The Benefits of Joining the Academy

AND is an all-too-familiar acronym for nutrition and dietetic professionals, and today we'll discuss some of the valuable benefits of being a member! 

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, AND, is the largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, and offers many benefits to its members. It costs $260.00/year to be an active member, and $65/ year for students. 

As an AND member, you'll get some great perks, including:

  • Having access to The Evidence Analysis Library (EAL) is such an amazing benefit to have as a member of the Academy. This is a great perk, especially if you run your own private practice, because it assures that you are providing the best evidence-based care to your patients. 
  • As a member you also have access to a lot of other informative publications! These include a daily news email, Eat Right Weekly, Food and Nutrition Magazine, Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, MNT Provider, various care manuals, and the Student Scoop e-newsletter.  
  • Networking in and out of the field is also a a great benefit - whether it's at a nutrition conference or helping the general public. 
  • Are you still a student finishing your DPD? One amazing benefit for you is exam prep for the registration exam! 

Regardless of why you decide to become a member of the Academy, it is important to just remember that it is a great opportunity to be able to connect to other dietitians and nutrition resources to help your practice grow.

We'd love to hear why you joined, and what being an AND member does for you in the comments below!