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CDR offers new advanced practice certification in clinical nutrition

The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) is offering an advanced practice certification in clinical nutrition. Certification is granted in recognition of an applicant's documented practice experience and successful completion of an examination designed to assess advanced practice.

Eligibility Requirements (for candidates who have an eligible graduate degree)

  • Currently an RDN or RD
  • Be an RDN or RD for a minimum of four calendar years
  • Have a graduate degree from a US-regionally accredited college or university.   The qualifying degrees include all degrees, except those from arts and humanities categories
  • Documentation of 8,000 hours of clinical nutrition practice, after attainment of the RDN or RD credential , and not older than the past 15 years. 800 of the required practice hours must be within the past two years (from the application deadline date- August 3, 2013-August 3, 2015)

Alternate Pathway (for candidates who do not have an eligible graduate degree)

  • Currently an RDN or RD
  • Be an RDN or RD for a minimum of four calendar years
  • Documentation of 8,000 hours of clinical nutrition practice, after attainment of the RDN or RD credential , and not older than the past 15 years. 800 of the required practice hours must be within the past two years (from the application deadline date- August 3, 2013-August 3, 2015)
  • Completion of two of the three following activities, after attaining the RDN or RD credential:
    • Evidence of presenting at a national, state or local professional conference in clinical nutrition (e.g. practice topics/poster/research) within the past five years from the application deadline date.
    • Published a clinical nutrition research or non-research article in a peer reviewed professional journal, had a clinical nutrition book or book chapter published (not self-published), edited or reviewed a clinical nutrition peer reviewed professional journal article or book, or had a clinical nutrition abstract published in a peer reviewed journal within the past five years from the application deadline date. Candidates would have to be the first author
    • Specialist Certification in a clinical nutrition-related topics. The specialist certifications must include the RDN or RD credential as a prerequisite qualification. Candidates must hold the specialist certification at the time of the examination

Details to note regarding this certification:

  1. The first examination window is November 2-20, 2015
  2. The eligibility application deadline is 8/3/2015
  3. For this certification, the definition of clinical nutrition practice is the provision of direct nutrition care to individuals and/or groups
  4. The eligibility application fee is $100 (non-refundable) and is due by 8/3/2015
  5. The examination fee is $500 and is due by 8/26/2015

Further information, such as the application, content outline, reference list, anticipated test centers, is available on CDR’s website at the following link:

If you meet the eligibility requirements, and would like the opportunity to advance your career and show your expertise, please apply online.

Questions? E-mail


NMAND members celebrate their state licensure renewal

Thank you to all who called or emailed Governor Martinez, asking her to sign SB318, "Sunset Dates for Certain Agencies." The bill, which protects Nutrition & Dietetics licensure, passed with bipartisan support out of both chambers. There was some opposition to the bill after that, but your calls counted, and it was signed by Governor Martinez on April 9th. NMAND thanks Senator Carlos Cisneros for sponsoring this bill that made it all the way!

Dietitians and other NMAND members and friends enjoyed Thursday's pre-conference event

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 (, 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

The conference agenda, speaker bios, and pre-conference event flyer are available by clicking on the "Meetings and Events" tab. Online registration can be accessed by clicking on the "Annual Conference Registration" sub-tab or the link on the Meetings and Events page.

NMAND is seeking candidates for elections and awards

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:

  • Secretary
  • 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:


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.


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.


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.


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.


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: 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