Latest News

  • Micro-control of liver metabolism February 19, 2019
    A new discovery has shed light on small RNAs called microRNAs in the liver that regulate fat and glucose metabolism. Research shows that a molecular anticipation, during fast to re-feed transition, is essential for capping glucose production by the liver. This novel control enables a rapid switch in physiology following food consumption. Besides the therapeu […]
  • DNA variants significantly influence body fat distribution February 18, 2019
    Researchers have identified multiple genetic variants associated with how the body regulates and distributes body-fat tissue. The new findings broaden the understanding of how genes can predispose certain individuals to obesity.

National Nutrition Month Contest in March!

Our photo contest is open to the public and you may participate each week to win up to four fun prizes! Pictures will be posted on the first Monday of each week (9AM ET) and total Instagram likes will be counted each following Sunday (9PM ET). You may submit your pictures to at any time. Please include which week(s) you are submitting for. You’re encouraged to include your Instagram handle with your contact information.


3/4/19: Dietitians Get Real – What do you eat as a dietitian? If you’re not a dietitian, what do you think we eat?!

3/11/19: Eating on the Run – How do you get creative for eating on the run?

3/18/19: Family Food Traditions – We want to see what special treats you share with your family!

3/25/19: Locally Available Foods  – Create a snack or meal using locally available food






Happenings with the JWU Nutrition Society, Culinary Nutrition students!

The club held a very successful panel of nutrition professionals on  February 13th.  Each guest discussed their academic and professional experiences in the nutrition field. The students were very engaged and inspired by their stories. Guests included: Lynn Carnavale, General Mills. Rachel Drywa,  RIH. Courtney Huard, private practice. Celia Medeiros, URI dietetic intern. Amy Moore, URI PhD student. Chef Bill Idell, JWU Assistant Dean, College of Culinary Arts. Chef Will Lendway, Assistant Professor, Culinary Nutrition. Thank you to all who participated.   The club will plan another professional panel with registered dietitians in May.




Call for Nominations for the following Awards:

Please click here for the 2018-2019 Call for Nominations for RIAND Awards. Awards will be presented at the Spring Conference. If you send in a nomination you will be entered to win a $25 gift card!

  • Emerging Dietetic Leader
  • Outstanding Dietitian of the Year
  • Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year
  • Retired Dietitian of the Year
  • 24 Carrot Award


Volunteer Opportunity:

  • RIAND is looking for volunteers for our Spring Road Races. The event will take place April 7, 2019. Please reach out to Mark Gauvin at if you are interested.


Action Alerts from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Urge Your Senators to Support Obesity Prevention and Treatment

The bipartisan Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2017 (H.R. 1953; S. 830) in both the U.S. House and Senate will allow a registered dietitian nutritionist or other qualified nutrition professional to provide intensive behavioral counseling services for Medicare beneficiaries with obesity. Let your members of Congress know where you stand and urge them to support this bill before the end of the year to improve health care access and reduce health care costs.

Urge Members of Congress to Support Malnutrition Prevention and Treatment

Ask Congress to support the role of RDNs and NDTRs in the prevention and treatment of malnutrition and encourage your members to support policies that better align with these goals. Take action today to build congressional support for: 1) adoption of meaningful malnutrition quality measures; 2) inclusion of malnutrition in chronic disease legislation and 3) expansion of public access to malnutrition screening and services provided by RDNs and NDTRs.

Click HERE to Take Action Today!

Upcoming Events

Oct 2018

2018-2019 Board Meetings – 10/04/2018 – 05/16/2019 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Warwick

Apr 2019

RIAND Road Races 2019 – 04/07/2019 at 7:00 am – 12:00 pm,

May 2019

2019 RIAND Spring Conference – 05/22/2019 at All Day, Warwick