Student Member

Are you a student who is currently enrolled or intend to enroll in a dietetics education program at an ACEND Accredited University Program in Illinois? If so, you are eligible to join the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) as a student member.

Click here to learn more about the various dietetic programs offered in Illinois. 

Student members enjoy reduced dues while gaining access to the vast majority of benefits Active members enjoy, including career resources, leadership opportunities, and scholarships. Also, you automatically become an Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (IAND) student member where you enjoy reduced rates on live and recorded webinars along with our annual Spring Assembly.

Not a student member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics? Sign up here

Get Involved

Get involved with the Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics!

Fill out our volunteer interest survey!


By joining your local Illinois dietetic district students are able to meet other professionals and build their network. Leadership opportunities, scholarships, and more are often available. Click here to find your local district and how to get involved.  

Pathway to Leadership Program

The Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers Student Members the opportunity to apply for the Pathway to Leadership Program. Click here to find out more information about this program, which was created in 2020, aimed at developing the skills of future leaders. 

Poster Proposal (Spring Assembly)

Got hot new nutrition research? Feature your findings at the Virtual Spring Assembly held in March. This is a career development opportunity and a chance to share your work at a state-level professional association meeting. This may be particularly helpful to graduate students or beginning investigators. Click here for find out more information.

Highest scoring poster is awarded a $100 gift card.

Outstanding Dietetic Student Awards (ODSA)

The Outstanding Dietetics Student Award recognizes the emerging leadership and achievement of students in ACEND-accredited and approved dietetics education programs in Illinois. Click here to learn more about this award and how to apply today. 

Student Career Resources

It's an exciting time for the field of nutrition and dietetics! Both the number and variety of job prospects for RDNs and NDTRs are expanding. Click here to learn more about the roles and career opportunities for RDNs and NDTRs.