Welcome to the Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics!



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.  

Speak at the Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2022 Annual Meeting

The Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (MAND) is seeking presentation proposals for our 2022 Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting is the premier educational and networking event for nutrition professionals in Maryland. Over 250 nutrition professionals will be in attendance. The 2022 meeting will take place on Monday, April 4, 2022 at Martin’s West in Baltimore, Maryland. As the date nears, we will make arrangements to hold the event virtually if COVID-19 restrictions do not allow for an in person conference. 

The MAND Annual Meeting attracts nutrition professionals from diverse fields and, therefore, we are open to many topics pertaining to food, nutrition, and/or health. Presentation proposals should reflect cutting edge research and practical applications. Only advanced sessions (Academy level II or III) in acceptable topic areas will be accepted.

If you are interested in speaking at the meeting, please complete the online speaker proposal form. The deadline for proposals is Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at midnight EST. Any proposals received after this date will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis as determined by the Annual Planning Committee. Incomplete proposals will not be reviewed. Selected speakers will be notified of their acceptance by mid-December.

Up to two proposals per individual or group will be reviewed. Please do not submit more than two proposals. Proposals from individuals who have not presented at a previous MAND meeting are particularly encouraged. All conflicts of interest must be fully disclosed at the time of proposal submission. Honorariums, travel and other fees are negotiated on a per speaker basis. Estimates for both are part of the submission process. Presenters should be willing to present virtually or in person. 

If you have any questions about or problems completing this form, please contact Elaine Minzer at elaineminzer519@gmail.com

If you would like more information about MAND or the Annual Meeting, please visit the Annual Meeting page or contact:

Elaine Minzer, MS, RDN, LDN, CNSC
Council on Professional Issues Chair
Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is seeking proposals for an organization or individual(s) to provide contract association management services for the remainder of the current one-year period (June 1 - May 31) and the upcoming one-year period beginning on or about December 1, 2021.

Please click here to review the RFP. Thank you.

Maryland Academy Of Nutrition and Dietetics

PO Box 571

Sparks, MD  21152



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