Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The Academy is committed to improving the nation’s health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy.

Mission: Empowering members to be the nation’s food and nutrition leaders
Vision: Optimizing the nation’s health through food and nutrition

Approximately 72 percent of the Academy’s more than 72,000 members are registered dietitians (RDs) and 2 percent are dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs). Other Academy members include students, educators, researchers and international members. Nearly half of all the Academy’s members hold advanced academic degrees.

Academy members represent a wide range of practice areas and interests. Affiliate, dietetics practice, and member interest groups share the common purpose of serving the profession, the public, and members in such areas as continuing professional education, public information on nutrition and health, government advocacy and relations, membership recruitment, Academy leadership, and public relations. These membership groups reflect the many characteristics of the Academy’s membership and the public it serves.

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