NYSAND Mission, Vision, and Principles

Vision: A world where all people thrive through the transformative power of food and nutrition.

Mission: Accelerate improvements in global health and well-being through food and nutrition.

Principles: The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the New York State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and our members:

  • Amplify the contribution of nutrition and dietetics practitioners and expand workforce capacity and capability
  • Integrate research, professional development, technology and practice to stimulate innovation and discovery
  • Collaborate to solve the greatest food and nutrition challenges now and in the future
  • Focus on system-wide impact across the food, well-being and health care sectors
  • Have a global impact in eliminating all forms of malnutrition.

NYSAND President's Message

The transition from President-Elect to President has been an incredible learning experience. I want to thank Carol DeNysschen for the hard work she has put in as NYSAND President and as my mentor. She is an incredibly hard-working, articulate and professional individual. We have been fortunate to have her as President and continuing on as Past-President. Thank you, Carol!!

Moving ahead from President-Elect to President is like hiking from Lulka to Everest Base Camp. Yes, that was my vacation prior to moving onto the role of President (pictured). The hike pushes on to go beyond your comfort zone and learn how to deal with adversity and conflict. But once you reach your destination, the senses of fulfillment and joy take over. 

In June 2019, I began my role as NYSAND President. I am so honored to empower our members to contribute to the profession. I have several goals, included two which are explained below: 

(1) Increase involvement of members in different volunteer opportunities in the profession. Volunteering provides so many benefits to the profession and one’s self. As a volunteer, you will expand your network and meet individuals who are engaged in different areas of the profession. You will contribute to your profession and increase awareness of the role of dietitians and diet techs. There are so many opportunities at the local/district, state, and national level. 

(2) Increase the awareness of dietitians as the nutrition experts. This goal incorporates public policy and advocacy at state and national levels. Look out for a survey later this summer that will ask you about your public policy and advocacy preferences. Your responses to this survey will guide the organization’s public policy and advocacy initiatives and priorities. Involvement in public policy will further highlight RDNs and NDTRs expertise in nutrition.

NYSAND will be continuing the Empower theme to the 2020 Annual Meeting and Expo in Saratoga Springs. Save the date – April 17-18, 2020!

Thank you for allowing me to represent the NYSAND membership. We, the NYSAND Board of Directors and Coordinating Cabinet, are here for you! We are happy to answer your questions and find you volunteer roles in your district, at the state level or for the Annual Meeting and Expo. Reach out to us anytime by sending an email to [email protected] Here’s to a great year ahead!

Reyna Franco, MS, MBA, RDN, CDN, CSSD, FAND, CPT
NYSAND President 2019-2020

The transition from President-Elect to President has been an incredible learning experience. I want to thank Carol DeNysschen for the hard work she has put in as NYSAND President and as my mentor. She is an incredibly hard-working, articulate and professional individual. We have been fortunate to have her as President and continuing on as Past-President. Thank you, Carol!!

 

Moving ahead from President-Elect to President is like hiking from Lulka to Everest Base Camp. Yes, that was my vacation prior to moving onto the role of President (pictured). The hike pushes on to go beyond your comfort zone and learn how to deal with adversity and conflict. But once you reach your destination, the senses of fulfillment and joy take over.

 

In June 2019, I began my role as NYSAND President. I am so honored to empower our members to contribute to the profession. I have several goals, included two which are explained below:

 

(1) Increase involvement of members in different volunteer opportunities in the profession. Volunteering provides so many benefits to the profession and one’s self. As a volunteer, you will expand your network and meet individuals who are engaged in different areas of the profession. You will contribute to your profession and increase awareness of the role of dietitians and diet techs. There are so many opportunities at the local/district, state, and national level.

 

(2) Increase the awareness of dietitians as the nutrition experts. This goal incorporates public policy and advocacy at state and national levels. Look out for a survey later this summer that will ask you about your public policy and advocacy preferences. Your responses to this survey will guide the organization’s public policy and advocacy initiatives and priorities. Involvement in public policy will further highlight RDNs and NDTRs expertise in nutrition.

 

NYSAND will be continuing the Empower theme to the 2020 Annual Meeting and Expo in Saratoga Springs. Save the date – April 17-18, 2020!