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Academy Membership

Founded in 1917, the Academy's over 75,000 members in the U.S. and abroad help shape the food choices and impact the nutritional status of the public. The membership includes dietitians, dietetic technicians, students and others holding baccalaureate and advanced degrees in nutrition and dietetics. To provide members with career strategies that will enable them to prosper in the future, all Academy activities evolve from the Strategic Plan.

Most dietetics professionals choose to belong to the Academy because of the variety and quality of membership benefits. The Academy provides many opportunities for its members to be successful and to participate in continuing education opportunities that support both their professional needs and their plan for lifelong learning.

Questions regarding membership classifications can be sent to the Academy Member Service Center at membership@eatright.org or by calling 800/877-1600, ext. 5000. International callers can reach us at +1-312/899-0040, ext. 5000. Representatives are available weekdays from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Central Time.

Membership Classifications

Membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics serves up many opportunities, including immediate access to professional publications, continuing education opportunities, cutting-edge research, and other practical benefits that you can use every day. Academy offers four membership classifications and the Associate category. The Academy’s membership year is June 1 – May 31 regardless of when you join.

Active Member

Retired Member

Student Member

Associate Member
International Member

 

Active Member

Annual Dues: $230.00
Processing Fee: $25.00

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Available to any person who meets one or more of the following qualifications:

  • Is a registered dietitian (RD); registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN); dietetic technician, registered (DTR); or has established eligibility to write the Registration Examination for Dietitians or Dietetic Technicians, administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).
    • No Documents Required
  • Has completed a baccalaureate degree and dietetics program (Plan IV, Plan V, Didactic, Dietetic Internship, Coordinated, AP4 or Individualized Supervised Practice Pathway (ISPP) programs) that the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) has accredited or approved.
    • Verification Statement identifying ACEND Program Completion
  • Has completed an associate degree program for dietetic technicians that ACEND has accredited or approved.
    • Verification Statement identifying ACEND Program Completion
  • Has earned a master’s or doctoral degree and holds any one degree (baccalaureate, master’s or doctoral) in one of the following areas: dietetics, food and nutrition, nutrition, community/public health nutrition, food science and/or food service systems management or a regionally accredited college or university must confer degrees used to satisfy membership qualifications.
    • Original Transcript or Confirming Statement (of highest degree earned) from the Registrar
    • Original Transcript Confirming Degree in Specified Area (Note: If the highest degree was obtained in one of the above specialty areas, submit that transcript only)
  • Is an active member of the Dietitians of Canada (DC).
    • Letter from the DC Registrar confirming active membership.
Privileges of Active Membership

Active members whose dues are not in arrears shall be entitled one vote in each matter subject to member vote and are eligible to hold elected and appointed offices and positions at the national level. Active members shall be eligible to hold elected and appointed offices and positions at the affiliate level as designated by the affiliate dietetic association.

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Student Member

Annual Dues: $50.00
Processing Fee: none

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This category carries a six-year limit. Available to any person who meets one or more of the following qualifications:

  • Is a student currently enrolled in an ACEND-accredited or approved dietetics program who does not meet requirements for Active membership.
    • Statement of Student Status
  • Is a student enrolled in a regionally accredited, post-secondary education program that ACEND has not accredited or approved. This classification is available to students who state their intent to enter an ACEND-accredited or approved program.
    • Statement of Student Status
  • Is a current Active member returning to school on a full-time basis for a baccalaureate or advanced degree or to complete an ACEND-accredited or approved dietetics program. Annual verification required.
    • Statement of Student Status
    • Returning Student Application Form required annually
Privileges of Student Membership

Student members whose dues are not in arrears shall have a right to vote in national or affiliate elections and be eligible to hold appointed positions at the national and affiliate levels if a resident of the United States or US Territories. Student members shall not have a right to hold elected positions on the national or affiliate levels. This does not apply to the Academy’s Student Advisory Committee, whose members are elected by Academy student members.

