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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 @ […]

Posted by: Maureen Kelly Gonsalves

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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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Today @ MAND – Reflections in November

November 20th, 2020

Are you a new dietitian? Still a student? A career changer? Today we reflect on Quynh’s road less traveled and catch up with Aliza as she finishes her studies. And just hopefully, one of these stories inspires you to nominate a colleague for a MAND award or honor by January 15th, 2021! Lastly, Socials for […]

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Today @ MAND – Diversity and Inclusion Spotlight

October 26th, 2020

This week’s post marks the first of many spotlights from the MAND Diversity and Inclusion Committee! Hear Shennie Quintanilla speak about Hispanic Heritage month. Dana Steinmetz also shares her experience with an Agriturismo in the Italian countryside. Celebrate Your Roots Hispanic Heritage Month is recognized in the United States every year from September 15th through […]

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Today @ MAND – Here Comes October

October 1st, 2020

It is difficult to believe that today is the first of October. Time is passing quickly! This week Quynh Tu writes about MAND’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and how they were formed, grew and where they are going. Also Lisa Lombardini shares a great chocolate chip banana bread recipe. Next week consider signing up for […]

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Today @ MAND – July 2020

July 15th, 2020

Boston Alliance for Diversity in Dietetics (BADD) has launched! In May 2020, led by Michele “Shelly” DeBiasse, PhD, RDN and Deanna Belleny, MPH, RDN, the Boston University’s Didactic Program in Dietetics was selected by the 2019-2020 Diversity & Inclusion Committee of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Academy) to receive the 2020-2022 Diversity and Inclusion Promotion […]

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President's Welcome

Hello friends,

April brought a whirlwind of activity with ANCE on April 5th and Day on the Hill (DOTH) on April 8th!

With “food as medicine” front and center in the healthcare crisis today, we were thrilled to host Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, one of the leading global experts on this topic as our keynote speaker!

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SNAP-ed Nutrition Educator .. Read more >

Funded MS or PhD Graduate student Fully funded graduate assistantships for RDNs or RDN-eligible students in a full-time MS or PhD program in Health Promotion Sciences beginning fall 2024 at the University of Connecticut. Successful.. Read more >

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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