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Our Vision

Optimize the health of Delawareans through food and nutrition.

Our Mission

Empower members to be Delaware's food and nutrition leaders.


Latest Announcements


  • Save The Date!

    June 28 - 6:00am| STAR Health Science Complex | Room 113 (Conference Room) | 540 S. College Avenue, Newark, DE 19713

    Our general board meeting will be followed by the Transition meeting for any board members that are transitioning either off or into a new position.
    Hope to see you there, all are welcome!

  • Award nominations close Saturday, April 15

    Please recognize a colleague!

    The nomination and governance committee is seeking candidates for the RDN and DTR awards (see the 4 award descriptions below). Please consider taking the time to recognize a colleague. Self-nominations are welcome.

    Please send the following information to dandnominationsgovernance@gmail.com by April 15. Candidate's name Award name (Emerging Dietetic Leader etc) Short statement of the candidate's qualifications Emerging Dietetic Leader (EDL):
    1. Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
    2. Initial practice experience not less than 5 years and not greater than 10 years. Interrupted careers or time periods not in practice, are not to be considered or rationed into the 5-10 years of professional practice experience.
    3. Active participation in the national, state, or district association for at least 5 years.
    4. Is a Registered Dietitian or Dietetic Technician, Registered.
    5. Not previously selected as an RYDY or RDTY.
    6. Demonstrated concern for the promotion of optimal health and nutritional status of the population.
    7. Demonstrated leadership, e.g., in legislation, research, education, management, etc., in the Association, community or employment.

    Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year (RYDY):
    1. Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
    2. Age limit as of May 1 deadline: 35 years or younger.
    3. Active participation in the national, state, or district association.
    4. Is a Registered Dietitian.
    5. Not previously selected as an RYDY.
    6. Demonstrated concern for the promotion of optimal health and nutritional status of the population.
    7. Demonstrated leadership, e.g., in legislation, research, education, management, etc., either in the Association or employment.

    Outstanding Dietitian of the Year (ODY):
    1. Active AND, DAND member with practice experience of more than 10 years.
    2. Leadership in nutrition-related activities in employment & the community.
    3. Contributions to nutrition field such as publications, presentations.
    4. Inspire DDA members by encouraging them to be active in the association and to grow in knowledge & service.

    Recognized Dietetic Technician of the Year (RDTY):
    1. Active membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
    2. Is a Dietetic Technician, Registered.
    3. Active participation in national, affiliate, or district association.
    4. Not previously selected for this award.
    5. Demonstrated concern for the promotion of optimal health and nutritional status of the population.
    6. Demonstrated leadership, e.g., legislation, research, education, clinical dietetics, food service management, public relations, career guidance, etc., in the association or employment.

    Committee Members: Jason Brown, Sandy Baker, Sharon Collison

  • Save The Date!

    On Friday, March 24th from 6:30-9:00pm, DAND will be having its annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser! We hope to see you there!

    Wine Tasting 2017
  • Save The Date!

    Registration is now live for DAND's Annual Conference! Go to the Annual Conference Tab for more information and to register!

    Save the date 2017 - annual conference
  • Board Meeting Scedule!

    To view the upcoming board meeting schedule please click Board Meeting Schedule

  • Fall Recipe Contest


    Hello! Hope you all are enjoying your summers! The beef checkoff, along with the New York Beef Council are partnering to host an engaging, online contest where Northeast dietitians are invited to enter a beef recipe for judging in the contest. The goal is to promote a healthy dietary pattern as emphasized in the new 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans; and to showcase RD’s culinary talent among their peers and consumers. Please see below for information if you are interested in participating! Thank you!

    Jen Vattimo RD

    Fall Recipe Contest

    All recipes must include a lean cut of beef and at least 2 servings of fruits or vegetables per serving size. RDNs, DTRs, dietetic interns, dietetic students, and members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics from the northeast states are eligible to enter. The contest aims to promote the dietitians on social media and to drive interest to the state dietetic annual meeting. Among the prizes are $500, social media recognition, and a paid expenses/registration to the winner’s choice of state academy meeting for further professional development.

    Cindy Chan Phillips from the NY Beef Council,may be reached out with additional contest details.

    Northeast Beef Promotion Initiative, Director of Public Relations
    Website: NEBPI.org
    Feel the difference with the 30 Day #ProteinChallenge Protein Challenge
    Facebook: "Northeast Loves Beef"
    Twitter: @NortheastBeef
    Cindy Chan Phillips cphillips@nybeef.org


  • Registered Dietitians in the News!

    VA Maryland Health Care System

    During National Nutrition Month, we are spotlighting some Registered Dietitians who serve veterans at VA Maryland. Also, today is National Dietitians Day! Laure, who has worked at VA Maryland for 11 years this week, says that, "Aside from the fact that I love the Veterans… I have worked in so many different hospitals and extended care facilities as a consultant for about 12 years, and the VA provides THE BEST patient care BY FAR, than I have seen ANYWHERE!!! And I say that with absolute honesty and sincerity."


    Her top three tips that she gives Veterans who need to learn more about nutrition include the following recommendations:

    Eat a moderate amount of protein with every meal and snack to help stabilize blood glucose;

    Focus on healthy fats such as nuts, seeds, avocado, wild-caught fatty fish (but be aware of toxins such as mercury in some types of fish caught in certain areas, such as farmed Atlantic salmon); and

    Drink lots of pure water. Tea is also very healthful due to its’ abundance of antioxidant polyphenols (that is, tea made from water and a tea bag, not ready-to-drink bottled tea which is usually loaded with sugar.)


    Laure loves her job because she is able to "able to help and empower so many people to take control of their health through good nutrition. Nutrition is truly an amazing and evolving science that is finally being recognized as the powerful tool that it truly is. I am proud to be a registered dietitian nutritionist, and I am proud to work for the VA."

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