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
Not yet an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics member? There’s no better time to join than now, during the Academy’s 2015 Affiliate Challenge Program. Not only will you be helping YOUR New Mexico affiliate, but new members who join by April 30, 2015 will receive a special, promotional dues rate. Use the promo code AFC16 and the $25 application fee will be waived.
Announcing the Karen Sadaghian Symposium! Check the "Meetings and Events" tab for registration information and additional details.
The New Mexico Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics will hold the Karen Sadaghian Symposium on March 4, 2015 at 5:00 PM at the UNM Hospital Pavilion in the Tully Room on the 6th floor. Dr. Peter Pribus, who is a nutrition professor at UNM, will speak on "Longevity Decoded." Dinner will be served, and a $500 scholarship will be presented to a deserving graduate student enrolled in nutrition studies in a New Mexico university at the graduate level or in a dietetic internship. Students who are interested in applying can find more information by clicking on the "Student Section" tab of this website.
Karen Sadaghian was an outstanding dietitian who practiced in many areas of nutrition, including the New Mexico State Department. She developed teaching units to educate others in nutrition for children with special needs. The Karen Sadaghian Symposium and scholarship are offered annually in her memory.