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Raffle Tickets - Win a night stay at the Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza!

NMAND will be raffling off a one night stay at the Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza for the 2016 NMAND Annual Meeting (April 25 and 26, 2016). Raffle tickets are available for $10 each. The winner will be selected February 26, 2016 at the NMAND Board Meeting. All proceeds from raffle ticket sales will go to the Karen Sadaghian Memorial Scholarship Fund. 

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Legislative Day Announcements

NMAND thanks the Santa Fe Culinary Academy for their donation of trail mix and for partnering with us on our 2016 Legislative Day!

NMAND needs two volunteers (one RD and one student) to be responsible for manning our NMAND table on Legislative Day, February 3rd from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM. If you are interested in helping with this task, please email Natalie Furst at

Food and Farms Day

Check out the new resources and register to attend by clicking on the "Legislative Day" tab.


Nutrition and Dietetics Practice Board openings

Please consider applying to the State Nutrition and Dietetics Board. There are currently two openings, one for an RD and one for a public member (non-RD member). Please go to for more information. Lee Ann Loney, MS, RDN, LD, LN is also willing to answer questions as she can:


Outstanding Preceptor Award Nominations – Due March 4, 2016

Call for Nominations: Outstanding Preceptor Award (OPA). Please consider nominating your fellow NMAND members for this prestigious award. 

The Academy’s nomination and selection processes for the OPA significantly changed this year, and submissions are no longer evaluated by the NMAND affiliate, but rather by the Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors, (NDEP) and are evaluated along with other nominees within a specific geographical region, not the state. We are in Region 4, which includes NM, AZ, CO, KS, NV, OK, TX and UT. As always, all nominees must be Academy members. 

The purpose of the OPA is to recognize the teaching, mentoring, and leadership activities of preceptors in ACEND-accredited dietetics education programs.  Note: Program directors and faculty are not eligible for this award as there is a separate award given to Outstanding Dietetic Educators (deadline was January 15, 2016). Active NDEP Council members and previous OPA winners are not eligible for this award.

In addition to publishing the list of outstanding preceptors in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and NDEP-Line, each awardee will receive $1,000 (supported by the Academy's Foundation) to attend the 2016 Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo in Boston, MA and a certificate and congratulatory letter from the Academy President. Awards will be presented during the member showcase and during an NDEP-sponsored event.


  • Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Preceptor in an ACEND-accredited supervised practice program (CP, DI, DT or ISPP)

Submission and Selection Procedure:

  1. Nominations from peers, program directors, program faculty and/or students/interns will be collected using an online entry system (Survey Monkey), which will close at 4pm MST on March 4, 2016.
  2. Nomination applications consist of a completed online entry, including two recommendations (one from peers, program directors, and faculty and one from students/interns). Additional materials beyond the online entry will not be reviewed.
  3. The NDEP Preceptor Director and Preceptor Task Force will receive the nominations after the survey has been closed.  The task force will review the nominations and select no more than one preceptor from each of the seven geographical areas.  There is a maximum of seven awards per year.
  4. The NDEP Preceptor Director will request verification of Academy membership for each nominee with the Education Staff of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  5. Questions about the selection procedure and submission process to should be directed to NDEP at

Nominations are now being accepted via this survey link:

Outstanding Preceptor Award Nomination Survey Monkey Sample


2016 Legislative Day

Please join us for Legislative Day this year. NMAND will be partnering with New Mexico Food and Farms Day and the Santa Fe Culinary Academy in advocating to our state legislators for the health of our citizens, communities, and economies through nutrition, cooking and support of local foods and farms. Click on the "Legislative Day" tab for the flyer and a link to register. We would like to know you are coming so we can be prepared to make it the most effective Legislative Day yet.


Now accepting speaker and poster proposals for the 2016 NMAND Annual Meeting

Submission forms for speaker proposals and poster presentations for the 2016 NMAND Annual Meeting are now available on the NMAND website. Simply go to the "Submit a 2016 Annual Meeting Presentation Proposal" tab and click on the kind of proposal you want to submit. Proposals are submitted via an online form. The Annual Meeting Planning Committee will be accepting speaker proposals until January 4, 2016.