Welcome to the New Suncoast Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, a merged group from Tampa, Pinellas, Manasota, and Southwest Associations.
FAND has plans to eventually merge all of the associations into five main districts and they chose the Tampa Bay area as one of the first to go. They recognized the strong leadership within our association and Pinellas, as well as the support needed by Manasota and Southwest.
Our new area district is the Florida Suncoast Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This is comprised of the former Tampa, Pinellas, Manasota, and Southwest associations. We are considered an “external merger” meaning we will still control our own bylaws, finances, and leadership. The other region that merge early in the panhandle is considered an “internal merger” where they will relinquish most leadership duties to FAND. All of this was official as of October 1, 2017.
So what does this mean for you, our members? Membership will still have annual dues, but now you will be able to attend any event within our entire region. Education events will happen on a quarterly basis, offering multiple CEUs, and will rotate regionally.
If you are interested in being involved in the new leadership, please reach out to us via the CONTACT section. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to ask! We are hoping for the best as we make this move. Your ideas, thoughts, and support are appreciated.
Welcome to the Florida Suncoast Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics!