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.



Member SpotLight

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M. Geraldine McKay, active NJAND member, past president, mentor, internship director, and friend to so many of us has retired after 30 fruitful and fulfilling years as a faculty member and in her third term as Program Director in the Dietetic Internship Program, School of Health Professions, Department of Nutritional Sciences at Rutgers University.

To Everything there is a Season.... A time to plant, A time to Sow, A time to Reap that which is planted...

In 1988, her roots were "planted" with the Dietetic Internship Program, for the last 3 decades Gerri has been able to contribute (alongside Denise Langevin, Cindy Kwiatkowski, Pinkin Panchal, Kay Bruening, and Julie O'Sullivan Maillet) to "sow" the seeds of the next generation of Registered Dietitians to graduate from the program and now, 30 years later, it is time to "reap" what is planted, and let others continue to cultivate and nourish the future of the program.

Gerri, we thank you for your commitment and dedication to our profession!

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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