Food for Thought – Innovation, Solutions, and Strategies for Success

April 4-5, 2024 | Trent Lott Center on the Campus of The University of Southern Mississippi
118 College Dr, Hattiesburg, MS 39406

Please click here to register for the 2024 MS-AND annual conference:

We will e-mail registered attendees a parking pass in late March. Please email [email protected] if you have not received one by March 29, 2024.

2024 Annual Conference Agenda

View the full agenda here.

Come meet other registered dietitians, dietetic interns, and students at Mugshots Grill (204 N 40th Ave, Hattiesburg, MS 39401) on April 3rd between 6:00-8:30. The board members who can attend will not be able to be there until 7:00, but we encourage people to go when it is convenient for them. Even if you cannot make it to the conference, we encourage everyone to come to the meet-up. There will be a room reserved for our group. This is a pay-your-own way event, and a great opportunity to meet and visit with other RDs, dietetic interns, and students.

Event Location

Please view the campus map here.

Hotel Options

There are many hotel and short term rental options around Hattiesburg. Here is a list of hotels that are close to the conference site, and there are many other great facilities around Forrest and Lamar counties. 

  • Hotel Indigo (0.7 miles from the conference site)
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites (109 Lundy Ln, Hattiesburg, MS 3940) 1.5 miles away
  • Courtyard by Marriott (119 Grand Dr, Hattiesburg, MS 39401) 1.7 miles away
  • TownePlace Suites by Marriott (235 Thornhill Dr, Hattiesburg, MS 39402) 1.9 miles away
  • Hilton Garden Inn Hattiesbug (133 Plaza Dr, Hattiesburg, MS 39402) 2.1 miles away
  • Hampton Inn (120 Plaza Dr, Hattiesburg, MS 39402) 2.3 miles away
  • Double Tree Hattiesburg (10 Gateway Dr, Hattiesburg, MS 39402) 3.2 miles away
  • Holiday Inn North (6553 US 49, Hattiesburg, MS 39401) 3.5 miles away
  • Holiday Inn and Suites (10 Gateway Dr, Hattiesburg, MS 3940) 3.2 miles away

CEU Opportunities

We have applied for 12 hours of CPE credit for the education sessions, 1 hour for the poster session, and up to two hours for the exhibitors.


Please email [email protected] with any questions or concerns.