8:30 AM08:30

NJAND Legislative Advocacy Day

The NJAND and our lobbying firm, AMG will be hosting a Legislative Advocacy Day at the Statehouse in Trenton on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 from 8:30am-2:30pm.  We will be meeting with legislators and key staff to educate them on what RDNs/NDTRs do and to discuss our licensure bill.  If you are passionate about policy and legislative issues in NJ and interested in licensure, please contact Megan Squires, Executive Director at: There is no fee to attend.

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6:30 PM18:30

Essex County RDN/NDTR Professional Networking Group Potluck Dinner

Please join us for an #FNDinnerParty potluck. Food and Nutrition magazine launched this program to encourage Academy members to break bread together on the fourth Thursday of every month. 

Please RSVP to Reshma at for location info and indicate what you would like to bring in your RSVP. BYOB, but there will be seltzers and some wine on hand as well. 


Looking forward to sharing a meal together!

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7:00 PM19:00

Part 1 of 3: Where to Begin: Planning and Formulating your Research Question

The NJAND is hosting a 3 part webinar series related to planning and implementing a research proposal. 

Part 1: Where to Begin: Planning and Formulating your Research Question


  • Develop skills for conceptualizing and designing a discipline specific health sciences research proposal and subsequent study
  • Identify logical steps required to accomplish research goals and aims
  • Formulate a research question that is both clinically relevant and answerable using principles of scientific inquiry

Register for Part 1 Here

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6:30 PM18:30

NJAND Board Meeting

The NJAND Board Meeting is a virtual board meeting. This meeting is open to all members as we will be voting to update the bylaws. To join the meeting, click here:

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5:30 PM17:30

Jersey Shore RDN PNG Volunteer Night

Join your Jersey Shore RDN colleagues for a night of volunteering at Fulfill (formerly the Food Bank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties). SPACE IS LIMITED TO 15 PEOPLE FOR THIS EVENT AND WILL BE GRANTED ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS.

How Sign-ups will Work:

  1. You must sign up HERE.
  2. The first 15 people to sign up are guaranteed a spot to volunteer. There are also 5 Waitlist spots in case someone can not make it.
  3. After signing up, you will receive a waiver to complete. 
  4. If for any reason you can not make it, please let Mandy know ASAP so the next person on the waitlist can be contacted.

Please send any questions to

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7:00 PM19:00

Greater Morristown Area PNG

The Greater Morristown Area Professional Networking Group will be having it's first meeting of the new year with a new PNG coordinator, Laura Coti-Garrett.  The meeting will take place at her house (21 Eagle Next Road, Morristown, NJ) on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 7pm. Please bring your business cards and any marketing materials you would like to share!  
                                 RSVP to Laura at:

                                    Light refreshments will be served. 

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6:00 PM18:00

J.A.S.P.E.N. Dinner Meeting

J.A.S.P.E.N. dinner sponsored by Fresenius Kabi USA. Admission is Free and CEU approval is pending. 
Title: Advancing parenteral Nutrition Practice With A Commericially Available Product
Presented by: Dr. Carol Ireton-Jones - Private Practice

For the program flyer, click here. 

Registration can be completed by providing your NAME, TITLE, ADDRESS, EMAIL & PHONE NUMBER to: or by phone at (732) 332-8730. 

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2:00 PM14:00

Winter FUNDerland: Ballroom Dancing

Get out of the cold and onto the dance floor! Join the NJAND and professional dance instructors Vesko Matakov and Andrea Mariscal for a ballroom dancing lesson.

Ticket sales support the New Jersey Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Scholarship Fund

Cost: $30 per person (includes 30 minute dance lesson, light refreshments, open dance, and time for networking).

Please register online by Saturday January 14th at:   

Light refreshments will be served

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8:00 AM08:00

Building a Culture of Health

This conference will explore how to create changes that will surround kids and families in every community with opportunities to make healthy choices. Keynote speaker Dr. Maya Rockeymoore will talk about "The Inclusion Revolution: Advancing a Health Equity Agenda for the Nation" in her address, and there are morning and afternoon workshop sessions focused on many different aspects of improving health. Conference information and registration can be found here

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