NAND Membership Renewal


It’s that time of year to renew your NAND Membership for 2016-2017! Renew your membership by May 31st for the new year (runs June 1, 2016 through May 31, 2017) and enter for a chance to win one of three $25 gift cards! Being a member has great benefits including free CEU’s, sponsored events/dinners, networking opportunities, and more all for only $35! Click on the link below to join today!!! When you join/renew, please also take a minute to complete the “Find a RD” section. We often receive inquiries about how to locate nutrition professionals in the area so please take a minute to provide/update your information.

Friendly Reminder: Please do not forget to also renew your Academy (AND) membership. You must be a member of the Academy (AND) before you can join NAND.

NAND Reminders


Please take a minute to complete the NAND membership survey! We rely on member feedback in order to continue to grow as an organization that better serves our membership and community. The deadline to complete the survey is Monday March 28th. We will draw two random winners for a $25 Amazon gift card!

NAND is currently accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Student Delegate position. Any interested student should send their resume and a one page cover letter stating why they want this position and what they can bring to the role. Please send all information to Lori Black at by end of business day Friday April 1st. This is open to DPD students only at this time.

Opportunity to make a difference in our State and Communities


The Tennessee Obesity Task Force is folding into the Heathier Tennessee initiative for Healthier Communities.

Registered Dietitians are encouraged to lead local efforts to improve the health outcomes for individuals and families in TN.

This is an excellent opportunity to get dietitians to the table, on the boards/committees/forefront so that WE are helping to drive this initiative rather than waiting to be noticed or invited.

The initiative will bring communities together to work collectively toward a common goal. Across our state, the towns, cities, counties, and neighborhoods are forming committees to lead local efforts to improve the health outcomes for individuals and families in Tennessee.

I want to encourage our membership to be a part of this exciting new initiative and be officially designated to a Healthier Community.

To join the movement or to find out more, go to

Your Feedback is Requested:


The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) is recommending a new education model for the future preparation of nutrition and dietetics practitioners based on its environmental scan and data from more than 9,500 stakeholders.

A copy of the Rationale Document can be found on the ACEND website:

Feedback is encouraged and can be provided at the Survey Monkey® link:

Also posted on the website is a Frequently Asked Questions information sheet to address expected questions about the recommendations and a recorded webinar that describes the recommended model and the rationale for proposed changes. ACEND board representatives and staff will be conducting special sessions at the area NDEP meetings to provide opportunities for educator input.