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The 30th Annual Renfrew Center Foundation VIRTUAL Conference for Professionals

Feminist Relational Perspectives and Beyond: Lessons Learned

Available November 13 through December 14, 2020

Up to 31 CEs/CMEs Offered

The Renfrew Center Foundation invites you to experience an innovative, web-based Conference for these extraordinary times!  Renfrew is bringing you a virtual Conference offering up to 31 CEs/CMEs, showcasing 3 exciting, live Keynote presentations, 18 on-demand breakout sessions, networking activities and many special events which have been a part of the Renfrew Conference for the past three decades.  In learning from experts in the eating disorders field, we will explore how this knowledge informs us all going forward and identifies the challenges ahead.  Please join us for this virtual program where we remain committed to providing our long-standing legacy of cutting-edge learning opportunities and connection to one another! 

Keynote Presentations:
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: Therapy From Both Sides of the Couch

Lori Gottlieb, MFT, psychotherapist and author of The New York Times bestseller

Genes, Environment and You. Implications For Personal Illness Narratives or “Why Me?”

Cynthia Bulik, PhD, FAED, world-renowned researcher in the field of eating disorders

Giving Voice

Soledad O’Brien, award-winning journalist, entrepreneur and host

Featured Workshops:

Body Bridges: Developing New Pathways for Nutrition Therapists in Traditional Eating Disorder Treatment

Maria Sorbara Mora, MS, CDN, CEDRD-S, C-IAYT

This workshop considers where we have been and where we are going as new pathways to recovery are paved. Our foundational research sets the stage, while embodied and somatic practices invite us to observe. As clinical trailblazers, we set forth to create bridges from science to body and beyond.

More Than Diabetes: Understanding and Treating ED-DMT1

Lindsay Friedman, RD, LDN

This workshop will examine tools to help healthcare professionals understand how to navigate the mental, emotional, and physical aspects of treating Diabulimia. Through presentation and discussion, we will explore the barriers to identifying clients with Diabulimia as well as treating them in your practice.

Connection and Conversation for Nutrition Professionals

Date: Thursday, November 19, 2020

Hosted by: Becky Mehr, MS, RDN, CEDRD-S, LDN & Samantha Goss, MPH, RDN, LDN

Please join us for a virtual networking event specifically for dietitians and nutritionists to expand their network and share their experiences. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss the specific challenges of their work and learn about interventions and treatment approaches from others. Bring your ideas, questions and thoughts and learn with others.

For more information or to register please visit or contact Kelly Krausz at 1-877-367-3383 or

The Nashville Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (NAND) ballot is out! Please take a minute to look at the candidates for the NAND 2020-2021 Board.

2020-2021 NAND Board Ballot Nominees

Present Elect: 
Kaitlyn Kownacki, RDN, LDN

Council on Professional Issues (CPI) Chair Elect:
Emily Cornwell, RD, LDN
Morgan McFarlane, MPH, RD, LD
Lori Brown RD, LDN, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor

Nominating Chair Elect: 
Sara Haji

Madelyn Emler

Click here to read the Candidates Bios. 

Voting is open until May 8, 2020. 

To vote, go to: NAND 2020-2021 Ballot

NAND Spring Update

March 30, 2020 | Meetings & Events, NAND Updates | No Comments

Fellow NAND members:

We hope that this email finds you and your loved ones healthy and well!

Due to recent events concerning COVID-19 the Nashville Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics will be unable to hold our annual spring member meeting, fundraiser, or journal club. Please stay tuned in the coming weeks for information regarding NAND awards winners. If you have any questions or concerns at this time please let us know.

We look forward to seeing you all in the fall for the upcoming NAND year! 

Take care,

The NAND board

The Nashville Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (NAND) needs YOU on the 2020-2021 Board!

Elected positions available include:

– President Elect

– CPI Chair Elect

– Nominating Chair Elect

– Secretary

– Treasurer

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 some positions require you to be licensed to practice in Tennessee.

You would take your new position starting June 1st!

Please email Sara Gosik, at, with your nominations by Friday, February 21st

Who: NAND members who want to celebrate National Nutrition Month by serving the residents of My Friend’s House. Please RSVP—Limited to 10 volunteers!

What: Chef for the Night is an opportunity to prepare and share a meal with the residents of My Friend’s House.  NAND will provide the menu/groceries. The meal will be prepared at My Friend’s House with the assistance of the residents.

Where: 626 Eastview Circle, Franklin, TN 37064

When: Monday, March 16th 6 pm – 8 pm

Questions? Please see attached flyer or email

RSVP to: