Asian Indians in Nutrition and Dietetics (AIND)

MIG #60

Empowering members to be the leaders in cultural evidence-based practices in nutrition and dietetics for people of Indian origin or those interested in learning more about Asian Indian cultures.


  • Community Leader: Parul A. Kharod, MSC, RD, LDN
  • Communications Coordinator: Aarti Batavia, RDN, CLT, FSCP, IFMCP
  • MIG Policy and Advocacy Leader and Reimbursement Representative: Rita K Batheja, MS, RDN, CDN, FAND

Membership Total



Members can watch a brief video highlighting the benefits of AIND.

  • Opportunity to network with other members
  • Annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE®) MIG Showcase & Joint MIG Reception
  • Online discussions on the latest research and practice
  • Opportunity to volunteer and share your expertise
  • Relevant resources and contacts
  • Participate in webinars


If you have questions about the benefits of AIND or are interested in getting involved, direct your questions to


You must be an Academy member to join AIND. Annual dues are $5 for the June 1 to May 31 Academy year. Contact the Academy's membership team at or 312.899.0040 ext. 5000. You can also join through your MyAcademy profile.