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Minnesota Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics
Minnesota Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (MAND) is an affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and 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. Membership in MAND (when Minnesota is listed as the state affiliation) is granted automatically as part of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics membership.

MAND seeks to be a vibrant, proactive professional organization that promotes dietetics, food, nutrition, and health. U of M DI interns are required to attend MAND meetings and, if possible, the annual MAND state meeting.


DI and Program Graduates in the News

Alumna Gretchen Coleman published a book called "Full: of love. of confidence. of food." (September 7, 2018)

Alumnae Sydney Boehnlein and Kaela Pittman attended the Collegiate Professional Sports Dietitian Association (CPSDA) annual conference in Indianapolis. Currently, Sydney is working with the New York Yankees at its training facility in Tampa Bay, while Kaela is working with the athletics department at th e University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. (May 22-24, 2018)

Alumna Kathleen Price received a financial award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Colonel Frances G. Ballentine Scholarship Fund. (December 2017)

Alumna Liz Zaremba was featured on the WCCO segment "Good Question" addressing the issue of how often we should snack. via WCCO (January 23, 2017)

Xiaochung (Snow) Wang returned to her hometown of Beijing after graduation to work as a clinical dietitian. She recently published her first cookbook focused on pediatric nutrition, helping parents prepare nutritious meals for their children when they are sick. via the Department of Food Science and Nutrition; via CFANS Alumni & Friends News. (January 2017)

Ryan Bad Heart Bull is a new registered dietitian and the first Native American to graduate from the University of Minnesota's Dietetic Internship program. He attended the First Annual Conference on Native American Nutrition, which focused on the food movement to reclaim Native American health. via MPR News (September 28, 2016)

The Dietetic Internship was the focus of both a departmental and college feature story. via the Department of Food Science and Nutrition; via CFANS Solutions Magazine (Summer 2016)

A Glimpse of Past Activities

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Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center / Training HAUS

Beef Farm Tour

Beef Farm Tour