Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Diversity Statement

The Academy encourages diversity and inclusion by striving to recognize, respect and include differences in ability, age, creed, culture, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, size, and socioeconomic characteristics in the nutrition and dietetics profession.

Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Diversity Statement

The Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics aims to amplify the diverse voices of our profession. We support our community members by creating an environment that encompasses individuals from all backgrounds, ages, races, genders, sexual orientations, cultures, experiences, and abilities. We do this by increasing outreach to students to promote our profession, provide support to current dietetic students, strengthen connections between dietetics professionals, and strive to improve the well-being of all the communities we serve. 

Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Events:


Student Diversity Scholarship 

IAND is offering a diversity student scholarship for the 2023 Spring Assembly that will cover the student registration fee of $40. The applications are due February 24th. Email your application to Lisa Arteaga at [email protected]

 Download the Application 

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Events:


DEI Training Webinars for Program Faculty, Students and Preceptors to Meet 2022 Accreditation Standards Requirements
For registration and webinar information for the following visit: 
https://www.eatrightpro.org/acend/about-acend/diversity-equity-and-inclusion
Cultural Competence and Cultural Humility
DateFebruary 17, 2023

Time: 11 a.m. – noon (Central time)

Racism in Dietetics Practice

DateMay 23, 2023
Time: 11 a.m. – noon (Central time)

Member Interest Group (MIG) Resources and Events:


MIGs are groups of Academy members reflect the many characteristics of the profession and the public it serves.

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Interested in joining the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access Committee? 

If you want to learn more about the committee or would like to participate, please contact our Diversity Liaison, Lisa Arteaga at [email protected].