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Who We Are and What We Do

Who We Are

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) was founded in 1917, and 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 food and nutrition leaders
Vision — Optimizing health through food and nutrition


Approximately 70 percent of the Academy's over 75,000 members are registered dietitians (RDs) or registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) and 2 percent are dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs). Other Academy members include students, educators, researchers, retired 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.


The Academy is led by a Board of Directors comprised of national leaders in food, nutrition and health.


120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, Illinois 60606
Phone: 800/877-1600
Washington office
1120 Connecticut Avenue N.W., Suite 480
Washington, D.C. 20036
Phone: 800/877-0877

What We Do

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is a multidimensional organization that strives to improve the nation's health and advance the profession of dietetics through research, education, and advocacy.

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