Welcome to MFNS DPG, representing over 1200 members!
Welcome to MFNS
Management in Food and Nutrition Systems (MFNS) is a dietetic practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Academy). MFNS has over 1000 members and student members.
Members of MFNS practice dietetics in advanced level positions of management and leadership, employed in areas including health care and food service. MFNS members are responsible for strategic leadership and development of staff, materials, equipment, financial resources and deliverables. MFNS members have a great influence or control multi-million dollar budgets; their scope of responsibility necessitates effective communication, team relationships and visionary leadership.
MFNS's emphasis is to network with our membership and promote interactive professional communication relating to industry trends and innovations. Some of our benefits include a quarterly newsletter, MFNS networking event held during the Academy's Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™ (FNCE®), educational webinars and timely communications regarding activities and resources. Check out news/events tab and signup to participate in the electronic mailing list.
More detailed information, including our membership directory, is available in the members' only section. Please login into the members section, using your academy's login information.
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New Award for Continuing EducationWe are excited to announce a new award for our members. The Ruby P. Puckett/Elizabeth Frakes Food Management Continuing Education Award has been approved by the Academy Foundation and applications are being accepted!
This award will support continuing education for members to attend FNCE® or another conference of professional interest related to food and nutrition management.
CLICK HERE to obtain the application form.
Deadline to apply in February 1, so act now. We hope many members will take advantage of this financial support. MFNS will recognize the recipients at one of our FNCE® events in Boston.
Become a Member of MFNS DPG!
Please remember to renew your MFNS membership and take advantage of the valuable resources MFNS membership provides. NOTE to existing/past members. If you cannot log into the 'members only' portion of the web site OR are not receiving EBlasts or listserv updates, it is likely due to expired membership. Here is the renewal link for those interested: http://www.eatright.org/login.aspx
ATTENTION: Please send all email correspondence you'd like to reach the MFNS Executive Committee to: MFNSDPG@gmail.com. Your issue will be addressed accordingly. Any email correspondence sent to firstname.lastname@example.org will be received by the MFNS Web Master.
We are planning exciting and informative Webinars for the upcoming year.
MFNS represents over 975 members of the American Dietetic
Association who specialize in managing Money, Minutes, Materials, Manpower & Machines - the 5 M's.
TO JOIN MFNS:
1. CLICK HERE to join through the Academy online business center. (You may wish to print these steps to follow along.)
NOTE: You must use Internet Explorer or Google Chrome browser. Mozilla Firefox is NOT supported.
2. Enter your Academy login credentials.
3. Once logged into the Academy, Click "Eatright Pro" tab at the top.
4. Under the green toolbar at top, click "My Academy Toolbar" tab.
5. On the next page presented, Click "My Groups" (In the toolbar under the welcome message).
6. Click "Add Groups" and Click the plus sign (+) to the right of "DPG Enrollments".
7. Click "DPG41 Management in Food and Nutrition Systems (MFNS)" box.
8. Continue with personal/billing information as prompted.
For additional help, contact Academy's Member Service Center at 1-800-877-1600, Ext. 5000
Annual Dues are $30 from June 1st to May 31st.
Standards of Professional Performance (SOPP) for Registered Dietitians in Management of Food & Nutrition Systems have were published, JADA, March 2009. MFNS members, educators and interested will be interested in reviewing them. The SOPPs serve as a guide for RDs to evaluate and improve practice and demonstrate competence in management of food and nutrition systems. These standards answer the question, What are the skills, knowledge and competency that an RD in the provision of management of food & nutrition services at the generalist and specialist level?
A copy is also available on the member-only site.