About NAND!


The Nashville Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is an advocate for Nashville dietitians and the dietetic profession. We serve the public through the promotion of optimal nutrition, health and well-being!

RDs and dietetic students are welcome to join the NAND. Become a member to attend the quarterly NAND meetings for free, get information on local job postings and continuing education opportunities, and gain access to the website’s members section!

Become a Member!

Weekend Warrior Program is Coming to Nashville!


The popular University of Virginia Health System nutrition support “Weekend Warrior” program is going on the road, and MTSPEN is happy to host them in Nashville! This 2-day program features up-to-date, evidenced-based education sessions presented by two of the nutrition support community’s most passionate and knowledgeable leaders, Carol Reese-Parrish and Joe Krenitsky. Click on this attachment for the schedule of topics and information on how to register. Information can also be found here: https://med.virginia.edu/ginutrition/weekend-warrior-program-in-nashville-tn/

*Sign up today! Registration is limited to 65 participants*


NAND Journal Club October 25th!


Journal Club

Probiotics and the Gut Microbiome

*Earn 2 free CEUs, network with other dietitians, and enjoy a drink on NAND!*

When: Thursday, October 25, 2018, from 6-7 PM
Where: Tupelo Honey Café (2000 Meridian Blvd Ste 110, Franklin, TN 37067)
Who: Limited to the first 10 dietitians/DTRs who RSVP.  Must be a NAND member.
RSVP by Monday, October 22nd, to Leah Shrader: lcdrake18@gmail.com
The journal articles that will be discussed will be sent to you after you RSVP.

Join TAND for “Tennessee Tuesday” October 23rd.


As featured in the recent Tennessee Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (TAND) newsletter, Senator Bob Corker and Senator Lamar Alexander hold an informal breakfast on Tuesday mornings for Tennesseans visiting Washington.

“Tennessee Tuesday” provides a great opportunity to speak with both senators and schedule meetings with their staffs to discuss legislation important to you or your organization.

If you are interested in speaking directly with our legislators or would like more information, please contact Brian Carroll at bcarro18@utm.edu. TAND is getting a group together to attend “Tennessee Tuesday” this month on October 23rd.

New Tax on Fitness Centers


You may have recently heard that a 1980’s sales tax on fitness centers is just now starting to be enforced. It’s getting a LOT of local attention. Two Knoxville, TN, representatives in particular intend to challenge the tax on grounds that it discourages activity in an already high chronic disease state. For more information on this tax increase and ways to contact your local legislator, please refer to the following links below.

Daniel and Biggs Press Release: http://tnhousegop.org/representative-martin-daniel-senator-richard-briggs-announce-legislation-to-eliminate-unfair-tax-on-fitness-centers/

WATE Coverage: https://www.wate.com/news/local-news/knoxville-state-lawmakers-take-aim-at-sales-tax-on-fitness-centers/1483006309?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook_WATE_6_On_Your_Side

Tax Notice from TN Dept. of Revenue: https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/revenue/documents/notices/sales/sales18-09.pdf

TAND Needs Your Feedback


TAND recently emailed its membership asking for your feedback on this year’s House of Delegate Mega Issue Question: Going into the Second Century, how do we design an engaged HOD to best support and advance the Academy’s Strategic Plan? Please consider taking a minute to share your thoughts by completing the following steps.

Step 1: Please read the background information in The Representative Body’s Role in Leading Together for Good Governance.

Step 2: Now that you have read the backgrounder, provide your response/s to the following questions:

  • What do you want/need from the HOD?
  • In what way(s) do you want to share your input for use by the HOD as it addresses issues facing the profession?
Please send responses to catherinesavannah@yahoo.com no later than October 6th.Thank you for your feedback.

Catherine Austin, MS, RDN, LDN, FADA
TN Delegate

Save the Date and Upcoming CEU Opportunity!


Mark Your Calendars for February 26-27, 2019!

The Tennessee Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (TAND) Annual meeting will take place Tuesday February 26th followed by Hill day on Wednesday February 27th. Stay tuned for future emails with more details about these must attend events!

Free CEU Webinar!

The Military Families Learning Network is hosting a free webinar.

Topic: Coconut Oil– Super Food or Super Fad

When: October 4, 10:00am-11:00am CST
1.0 CPEU for RDNs

About This Webinar: Coconut oil is all the rage these days to benefit your health. It has been rumored to help with heart disease, thyroid problems, slow aging, and protect against illnesses such as Alzheimer’s, arthritis, diabetes and even weight loss. But what is the truth about coconut oil? Tune into this webinar to learn fact from fiction about this popular oil.

To Register Visit: https://militaryfamilieslearningnetwork.org/event/22086/ or click on this flyer for more details, MFLN CEU Flyer

Join Us in Celebrating TAND Leaders!


At this year’s FNCE in Washington, D.C, TAND will host a reception to honor all TAND members, including Dee Pratt, Medallion Award winner, Hollie Raynor, who received the Excellence in Practice–Dietetic Research Award, Lisa Abbay, serving as the CDR Commissioner and Eileen Myers, serving for the Academy as a Nominating Committee National Leader.

Date: Monday, October 22
Time: 6:00 – 7:30pm
Location: Marriott Marquis (HQ Hotel); Treasury Room

Beverages and Light Refreshments will be served.

If you will be at FNCE this year, make sure to RSVP! Please Register Here.

Accepting Nominations for the 2018-2019 NAND Awards!


A leader doesn’t always have a fancy title like CEO, director or manager. A leader can be defined as a difference maker or someone who isn’t satisfied with the status quo. Each year, the Nashville Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics takes time to celebrate and honor the accomplishments of both members and community leaders who make a difference.

That’s where you come in! We ask for your participation in the selection process. Nominate a NAND difference maker today!

The Awards available for nominations include: 
Outstanding Dietitian
Recognized Young Dietitian
Emerging Dietetics Leader
Outstanding Dietetics Educator
Outstanding Dietetics Student
Iris Award

*Note: We encourage you to nominate multiple candidates for the different awards. You may also nominate yourself for an award if you meet the criteria.

Click here for more information on nomination eligibility requirements. Please email all nominations complete with the nominee’s email address to Elise.Thompson@HCAhealthcare.com.

*Nominations are due by September 30th, 2018*

Please contact Elise Thompson with any questions at: (615) 604-7438  or Elise.Thompson@HCAhealthcare.com

Join Us in Welcoming Middle Tennessee’s Interns!

Attention Dietetic Interns in the Nashville and Middle Tennessee Area:

Join us for a reception to learn more about getting involved with NAND, network with NAND leaders, and meet other interns. You do not need to be a member of NAND to attend this event. Light refreshments will be served.

WHEN? Monday, September 17th, 6:30-7:30pm
WHERE? Edmondson Pike Branch of the Nashville Public Library. (5501 Edmondson Pike, Nashville, TN 37211)

Please contact us at eatrightnash@gmail.com with any questions. We look forward to seeing you then!

Free CEU Opportunity with the Dietitian Institute


Free CEU Opportunity with the Dietitian Institute

Title: How to Incorporate Mindful and Intuitive Eating into Your Practice (CDR Approved)

Elements of Mindful & Intuitive Eating
Tools to Maximize Clients Success
Case Studies: Incorporating Mindful & Intuitive Eating with Your Clients

When: September 18th at 11am CST, September 19th at 7pm CST.

Suggested Learning Codes: 6000, 6010, 6020, 6060, 6070
Performance Indicators: 9.1.3, 9.1.4, 9.4.4, 9.4.5

Registration Link: http://dietitianinstitute.com/mindful-intuitive-eating-training/

*This webinar provides 1CEU*