MSAND November 2016 Newsletter



I would like to thank everyone who submitted their resumes for the position of Second Century Liaison to the Academy. Alisha Jones was selected to represent our affiliate. Alisha’s job will be to keep MSAND members informed of what we can expect leading up to and during FNCE 2017.  

We are still looking for a State Policy Representative. The State Policy Representative (SPR) monitors and keeps members informed on key state legislative issues. Throughout the year it is important for the SPR to take the lead in meeting with the state legislators who serve on committees with jurisdic¬≠tion on issues impacting food, nutrition and health legislation. This outreach helps build relationships and increase visibility of the profession. If you are interested, please send your resume to

 Thank you to everyone who reviewed and voted on the bylaw revision. It has passed unanimously! We are excited to keep moving MSAND ahead.

There are only 47 days left in 2016! Time passes quickly. Take time to appreciate one another. I’m thankful for all of you!


MSAND Member Discussion Board

MNAND is happy to announce the start of a member discussion board! We have created a private forum for MSAND members to communicate with each other to share resources, ask questions, and interact more. 

You will each be receiving an email invitation to join our Yahoo! Group within the week. If you have any questions or difficulties, please email Carrie at for assistance. 

Update from the Central District

What: Central District AND Holiday Meeting
When: Thursday, December 1st 11AM-1PM
Where: Mississippi Roadmap to Health Equity, Inc. ( )
2548 Livingston Rd., Jackson, MS 39213 (Near the Jackson Medical Mall)
Who: 1. Beneta Burt, Executive Director of Mississippi Roadmap to Health Equity, Inc. will share about Mississippi Roadmap and the work they are doing

2. Stephanie Yow, Nutrition Affairs Program Manager for Southeast Dairy Association will share “How to Have A Healthy Holiday” with a brief cooking demo.

3. Stick around after presentations for snacks from the cooking demo and help us give back to our community. Following the presentations we will be tying bags for the Society of St. Andrews. These bags will be used for crop drops in our local community and throughout the state of MS. Since we are all passionate about eating healthy, let’s help the hungry and food insecure in our community receive nutrient rich foods. You can learn more at 

Update from the Gulf Coast District
The Gulf Coast chapter is excited to announce that Annie Marhula has been voted as head of our fundraising committee for the Spring fundraiser, and that we had several new members join our group since the last meeting in October. Currently, we are planning a fun Holiday Social and Cookie Swap for our members!

Consumer Protection Reminder

I am Constance Shelby, the Consumer Protection Coordinator for MSAND. As we work to provide excellent serivce to patients, just a reminder to let us know about instances of both harm and success you hear about other practitioners to help promote the entire profession.

If you would like to report any stories of harm or success, please email them to