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Hello MAND members and welcome to the summer newsletter. It is my pleasure to serve you this year in my role as President. On June 4th, the MAND Board held it’s yearly transition meeting. New Board members were welcomed and oriented to their positions. I am so appreciative of their service and would especially like to welcome new and/or returning Board members Erika Grant, Anh Thu Truong, Jane Sylvestre, and Mary Emerson.
Our committees are busy planning activities for the membership. Stay tuned for opportunities to gather with your MAND colleagues through educational offerings like webinars or fun activities like our very own book club. In addition, we welcome member ideas on any events they would like to attend. Feel free to reach out to myself or any Board member with any requests or suggestions.
As we head into summer, the last thing I’m sure many of us want to think about is the return to school, however how exciting to hear that LD 1679, An Act to Address Student Hunger through Expanding Access to Free School Meals passed in both the House and Senate. This is a giant step toward reducing food insecurity in our school children. MAND will continue to monitor these important public policy initiatives and will update the membership as details emerge.
A special thanks goes out to Kristine Kittridge, our President this past year and Heather Healy, our Past-President, for all of their efforts during the past year. They were instrumental in guiding MAND through the pandemic, ensuring that we were able to continue with our annual conference and other member services. I have big shoes to fill. I wish you all a wonderful summer, enjoy our great Maine weather and I hope to see you all very soon.
Mona Therrien, DCN, RD, LD
2021-2022 MAND President