New Hampshire Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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The New Hampshire Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

The New Hampshire Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (NHAND) is a professional association and the state affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. NHAND provides education programs for members and the public. NHAND is also involved with nutrition-related legislative issues that impact registered dietitians and the public.

To become a member of NHAND, you must be a current member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and choose New Hampshire as your state affiliate.

Professional Development
& Networking

NHAND is focused on helping you take your career where you want it to go. Whether it's to the next level or switching to another practice area of dietetics, we can help. 

In addition to helping you access the many resources the Academy provides to members, networking with your New Hampshire colleagues through NHAND provides you with meaningful connections and professional relationships. 

We hold a variety of events to provide you with opportunities to learn and obtain continuing education credits (CEUs). Future events will be announced on our Professional Development page, News page, on our Facebook page, and in e-mails sent to members.

If you are interested in helping with NHAND events, becoming a sponsor, or presenting at a future event, please contact us.

2023 NH Legislative Breakfast

Legislative Day Breakfast Mixer 2023

Join us for our Legislative Day Breakfast Mixer on Wednesday, March 9, 2023, at St Paul’s Episcopal Church across from the State House in Concord from 7:30-9 a.m. Come share your passion for your profession with the dedicated legislators and policymakers of our state! Register for this free event by clicking here. Please take a…
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Jessica McSheffrey

McSheffrey Named 2022 Outstanding Dietitian of the Year by NHAND

Jessica McSheffrey, MBA, RDN, LD, received the top award of Outstanding Dietitian for her many years of service to NHAND. Jessica was a Past President, Professional Development Committee Chair, and Nominating/Awards Committee Chair. Jessica has been a registered dietitian since 2006, after completing her undergraduate studies and dietetic internship at the University of New Hampshire.…
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Ann Petersson

Petersson Honored as NHAND Emerging Dietetic Leader for 2022

Ann Petersson, RDN, LD, was recognized for competence and numerous professional activities, at the beginning of her dietetics career and regardless of age. Ann is currently the President of the NH Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics and has served as Professional Development Chair. Ann is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian in private practice in Concord,…
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Erika Behrmann

Behrmann is 2022 NHAND Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year

Erika Behrmann, RDN, LD, was recognized for competence and activities of younger dietitians in the Academy to encourage continued participation in Academy affairs. Erika serves on the NHAND Public Policy Committee as the State Regulatory Specialist. Erika graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics supplemented with classes in…
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Michelle Moreau

Moreau Named Recipient of the Maggie Terninko Legislative Award for 2022

Michelle Moreau, CC, RDN, LD, received the Maggie Terninko Award for outstanding professional contributions in the field of public policy and legislation. Michelle serves on the NHAND Public Policy Committee as the Nutrition Services Payment Systems Coordinator and Consumer Protection Coordinator. Michelle is currently in her seventh year of private practice as lead Clinical Dietitian…
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Auspicious Brew Kombucha

NHAND Fall Event October 25, 2022

NHAND is Hosting a Fall Mixer! Tuesday, October 25, 4:30-6:30 p.m. CEU Event for Members and Guests over 21 years of age! Join your fellow RDs and DTRs. Guest SpeakerMichelle Moreau CC, RDN, LD will present on “Quality over Quantity: Integrating RDNs into Value-Based Payments” Healthcare delivery and payment systems are changing, requiring changes in…
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Get Involved!

If you're already a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics or you're thinking about becoming a member, we’d love to have you come to an event, get involved with a committee, and interact with other dietitians and DTRs. Contact us today!

Board of Directors

All NHAND members are welcome to attend the NHAND Board of Directors meetings.

Due to COVID-19, meeting locations will vary. Meetings will also be accessible via remote options.

For information about upcoming meetings, please contact NHAND Executive Director Linda Horace at (603) 253-4503 or via e-mail.

NHAND Board of Directors


Gretchen Arnold

Jennifer Messer

Immediate Past President & Membership Chair:
Ann Petersson

Marlo McDaniel

Christina Fuller

Jan Greer-Carney

Professional Development Committee:
Amy Taetzsch (Chair)
Elizabeth Dennis (Chair-Elect)

Nominating Committee/Awards:
Ashley Lanoue (Chair)

Public Policy:
Vacant (Coordinator)
Elise Bolster (State Policy Representative)
Michelle Moreau (NSPS Coordinator and Consumer Protection Coordinator)
Erika Behrmann (State Regulatory Specialist)
Kate Pfeifle

Mentor Chair:
Becca Story

Bylaws Chair:
Andrea Jackson

Communications Chair:
Christie Gagnon

IDEA Liaison:
Sue St. Martin

Academy Foundation Committee: 
Vacant (Chair)

Linda Healy

Student Liaison:
Brandy Moser (UNH)

Academy Liaison:
Carrie Kiley