Welcome to the Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics!



The Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (MAND) is a dedicated group of about 1,300 nutrition professionals. Our mission is to empower members to be Maryland’s food and nutrition leaders. Our vision is to optimize the health and well-being of Marylanders through food and nutrition.  MAND is a 501(C)(6). Membership is open to members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) who reside in Maryland or choose Maryland as their sole affiliate.  



Eat Saint Michaels 

What are you doing on Saturday, October 1, 2016?  Join the Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for fun, food and interesting facts about the Saint Michaels area, Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 2-5 PM.  This is a special tour for our members and/or potential members.  

You will adventure inside the restaurants that have impacted St. Michaels' culinary scene. You will explore the history, roots, and reasons St. Michaels, Maryland  is becoming a food mecca for locals and world travelers alike.  You will taste food from St. Michaels’ top chefs and learn what inspired them to call this historic Eastern Shore town their home. The three hour tour features:

  • A bite and sip at minimum of FOUR amazing St. Michaels'  restaurants
  • Behind-the-scenes access to St. Michaels' food culture
  • Specialty alcoholic or non-alcoholic pairings
  • A visit to a distinctive culinary shop
  • An educational and delectable experience 

Reservations are required and must be completed via the MAND website before 
September 1, 2016

Tickets are $59.00 per person for all food, beverage, and guidance.   Tours begin at the historic St. Michaels' Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.
Please arrive 15 minutes early.

Registrations Are Limited! Register Here. 
Refunds will not be available after Aug 30. 


How the Public Policy Panel is working
for MAND Members

In 2016 our Maryland State Public Policy Interactive Workshop had 77 members visit their legislators and once again show that Dietitians & DTR’s vote and as the Nutrition Experts are able to act as a resource to our legislators. After doing these meetings for several years and increasing our numbers . . .

Our presence has gotten us to the table:

PRIVATE PRACTICE DIETITIANS: House Bill 1318/Senate Bill 92:  This bill addresses the Access of Health Insurance Companies Networks.  Dan Shattuck, our lobbyist, arranged to have an RD as a part of the work group to address network adequacy and access within the network.  Livleen Gill, Anna Bondy and Glenda Lindsey are representing MAND on this workgroup.

AID FOR DIABETIC STUDENTS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS:  House Bill 771/Senate Bill 71.  This bill allows for the State Health Department training of volunteer (all employees of the public schools) to act in the absence of a school nurse to aid students requiring aid with diabetes.  This would allow students to participate in school trips and other activities they would otherwise be unable to attend.  The workgroup to determine these regulations will include two MAND members, Andrea Troutner, a CDE and Marla Caplon, an RD with the Montgomery County Public Schools. 

Once again we could not have accomplished this without the connections of our lobbyist/strategists: Barbara Marx Brocato and Dan Shattuck.


For the last 2 years leaders in MAND have been working with the Maryland Office of Healthcare Quality on providing comments on the regulations for Long Term Care and Assisted Living Facilities. More to come on the final draft in the 2016-2017 year.

This June the Public Policy Workshop will bring MAND Members to the Federal level.  From time to time we send out an E-blast that asks members to respond to Action Alerts.

With this being an election year, it is a great time to have our voices heard.

We ask that each of our members take 15- 20 minutes during the year and get engaged in public policy dialogue.

The Public Policy Panel: 2016-2017

Barbara Hoffstein, RD, LDN, Public Policy Coordinator

Andrea Troutner, RD, LD, LDN, CDE, State Policy Representative

Anna Bondy, MPH, RD, LDN, Reimbursement Representative

Arnetta Fletcher, Ph.D, RDN, State Regulatory Specialist


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A Message from our MAND Delegate about
the Academy's Second Century 


Dear MAND members,

The Academy is hosting an invite-only Second Century Summit this September to discuss a new Academy vision for the next 100 years! This is your opportunity to help decide the next vision of our association! Please follow the link and complete this survey by August 31, 2016, so your responses are sent to the Second Century Committee prior to the Summit to be viewed and discussed.

The survey is only 10 questions:


Thank you for your time and feedback!



Berit Dockter MPP, RD, LD

MAND Delegate



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