynote address from Alicia Romano MS, RD, LDN, CNSC,
  • Presentation about preparing to apply to jobs in the dietetics field by Coleen Liscano MS, RD, CSP, LDN, CNSC, CLE, FAND
  • Small group breakout sessions with RDNs in various areas of practice
  • Resume reviewing with experienced RDNs (done on a first come, first serve basis).

We are currently looking for RDs to volunteer and participate in the networking sessions and the resume review process – if you are interested please sign up below!

Networking Sessions: sign-up here

Resume Reviews: sign-up here

Host of the event: MSDA

When: May 17, 2022, 4:00pm – 7:30pm

Where/Location: Zoom

RSVP Deadline: May 17, 2022

RSVP Contact: msdaadmin@gmail.com

Cost: $6

Please Take Action for Universal
Student Meals!

MAND’s 2022 Day on the Hill was held to raise awareness of the alarming rise in child food insecurity since the start of the pandemic and showcase the positive impact of universal free school meals in reducing child hunger. 

State Senator Sal DiDomenico and State Representative Andres Vargas shared their passion for universal school meals – they asked, “we don’t make students pay for the bus or their desks, so why do we make them pay for their meals?” Our panel speakers were Linh Vu from Project Bread, Shennie Quintanilla from Walpole Public Schools, and Melanie Wilk from Chicopee Public Schools.

If you did not get to join us on March 14th, you can view the recording HERE

Please support universal school meals by visiting the Take Action Now! page on the MAND website and follow the how-to guide to email your state senator and state representative to ask them to support the universal school meals bill. As of April 1st, 97 of 200 MA legislators have shown their support – let’s get that to 200!

Contact: Sarah Conca at sconca@live.com 


Call for Speakers – IDEA Committee World Religion CEU Series

The IDEA Committee seeks to develop webinar learning opportunities on topics which address diversifying and improving cultural competence in our field and offer a platform for discussion. These presentations provide CEUs and are offered free of charge to MAND members. We are accepting proposals for our annual summer CEU series. This is a paid speaking opportunity. The theme is World Religions as they pertain to dietetics and nutrition counseling. If you are a dietitian who specializes in or possesses expertise in this topic, we invite you to submit a speaking proposal (here) to be considered for this opportunity. Three presenters will be selected. Selected presentations should be approximately 90 minutes, including Q&A, for an honorarium of $450.

Host of the event: MAND IDEA Committee

When/Date: TBD -Event will take placeJune – September 2022

Where/Location: Virtual

Time: TBD

RSVP Deadline: May 10, 2022

RSVP Contact: nutritionforbipoc@gmail.com

Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQL

Follow us on Social Media!

In addition to the MAND Instagram page @eatrightma, please join members in following the public MAND facebook page! Every MAND member is invited to join the member-only private Facebook group as well. 

Link: https://www.facebook.com/eatrightma/

Posted by: Maureen Kelly Gonsalves

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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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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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Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting

We are VERY excited that ANCE will be in person this year. Please join us on Friday, March 31st at the Four Points Sheraton in Norwood for what is sure to be a great day. 

If you are an exhibitor wishing to register, please go HERE:

Public Policy

Public Policy

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