Member Benefits

The Illinois Academy members are evidence-based practitioners who translate science into information the public can use. All the Illinois Academy members meet one of the following criteria:

  • Registered and Licensed Dietitians: Food and nutrition experts who have met academic/professional requirements to qualify for the credentials (RD) and to be licensed in state of Illinois (LDN)
  • Dietetic Technicians, Registered (DTR), who work in partnership with RDs/LDNs
  • Students of accredited university/college programs in Nutrition and Dietetics

Our members work in a variety of settings such as:

  • Healthcare – Hospitals, HMOs, Clinics
  • Food Management/Food Safety
  • Business and Industry
  • Private Practice  
  • Fitness Centers/Sports
  • Educational Institutions
  • Government Agencies
  • Public Health Clinics
  • Long Term Care Centers

The Illinois Academy provides several member benefits such as:


Spring Assembly and Continuing Education

Provides Continuing education and professional development opportunities.


Networking Opportunities

Fosters professional relationships with other dietitians through events such as lobby day, spring assembly, and district dietetic meetings.



Highlights the Illinois Academy member achievements, past and upcoming events, and member action items.


Professional Advocacy

Advocates for regulatory and legislative issues that are important to RDs and DTRs.


Job Postings

Facilitates access to job opportunities in the state of Illinois.


Awards and Scholarships

Opportunity to apply for awards and scholarships awarded specifically to the Illinois Academy members.


Professional Growth

Opportunity to volunteer at the district or state level and gain valuable leadership skills.


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