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:

The IDEA committee is looking for new members to help us make a difference. Our goal is to promote a more inclusive and equitable environment among Illinois dietitians. Join us at our next virtual meeting! We welcome all voices and perspectives. Together, we can make a real impact.

November 6, 2023 - Cultural Competency- A Cooking Demo 

Join us on Monday, November 6 from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm via Zoom to learn about Indian cultural cuisine and participate in a cooking demonstration. 1.5 CPEUs have been approved for this session. Click here for more information.

Scholarship Opportunity for Students

Ready to sit for the RD Exam and make a difference in the world of nutrition? Apply for the Student RD Exam Preparation & Empowerment Program Scholarship. We are looking for diverse students who are interested in taking the RD exam and need RD exam study resources. The scholarship recipients will be awarded access to EatrightPREP Membership. The Scholarship application will close on 11:59pm MST December 11, 2023. Complete and submit an online application

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? 

Interested in learning more about the committee? Contact our Diversity Co-Liaisons Jade Hamann (pictured left) and Lisa Artega (pictured right) at [email protected]