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

  • Voting for the Academy Elections is open!

    Help shape the future of the Academy by exercising your member privilege to vote. Elections run from February 1 through February 15. Visit to view the slate of candidates and to cast your vote electronically. Remember, every vote counts! You will also receive a coupon for $5.00 off your next purchase from the eatrightSTORE when you cast your ballot! The affiliate with the highest percentage of voters will receive a free registration to FNCE 2018 in Washington, DC. Thank you in advance, Anja Leefeldt DAND President

  • Join us in taking the Pledge of Professional Civility

    The Academy’s Food & Nutrition Magazine® has launched an initiative to help foster community and constructive discourse among peers: The Pledge of Professional Civility. The pledge was announced during FNCE® by Academy President Donna Martin at the Member Showcase and discussed during the FNCE® session on Cyberbullying, presented by Academy President-elect Mary Russell and Past-President Connie Diekman.

    Public antagonism and hostility among peers dishonors the nutrition and dietetics profession, and is a disservice to the more than 100,000 professionals who hold the RDN or NDTR credentials. Just as in work environments and professional settings, words and behaviors on social media not only reflect the competencies and conduct of individuals, but the values and credibility of the entire profession. It is crucial that strong examples of personal conduct and professional behavior be set for fellow and future practitioners.

    As professionals who are active in social media and communications, you are no doubt aware of some challenges regarding a shift in the online behavioral landscape. Forums such as social media channels and listservs continue to provide positive opportunities for discussion and connection; however, antagonism and negativity also have become more prevalent.

    The Pledge of Professional Civility is a voluntary, public commitment to the civil treatment of professional peers, including those with whom we may not agree on all issues. Anyone is welcome to take the pledge. As Academy leaders, we encourage all of you to review the Guiding Principles and supporting resources, take the Pledge of Professional Civility and help demonstrate positive, productive engagement among our community.

    Learn more and take the Pledge -

  • Save The Dates!

    Below you will find the tentative schedule for the upcoming board meetings! More information to come! We hope to see you there!

    Tuesday, 8/15/2017 (tentatively scheduled for Dover

    Tuesday, 10/17/2017 (tentatively scheduled for Newark area)

    Tuesday, 1/16/2018 (tentatively scheduled for Dover)

    Tuesday, 3/20/2018 (tentatively scheduled for Newark area)

  • 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
    Feel the difference with the 30 Day #ProteinChallenge Protein Challenge
    Facebook: "Northeast Loves Beef"
    Twitter: @NortheastBeef
    Cindy Chan Phillips

  • 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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