New Jersey Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
As the President of the NJ Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (NJAND) for 2016-2017, it is my hope to support our members as we fulfill our mission, “To empower members to be the nutrition expert” and work towards realizing our vision to “Optimize New Jersey’s health through food and nutrition”. Recently, we revised our strategic plan which guides our efforts.
Our strategic plan includes three major areas, members, the public and advocacy in public policy.
- We seek to increase member satisfaction and engagement by providing opportunities for continuing education and networking. Members will see NJAND as essential to professional success.
- We promote the RDN and NDTR as trusted, vital sources of food and nutrition expertise.
- We advocate for public policy decisions that positively affect nutrition and health in New Jersey.
In 2016, NJAND will celebrate 85 years as an affiliate of our national association, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics which is celebrating its’ centennial. Over the next year, our volunteers will focus on achieving these goals together with our collaborative leadership team. In the words of Helen Keller “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” I look forward to accomplishing much over this next year, together!
Kathleen Carozza, MA, RD
2016-2017 President, NJAND
NJDA's Media Representative Mandy Enright, RDN had a chance to speak with 1450 WCTC on Tuesday, 3/2/16 to promote National Nutrition Month 2016 and the events that NJDA will be involved with this month to help promote Savoring The Flavor of Eating Right!