Welcome to the Memphis Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (MAND)!

My name is Patricia Prince-Griffin and this year I have the wonderful privilege of serving as your President.  I was born in North Carolina, but Memphis is my home and I am eager to find ways to improve our city.

Memphis is often overshadowed by the negative press of our high obesity rates, many food desserts and recent classification as the unhealthiest healthy city in America.  The best way we can take Memphis off the unhealthy listings and reports is to work together to spread accurate and timely food and nutrition advice which will allow us to reach our vision to optimize the nation’s health through food and nutrition. Change can and will occur.

Teamwork is essential!

In honor of the Memphis Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ mission, to promote optimal nutrition and well-being for all people, the MAND Board and I plan to lead and assist in several health focused community events. Our agenda will include our annual Eat Right to Fight Hunger Gala, as well as working with other non-profit organizations with an emphasis on improving Memphis’ health report while continuing to pledge support to our affiliates, the Tennessee Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (TAND) and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND).

As we work together, I know we can bring about sustainable changes to OUR great city!


Patricia Prince-Griffin
MAND President 2014-2015