What is the WAND?
The Wyoming Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (WAND) is a group of registered dietitians and their affiliates, interested in promoting enhanced nutrition and health to Wyoming residents, as well as providing enhanced educational opportunities for WAND members. The WAND supports a variety of nutrition related activities in the state including National Nutrition Month, Range Rider newsletter for members, and an annual nutrition education conference.
The WAND has a board which oversees the WAND organization, i.e., operation and policy making for the above activities, and implements programs and policies as directed by the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. The WAND Board meets a minimum of three times per year and has an annual business meeting which may or may not occur simultaneously with the education meeting.
The Wyoming Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics is the advocate of the dietetic profession serving the public through the promotion of optimal nutrition, health and well-being.
What is a Dietitian?
A registered dietitian is a professional trained in applying the knowledge of nutrition and health practices to enhance individual health outcomes based on existing health parameters, nutritional intake, and disease incidence. To be a registered dietitian one must first complete a four year course of study which focuses on nutritional science, complete a six to twelve month internship, and then pass a registered dietitian exam conducted by the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.