We are grateful for your support
in keeping our profession alive and well.
Hello everyone! I hope you are enjoying winter in Maine!
Our MAND Board has made great strides in the past several months. Congratulations to our Public Policy Panel who, under the capable leadership of Kayla Parsons, completed and submitted to the Board of Licensing of Dietetic Practice in Maine a set of revisions and updates to the Rules for Licensing of Dietetic Practice that accompany the dietetic licensure law. The Rules had not been updated in many years (the American Dietetic Association is featured). MAND accomplished this work on behalf of all registered dietitian nutritionists and dietetic technicians, registered in the state of Maine. All the Public Policy members were very committed to this task. Job well-done!
Since the last newsletter, MAND sent a letter to all 185+ new state legislators in Maine welcoming them and providing information on our organization and profession.
Meanwhile, the Conference Planning Committee and Sponsorship Chair are hard at work planning the spring conference. The Nominating and Awards Committee is working on filling open board positions and soliciting nominations for the affiliate awards and student scholarships. We held our first Foodies Forum networking event in Portland and will hold the second in Bangor on February 9. The Communications Chair and committee members keep our website up-to-date and inform members about opportunities and events. Thanks to them for their diligence.
It is a pleasure to have a front row seat for all the great work being done through the Maine Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. I am proud of the board members who are volunteering on such productive and helpful tasks!
MAND currently works with Academy Affiliate Services to support our board members’ work. We are grateful for Rachel Kelleher and Carrie Kiley’s work on behalf of MAND and support for our Board. If you are considering joining our Board, now is a good time to do that with the support of Affiliate Services increasing our productivity and making lighter work for us all.
To MAND members - thank you for being a MAND member and for your support of the profession. We hope you will continue to join in as you are able.
Sue Sullivan, DSc, RD
President, Maine Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2022-2023
Sue Sullivan, DSc, RD
2022-2023 MAND President