MSAND September 2016 Newsletter



It’s the time of year when our districts gear up to provide continuing education and networking opportunities to our local members. If you would like to be more involved in district activities, please contact your district president (contact information provided at We need you to help grow MSAND and bring awareness to all of the great services dietitians/nutritionists provide throughout our state. I look forward to working with you this year.


MSAND Member Meeting

We are excited to announce a special virtual meeting of the members which will take place on October 7th at 1:00pm. The meeting will be recorded for those of you who cannot attend live. Topics for the meeting will be:

  • Opening of nominations for MSAND 2017-2018 elections
  • Announcement of Annual Meeting date and location
  • Overview of proposed bylaws changes and opening of member voting period

Please add the event to your calendar by using the link below. Note that all communication will be through the computer, so make sure your microphone and speakers are working before the meeting starts. If you have any questions, please reach out to Carrie Kiley at

LaShaundrea Crook
MSAND President, 2016-2017

Meeting Details:

MSAND Member Meeting
Friday, October 7, 2016
1:00 pm  |  Central Daylight Time (Chicago, GMT-05:00)  |  30 mins

Meeting number: 747 607 501


Meeting password: 99872Pgm


Add to Calendar
When it’s time, join the meeting.
Can’t join the meeting?

Volunteer Needed

MSAND needs to fill a few open positions. If you are interested, please email us which position and a copy of your resume. Also feel free to ask any questions. Click below for more information on the Second Century Liaison.

Second Century Liaison to the Academy
Public Policy Coordinator

Update from the Central District

MSAND Central District Meeting
When: Tuesday, October 11th from 11:00am to 1:00pm
Where: St. Dominic’s Toulouse Building; 3800 I-55 North Frontage Rd, Jackson, MS
Topic: Role of the GI Microbiome in Health
Speaker: Dr. Mark Heiman

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to CDAND by Monday, October 3rd if you plan to attend.

Update from the South Central District

SCAND will be participating in the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk on USM’s campus on Saturday, September 24th. If you would like to join our team, please contact Bonita Jaynes We will also be collecting donations for our local food pantry at every event this year.

Update from the Gulf Coast District

GCAND Board Members met to discuss and plan 2016-2017 events. The first GCAND meeting is scheduled for Tuesday October 11 at the Coastal Family Health Center from 2-5 pm. Members will be encouraged to bring canned foods and other necessities to be donated to families affected by the Louisiana flooding. Board members also discussed this year’s events which are to include a Christmas Cookie Swap, Spring CEU meeting and a 5K-fun run fundraiser for a local charity.

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

Local Events

Michael Rubenstein Memorial Kidney Walk
Sponsored by Mississippi Kidney Foundation – Presented by Fresenius Kidney Care
Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 9:00 am

For more information, the website is or they can contact me directly and I would be happy to help them!

Jackson Free Clinic Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteers are needed for Saturdays from 11am until approximately 4pm. Handouts are available for consultations, but feel free to bring your own. Most common conversations are around nutrition guidelines and high blood pressure and diabetes. Please bring a copy of your registration card when reporting.

If you are interested in volunteering or have more questions, please contact Elena Dent.