Minnesota Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (MAND) is an affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. Currently, there are approximately 1700 members throughout the state.
Membership is limited to Registered Dietitians (RDs), and Diet Technicians, Registered (DTRs), those eligible for these classifications, students, and retired members.
Membership in MAND is granted automatically through annual membership renewal in The Academy.
The state is divided into five districts, Twin Cities, Northwest, Northeast, South Central and Southeast.
If you are interested in meeting with a Registered Dietitian for Nutrition Therapy (weight management, food allergies, etc.), you can Find a Dietitian in your area using your zip code.
Minnesota RD to Receive the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Award for Grassroots Excellence
Congratulations to Ann Erickson, MA, RD, of St. Paul, Minn., who has been named the winner of the Academy's 2014 Award for Grassroots Excellence in recognition of her leadership work in nutrition advocacy.
Erickson's work in public policy and her leadership in the affiliate were cited in her nomination by the Minnesota Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has educated and involved affiliate members from across the state to be active and visible participants in state-wide initiatives to improve the health of Minnesota. In addition, she has worked to meet Minnesota's public policy goals by meeting with members of Congress and by developing a working relationship with the governor’s office and the state department of health. Her work has raised the level of involvement of dietetics students, registered dietitian nutritionists and dietetic technicians, registered in Minnesota state policy decisions. Erickson will be recognized for her achievements during the Academy's 2014 Public Policy Workshop in March.