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MS-AND Annual Conference

March 23, 2018 - March 24, 2018


The Mississippi Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is pleased to announce that the 2018 Annual Conference will be at the MSU Riley Center in Meridian, MS on March 23 and 24.

Click here to check out the 2018 MS-AND Annual Meeting Agenda and hotel information. A mothering room will be available for nursing or pumping throughout the conference.

Registration for the conference can be made by mail (click here for registration form) or online

We are excited to host a professional poster presentation opportunity at our 2018 conference. Please click for more information about the poster session requirements and the poster abstract submission form

Exhibitor and vendor information. The conference is a great place to promote a business, products, and services to food and nutrition professionals.  Click here for information on opportunities.

We want you to help us plan the conference. Please click here for a list of the conference committees we are forming (the .pdf document) and a sign-up sheet (the excel document). Contact Lydia West, MS-AND President-elect, for more information. Her email address is elle_west@yahoo.comand her cell phone number is 941-993-2075.

We look forward to seeing you in Meridian in March! It’s going to be a great conference with several general assembly session plus tracks for breakout sessions.


Note that online registration rates include a processing fee.

Registration Rates Academy Active Non- Members Students Academy Retired
Full Conference
Early Bird (Feb 5 – March 11)





Standard (March 12 – 22)





March 23 Only
Early Bird (Feb 5 – March 11)





Standard (March 12 – 22)





March 24 Only
Early Bird (Feb 5 – March 11)





Standard (March 12 –22)







Please click here for a sponsorship packet. The Mississippi Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (MS-AND) provides a robust schedule of professional networking, continuing education, and community nutrition service events. Our vision is to optimize Mississippi’s health through food and nutrition. The mission of our annual conference is to empower our members to be Mississippi’s food and nutrition leaders. The MS-AND welcomes key collaboration (e.g., networking, sponsorships, and advertising) opportunities to organizations, businesses, and companies that align with our affiliate’s mission and vision. MS-AND will work jointly with you to generate mutually beneficial outcomes. We look forward to working with you to produce a healthy and fruitful relationship. In order to collaborate with the MS-AND, please use the information below to determine if your organization, business, or company is in alignment with our vision, mission, and values – and click here for a sponsorship packet

  • Aligns with MS-AND and our national organization, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetic, strategic goals
  • Scientific accuracy based on evidence-based research
  • Presents a balanced view, based on research, of a controversial issue in which the sponsor has a stake
  • Sponsor is to be responsible, as agreed, for all direct and indirect costs associated with the project


  • Foods and beverages items strive to provide recommendations outlined in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and Healthy People 2020
  • Educational campaigns provide evidenced-based research information and are in line with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and Healthy People 2020
  • Marketing strategies targeted to children meet Federal Trade Commission Interagency Work Group proposed guidelines


  • The names of sponsors will be disclosed
  • Sponsorship of a speaker must meet sponsorship guidelines


March 23, 2018
March 24, 2018


MSU Riley Center
2200 5th Street
Meridian, MS 39301 United States