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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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Cannabis: What Every Dietitian Should Know

May 26th, 2022

Cannabis as medicine has been generating curiosity and interest in the dietetic community in recent years. From culinary nutritionist to holistic cannabis practitioner, Janice Newell Bissex, MS, RDN, FAND, is passionate about educating clients and health professionals on the therapeutic benefits of cannabinoid therapy and reducing the stigma surrounding cannabis to give individuals an alternative […]

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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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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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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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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 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: March 9: Our second annual “Day […]

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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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President's Welcome

Hi fellow RDs,

Your Academy membership opens doors and unlocks your potential. Renew your Academy membership before May 31st and receive a multitude of benefits  ranging from at least 24 CEUs to a variety of evidence-based resources.

Did you know that:

  1. The deadline for membership renewal is May 31stso make haste and renew!
  2. If you are a new grad or at the beginning of your career you may be eligible for a discount in the first five years of membership?
  3. There are discounts for employers who pay for multiple memberships not to mention these nifty talking points to convince your employers to pay for your membership?
  4. If cost is an issue, visit the membership due FAQsto learn more about your membership dues payment options, including how to sign up for installment payments, financial hardship assistance. 

So, renew today, and get a load of the value of membership

Please contact Sangeeta Pradhan, MAND President for any questions: or Maureen Gonsalves, DO at


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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