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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 […]

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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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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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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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 >

SNAP-ed Nutrition Educator .. 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