COVID-19 Resources

To ensure the safety and health of our staff and in compliance with Federal, State and local directives, on March 17, 2020, NYSAND converted to remote operations. We are fully able to continue our operation and we are here to provide our members with uninterrupted service as our nation combats COVID-19.  To assist our members, working in conjunction with our Management Services partner, CHMS, we have assembled this COVID-19 Resource Center to provide you with the latest information, guidance and resources in relation to COVID-19.   Below, you can find links to summaries of Federal and New York State actions and resources that may be of assistance to you. We will continue to update this regularly. If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].

GOVERNMENT RESOURCES & INFORMATION IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19: U.S. Federal Government & New York State Government


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We have also compiled the resources available through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics below, we will continue to update these resources as well.

  • The Academy has a resource and information page we are keeping up to date with all the latest developments. Please refer people here if they have questions about latest news:
  • Academy Releases Online Learning Sessions for Students and Interns To support the needs of nutrition and dietetics educators, preceptors, students and interns, the Academy has made available 78 online education programs as open-source modules. All links point to specific program files through the online Eatright Hightail service. This allows users to access and download all files in guest mode so you can save and watch on demand, eliminating the need for live streaming technology or other access needs. These open-source modules are designed for future nutrition and dietetics professionals, and do not offer CPE.
    • The programs cover six topic categories: Nutrition Science and Clinical, Counseling and Coaching, Community and Public Health and Food Insecurity, Sustainable Food Systems, Global Nutrition and Cultural Considerations, Research, Quality Improvement and Informatics, and Professional Programs including Leadership, Communication and Ethics.
    • Telehealth Quick Start Guide for RDNs and Additional Telehealth Related Articles:
    • Resources for RDNs and NDTRs.  Staying informed, Scope of Practice, Resources, and Q and A:
    • Updates from the Academy on the COVID-19 Pandemic:
    • Webinar: March 26, 2020 - Providing Nutrition Services via Telehealth During the COVID-19 Pandemic: What RDNs Need to Know. Registration is now closed as of March 25, 2020, but the recording will be made available for viewing within 24-48 hours. 

Academy Action Alerts - Take Action Today

Medicare & Medicaid Services increased flexibility for the delivery of Medicare services through expanded telehealth including medical nutrition therapy as an approved service.

Please ensure MNT telehealth services with similar HIPAA flexibility granted for Medicare are allowed by Medicaid and commercial plans in our state as this crisis is addressed through executive orders and actions. Telehealth allows the critical nutrition management of conditions while minimizing risk of exposure and safeguards the total health of our nation.

We are asking governors to permit federally-qualified nutrition professionals to practice across state lines consistent with federal guidance. If state licensure is not currently possible or practicable, we ask that they defer to federal regulations that recognize RDNs as qualified MNT providers.