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Diversity Awards and Grants

The Academy values and respects the diverse viewpoints and individual differences of all people. The Academy's mission and vision are most effectively realized through the promotion of a diverse membership that reflects the cultural, educational, ethnic, experiential, gender, geographical, philosophical, physical, political, racial, religious, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic characteristics of the public it services. The Academy actively identifies and offers inclusive opportunities to individuals with varied abilities, backgrounds, ideas, practice expertise, skills, and talents.

In accordance with the objectives and strategies of the Academy's Strategic Plan, the Academy offers awards and grants to support the diverse growth of the profession.

Academy IDEA Philosophy

The Academy encourages inclusion, diversity, equity and access (IDEA) by striving to recognize, respect and include differences in ability, age, creed, culture, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, size, and socioeconomic characteristics in the nutrition and dietetics profession.

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Members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics receive exciting benefits including complimentary continuing professional education opportunities, discounts on events and products in, invitations to exclusive members-only events and more!