Suncoast Academy of

Nutrition and Dietetics


The Suncoast Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is a group of nutrition professionals and students helping to promote healthy eating and living in Florida gulf-coast communities. 

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SAND is actively taking Nominations for Board Members for the 2020-2021 Year!

Do you know of someone or yourself that would love to volunteer time to engage, inspire, and lead SAND to another successful year!  Please click on the Nomination form below! 

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak we are extending our deadline!

All active and retired active members whose dues are not in arrears will be entitled to hold elected offices.  Officers will take office at the beginning of the fiscal year (October 1) following their election.  Eligible members need to be AND and SAND members.  Nominations will be accepted until April 24, 2020 and the slate presented to members by May 1, 2020.  Voting by email will be completed by May 31, 2020.  Installation will be in June 2020.



Members enjoyed the National Nutrition Month Symposium that was held on March 7, 2020 in Ft. Myers at the Culinary Solutions at LeeSar. 

The Delicious Menu:

 Mediterranean Flat Bread

Homemade Gnocchi sauteed with Pistachio Pesto, Goat Cheese and Cherry Tomatoes

Strawberry Sorbet

Our First Symposium Event of the Year was held on Feb 1, 2020 at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center in Sarasota. It was a HUGE success and a BIG thank you for those that participated!

Fun was had at the Winter Social on Dec 7th! Look for upcoming events. May everyone have a wonderful Holiday Season!


SAND's Social Fall Kick Off Event on October 26th was a success! If you haven't joined, its not too late! We are looking forward to a great year with more socials and symposium events!




The Board of Directors of the Suncoast Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics are pleased to announce the start of the 2019-2020 term! The board is looking forward to continued growth of the organization this year. A BIG thank you goes out to last year’s board members for all the hard work they put in.


Why should you join? Check out all the benefits below:


  • Complimentary and discounted CPEU credits

  • Discounted or free admission to SAND events

  • Multiple social and networking opportunities

  • Job posting notifications

  • Community service events

  • Access to membership directory

  • Free food


What do we have in the works this year?

  • Symposium events offered throughout the region so all of our members will be able to attend at least 1 event

  • Additional smaller social networking opportunities in each local region

  • Community service outreach opportunities


Requirements to join:

  • Active membership with the national Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Complete the membership form located one the SAND website. Check out the link below.

  • Pay annual fee ($15 students/retired, $30 all other) via PayPal


We encourage all local dietitians; past, present and future, to join SAND this year.


Please be on the lookout for details on our first events, which will be held this fall in both the Tampa and Southwest Florida areas.


Please allow time for a confirmation email to be sent once you complete the membership form and submit payment. Questions? Contact via email anytime!

  • Please indicate if you would like to be involved in board activities when you fill out the application form.

SAND is now on Instagram! Check for upcoming photos and events for our new membership year October 2019-September 2020


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The Suncoast Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (SAND) is an organization of registered dietitians and dietetic technicians registered who serve the counties of Hillsborough, Pasco, Hernando, Citrus, and Sumter. We have more than 100 enrolled members. The mission of our association is to serve the public through the promotion of optimal nutrition, health and well-being. We are an affiliate of the Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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