Not sure if your dietetics or supervised practice program qualifies you for student membership? Visit the ACEND website to search for accredited and approved education programs.

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International Member

Annual Dues: $170.00
Processing Fee: $25.00

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Available to any person who:

  • Has completed formal training in food, nutrition or dietetics received outside the United States and US Territories, verified by the country’s professional dietetics association and/or national regulatory body.
    • International Membership Verification Form.
Privileges of International Membership

International members may be members of committees and attend meetings. International members shall be entitled to vote and eligible to hold elected office at the affiliate level.

Special Note: The Academy is unable to process applications for membership without International Verification documentation. The International Verification documentation must be provided within 30 days of application (or a notification must be received from the applicant within 30 days advising when it will be returned). If International Verification documentation is not provided or if you do not qualify for Academy membership, the Academy will cancel the application and refund payment.

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Retired Member

Annual Dues: $115.00
Processing Fee: $25.00

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Available to any dietetics professional qualifying for the Active membership category who is:

  • No longer employed in dietetic practice or education and is at least 62 years of age or retired on total (permanent) disability.
    • Copy of the Social Security Determination of Disability Form or statement from a medical doctor attesting to your disability and its permanence.
Privileges of Retired Membership

Retired members whose dues are not in arrears shall be entitled to all the rights of the Active membership category.

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Academy Associate

Annual Dues: $232.00
Processing Fee: $25

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Practitioners in a wide variety of fields related to healthcare, sports and fitness, and food, culinary and school nutrition may now join the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as an Academy Associate. Associates have access to extensive benefits, including the Academy's Evidence Analysis Library, professional publications, networking opportunities and preferred pricing on resources and conferences.

Available to any person who meets one or more of the following qualifications:

Has minimum of a Bachelors degree granted by a US regionally accredited college/university or foreign equivalent and training, certification, or license in one of the specified professions. Some professional designations automatically require a Bachelors or higher degree. For these, only proof of license, training, or certification in the specified profession is required.

* Indicates proof of Bachelors degree required.
  • Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)
  • Certified Midwife (CM or CMN)
  • Certified Professional—Food Safety (CP-FS) *
  • Dental Hygienist (BS-DH or RDH* or LDH*)
  • Dentist (DDS)
  • Pharmacist (RPh or PharmD)
  • Physical or Occupational Therapist (PT or OT)
  • Physician (MD or DO)
  • Physician Assistant (PA)
  • Registered Environmental Health Specialist/Registered Sanitarian (REHS or RS)
  • Registered Nurse (RN) *
  • School Nutrition Specialist (SNS) *
  • Speech-Language Pathologist (CCC-SLP)
  • A degree in Culinary Arts from a US regionally accredited college or university or US Culinary Association *
  • Certified Culinary Professional (Certification from the American Culinary Foundation or the International Association of Culinary Professionals) *
  • Certified Sports Medicine Practitioner (e.g., Certification from the American College of Sports Medicine) *
  • Certified Dietary Manager (CDM) (Certification from the Dietary Managers Association) *
Privileges of an Academy Associate

Academy Associates whose fees are not in arrears shall have access to applicable Academy benefits, products, and services and be eligible to hold appointed positions at the national, affiliate (state), and dietetics practice and member interest group (DPG and MIG) levels, with the exception of those listed below.

Academy Associates shall NOT have the right to:
  • Hold elected positions on the national, affiliate (state), and dietetic practice group and member interest group (DPG and MIG) levels
  • Vote in national, affiliate (state), and DPG/MIG elections
  • Be listed in Find a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
  • Post to member blogs
  • Take the Commission on Dietetic Registration’s (CDR) Certification Courses
  • Participate in the Academy’s professional liability insurance program

Special Note: The Academy is unable to process applications for membership without proof of Bachelors Degree documentation. The proof of Bachelors Degree documentation must be provided within 30 days of application (or a notification must be received from the applicant within 30 days advising when it will be received). If proof of Bachelors Degree documentation is not provided or if you do not qualify for Academy membership, the Academy will cancel the application and refund payment.


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