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Welcome

 

Our mission... is to promote optimal health and nutrition for all people, and to provide direction and leadership for quality dietetic practice, education, and research.

 

The Bluegrass Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (BGAND) is your link to nutrition and health in the Bluegrass region. Members include Registered Dietitians, Dietetic Technicians, Dietetic Interns, and students. BGAND is affiliated with the Kentucky Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (KAND) and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). Dietetic professionals in Kentucky are licensed according to KRS 310. For more information about licensure, contact the Kentucky Board of Licensure and Certification for Dietitians and Nutritionists.   BGAND by-laws  may be found here.

Become a Member today!

Dear BGAND Members and Prospective Members,

On behalf of the Bluegrass Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Board of Directors, welcome to the 2023-24 membership year! We encourage you to join our organization, and invite you to attend BGAND events to connect with dietetic professionals in the district during the coming year. 

We encourage our members and students to get involved with the board by contacting a chair of a committee. Please consider running for an elected position so that we may continue this organization, and our advocacy for the dietetics profession, for many years to come.

Please contact us if you have suggestions for our district. We look forward to an exciting and productive year together.

Sincerely,

BGAND Board Members

Announcements

2023-2024 Registration is now open!
Sign up for BGAND membership here


 

Secretary

The Secretary serves for two (2) years and is a member of the Executive Committee. The Secretary is responsible for minutes of meetings of the Board of Directors,  membership meetings and for ensuring that they are recorded, distributed and filed. They will cooperate with the Nominating Committee Chair to see that the official ballot is distributed according to bylaws, and will serve as a member of the Program and Continuing Education Committee, and the History Committee.

Learn more >

September Social 
 

New this year,
join us for a networking
event at Talon Winery.
Family & Friends are
welcome to attend.
Please help us forecast attendance by registering!

 

Saturday September 23rd 3-5pm

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Snacks Provided

Event included with BGAND membership, Suggested fee of $10 for non-members to be paid at the time of the event. 

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Becoming a member of the Bluegrass Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics will unlock the following benefits:

  • Job listings in the Bluegrass Region and throughout Kentucky.

  • CEUs on a variety of topics.

  • Scholarship opportunity.

  • Networking opportunities with local RDs.

  • Partnering with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for advocacy

  • Opportunities to support, problem-solve, and discuss best-practice with fellow RDs.

2023 BGAND Award Recipients

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Know someone deserving of an award?  Nominate them here!

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Audrey Hay Award
 

In honor of 
Mary Scruggs

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Diet Tech of the Year
 

Kippi Hagen, DTR

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Outstanding Dietetic Preceptor

Katie Wheeler
MS, RD, LD

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Dietitian of the Year
 

Julie Plasencia
PhD, RDN, LD

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Outstanding Dietetic Student

McKenna Moore

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Emerging Dietetic Leader

Emily Bugay
MS, RD, LD, CCTD

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Young Dietitian Award

Candice Tufano
RD, LD, CDCES

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Outstanding Dietetic Intern

Lydia McNeal

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Community Service Award

Cristina Hiten
MS, RDN, LD, CLC

Scholarship Award Winners

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Alexa Brandon, NDTR
 

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Angus Milton

Nominate Here

Nominate for a BGAND Award!

Know an Outstanding Individual?  Nominate them today!

BGAND loves to recognize and acknowledge outstanding professionals within our field!  We encourage you to nominate someone for an award by clicking on the buttons below.  It's quick, easy and means a lot!

By-Laws
Our by-laws represent the rules established by the organization to regulate itself, as provided for by the Board of Directors. This leadership operates as a legislature and establishes the degree of control that the by-laws may exercise.

BGAND Bylaws

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