NAND 2019-2020 Board of Directors Nominations Now Being Accepted!


Calling all members, the Nashville Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (NAND) needs YOU on the 2019-2020 Board! 

Elected positions available include:
– Secretary
– Treasurer
– CPI chair elect
– President elect
– Nominating chair elect

Descriptions for each position can be found on our website at:

Being on the NAND board has many benefits, including:
– 3 leadership CEUs to log in your professional portfolio
FREE year membership to NAND
– Strengthens your resume 
– Sets you up as a great candidate for TAND leadership
– Opportunity to build connections and relationships with other RD’s/board members 

Self-nominations are accepted and encouraged! 

Nominees must be an active member of AND and NAND and licensed to practice in Tennessee. 

Please email Melissa Giovanni, at, with your nominations by Friday, February 1st. 

NAND Fitness and Networking Event January 30th


Come Pound off the cold! Nashville Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is hosting a Pound class.

Where: Centennial Sportsplex, 222 25th Ave N Nashville Tn 37203
When: Wednesday, January 30, 2019. The class starts at 5:30 and lasts about an hour.
*Our instructor Maria will give us instructions and lead us through the class.
Class Description:  Full-body cardio jam session combining light resistance with constant simulated drumming. The workout fuses cardio, Pilates, isometric movements, plyometric, and isometric poses into a 45-minute series.
FREE for up to 25 NAND members! Join us for a bit of networking ahead of time or stay for a snack and water after the class- both provided by NAND.

For questions and to RSVP, contact Emily Hogan at:

Deadline to RSVP is Sunday, January 27, 2019.

Spots Open for the Weekend Warrior Program


Spots are still available for the University of Virginia Health System’s “Weekend Warrior” program taking place this Spring 2019! 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:

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

TAND Awards Applications Due 11/30


Applications for the Tennessee Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (TAND) Awards are due November 30th!  District winners are asked to utilize the same online applications previously used for their Districts.  Further instructions & eligibility requirements can be found at:  For questions, please contact Ginger Carney, Education Pillar Chair (

TAND Voting is Open!


The Tennessee Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (TAND) ballot is out! Please take a minute to look at the candidates for the TAND 2019-2020 Board of Directors. Voting is open until December 20th, 2018.

2019-2020 TAND Board of Directors Ballot Nominees

President Elect-Elect
Christy Davis
Collette Powers
Heidi J. Silver

Council on Professional Issues (CPI Chair Elect)
Morgan Anderson
Christie Griffin 

Nominating Committee (choose two)
Leslie Ely
Debra C. Fox
Edward Han
Hannah Hill
Stephanie Horvath
Kaitlyn Philipps
Jackie Roos
Lauren Steele

Candidates Bio Link: Click Here

Survey Monkey Link for the 2019-2020 Ballot (click below):

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 no later than October 6th.Thank you for your feedback.

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

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

*Nominations are due by September 30th, 2018*

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

NAND Fall Networking Event September 13th


Join NAND and MTSPEN for some movement and fun at our annual membership kick-off event!

What: Yoga, Jeni’s ice cream, other refreshments, and networking.

Where: Centennial Park – 2500 West End Avenue Nashville, TN 37203. At the event shelter in the back of the park next to the plane and train.

When: Thursday September 13th, 5:30-7:30pm. Yoga will take place from 6-7pm.

Who: All current NAND Members and RDNs/DTRs, dietetic interns, and dietetic students who are interested in joining NAND this year are welcome to join!


*Please bring your own yoga mat if you have one. We will have extra yoga mats to provide to participants that do not have one.

Sammi Ke-a will be leading us in our evening yoga. Sammi currently teaches at FreeBird Fitness, Hot Yoga Lebanon, So Fly Studio, HOTBOX, Unity Yoga Room, Zone Conditioning, Pinnacle Bank, and Ryman Corporate Office. She is also available for private sessions. Instagram handle is @sammi.kea.

For questions and to RSVP, please contact Melissa Giovanni at  Deadline to RSVP is Monday September 10th.

A HUGE thank you to our sponsors for making this event possible!


Congrats to our gift card winners!


Congratulations to our gift card winners!!! The following members won a $25 gift card for either taking our NAND membership survey or by joining NAND for the 2018-2019 year by May 31st.

Membership Survey Winners who won a $25 gift card to Amazon

Sarah Martin

Eileen Myers

Joining NAND by May 31st winners who won a $25 gift card to Target

Mary Walker Hall

Laura Schmutzer

With our new year JUST kicking off, now is the perfect time to join NAND! We have some awesome events in the works with our Fall membership kick-off event, member meetings, networking socials and more. So if you haven’t already, join today at the link below to stay in the loop and also to receive emails for local job postings as this is a member exclusive benefit.