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We look forward to seeing you at our Spring Conference, May 22nd, 2019!

Want to be a RIAND affiliate member?

If you have recently moved to a different state or need to adjust your affiliation, the Academy’s membership team can switch your state affiliation. This change can be made at any point during the membership year, and can only be made by an Academy staff member. Contact the membership team at or 312/899-0040 (ext. 5000).

Happenings with the JWU Nutrition Society, Culinary Nutrition students!

The club held a very successful panel of nutrition professionals on  February 13th.  Each guest discussed their academic and professional experiences in the nutrition field. The students were very engaged and inspired by their stories. Guests included: Lynn Carnavale, General Mills. Rachel Drywa,  RIH. Courtney Huard, private practice. Celia Medeiros, URI dietetic intern. Amy Moore, URI PhD student. Chef Bill Idell, JWU Assistant Dean, College of Culinary Arts. Chef Will Lendway, Assistant Professor, Culinary Nutrition. Thank you to all who participated.   The club will plan another professional panel with registered dietitians in May.




Call for Nominations for the following Awards:

Please click here for the 2018-2019 Call for Nominations for RIAND Awards. Awards will be presented at the Spring Conference. If you send in a nomination you will be entered to win a $25 gift card!

  • Emerging Dietetic Leader
  • Outstanding Dietitian of the Year
  • Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year
  • Retired Dietitian of the Year
  • 24 Carrot Award

Action Alerts from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Urge Your Senators to Support Obesity Prevention and Treatment

The bipartisan Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2017 (H.R. 1953; S. 830) in both the U.S. House and Senate will allow a registered dietitian nutritionist or other qualified nutrition professional to provide intensive behavioral counseling services for Medicare beneficiaries with obesity. Let your members of Congress know where you stand and urge them to support this bill before the end of the year to improve health care access and reduce health care costs.

Urge Members of Congress to Support Malnutrition Prevention and Treatment

Ask Congress to support the role of RDNs and NDTRs in the prevention and treatment of malnutrition and encourage your members to support policies that better align with these goals. Take action today to build congressional support for: 1) adoption of meaningful malnutrition quality measures; 2) inclusion of malnutrition in chronic disease legislation and 3) expansion of public access to malnutrition screening and services provided by RDNs and NDTRs.

Click HERE to Take Action Today!

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