New Jersey Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

The New Jersey Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (NJAND) is an affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. NJAND represents over 2300 members serving New Jersey through the promotion of optimal nutrition, health and well being. Our members provide nutrition services in many settings including private practice, school systems, public health agencies, hospitals, long-term care facilities, education, research, business, supermarkets, and industry. Registered Dietitian/Nutritionists (RDN) and Dietetic Technicians, Registered (DTR) serve as members of the health care team and provide quality, evidence-based nutrition care for individuals and groups at all stages of the life span and in all conditions of health and disease.

The 87th Annual Meeting of The NJAND has been rescheduled to Friday, May 10, 2019.

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Member SpotLight

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Christina Frescki, MBA, RD, FAND was recently honored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics by being named a Fellow to the Academy. As a Clinical Dietitian at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway, Christina treats inpatients, outpatients, cardiac rehab and pulmonary rehab patients. She is an active member of the RWJ Rahway Medical Advisory Panel and provides nutritional counseling services to local food pantries. Christina hosts monthly public lectures at the Scotch Plains RWJ Rahway Fitness and Wellness center and offers members nutrition counseling. Local support groups, such as breast cancer and fibromyalgia groups, have invited Christina to meetings to provide pertinent nutritional information and education. She has acted as the Policy and Procedures Chair for the NJAND since 2015. We congratulate Christina on her fellowship to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics!

professional networking groups

(In-person networking groups that occur quarterly or monthly - a great way to get to know RDN's/NDTR's near you!)

African American RD's:    Chesney Blue 
Jersey Shore Area:              Mandy Enright
Greater Morristown Area:  Laura Coti-Garrett
South Jersey:                      Allyson Mitidieri
Hudson County:               Lauren Pendergast
Essex County:                    Monika Mahajan
Central Jersey:                  
Estee Smoler
Bergen County:                 Catherine Zymaris
Hunterdon County:          Kimberly Arnold


We currently have Four Listservs  for RDN's/NDTR's- to get involved please email the contact person listed below.

Functional Medicine     Victoria Coglianese
Pediatric Nutrition        Christina Stella
School Nutrition           Meredith Whiteley 
NDTR                             Pat Gibbons 



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