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Attention students! Looking for ways to get more involved with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics? Check out this recent article for tips on how to get involved at the national level, 

Stay tuned for emails this Summer/Early Fall with more information on how to get involved with the Nashville Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics! In the mean time, refer to our student section for local volunteer and leadership opportunities.


May 9, 2019 | Uncategorized | No Comments

Melissa Giovanni, MS, RDN, LDN owner of Balance Nutrition Counseling, PLLC and current NAND Nominating Chair presented at Portland High School to several nutrition classes. Topics discussed included dieting, eating disorders, intuitive and mindful eating and Health at Every Size. Students asked a lot of great questions and participated in a mindful eating activity. Way to go Melissa!

In honor of National Nutrition Month, NAND is getting a group together to volunteer at Second Harvest. Please see details below for more information and to RSVP. We hope you can join us! This is a great opportunity to network with other members, obtain a few volunteer hours if you are a student, all while giving back to community.

*This event is capped at 15 people so RSVP early*

When: Saturday, March 16th from 9:00am-11:30am.  
Where: Second Harvest Food Bank, 1958 Almaville Rd Smyrna TN 37167
RSVP to:Bailey at

Don’t forget to vote in the Academy’s 2019 Election! Participation from Tennessee has been steadily declining over the past few years, noted at 12% participation in 2018. We want to change that! Please consider taking a few minutes to view the slate of candidates below and cast your vote today. The last day to vote is February 15th.

View the slate of candidates and vote electronically here. Receive a coupon good for $5 off your next purchase from the eatrightSTORE when you cast your ballot!

TAND is offering scholarships up to $1000 each to qualified applicants interested in pursuing specialty practice certifications. Scholarship recipients are required to complete the training and certification by May 1, 2019 in order to apply for reimbursement. Deadline for scholarship applications is May 1, 2019 with notification of awards by June 1, 2019. More information regarding eligibility criteria and application requirements can be found on the TAND website at For questions about the application process, please contact Ginger Carney.