Dietetic Intern Reception


NAND members, local students, and local dietetic interns:

Mark your calendar for the upcoming NAND Intern Reception!

This event is open to all dietetic interns and students in the area to learn more about NAND.

WHEN: Monday, September 11th, from 6:00-7:00pm
WHERE: Edmondson Pike Branch of the Nashville Public Library – Address: 5501 Edmondson Pike, Nashville, TN 37211

For more information, contact Emily Hogan at



TAND Annual Meeting 2017

Monday, March 20, 2017

Please join us!

Conference location:

Nashville Airport Marriott Hotel

600 Marriott Drive

Nashville, TN 37214

(615) 889-9300

Parking is Free. 

Group rate is available through February ??, 2017

Group rate code is: TAND

***TAND signs will be posted outside & inside the Hotel***

Speaker line-up for the Annual Meeting!

Amy Richards, MS, RDN
• Fact or Fiction: Is There Evidence for Vegetarian and Vegan Diets?

Kathleen Zelman, MS, RDN
• From Manual Typewriters to Mommy Blogs: The Changing Landscape of Nutrition Communications

Jacqueline Marcus, RDN
• What’s New About Getting Old? – Savoring the Seasoned Years

Panel: Jaime Pope MS, RD; Regina Tyree, MS Exerc Phys; Kevin Niswender, MD, PhD; Brandon Williams, MD
• Contrasting the Evidence on Treatment Options for Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes: Diet, Exercise, Pharmaceuticals and Surgery

Don’t miss out on these educational sessions! Register here:

Next MTSPEN meeting April 13th at Centennial




Standardizing Competencies for Parenteral Nutrition Prescribers

Wednesday April 13, 2016

Registration: 2:30 pm

Webinar: 3-4:30 pm


Location: Centennial Medical Center

Women’s and Children’s hospital cafeteria 2nd floor

Dining Room #2


No cost to MTSPEN members

Nonmember fee- $10 for CEU’s

Oley foundation donations welcome


*RSVP to


Sponsored by:



Parenteral Nutrition (PN) is a complex, high alert medication prone to a variety of potential errors. Recent changes to clinical practice have increased the number of PN prescribers from various disciplines. To ensure safe prescribing of PN, a standardized model for PN competency should be utilized. This webinar will describe the American Society for Parenteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) model for standardized PN competency and provide additional guidance for safe PN prescribing.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify selected competencies pertinent to parenteral nutrition prescribing to optimize delivery of safe and effective therapy.
  2. Describe the A.S.P.E.N. model for PN prescribing to train and assist in privileging the following healthcare professional: Physicians in training (residents and fellows), medical students, and nutrition support RDs, NPs, PAs, clinical nurse specialists, and nutrition support pharmacists.
  3. Discuss steps toward achieving a culture of safe PN prescribing based on evaluation of individual patients and achieved by multidisciplinary collaboration between physicians, dietitians, nurses, and pharmacists.

Topics and Faculty

A.S.P.E.N. Competency Model for Parenteral Nutrition Prescribing
Phil Ayers, PharmD, BCNSP, FASHP, Chief, Clinical Pharmacy Services, Baptist Health Systems, Department of Pharmacy, Jackson, MS

Standardized Competencies for Prescribing Parenteral Nutrition: Applying the A.S.P.E.N. Model in Clinical Practice
Erica Raymond, RD, CNSC, Dietitian Senior, Surgical Critical Care, Patient Food and Nutrition Services, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI

Jane Hughes, PharmD, BCNSP, BC-ADM, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist/Clinical Research Coordinator, Department of Pharmacy, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston MA

Level: Intermediate
UAN: 0216-0000-15-086-L01-P
CE Credit: 1.5 hours

Next Member Meeting February 9th at Maggiano’s

SAVE THE DATE!!! Our next member meeting will take place Tuesday February 9 th from5:00pm to 7:45pm. Please see the attached meeting agenda and flyer for a timeline of the night’s events and how to RSVP. RSVP is required by February 5th, 2016. In addition to our presentation, we will be providing updates from NAND, presenting our NAND awards, and honoring our dietetic interns. This event is open to NAND members only at this time. We will open it up to nonmembers if space is available. Please contact Sarah Martin with any questions.
*Note: Dietetic Interns do not need to RSVP.


February 9th Flyer

NAND Meeting Agenda February 2016

MTSPEN and NAND Joint Member Meeting, February 25


MTSPEN and NAND Present: “What’s New for the ICU?: Nutrition Guidelines”

Speaker: Martina Cartwright, PhD, RD

President & CEO

Beacon Science Inc.

Scottsdale, AZ

When: Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 6:30pm

Location: Amerigos on West End


*Please RSVP to

Seating is limited so please RSVP


No cost to MTSPEN or NAND members

Oley foundation donations welcome

Sponsored by Abbott Nutrition

MTSPEN NAND announcement

Journal Club – January 13th – 2 CEU’s


The next journal club event is set for January 13th from 5:00pm-6:30pm. Topic is Adult Weight Management by Marilyn Holmes. Marilyn Holmes was last year’s TAND scholarship winner to attend training for the Adult Weight Management certification and is going to share with NAND what she learned! This event will take place at the Vanderbilt Rec Center and will provide 2 CEU’s. Please contact Caroline Pullen at for questions and to RSVP.

NAND Winter Networking Event


Where: Fitlab,  3307 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37209

Date: Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Time: Arrive at 5:45 PM for a 6 PM class

Who: The first 15 NAND members to RSVP for event to

P.S. Everyone is welcome to join us at Calypso Café afterwards to continue networking. Those that were unable to attend the class can network and hear how David got started with FitLab.

Nashville Fit Lab specializes in group training, personal training and nutrition coaching for weight loss and sports performance.  Nashville Fit Lab’s program is designed to help others improve in all areas of fitness; including, strength, conditioning, endurance, mobility and agility.  Each day, the workout out is different and may include movements, like squats, presses, deadlifts, sit-ups, lunges, push-ups, running, jumping, rowing and gymnastics.  Nashville Fit Lab’s group training program is for all levels and is designed to achieve good functional movement, individualized goals and improve overall health and fitness.  Nashville Fit Lab’s motto is, “Smarter Bodies, Stronger Minds and Better Lives!”

Nashville Fit Lab is owned by David Duff, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.  David graduated from MTSU and did his dietetic internship at NHC where he later worked for 5 years.  Before opening Nashville Fit Lab, David worked as a consultant dietitian, personal trainer, CrossFit trainer and did nutrition coaching on the side.  David’s mission is to help others find greater purpose by sharing an evolving knowledge of health and fitness!

During the NAND Winter Networking Event, David will lead us through a fun and challenging team workout.  The workout will be designed for all levels and you will be able to scale the intensity to your own ability!  Don’t worry if you haven’t done anything like this before- you will learn everything you need to know during the class!  Make sure that you wear your best Lulu’s (or other athletic attire), some super-sweet trainers and get ready to (net)work!

See attached flyer – Sweat into the New Year