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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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Try This Jerk Tofu for a Delicious Plant-Based Meal!

January 6th, 2022

By: Sue-Ellen 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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Today @ MAND: Easy Overnight Oats

September 16th, 2021

Overnight oats can be a delicious, quick, and healthy on the go breakfast option. If you’ve been following this trend but aren’t sure of how to get started check out this recipe from one of our very own members, Bree Orchard. Pro tip: They only need to be refrigerated for 2-3 hours; overnight isn’t always […]

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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 – 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 – September 2020

September 8th, 2020

MAND 2020-2021 President’s Welcome Hello MAND Members! Normally this time of year is busy, and often symbolic of a fresh & crisp fall start. This year takes on more meaning. We are in a place of challenge and uncertainty. If you had asked me a year ago if I thought my year as President would […]

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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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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