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Ocean State Update - Your Link to Nutrition and Health

Attention all members! The Board of Directors have made revisions to the Rhode Island Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Bylaws. These proposed revisions are posted here and will be available for comment until March 17, 2015. After which time the Board of Directors will vote on the proposed changes, taking into consideration all member comments.

Comments should be emailed to the Affiliate President Donna Castricone at


Check out the RIAND Recipe of the Month: Mozzarella-Cranberry Bread with Trio of Orange Infused Accompaniments. This tasty bread recipe can be served for breakfast, brunch, or any time of day. Created for you by Bethany Gunnet, Culinary Nutrition Student at Johnson & Wales University.
(See past selections here)


Are you a student interested in public policy?
Apply here to attend the Public Policy workshop this year.


Call for Nominations, 2015 RIAND Awards
If you would like to nominate someone for an award, please email Erin McElroy  . Please provide nominee’s credentials and nomination/reference letter(s). The following awards are available.
- Recognized Young Dietitian of The Year Award 
- Emerging Dietetic Leader Award 
- Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award 
- 24 Carrot Award  

Detailed selection criteria is available here.  


Call for Nominations, 2015-2016 RIAND Board of Directors
The following positions are available on the RIAND Board of Directors for the 2015-2016 term. If you are interested in running for a position or would like more information, please email Erin McElroy erinmariemcelroy@gmail.com by March 15th.
The elected positions currently open are:
- President Elect (3 years total)
- Treasurer (2 years)
- Professional Conference, Chair Elect 
- Nominating Committee, Chair Elect 
- State Policy Representative

We currently have a few additional positions to be filled. These positions are appointed by the President. If you are interested or would like additional information, please contact Katie Mulligan, President Elect, at  by May 1st.
The appointed positions currently open are:
 - 5K Chairperson 
 - Consumer Protection Coordinator
 - Reimbursement Representative

Get position details and more information here


See Events page for more information

February 26, 2015 - Chronic Care and Disease Management Program: The Community Health Network, Move Your Measures RI Department of Health Auditorium | 3 Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 8:30a - 9:30a

March 19, 2015 - RIAND Board Meeting

April 8 & 9, 2015 - Wellness Workdays is hosting its second annual conference -
"Worksite Wellness and the Business of Nutrition Consulting"

April 12, 2015 - RIAND 5K

May 12, 2015 - RIAND Spring Conference 2015 - Catering to Your Career - 7:30am - 4:30pm at the Radisson Hotel, Warwick, RI

Meeting Minutes from the latest Board Meetings can be found in the For Members Only area in archived articles or special announcments

Rhode Island Dietetic Association
PO Box 6892, Providence, RI 02940-6892     (401) 368-9484