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LAND Board of Directors - Positions Available

LAND has the following positions available on its 2022-2023 Board of Directors. These roles are great opportunities to gain leadership skills, boost your resume, and work with colleagues from across the state.
  • Nominating Committee Chair Elect
  • State Regulatory Specialist
  • Consumer Protection Coordinator
Please contact to learn more about these positions - we would love for you to join us as a volunteer!

LBEDN Legislative Committee - Representatives Needed

The LBEDN has assigned a Legislative Committee to begin meeting to discuss the changes that need to occur with the master’s degree requirement for the RD credential and have the law implemented timely for 2024. LAND has been asked to provide a maximum of 3 representatives to participate in this year-long process.

This committee will meet virtually on a monthly basis - the first call is scheduled for Friday, May 20, 2022. No prior legislative experience is required.

If you are interested in serving on this committee as a LAND representative, please send your resume to by Friday, May 13, 2022, for consideration.

2022 Awards

Congratulations to the recipients of this year’s LAND awards!

2022 Virtual Annual Conference

Even if you missed our 2022 Virtual Annual Conference on April 8 and April 11, you can still check out the fantastic educational sessions and earn CPEUs when it is convenient for you. The following session recordings are available for purchase on the LAND website:
Diabetes: More Than Just Carb Counting
Insights Into Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT), Microbiome, and Nutrition
The Effect of Calorie Reduction on Aging: Designing a Study
Advancing Patient Health and Provider Knowledge Through Culinary Medicine
Food Allergy and Food Intolerances and the Role of the RDN
Starting a Side Hustle: Opportunities for Dietitians
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Research Study Opportunity

An Analysis of the Evolving Role of the RD within the
Profession of Nutrition and Dietetics

Purpose of the Study
The purpose of this research project is to map out the decision-making processes of current practicing Registered Dietitians (RDs) regarding the most pressing elements needed to advance RDs within the profession of nutrition and dietetics.

Subject Inclusion
Individuals of any gender identification who are at least 18 years of age and are currently certified as RDs by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). To participate in this study, you must have access to a web browser via desktop or laptop computer or on a mobile device connected to the internet.

Study Procedures
The study consists of a 43-question survey taken through the Qualtrics system and the BimiLeap survey platform. The survey can take 15 minutes to complete. You will complete the survey in one session. No further participation is required of you after submitting the online survey.

There are no direct benefits to participants in this study. 

This study poses no more than minimal risks you would encounter in everyday life. Every effort will be made to maintain the confidentiality of your study records. Files will be kept in secure locations to which only the investigator has access.

Right to Refuse
Subjects may choose not to participate or to withdraw from the study at any time without penalty or loss of any benefit to which they might otherwise be entitled.

The survey results will be anonymous to the researchers and the data will be presented in aggregate form to maintain confidentiality. Data from this study will be used for additional study analyses publications for up to the next three years.

Dr. Erin McKinley is available for questions about this study Monday-Friday between 8:30am-4:30pm by email.

You can contact Dr. Michael Keenan, LSU AgCenter Institutional Review Board, at (225) 578-1708 or by email with any questions about subjects' rights or other concerns.
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Emerging Nutrition Leaders in Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Training Institute Program

Do you know a public health or community nutritionist who is employed with a state or local public health agency or in a community-based program that you feel will be a future leader in the field of MCH/public health nutrition?

To qualify for this program, the applicant must meet the following qualifications: 
  • Works with MCH populations within a state or local public health agency or a community-based organization;
  • Is an emerging nutrition leader, which is defined as someone who has leadership potential/experience and has been employed for no less than three and no more than ten years;
  • Is a Registered Dietitian/Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, or a Licensed/Certified Nutritionist/Dietitian; and,
  • Demonstrates leadership at work, within a professional organization or in the community.
Candidates from historically disadvantaged groups by virtue of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, disability, or other related factors are particularly encouraged to apply. There is specific interest in recruiting individuals from racially/ethnically diverse backgrounds in addition to other underrepresented minoritized backgrounds.

There is no fee to participate. Upon completion, participants can receive up to 70 hours of continuing professional education credits.

Please encourage future MCH nutrition leaders to apply by Friday, May 20, 2022, for this year-long training program here. This is a competitive application process, and not everyone who applies will be accepted. If you have any questions, please contact Heidi Church.

Nicholls State University Master's Program

Culinary Medicine Educational Opportunities

Free Continuing Professional Education from IFIC

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