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Serving 23 Counties in Pennsylvania

Your local connection to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The Central Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is your local advocate of the dietetic profession serving the public through the promotion of optimal nutrition, health, and well being. We strive to lead the future of dietetics. Get involved today!

Dietitian Discussion

The CPAND Board of directors has decided to host a series of Dietitian Discussions! These meetings will be informal and are a chance for dietitians throughout the CPAND district to talk about food and nutrition topics that concern us all. Board members have agreed to host each talk and select a topic for discussion. As a CPAND member you are welcome to attend as a participant or Co-Host if you would like.

Who: Any CPAND Member who wants to meet up and talk about food and nutrition topics!
When: Second Thursday of the month at 7 pm &/or fourth Tuesday of the month at noon (Come whenever you can!)
Where: Via Zoom from your desk or your couch!
Why: Because we can!

Go here to sign up and get the calendar invites!

PAND PAC Events

Click the link to learn more about ongoing events and fundraisers held by the Political Action Committee for PAND!

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National Nutrition Month

We are so excited to share our collaboration with all of the PA district’s to present our series of fun, exciting events for National Nutrition Month! These events will be FREE to all members, no matter which districts’ events you choose to attend. Check out the details below, and use the link below to sign up. We hope to see you there!


Fun Fact: Our own Meghan Zook, RD will be offering a free teaching demo (worth 1.5 CEU credits!) on 3/4/21 at 6 PM!

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CPAND's Fall Webinar Series 2020

CPAND's Fall Webinar Series 2020 is now available for purchase!

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2020 Member Scholarship Recipient

Meghan Zook is the Community Health and Nutrition Coordinator for The Salvation Army Harrisburg. She has 5+ years of experience with creating nutrition education curriculum for all ages and teaching nutrition education in a community setting in Harrisburg, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, and Beirut, Lebanon. Meghan is working on her master’s degree in Food and Nutrition with an emphasis on Education.

Click for Meghan's article "9 Teaching Tips for RDs"

2020 Student Scholarship Recipient

My name is Laura Snader, and I am a senior nutrition and dietetics student at Messiah College. In the past year, I worked as a nutrition educator in the after-school program at the Salvation Army in Harrisburg. I taught nutrition and cooking lessons to kids in grades K-6. Additionally, I was part of a group researching intuitive eating on my college campus. Through this project of surveying students, I found that I am passionate about behavioral health nutrition. I am interested to see how my community nutrition work, intuitive eating research, and final year of undergraduate classes shape my future career goals. I am excited to start my senior year, and I am thankful for this scholarship to help me reach my goal of becoming a Registered Dietitian.

Click here for available scholarships and awards!