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About the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

What Is the 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.

MissionEmpowering members to be food and nutrition leaders
VisionOptimizing the nation's health through food and nutrition

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Governance and Leadership

Programs, Events and Organizational Units


About the Profession

What is a Registered Dietitian?

A registered dietitian is a food and nutrition expert who has met the minimum academic and professional requirements to qualify for the credential "RD." In addition to RD credentialing, many states have regulatory laws for dietitians and nutrition practitioners. State requirements frequently are met through the same education and training required to become an RD.


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Social Media Policy

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has developed a social media policy for public social media participation. Its purpose is to guide you and protect your privacy and reputation, as well as ours.

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