The 2018 MAND Annual Meeting will be held April 18th – 20th at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest. More details coming soon!
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Congratulations to Ann Erickson, winner of the MAND Medallion Award. The award was presented at the annual meeting on April 27th.
Ann has been a tireless advocate for dietitians and nutrition in the state of Minnesota. She has single-handedly led MAND’s efforts in advocating at the state level and has inspired countless of her fellow dietitians to get involved. As Louanne Kaupa points out, “Under Ann’s gentle persistence and diligence, the scope of practice of Licensed Dietitians and Nutritionists was legally updated in the state of MN to accurately reflect roles and responsibilities of nutrition professionals on the healthcare team.” Stephanie Heim tells us, “Without question, Ann’s sustained leadership on MAND’s Public Policy Committee inspired me to lead and engage. MAND members, like me, are more willing to invest their limited time to volunteer because of people like Ann. Ann’s enthusiasm for all she does and follow-through in getting work done is an inspiration.” Aida Miles adds, “Ann is truly remarkable in her mentorship of future RDs. She instills in them a “go-getter” attitude. She provides them a dose of self-confidence that many of them lack when thinking about speaking to policy makers. This has inspired my graduate students to become passionate in policy issues, to share their passion with others (including preceptors at other sites), and to be the future leaders that we need in order to take the profession to the next level.
You are invited to submit a poster abstract to be presented at the 2018 MAND Annual Meeting – MAND Centennial: A Celebration of Food and Nutrition!
The Annual Meeting will be held at the Minneapolis Marriott NW in Brooklyn Park. The conference will be April 18 – 20 with poster presented on April 19th. Please read thru the instructions below and fill out the form that follows. If you have any questions, or would like downloadable information please email the MAND office at email@example.com.
The State Policy Representative (SPR) role is rewarding, expanding and a wonderful opportunity to get involved in state level policies with other non-profit organizations.
Below is a brief description of the SPR role. If you are interested, or know of someone who may be interested, please let us know. Ann Erickson, current SPR, is happy to chat further and serve as advisor for a period of time.
The State Policy Representative is a member of the MAND public policy leadership team with a focus on state level policy, advocacy and legislative issues. The State Policy Representative (SPR) works together with the other three public policy leads, collectively referred to by the Academy as the Public Policy Panel. The other leads include: Public Policy Coordinator (PCC), State Reimbursement Representative (SRR), and State Regulatory Specialist (SRS). As with all the public policy leads, the SPR is not an elected position. The SPR has a reporting and contributing role on the MAND Board but is not a voting member of the MAND Board. Key responsibilities include:
a. Lead collaborator and primary point of contact, along with the SRR, for state level policy partners – with involvement of MAND’s Executive Director as appropriate.
b. If MAND sponsors or co-sponsors a state Day at the Capitol, the SPR leads the planning and execution of that event.
c. Educate and engage students, members and the Board on public policy areas of importance for Minnesota.
d. Resource for state licensure issues and member education.
e. Communicate and coordinate public policy activities with the PCC, SRR, SRS, House of Delegates representative and others as needed.
f. Suggested minimum term is 3 years and can be renewed up to 3 consecutive times for suggested 9 consecutive year limit.
Email the MAND office for more information.
Gaynold Jensen was a fixture in Minnesota dietetics and the Dietetics in Health Care Communities DPG manages an educational scholarship in her honor. The purpose of the Gaynold Jensen educational stipend is to award scholarships for educational programs that enhance the contributions of the consultant dietitian to health care. More information on the criteria can be found here. Members of the DHCC DPG can learn more through the DPG’s contact found here.
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The deadline for application is February 2nd.
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What do you like to do for fun?
Anything that involves ice cream is music to my ears. But I enjoy spending copious amounts of time outdoors, especially on the lake, and cozying up on the couch with a good food documentary and my two cats.
What are you most excited about experiencing in your internship ?
The thing that most excites me is getting to meet the array of people who are just as passionate about food as I am. The people I have met already have been truly amazing and I cannot wait to make more connections and continue to network as my program continues.
What interested you in a career in dietetics?
I have always had a love for anything relating to food, be it cooking in the kitchen with my grandma or even pretending to create recipes playing in my sandbox when I was little. When I was younger I would watch hours of Alton Brown’s Good Eats and it really got me interested in the science behind food. I never really thought much about it but when I started looking for colleges and careers in high school, I came across dietetics and realized how much that career seemed to fit into what I was most passionate about. I started my freshman year declared as a dietetics major and never once looked back!
If you could give incoming freshman who are thinking of going into dietetics one piece of
advice, what would it be?
I would say dietetics is not for the faint of heart but it has by far been the most rewarding challenge I have faced. Don’t be scared off by the intense curriculum, the people you get to impact make the journey completely worth it!
The Minnesota Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics annually recognizes members and colleagues for outstanding contributions to the organization and/or the profession. If you know of a person who deserves to be honored by the Association in any of the following award categories, we encourage you to complete and submit a nomination form below.
The annual MAND awards include:
- Medallion Award
- Award of Valor
- Recognized Dietetic Technician of the Year (RDTY)
- Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year (RYDY)
- Emerging Dietetic Leader Award
- Outstanding Student Award
- Golden Apple Award
An award application form will be sent to the nominee and nominator from the MAND Office. Letters of support from individuals and/or regions are required to be submitted with application per criteria below.
Deadline for state award applications and supporting documents –
January 31st – Extended to February 12th!
More information on the award categories can be found here: MINNESOTA ACADEMY OF NUTRITION AND DIETETICS AWARDS