MIGs have the opportunity to engage in networking with organizations related to their areas of interest. These networking opportunities are not considered official alliances for the Academy. However, it is recognized that these opportunities for interaction provide a value for the MIGs and the Academy. MIGs may establish a network with another organization provided the organization meets the Academy's suggested criteria and are consistent with Academy policies.
The Academy's member interest groups reflect the many characteristics of Academy members and are organized by common interest:
Chinese Americans in Dietetics and Nutrition (CADN)
CADN is the advocate of the dietetic profession serving those who are interested in the betterment of the nutritional needs of the Chinese. By promoting optimal nutrition using research, presentations and dissemination of literature, we work to enhance the nutritional status of Chinese in the United States and world-wide. Visit CADN website »
Fifty Plus in Nutrition and Dietetics (FPIND)
Focuses on programming, education, careers and networking targeted at members age 50 years and older. This MIG will also provide education and networking opportunities for those re-entering the workforce or changing their career focus. Visit FPIND website »
Filipino Americas in Dietetics and Nutrition (FADAN)
Fosters networking, mentoring and support for the professional issues unique to Filipino-American dietitians, focusing on the diverse culture and ethnicity of this population.
Latinos and Hispanics in Dietetics and Nutrition (LAHIDAN)
Fostering the development and improvement of food, nutrition and health care for Latinos and their families in US and related territories with outreach to Hispanic/Latino and all other Academy members. Visit LAHIDAN website »
Muslims in Dietetics and Nutrition (MIDAN)
MIDAN’s goal is to serve Academy members from various practice areas with an interest in cross-cultural awareness and reducing health disparities, specifically as they relate to the Muslim population. This may include Academy members who are of the Muslim faith, who work with Muslim clients/patients, who are writing or conducting research on Muslims and nutrition, etc.
National Organization of Blacks in Dietetics and Nutrition (NOBIDAN)
The National Organization of Blacks in Dietetics and Nutrition (NOBIDAN) is an organization of African-American Dietetic and Nutrition Practitioners whose mission is to develop an innovative plan with futuristic vision and ideals that will reflect concern for health status of the public and facilitate professional enhancement for its members.
National Organization of Men in Nutrition (NOMIN)
The National Organization of Men in Nutrition (NOMIN) values and respects the diverse viewpoints and individual differences of all people. Our mission and goal is to promote dietetics careers to all males and to support men who are RDs or DTRs to grow professionally. Visit NOMIN website »
For additional contact information for MIG officers and leaders, email the Academy Practice Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800/877-1600 ext. 4815.