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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

It’s that time of year to renew your NAND Membership for 2019-2020! Renew your membership by May 31st for the upcoming year (June 1, 2019 – May 31, 2020), and enter for a chance to win one of two $25 Target gift cards.

Being a member has great benefits, including free CEU’s, sponsored events/dinners, networking opportunities, and more. All for $35! Click on the link below to join today.  When you join/renew, please also take a minute to complete the “Find an 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.

Renew or Join Here:

At our Spring Member Meeting on April 11th, NAND honored and presented our 2018-2019 awards. We are so fortunate to have such great talent and leadership in our community. Way to go!!!

Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year – Anna Cragon*
Emerging Dietetics Leader – Kara Andrew
Outstanding Dietetics Educator – Elizabeth Smith*
Iris Award – Antoine Able, MD
Outstanding Dietitian of the Year – Nancy Hunt
With Appreciation For Service as President – Emily Hogan
Outstanding Dietetics Student – Kecia Caldwell*
Student Scholarship Award – Korissa Earls*
*Not pictured

Student Scholarships

Each year, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics provides scholarships to deserving nutrition and dietetics students! Click here to learn more about available scholarships. Deadline to apply is April 22, 2019.

Volunteer Opportunities

Did you know that NAND has a partnership with the PENCIL Foundation? NAND has been assigned to Glencliff High School’s Academy of Health and Hospitality. Volunteer areas include:  teaching pre-natal nutrition classes, foodservice/culinary classes, work shadowing, and many more! Contact Mollie at if you are interested in volunteering. To learn more, check out their website at

For more student volunteer opportunities, check out our website at

The Nashville Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (NAND) ballot is out! Please take a minute to look at the candidates for the NAND 2019-2020 Board.

2019-2020 NAND Board Ballot Nominees

Present Elect: 
Melissa Giovanni

Council on Professional Issues (CPI) Chair Elect:
Kelsey Higgins

Nominating Chair Elect: 
Leigh Anna Davenport 

Anna Cragon

Jamie Flick

Click here to read the Candidates Bios. Voting is open until April 8, 2019. To vote, go to: