It’s the end of the membership year for our affiliate and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This also means the beginning of a new year for our group, and I’m excited to help lead us into the 2015-2016 year as the president of the Maine Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. As always, we will work to fulfill our primary mission: To serve the public through the promotion of optimal nutrition, health and well-being while empowering our members to be leaders in food and nutrition.
In reflecting on the many accomplishments of last year under the capable leadership of Pat Watson, it makes me proud to know that we continue to work together—as a Board, and also as a diverse group 300+ members strong. MAND’s legacy is created you, our many members, volunteers in a wide variety of leadership positions, and countless hours of devotion to the profession.While our board works to define the tasks for this coming year, we will be guided by those of you who answer our surveys, send us feedback, or come to us with suggestions. Please let us know your thoughts about ways that MAND can help the profession, help engage our communities in nutrition programming, and educate the public on the benefits of trained dietetic professionals.
Please feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with ideas, comments, or to get involved. I welcome the chance to touch base with all MAND members.
Dave Seddon, MBA, RD, LD
2015-2016 MAND President