Contact Us

The Chicago-based Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, with over 75,000 members. Visit the Academy online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at your convenience and discover a wealth of information at your fingertips!

Check the information below for specific email addresses and phone numbers by department.


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995
Phone: 800/877-1600
Phone: 312/899-0040

Washington, D.C. Office

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
1120 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 460
Washington, D.C. 20036
Phone: 800/877-0877
Phone: 202/775-8277

Academy Foundation

For information regarding scholarships, awards, the annual fund, giving opportunities and corporate programs:

Phone: ext. 4773


For information regarding invoices and/or refunds for products or services as well as collection of these invoices:

Phone: ext. 4887
Fax: 312/899-4873

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)

For information regarding:

  • Accredited programs for dietitian/nutrition students: Coordinated Programs, Didactic Programs and Dietetic Internships
  • Accredited programs for dietetic technician students
  • Computer matching for dietetic internships
  • Sponsoring organizations eligibility requirements, Standards of Education and policies for accreditation

Phone: ext. 5400


For information regarding affiliate (state) organizations:

Phone: ext. 4870

Careers in Dietetics

For entry-level career guidance, including education requirements:

Phone: ext. 5400

Classified Advertising

Adam Moorad
Phone: 212/633-3122

Code of Ethics

For questions, comments and requests for information regarding the Academy's Code of Ethics:


Charlene Rice
Phone: ext. 4892

Harold Holler, RD, LDN
Vice President, Governance and Practice
Phone: ext. 4896

Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)

For information regarding:

  • Eligibility requirements for Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Dietetic, Technician Registered
  • Computer-based testing information
  • Eligibility requirements for Board Certification as a Specialist in Renal Nutrition, Pediatric Nutrition, Sports Dietetics, Gerontological Nutrition and Oncology Nutrition
  • Verification of Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Dietetic Technician, Registered, Fellow and/or Specialty Certification status
  • Continuing Professional Education (CPE) requirements for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists and Dietetic Technicians, Registered
  • Prior approval of CPE activities for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists and Dietetic Technicians, Registered
  • List of prior approved CPE activities by location, topic and date
  • Assess & Learn Series for Dietetic Professionals
  • Adult, and Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management Certificate Programs

Phone: ext. 5500

Corporate Relations Sponsorship

For information regarding Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics corporate relations sponsorship opportunities:

Jennifer Horton, Director of Corporate Relations
Phone: ext. 4804

Daun Longshore, Corporate Relations Senior Manager
Phone: ext. 4789

Dietetic Practice Groups

For information regarding the dietetic practice groups:

Phone: ext. 4815

Evidence Analysis Library

Log in as an Academy member before entering the EAL website:

Toni Acosta
Phone: ext. 4832

Evidence-Based Practice Guidelines and Toolkits

Paula Ziegler, PhD, RD
Senior Director
Phone: ext. 4871

Executive Office

Patricia M. Babjak
Office of the CEO
Phone: ext. 4856

External Relations

The Academy's work with non-government professional organizations and coalition projects:

Mary Beth Whalen
Vice President/Executive Director
Phone: ext. 4820

Finance and Administration

Finance and Administration is responsible for finance, accounting, information technology, network operations, office services and procurement.

Paul Mifsud
Vice President/Chief Financial Officer
Phone: ext. 4730

Find an Expert Directory

For information regarding how to join the referral service available to the Academy's Active Category members who are also registered dietitian nutritionists or dietetic technicians, registered:

Phone: ext. 5000

Food & Nutrition

Launched in February 2012, Food & Nutrition is the Academy's new magazine for members and professionals. Previously, ADA Times was the organization's award-winning member magazine from 2003-2011. Its final issue was published in Fall 2011.


Government Relations

For information regarding Academy action on food- and nutrition-related legislation and regulations:

Policy Initiatives and Advocacy
Phone: 800/877-0877; 202/775-8277
Fax: 202/775-8284

Jeanne Blankenship, MS, RD
Vice President of Policy Initiatives and Advocacy
Phone: ext. 6004

Mary Pat Raimondi, MS, RD
Vice President of Strategic Policy and Partnerships
Phone: ext. 6007

House of Delegates

For questions, comments and requests for information regarding Academy House activities:


Charlene Rice
Phone: ext. 4892

Harold Holler, RD, LDN
Vice President, Governance and Practice
Phone: ext. 4896

Human Resources

For advertised Academy internal position openings, send your resume as an attached MS Word document:


Carrolyn Patterson
Phone: ext. 4729
Fax: 312/899-4766

Information Technology

IT supports the Academy's internal computer network, database applications, computer hardware and software and e-commerce solutions.


Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

The Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the official research publication of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

General Information
Phone: ext. 4833

Advertising Sales (East)
Jodi Smith
Phone: 215/239-3523
Fax: 215-239-3136

Advertising Sales (Mid-West & West)
Carol A. Clark
Phone: 212/633-3791

Classified Ads
Brian Vishnupad
Phone: 212/633-3129
Fax: 212/633-3820

Knowledge Center

Information services and resources for Academy members including Ask the Knowledge Center quick reference assistance, Daily News e-newsletter, Dietetics Community and article ordering:

Phone: ext. 4853 or 4784

List Rental Service

Academy Member Email and List Rental Program:

InFocus Marketing
Phone: 800/708-LIST (5478)

Academy Spokespeople Mailing Information
Irene Perconti
Phone: ext. 4806

Media Relations

For media professionals looking for press materials or to interview an Academy spokesperson:

Phone: ext. 4769


For information regarding the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™, other meetings and/or travel programs:

Phone: ext. 4862

Member Interest Groups (MIGs)

For information related to the formation of, or questions about current Member Interest Groups (MIGs):

Phone: ext. 4815

Member Service Center and Membership Development

For information regarding:

  • Academy member profile/account support
  • Qualifications for Academy membership and application processing
  • Membership renewal
  • Member benefits programs (e.g., EatRight Careers job board, eMentoring, Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (FAND), Find an RDN, National Honors and Awards, Promoter Program)
  • Member Advantage Program (discounts, insurance and services)
  • Student member programs
  • Diversity programs and awards
  • Academy products/services catalog or to place a credit card order
  • Status of an existing product order
  • Referrals to RDNs for consumers or businesses
  • General information about Academy teams, products and services

Phone: ext. 5000
Fax: 312/899-4812

National Nutrition Month®

For information regarding National Nutrition Month® items and promotion:

Phone: ext. 4771

Nominations and Elections

Joan Schwaba, MS, RD
Director, Strategic Management
Phone: ext. 4798

Nutrition Care Manual (NCM)

To subscribe to the Nutrition Care Manual or for questions concerning your subscription to the Nutrition Care Manual:


Nutrition Services Coverage

For information regarding Medicare MNT, insurance coverage and codes of nutrition services:


Marsha Schofield, MS, RD, LD
Phone: ext. 4787

Kerry Regnier, MPH, RD, LDN
Manager of Advocacy and Communications
Phone: ext. 4719

Office Services and Procurement

  • Facilities Management; Reception
  • Procurement; Mailroom
  • Inventory Control/Warehouse

Karen Didriksen
Purchasing Manager
Phone: ext. 4742

Position and Practice Papers

For information regarding questions, comments and requests for Academy positions and practice papers:


Donna Wickstrom, MS, RD
Phone: ext. 4835

Professional Development

For information regarding Continuing Professional Education (CPEU) Offerings and the Center for Professional Development, (i.e. FNCE® Call for Educational Sessions, FNCE® Call for Abstracts, FNCE® workshops/excursions, online certificates of training, eLearning, teleseminars, webinars, Leadership Institute, overall continuing professional development and education):

Phone: ext. 4897

Public Relations

For members of the public seeking health and nutrition resources or information and inquiries about the Academy and its programs, contact:



The Academy publishes a wide variety of consumer and professional publications, plus video and CD-ROM products available in the eatrightSTORE. To request a print catalog or to inquire about a product:

Phone: ext. 5000

Quality Management

For information regarding Accreditation Organization Standards and Quality Improvement Initiatives:

Phone: ext. 4861

Research and Strategic Business Development

Kay Howarter, MS, RD
Phone: ext. 4797

Sales/Customer Service

For information regarding Academy products:

Phone: ext. 5000

Scope of Dietetics Practice Framework

For information regarding the Scope of Practice, Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance:

Phone: ext. 4861

Technical Questions Regarding the Academy's Website

For answers to technical questions regarding the Academy's website: