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Happy Chinese New Year!

January 22nd, 2023

The Lunar New Year officially begins on Sunday, January 22nd, 2023, and culminates with the Lantern Festival on February 5th! The celebration marks the transition of zodiac signs from the Year of the Tiger to the Year of the Rabbit. Quynh Tu, RDN, CDCES, shares her recipe for taro cake, a Cantonese dish made from […]

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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 – 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: 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 – Last Week of April

April 26th, 2021

What did you cook this week? I enjoyed some amazing hummus and even a picnic after a long bike ride. As April comes to a close, we hope you enjoy reading a feature of an amazing dietetic intern. Keep scrolling to the bottom for some speaker series. A Middle-Eastern Experience in the Western World As […]

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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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Today @ MAND- Recipe Time

March 15th, 2021

DEI Bay State Potluck Recipe Collection! Share your favorite culturally diverse recipe with MAND members! The MAND DEI Committee is looking for exciting international recipes to begin a collection featuring a variety of cultural foods.  Do you have a cultural or diverse ethnic recipe to share?  We’d love for you to share your recipe so […]

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Today @ MAND – Nominations and Black History Month

February 27th, 2021

AND elections are done and Massachusetts participation went up to 13.54% from last year’s 8.1%! Keep up the participation as we have the MAND Board of Directors elections coming quickly. Read further for the nominations. Lastly, the entire month of February is National Black History Month. So at MAND we wanted to feature once again […]

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Today @ MAND – Black History Month

February 4th, 2021

Here at MAND we are beyond excited everyday to feature the amazing diverse dietitians that serve the community of Massachusetts. Today, we interview Sue-Ellen Anderson Hayes and her path to becoming a registered dietitian. Please continue to support Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and all dietitians. DEI Feature: Sue-Ellen Anderson Haynes My name is Sue-Ellen Anderson […]

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Today @ MAND – Dismantling December

December 23rd, 2020

How do you address yourself when you enter a client’s personal space, might it be their hospital room, residential housing, or virtual? Jay Patruno begins with his pronouns, he/him, and immediately creates an active approach to dismantling bias. Read below to learn more about his career path. Finally, we check in with expert Jillian Allen […]

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President's Welcome

Message from Outgoing MAND President, Sangeeta Pradhan

Hello RD and NDTR friends,

As my term as President draws to a close, I am filled with an immense sense of gratitude to be given the incredible honor of serving as your President. I ask for your indulgence as I share a few parting words with you.

Everything about food and nutrition inspires and energizes me. Do you feel the same way? This innocuous entity called food holds the power to transform health, to be a game changer, and to arguably change the course of chronic disease. Which itself is awe-inspiring!

And RDs are uniquely positioned to be stewards of that change!

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MDEF Scholarships

For 2024, MDEF will be giving out two MDEF scholarships and one MDEF Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) 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 31st