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About MAND

The Massachusetts Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (MAND) is an affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, which is the nation's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The Registered Dietitians of the MAND shape the food and nutrition choices of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and its over 1,600 members are committed to promoting optimal nutrition, health and well-being.

MAND exists for its members and to promote Registered Dietitians as the best resource for food and nutrition information. The strongest asset of the organization is its members, who represent a wide range of settings and practice areas including:

  • Business
  • Clinical practice in hospitals and other health-care facilities
  • Consulting for food companies, corporations, public relations firms and media
  • Corporate wellness
  • Diet counseling
  • Education
  • Food and culinary arts
  • Food service management
  • Journalism
  • Medical nutrition therapy
  • Nutrition researchers
  • Private practice
  • Public health and community settings
  • Research
  • Schools
  • Sports nutrition
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President's Welcome

Hello friends,

April brought a whirlwind of activity with ANCE on April 5th and Day on the Hill (DOTH) on April 8th!

With “food as medicine” front and center in the healthcare crisis today, we were thrilled to host Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, one of the leading global experts on this topic as our keynote speaker!

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Funded MS or PhD Graduate student Fully funded graduate assistantships for RDNs or RDN-eligible students in a full-time MS or PhD program in Health Promotion Sciences beginning fall 2024 at the University of Connecticut. Successful.. Read more >

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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