VAND's Vision is to optimize Vermont’s health through food and nutrition. To achieve this Vision, Vermont Dietitians need to be able to influence nutrition policy and promote the unique contributions the RD can make in the arena of food and nutrition. The majority of our work is volunteer driven but proposed areas of support include:
- Supporting and helping local communities in their efforts to address the childhood obesity epidemic either through working to improve school nutrition programs or helping promote community fitness programs.
- Helping combat hunger in Vermont through nutrition programs
- Support sustainable and local agriculture
VAND is a 501(c)(6) non profit organization.
October 24, 2012: Food Day Celebration at FAHC Farmer's Market At the Fletcher Allen Health Care Farmer's Market, The Vermont Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics will be hosted a see/feel/taste the difference experience using local foods and a raffle with 1/2 the proceeds going towards farmers effected by Hurricane Irene. Registered Dietitians were present to speak of the important concepts that Food Day celebrates.
April 26, 2012: "Finding Vitality in Local Foods" - a fun and informative event open to VAND members and the public. Featuring author Ben Hewitt of The Town That Food Saved, along with local vendors, a wine and cheese tasting, and an appetizer cooking demo using local ingredients.
The 1868 U.S. agriculture survey showed Vermont as being, as it is now, the leading honey producing state in New England.