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GAND and FCAND have merged to become the...
North Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (NFAND)!

We are excited to share news of a merger with the First Coast (FCAND) and Suncoast Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics! Most of our district’s counties will be merging with FCAND to form the *NEW* NFAND, and Levy/Marion will be merging with Suncoast. 

Starting June 2023, GAND and FCAND members will renew local district membership with NFAND or Suncoast (depending on which county you reside in).


GAND hosts engaging speakers four to six times each year (September-May). We hope you'll become a member and join us for a variety of presentations from our engaging speakers (CEU's available). For the 2022-2023 year, our CPE presentations will be virtual via Zoom. In addition, we plan to host other in-person events including socials and community service to engage our community and help create a network and support system for our members!


To attend GAND's social events and meetings, you must be a GAND member or pay to attend individual meetings.

No upcoming events at the moment

Past Events

  • February Meeting: Overcome: Tools for Resilience in Challenging Times
    Thu, Feb 24
    Zoom; link to be provided after RSVP
    Guest speaker Carol Lewis, PhD, MPH, CPH is a licensed Psychologist and Clinical Associate Professor within the UF College of Medicine Department of Psychiatry. You must be a GAND member to attend for free. Non-members may attend for a $10 fee (which includes CPEU certificate).
  • January Meeting: Combating Nutrition Misinformation
    Wed, Jan 26
    Zoom; link will be emailed
    Come learn about combating nutrition misinformation with our guest speaker Andy De Santis, RD, MPH (@AndytheRD). You must be a GAND member to attend for no charge. We invite non-members to join GAND or pay a small $10 fee to attend this meeting. Visit for more information.
  • December Meeting: Diabetes and Microbiome
    Thu, Dec 09
    Join us for our December meeting on Type 2 Diabetes: What's the Scientific Evidence for the Role of the Gut Microbiome? Presenters include Jennifer McManus RD, LDN and Orville Kolterman, MD from Pendulum Therapeutics. You must either be a GAND member or pay the non-GAND member fee to attend.
  • October Meeting: The Art of Negotiation
    Wed, Oct 27
    Join us to learn more about "The Art of Negotiation" from Aaron Schwartz, MBA,MS, RD, LD. Pending 1.5 CPEUs. You must be a member to attend this meeting or join as a non-member for a small fee. For more information, view the Membership page.
  • September Kick-Off Meeting: Shining a Light on DEI in Dietetics
    Mon, Sep 27
    via Zoom; link will be emailed after RSVP
    Join us for a discussion with guest panelists Naudia Jones and June Thompson, members of the Diversify Dietetics community. All RDs, NDTRs, and students are welcome to join our September kick-off meeting! Join GAND to attend all subsequent meetings. The event is pending 1.5 CPEUs.
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