Minnesota Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (MAND) is an affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. With approximately 1,600 members, it is the largest professional organization of nutrition health professionals in Minnesota. Membership is limited to Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDs and RDNs), and Diet Technicians, Registered (DTRs), those eligible for these classifications, students, and retired members.
As you might expect, our members work in every health care setting – hospitals, home care, long term care, clinics. But their leadership extends to many other areas of work — schools, business and industry, clinical research, community health and wellness, WIC, maternal and infant nutrition, eating disorders, food shelves, grocery stores, U of MN & Extension, Department of Health, sports nutrition, fitness, SHIP, Farm to School, Diabetes Prevention Programs, private practice, among others. This breadth of reach and experience gives our members a broad base of understanding and influence on food and nutrition issues impacting Minnesotans.
Registered Dietitians are credentialed through the national organization, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. A majority of our members have advanced degrees or specialty certifications. Additionally, Registered Dietitians (RDs) and Nutritionists are licensed by the State of Minnesota.
MAND members are food and nutrition experts uniquely qualified and positioned to deliver cost-effective prevention, wellness and disease management services.
The members of MAND are governed by a Board of Directors, who are elected by the membership. The Board determines a strategic plan for the association, as well as, a yearly plan of work and the annual budget. In addition, a broad variety of committees assist in carrying out the work of the association.