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Strategic Plan


Strategic Plan

Massachusetts residents will thrive through the transformative power of food and nutrition.

Empowering MAND members, through advocacy and education, to serve their communities as nutrition experts.


MAND strives to exceed members' expectations, as well as foster a sense of community,

cohesion and connectedness among members.

MAND adheres to the highest standards of professional and scientific integrity.

MAND embraces change with creativity and strategic thinking.

MAND champions policies that positively impact and advance the field of food and nutrition.

Social Responsibility
MAND makes decisions with consideration for inclusivity as well as environmental,

economic and social implications.

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access
MAND creates a culture that respects all individuals and increases opportunities for underrepresented groups.

MAND fosters organizational and professional values of equity, respect, civility, and anti-discrimination.



Goal 1: Members and prospective members view MAND as essential to career advancement

Goal 2: The public recognizes registered dietitian nutritionists as experts in food and nutrition

Goal 3: Empower members to advocate for the health of Massachusetts residents

Strategy 1

Provide and support innovative professional development and networking opportunities

Strategy 2

Provide a range of leadership and volunteer opportunities

Strategy 3

Recruit, engage, and maintain a diverse member base

Strategy 1

Empower members to enhance the visibility of registered dietitian nutritionists to both the general public and other health professionals

Strategy 2

Equip members with skills in media platforms to make evidence based practices relatable to the public

Strategy 1

Influence food and nutrition policies and programs

Strategy 2

Provide opportunities for members to participate in the legislative process

Strategy 3

Establish and strengthen strategic partnership to further MAND and Academy initiatives




Approximately every three years, the MAND undertakes a comprehensive strategic planning process. Please take a moment to look at the Strategic Plan of the organization.

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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