The 2015 New Mexico Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Conference and Expo pre-conference event was held Thursday, April 23 at the 1629 Club in the beautiful setting of the Casa Rondena Winery. Natalie Furst, Registered Dietitian and owner of Nourish Catering (email@example.com, 505-610-9191), provided a delicious spread of appetizers. A wide variety of wines and cheeses were available for tasting. Sara Robbins, Registered Dietitian with Dairy Max, sponsored an interactive cheese making class with Old Windmill Dairy. Each participant took home their own freshly pulled mozzarella.
NMAND events are a great way to socialize with others who are passionate about nutrition. Whether you attended the pre-conference or not, please join us for Friday's conference and expo at the Isleta Eagle Golf Club and "Imagine the Possibilities." Online registration is closed, but you may register at the door. The agenda is available on the "Meetings and Events" page.
Online registration is open for the 2015 NMAND Annual Conference & Expo and the Pre-Conference Event
Elections: Serving on the NMAND board enhances your leadership skills and provides an opportunity to help shape the future of our profession. If you would like to volunteer or know someone who would be a great addition to our board, NMAND is seeking candidates for the following positions:
- Professional Issues Coordinator-Elect
- Nomination Committee Chair-Elect
- State Regulatory Specialists
Awards: Nominations for the following awards are also being accepted. Please take a few minutes to nominate at least one person for an award below. It’s simple and will leave you feeling great! Recipients will also be considered for regional and national awards:
OUTSTANDING DIETITIAN OF THE YEAR
Purpose of the Award: To recognize one member's outstanding contributions with the highest honor a state can pay to one of its members.
Selection Criteria: This individual must be a registered dietitian, an active member of NMAND and have made outstanding contribution in one of more of the following areas: 1) a NMAND officer; 2) recruitment of people into the profession, including increasing public awareness and visibility of NMAND or the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; 3) furthering the profession by having published scientific research or by interpreting either nutrition or dietetics information through the mass media.
EMERGING DIETETIC LEADER
Purpose of the Award: To recognize the competence and activities of a registered dietitian of any age, who has made distinctive contributions to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics early in his/her career. The award encourages continued participation and leadership in the Academy at local, state and national levels.
Selection Criteria: Member must be active in the national, state or district levels for at least 5 years, and have between 5 and 10 years in their professional career (excluding leave of absence). The award recognizes those who have not previously won The Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year Award.
RECOGNIZED YOUNG DIETITIAN OF THE YEAR (RYDY)
Purpose of the Award: To recognize the competence and activities of a younger registered dietitian in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and encourage continued leadership in Academy affairs at local, state and national levels.
Selection Criteria: This person must be 35 years of age or younger on May 1 and not previously awarded RYDY. Important considerations are Academy membership with active participation and leadership as well as promoting optimal health and nutritional status for the population.
OUTSTANDING DIETETIC EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR
Purpose of the Award: To recognize the teaching, mentoring and leadership activities of faculty in approved and accredited dietetic education programs. Two educators may receive awards each year, one from a Didactic Program in Dietetics and one from a Dietetic Internship program.
Selection Criteria: A leading dietetic educator in a state is a member of the AND, and a faculty member OR preceptor of an approved program. The person must have demonstrated innovative teaching skills and techniques, mentoring, and leadership in the organization and wider community.
NEW MEXICO HOT CHILI PEPPER
Purpose of the Award: To recognize an individual who is not a registered a dietitian yet displays enthusiastic support for registered dietitians or supports the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ mission.
Selection Criteria: Any individual who promotes the vision and mission of the New Mexico dietitians in either their personal or professional life.
Please call Nominating Committee Chair Stephanie Johnston at 505-604-6675505-604-6675 or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org to request a job description for any of the elected positions. Award nominations should be sent to the same address and include the following information:
- Name of award (see purpose/selection criteria for the diffrent awards above)
- Name of nominee (the nominating committee checks with each nominee to make sure she/he meets the criteria, so please do not hesitate to nominate anyone because you do not know if the person meets all of the criteria)
- A short description of why you think this person deserves the award
- Your name and credentials