Suncoast Academy of

Nutrition and Dietetics


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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. 

SAND Spring Virtual Symposium

April 23, 2022

2 CEU credits

9:00 am - 11:00 AM

Registration Now Open!


9:00 AM - 11:00AM

Previously recorded session will be presented during this session and is valid for 2 CEUs and satisfies requirements for 2-hour Medical Errors course mandated by the Florida State Legislature


Dr. Catherine Christie, PhD, RDN, LDN, FAND, FPCNA

 Associate Dean, Professor, and Nutrition Graduate Program Director in the Brooks College of Health at the University of North Florida

Dr. Susan Mitchell, PhD, RDN, LDN, FAND

 Nutrition Consultant in digital and traditional media.  Member of University of North Florida Department of Nutrition and Dietetics Advisory Committee


  No charge for SAND Members

  FAND members only 15.00

  Non FAND and Non SAND Members only 20.00


The SAND Fall Virtual Symposium  was held on October 9, 2021

We look forward to a time when we can all be together again like we were in 2020!

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Virtual SAND Events are a great way to stay connected and current!

Look for more opportunities in 2022!




The Board of Directors of the Suncoast Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics are pleased to announce the start of the 2021-2022 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 2021-September 2022


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Posts are coming soon
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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.