Welcome to the Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics!
WHO WE ARE....
The Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (MAND) is a dedicated group of about 1,200 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.
A Message From Our President
I am excited and grateful to serve as the Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ President for the 2019-2020 year! In this role, I have heightened my awareness to ensure our activities coincide with the strategic goals of our Affiliate. Our goals of serving members and expanding their opportunities in the changing healthcare arena, as well as promoting RDNs as the nutrition experts, are our priority. Aligning communication initiatives internally and externally are at the forefront of my leadership strategy to effectively achieve these goals. With the need for expanded outreach and opportunities, has come a push for enhanced efficiency. We are implementing exciting updates throughout the year to help stay connected to our membership, other professional organizations and the public.
Planning the year with our Board of Directors (BOD) has been a creative and fun process coming up with innovative ideas collectively. MAND is committed to investing in our membership in the form of education, new opportunities and collaboration. Next up is FNCE, conveniently located nearby in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from October 26-29th. For our members going to FNCE, we are hosting the MAND Member Social on Monday, October 28th . I hope to see many of you there!
With the success of events prior, we are continuing our MAND networking events throughout the year. Up next is the November event which has a multifaceted approach combining functionality and fun! The scheduling of our BOD meeting prior to the event allows MAND members the opportunity to easily join as a visitor for BOD monthly meeting. Also, the November networking invitation has been extended to MSPEN members as well for a collaborative approach. We look forward to a nice evening among members and colleagues. More exciting and unique opportunities lie ahead!
MAND’s Advocacy Day, previously called “State Legislative Interactive Workshop (SLIW)” is taking place in early 2020 and will continue to give us a voice with our state representatives to advocate for our profession. It is to be held in Annapolis and will include some exciting updates and opportunities for nutrition students and professionals with all levels of public policy experience. Stay tuned for more details...
Save the date for our MAND 2020 Annual Meeting to be held on Monday, March 23 at Martin’s West in Baltimore. Our Annual Meeting is the premier educational and networking event for nutrition professionals in Maryland. This event gets bigger and better every year...the 2019 meeting had over 250 attendees! Our theme this year is "Set Your Sights on Nutrition 2020" and we are currently accepting proposals from many exciting speakers and sponsors.
We are always open to feedback, input, and suggestions. Active participation in the Board of Directors is always welcome and encouraged at all levels from students, members, prospective BOD members, chair positions to leadership roles. Please reach out for information about the BOD volunteeractivities and opportunities.
I am proud to serve our dedicated members and excited for the year ahead! I look forward to seeing many of you at our upcoming events.
Thank you for your support,
Angela Green, RDN
President, Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
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Join MAND in Philadelphia for our annual MAND FNCE Social at The Field House
Relax and unwind from the day's events with fellow MAND members.
Casual dress. Location is a 3 minute walk from the convention center. Ticket sale ends 10/18/19. Refunds will be granted until 7 days prior to the event. Ticket includes private venue, one drink coupon and buffet. Cash bar will be available for additional drinks.
Note: This is a MAND member only event since MAND is partially subsidizing the cost of tickets and space is limited.
GET TICKETS HERE:
Maryland Academy Of Nutrition and Dietetics
PO Box 571
Sparks, MD 21152