National Organization of Blacks in Dietetics and Nutrition (NOBIDAN)

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The National Organization of Blacks in Dietetics and Nutrition (NOBIDAN) is a professional organization of African-American dietetic and nutrition practitioners whose mission is to provide a forum for professional development and support of dietetics, optimal nutrition, and well-being for the general public, particularly those of African descent.


  • Chair: Roniece Weaver, MS, RD, LD
  • Chair-Elect: Rojean Weaver, MS, RD, LD
  • Secretary: Koran Watson, MS, RDN, LDN
  • Treasurer: Lucy Balogun, MPA, RD, LD
  • Past Chair: Helen Jackson, PhD, RD, LD/N
  • Nominating Chair: Shawnda Warren Coates, MS, RD, LDN

Membership Total

422 (2017-2018)

Member Benefits

  • Educational programs and webinars, giving you the opportunity to learn the newest trends and issues in the nutrition and dietetics industry.
  • Opportunity to network with dietitians across the country representing various areas of dietetics - learn first-hand what others are doing that may work in similar positions as you.
  • The possibility to become a volunteer leader that can make a difference in the industry's future.
  • Network with nutrition professionals and students aspiring to be nutrition professionals.

Professional Development

  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Mentoring
  • Student Scholarships
  • Website information exchanges
  • Networking connections through social media (i.e. LinkedIn, Facebook & Twitter)
  • Newsletter

Other Opportunities

  • Ability to contribute to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Solona McDonald Memorial Scholarship fund.
  • Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo NOBIDAN Pre-Conference Breakfast Workshop/Seminar.
  • FNCE® Business Meeting and Networking Reception.
  • Student Mixer@FNCE®.
  • FNCE® Spotlight Sessions.
  • Educational Webinars with CPEs.

Becoming a Member

Please visit the NOBIDAN website and access the Membership Page (top). You must be a member of the Academy to qualify for membership in NOBIDAN. Dues are $30 per year for regular membership; $10 per year for student membership.

If you would like to become a NOBIDAN volunteer or have additional questions, please contact Koran Watson- NOBIDAN Secretary.