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The Chicago-based Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, with over 100,000 credentialed practitioners. 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 2190
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


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

Phone: 312/899-0040 (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: 312/899-0040 (ext. 5400)


For information regarding affiliate (state) organizations:

Phone: 312/899-0040 (ext. 4852)

Careers in Dietetics

For entry-level career guidance, including education requirements:

Phone: 312/899-0040 (ext. 5400)

Center for Lifelong Learning

For information regarding Continuing Professional Education (CPEU) Offerings and the Center for Lifelong Learning, (i.e. FNCE® Call for Educational Sessions, FNCE® Call for Abstracts) overall continuing professional development and education):

Phone: 312/899-0040 (ext. 4895)

For information regarding FNCE® workshops/excursions, FNCE® Student Host Program, FNCE® State Volunteer Committee, online certificates of training and eLearning modules:

Phone: 312/899-0040 (ext. 4897)

For information regarding FNCE® speakers, FNCE® app, and Lifelong Learning webinars:

Phone: 312/899-0040 (ext. 4867)

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.

Barbara Visocan, MS, RDN, LDN, FADA, FAND
Vice President, Member Services

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: 312/899-0040 (ext. 5500)

Corporate Relations Sponsorship

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

Jennifer Horton
Director of Corporate Relations
Phone: 312/899-0040 (ext. 4804)

Daun Longshore
Corporate Relations Senior Manager
Phone: 312/899-0040 (ext. 4789)

Dietetic Practice Groups

For information regarding the dietetic practice groups:

Phone: 312/899-0040 (ext. 5000)

Evidence Analysis Library

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

Toni Acosta
Phone: 312/899-0040 (ext. 4832)

Evidence-Based Practice Guidelines and Toolkits

Toni Acosta
Phone: 312/899-0040 (ext. 4832)

Executive Office

Patricia M. Babjak
Office of the CEO
Phone: 312/899-0040 (ext. 4856)

External Relations

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

Mary Beth Whalen
Vice President/Executive Director
Phone: 312/899-0040 (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: 312/899-0040 (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: 312/899-0040 (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.



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

Phone: 312/899-0040 (ext. 4773)

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: 312/899-0040 (ext. 6004)

House of Delegates

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


Charlene Rice
Phone: 312/899-0040 (ext. 4892)

Human Resources

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


Carrolyn Patterson
Phone: 312/899-0040 (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: 312/899-4831

Advertising Sales
Joe Skey

Classified Ads
Adam Moorad
Phone: 212/633-3122

List Rental Service

Academy Member Email and List Rental Program
InFocus Marketing
Phone: 800/708-LIST (5478)

Academy Spokespeople Mailing Information
Irene Perconti
Phone: 312/899-0040 (ext. 4806)

Media Relations

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

Phone: 312/899-0040 (ext. 4769)


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

Phone: 312/899-0040 (ext. 4862)

Member Interest Groups (MIGs)

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

Phone: 312/899-0040 (ext. 5000)

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: 312/899-0040 (ext. 5000)
Fax: 312/899-4812

National Nutrition Month®

For information regarding National Nutrition Month® items and promotion:

General inquiries:
Permission requests:

Nominations and Elections

Joan Schwaba, MS, RD
Director, Strategic Management
Phone: 312/899-0040 (ext. 4798)

Nutrition Information Services

Information services and resources for Academy members including Ask the Nutrition Information Services quick reference assistance.

Phone: 312/899-0040 (ext. 4853)

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, FAND
Senior Director
Phone: 312/899-0040 (ext. 1762)

Karen Ferrantella, RDN, LD
Manager of Advocacy and Communications
Phone: 312/899-0040 (ext. 4761)

Office Services and Procurement

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

Permissions and Reprint Policy

Content Found on our Website

Find information on reprint and permissions for the Academy website.

Content Found in Other Academy Products

Content located in Academy books, brochures, electronic toolkits and e-books, downloadable pdfs, EAL, NCP, NCM resources, and all other items sold through our Products & Services Catalog, are protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 United States Code). Permission is required before reprinting, adapting, or reusing this content. To obtain permission to reprint any Academy articles in accordance with our policy, please email with any questions, or submit a completed application.

Position and Practice Papers

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


Donna Wickstrom, MS, RD
Phone: 312/899-0040 (ext. 4835)

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: 312/899-0040 (ext. 5000)

Quality Management

For information regarding Accreditation Organization Standards and Quality Improvement Initiatives:

Phone: 312/899-0040 (ext. 4861)

Research and Strategic Business Development


Sales/Customer Service

For information regarding Academy products:

Phone: 312/899-0040 (ext. 5000)

Scope of Dietetics Practice Framework

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

Phone: 312/899-0040 (ext. 4861)

Technical Questions Regarding the Academy's Website

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