About NAND!


The Nashville Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is an advocate for Nashville dietitians and the dietetic profession. We serve the public through the promotion of optimal nutrition, health and well-being!

RDs and dietetic students are welcome to join the NAND. Become a member to attend the quarterly NAND meetings for free, get information on local job postings and continuing education opportunities, and gain access to the website’s members section!

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Free CEU Webinar December 6th


Digestive Health, Gut Microbiota and Fermented Foods: What Does the Science Say?

When: December 6th 2018 at 1pm CST

Presented by: Joanne L. Slavin, PhD, RDN
Professor of Internal Medicine and Professor of Nutrition in the Division of Nutritional Sciences, University of Minnesota

For registration and webinar details: https://www.conagranutrition.com/?utm_source=RLI&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Slavin_12062018

*This webinar has been approved for 1 CEU*

TAND Webinar November 2nd


Join TAND as they host the “The Road to Order Writing Privileges” webinar. TAND’s Past President, Brian Jones, will be presenting information about the new rule that was passed for RDNs to write diet orders. This will be an informative session about how we have arrived to this point, and recommendations for implementation in your facility. You don’t want to miss this! The webinar is brought to you by TAND and is available as a member benefit across the state!

The Road to Order Writing Privileges
Date: Friday, November 2nd
Time: 1:00-2:00PM (EST)
Meeting link: https://eatright.webex.com/eatright/j.php?MTID=m8d67794f0bfde3a20953f7413548cbd1
Meeting Password: 5FJFH8pN

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Agenda for Our Fall Member Meeting on November 7th!


Our annual Fall member meeting is taking place on Wednesday November 7th. Enjoy a tasty meal as we learn more about diet in chronic kidney disease management and receive the latest updates from our state association TAND. See our meeting agenda below for more details. We look forward to seeing you next week! A special thank you to our sponsor Keryx for making this event possible.

RSVP Required by November 5, 2018: http://signup.com/go/zOTwYfE.

*FREE for NAND Members. Non-members are welcome to attend for a fee of $20

Mark “Going” on our Facebook event page to receive updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/2283645471855124/?active_tab=about

*If you are not yet a NAND member, now is the perfect time to join! http://www.eatrightnashville.org/index.php/become-a-member/

Fall Member Meeting November 7th


*Join Us for Our Annual NAND Fall Member Meeting*

WHEN? Wednesday, November 7th, from 5:00-7:30pm

WHERE? Williamson Medical Center (Address: 4321 Carothers Parkway, Franklin, TN 37067). Meet in Willoughby Rooms A/B/C, which are meeting rooms in the front of the hospital just off the lobby.

SPEAKERS? Emily Maddox TAND President – State of the State and Stephanie Mott, NP – Ferric Citrate for the Control of Serum Phosphorus in CKD

WHO CAN ATTEND? NAND members, including student and intern members, can attend at no cost. Non-members are welcome to attend for a fee of $20.*

HOW DO I RSVP? You are required to RSVP at http://signup.com/go/zOTwYfE.

Mark “Going” on our Facebook event page to receive updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/2283645471855124/?active_tab=about

CAN I EARN CEUs? Yes, 1.5 CEUs will be available.

IS THERE FOOD? Yes, dinner will be provided by Brown Bag Nashville, courtesy of our sponsor Stephanie McElvy with Keryx.

This is a great opportunity to network, enjoy a meal, gain insight about TAND and the nutrition profession in Tennessee, and learn about chronic kidney disease management. It’s a must-attend event!

*If you are not yet a NAND member, now is the perfect time to join! http://www.eatrightnashville.org/index.php/become-a-member/

Share this flyer, NAND meeting Fall 2018, and invite your colleagues to join us!

Weekend Warrior Program is Coming to Nashville!


