We are so excited to introduce our members and visitors to the new Maine Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics home on the internet. Please bookmark this page www.eatrightmaine.org and visit it for updates on job openings, upcoming continuing education events, and volunteer opportunities. Click on the Amazon advertisement when you are shopping. We receive a percentage of sales which helps to send a student to the Public Policy Workshop in Washington, D.C.
I am sure you have heard many people, including Presidents of the Maine ADA affiliate (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics) state that their goal is improved communication from the Board of Directors to the members. They want to share their thoughts and great plans with the group in the hopes that others will find this so exciting that they want to join in and volunteer. Even if they don’t volunteer, maybe those members will at least feel connected to the Board of Directors and the decisions made because they are aware of what the Board of Directors is doing. This is an admirable goal of course.
My goal, however, is the opposite. I want to hear what our members are doing in Maine. Are you needing guidance through a network of peers or a mentor? Are you concerned about food insecurity? Did you want to gather a group to attend a fundraiser for a legislator? What is your interest/your passion/your focus in the world of nutrition? As you can see from my signature, I wear different hats—both community and clinical nutrition, working with the young and old, healthy and sick.
Please, connect with us through the website, facebook & twitter. Once we as a Board of Directors know your needs, we can support them. I can’t wait to hear from you!
Amy McClellan MS, RD, LD
President, Maine Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics
The Friendly Dietitian, LLC
Hannaford Consultant, Biddeford & Kennebunk
Clinical Dietitian, Kennebunk Health & Rehab Center