Thank you all for a successful National Nutrition Month!
Please enjoy some pictures from the MS-AND events!
Keep scrolling to take a survey for a graduate
student’s research project.
We received a proclamation signed by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians (MBCI) Tribal Chief Phyllis Anderson for National Nutrition Month and National Registered Dietitian Day. Please click here to view the full proclamation. 
Dr. Connie Ray Black, Public Policy Coordinator and Ashley Thomas, President-Elect of the  Mississippi Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics were formally introduced to the state legislature on March 08 by District 35 Representative Joey Hood.
MS-AND Annual Conference Review

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us in Biloxi for the Annual Conference. Over 100 RDs and dietetics students attended this year’s meeting. We are looking forward to next year’s conference already!

GCAND T-Shirt Available

We have a new GCAND t-shirt available for sale! What a great way to show your passion for our profession, our beautiful location, and your support for our local chapter. Additionally, $5 from every shirt sale will be used to benefit our local community. Please send the order form to

On behalf of the GCAND Board, we are excited to announce that the proceeds from our t-shirt fundraiser will be donated to “Our Daily Bread” soup kitchen in Pascagoula. We feel this is a great charity serving those in need on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

If you would like to further help this organization, GCAND members will have the opportunity to volunteer at the soup kitchen from 11:30-12:30 on April 29th, when we will present them with the money raised through T-shirt sales.

Thank you for your support, and we hope to see you there!

Graduate Student Survey – Please Help Out and Respond!

Health professionals have the ability to influence and encourage patients or clients to make healthier choices. A graduate student in the Department of Nutrition and Food Systems is conducting a study to assess relationships between consumers and health professionals’ views of nutrition messages, particularly focusing on “clean eating.” This project will fulfill the requirements of a Master’s research project. If you are a health professional such as a medical doctor, nurse, registered dietitian, health coach, personal trainer, etc. in Mississippi, please take a minute to complete the short survey attached. It should take approximately 5 to 10 minutes. After you complete the survey, feel free to forward to fellow health professionals as well. Your response is greatly appreciated! This project has been approved by the USM Institutional Review Board For questions, contact Rachel Calhoun, BS, RD at or my research advisor Holly Huye, PhD, RD at

Consumer Protection Reminder

I am Constance Shelby, the Consumer Protection Coordinator for MS-AND. 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

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