Teresa Turner, MS, RD, LDN, SNS, FAND, shares her journey toward becoming an dietitian and her experiences in the world and our profession.
Being born and raised in Michigan, in the suburbs of Detroit, by strong, smart and "old-school" Filipino parents was a unique, messy and, in hindsight, beautiful experience.Read the Full Story
Juliana Tamayo lives with Crohn's disease, lupus and Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), and relies on a feeding tube for her daily nutrition. Learn why she wants to become a dietitian and read about her experience as a future RDN.Read the Full Story
Jasmine Westbrooks, MS, RD,LDN, shares her journey toward becoming an RDN and her experiences in dietetics as a person of color.Read the Full Story
Ashley Berthoumieux describes how her passion for health care occasionally morphed into disappointment over racial disparities in nutrition, but she remains hopeful and encouraged by allies. Learn more about her experience and struggles as a Black future RDN.Read the Full Story
Sports dietitian Roxana Ehsani, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN, was raised in a household with a blend of Iranian and Austrian heritages — an upbringing that encompassed a rich tapestry of cultures. This combined with her experiences of feeling distinct from her peers significantly influences her approach towards her patients.
Alabama-based dietitian Andrea Mathis, MA, RDN, LD, shares her journey toward becoming an RDN and explains why we must check our own biases and replace stereotypical thinking with openness and a willingness to learn from others who may look different from us.
The Academy's Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) Action Plan is a sustainable, living document designed to move the dietetics profession towards an increasingly welcome and inclusive future. The plan's goals and strategies were carefully developed from member and professional feedback gathered from listening sessions, stakeholder communications, and representatives of Academy organizational units and groups, as well as from benchmarking with other healthcare organizations. Tactics and metrics have been developed for each strategy, and outcomes from the initiatives will be measured and the plan modified accordingly over time to ensure continuous positive change.
MIGs are groups of Academy members that reflect the many characteristics of the profession and the public it serves. Academy MIGs include:
Join an expert panel of IDEA champions representing the joint MIGs of the Academy for a fireside chat, where attendees will have an opportunity to directly engage with IDEA stakeholders for an interactive, unfiltered discussion.View Product
This panel session enables practitioners without disabilities to establish better rapport with and achieve more successful nutrition and health outcomes for individuals with disabilities.View Product
In this session, learn why and how to lead in a way that centers equity, prioritizes inclusion, and advances diversity in our field.View Product
This session aims to move beyond increased knowledge and awareness by demonstrating practical ways to prioritize health equity in the language we use, the policies we implement, and the practices we adopt as nutrition professionals.View Product
This session will identify the impact of hearing loss on the quality of life of a person living with prediabetes, diabetes and other co-morbid conditions.View Product
Learn how registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) who are also IBCLCs can help families meet their breastfeeding goals by ensuring the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding are met through Baby-Friendly USA's evidence-based guidelines. Discover how interdisciplinary teams that include RDNs are necessary for successful Baby-Friendly designation.View Product
Learn how to manage sex-specific data of nutrition assessment when caring for transgender and gender diverse patients with this informative webinar.View Product
This webinar will address key questions regarding the care of transgender or gender diverse clients.View Product
Join this webinar to learn about the Breastmilk Ecology: Genesis of Infant Nutrition: BEGIN Project and the importance of ethical and equitable research in human lactation. Discover how a translational research framework can be applied to address gaps in human milk research and promote safe and effective infant feeding practices.View Product
Panelists discuss unique ways these technologies have been used around the world, particularly with people in low-resource countries, to improve the nutrition and health status of underserved populations.View Product
Gain insight into how nutrition policies can support inclusive local programming, and will understand how to translate practice-informed solutions into community programs.View Product
Participants will learn to leverage anti-bias dietetic practice in their teaching, practice, and broader professional development.View Product
This session will review the landscape of food and nutrition policies and practices in correctional facilities and new expert recommendations with an equity focus.View Product
Reducing chronic diseases and health disparities in disadvantaged communities through innovative culturally focused nutrition programming that emphasizes authentic nutrition education and advocacy by practitioners and experts.View Product
The panel discussion will focus on bringing this subject into our professional discourse to explore actionable solutions that will improve access to nutrition and health care, address the impact of developmental origins of disease in this population, identify the social determinants of health that impact the nutritional status of these women and children, and demonstrate how RDNs can influence policy makers at the local and global levels to address this population.View Product
This session will discuss the adaptation of the highly successful Bridge and Mentoring Program model to our ACEND accredited programs (DPD, DI, and MSDI), highlighting collaboration with the local dietetics community.View Product
The session will share the evolution of the Ram Chef program, a culinary program which promotes health and independence for persons with disabilities through use of the active engagement model.View Product
Speakers will review the healthcare landscape and share effective strategies to inform design and implementation strategies for programs that serve chronically ill underserved populations, including ways to sell programs to payers through metrics and outcomes.View Product
This session will address these issues and foster discussion on how the multidisciplinary medical team can work to support women to overcome these obstacles to ensure a safe outcome for mom and baby.View Product
On January 9, President Ellen R. Shanley and Academy Chief Executive Officer Patricia Babjak presented at the National Baptist Convention USA midwinter meeting in Birmingham, Ala.Read the Article
Funding to support diversity in the dietetics and nutrition field will help address health inequities for minority communities.Read the Article
The Diversity and Inclusion Committee has drafted overarching goals for a D&I action plan and is soliciting applications for awards and grants.Read the Article
Diversity and Inclusion Committee is working with numerous Academy groups and organizational units on the holistic implementation of diversity and inclusion efforts throughout the organization.Read the Article
Members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics receive exciting benefits including complimentary continuing professional education opportunities, discounts on events and products in eatrightSTORE.org, invitations to exclusive members-only events and more!