Renew Your Membership and Stay Connected

05/19/2016 - As you continue on your career to become a registered dietitian nutritionist, it is important to stay connected to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Through membership, you can remain connected to current practitioners, as well as fellow nutrition and dietetics students along the way.

Remember that membership with the Academy is much more than just another professional organization to put on your résumé. It's an opportunity to get involved in the largest organization of food and nutrition professionals in the world.

A few of the benefits of membership include: a complimentary subscription to the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, free access to the Evidence Analysis Library®, the ability to apply for Academy Foundation scholarships and the exclusive opportunity to get involved in dietetics practice groups and member interest groups.

So what are you waiting for? Renew today! For individuals who will continue on as students this upcoming academic year, be sure to renew your membership online. For those who are moving into their professional career, check out the Active member page on the Academy's website. Pay special attention to the Career Starter Dues Program that reduces dues rates for members in their first five years of Active category membership eligibility.

Questions regarding membership classifications can be sent to the Academy Member Service Center at or by calling 800/877-1600, ext. 5000. International Student callers can reach the Academy at +1-312/899-0040, ext. 5000. Representatives are available weekdays from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Central time.