The popular University of Virginia Health System nutrition support “Weekend Warrior” program is going on the road, and MTSPEN is happy to host them in Nashville! This 2-day program features up-to-date, evidenced-based education sessions presented by two of the nutrition support community’s most passionate and knowledgeable leaders, Carol Reese-Parrish and Joe Krenitsky. Click on this attachment for the schedule of topics and information on how to register. Information can also be found here: https://med.virginia.edu/ginutrition/weekend-warrior-program-in-nashville-tn/

*Sign up today! Registration is limited to 65 participants*


NAND Journal Club October 25th!


Journal Club

Probiotics and the Gut Microbiome

*Earn 2 free CEUs, network with other dietitians, and enjoy a drink on NAND!*

When: Thursday, October 25, 2018, from 6-7 PM
Where: Tupelo Honey Café (2000 Meridian Blvd Ste 110, Franklin, TN 37067)
Who: Limited to the first 10 dietitians/DTRs who RSVP.  Must be a NAND member.
RSVP by Monday, October 22nd, to Leah Shrader: lcdrake18@gmail.com
The journal articles that will be discussed will be sent to you after you RSVP.

Join TAND for “Tennessee Tuesday” October 23rd.


As featured in the recent Tennessee Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (TAND) newsletter, Senator Bob Corker and Senator Lamar Alexander hold an informal breakfast on Tuesday mornings for Tennesseans visiting Washington.

“Tennessee Tuesday” provides a great opportunity to speak with both senators and schedule meetings with their staffs to discuss legislation important to you or your organization.

If you are interested in speaking directly with our legislators or would like more information, please contact Brian Carroll at bcarro18@utm.edu. TAND is getting a group together to attend “Tennessee Tuesday” this month on October 23rd.

New Tax on Fitness Centers


You may have recently heard that a 1980’s sales tax on fitness centers is just now starting to be enforced. It’s getting a LOT of local attention. Two Knoxville, TN, representatives in particular intend to challenge the tax on grounds that it discourages activity in an already high chronic disease state. For more information on this tax increase and ways to contact your local legislator, please refer to the following links below.

Daniel and Biggs Press Release: http://tnhousegop.org/representative-martin-daniel-senator-richard-briggs-announce-legislation-to-eliminate-unfair-tax-on-fitness-centers/

WATE Coverage: https://www.wate.com/news/local-news/knoxville-state-lawmakers-take-aim-at-sales-tax-on-fitness-centers/1483006309?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook_WATE_6_On_Your_Side

Tax Notice from TN Dept. of Revenue: https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/revenue/documents/notices/sales/sales18-09.pdf

TAND Needs Your Feedback


TAND recently emailed its membership asking for your feedback on this year’s House of Delegate Mega Issue Question: Going into the Second Century, how do we design an engaged HOD to best support and advance the Academy’s Strategic Plan? Please consider taking a minute to share your thoughts by completing the following steps.

Step 1: Please read the background information in The Representative Body’s Role in Leading Together for Good Governance.

Step 2: Now that you have read the backgrounder, provide your response/s to the following questions:

  • What do you want/need from the HOD?
  • In what way(s) do you want to share your input for use by the HOD as it addresses issues facing the profession?
Please send responses to catherinesavannah@yahoo.com no later than October 6th.Thank you for your feedback.

Catherine Austin, MS, RDN, LDN, FADA
TN Delegate

Save the Date and Upcoming CEU Opportunity!


Mark Your Calendars for February 26-27, 2019!

The Tennessee Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (TAND) Annual meeting will take place Tuesday February 26th followed by Hill day on Wednesday February 27th. Stay tuned for future emails with more details about these must attend events!

Free CEU Webinar!

The Military Families Learning Network is hosting a free webinar.

Topic: Coconut Oil– Super Food or Super Fad

When: October 4, 10:00am-11:00am CST
1.0 CPEU for RDNs

About This Webinar: Coconut oil is all the rage these days to benefit your health. It has been rumored to help with heart disease, thyroid problems, slow aging, and protect against illnesses such as Alzheimer’s, arthritis, diabetes and even weight loss. But what is the truth about coconut oil? Tune into this webinar to learn fact from fiction about this popular oil.

To Register Visit: https://militaryfamilieslearningnetwork.org/event/22086/ or click on this flyer for more details, MFLN CEU Flyer