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 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 student member where you enjoy reduced rates on live and recorded webinars along with our Annual Spring Assembly.

Get Involved

Get involved with the Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics! Those who are involved get the most out of their membership. Students are welcome to serve in appointed positions and serve on various committees such as public policy, membership, communications, etc. Fill out our volunteer interest survey! 

Spring Assembly 2024 Experience

"The Illinois Spring Assembly opened my eyes to the vast opportunities that being a registered dietitian presents to you. As a future RD, I know that I can work in an area that I love, whether or not it currently exists. It is amazing the places being an RD will take you, and there is no reason to be working in a position that you do not love. The field of nutrition and dietetics is a tight knit community and being involved in the academy is so important to continue to advance the profession."

Ben Waller
M.S. Nutrition and Dietetics 

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 2025

Pictured left to right: Charlyn Fargo Ware (IAND President), Lauri Wright (Academy President) and Ben Waller (2024 Student Host)

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. Check out 2022 Pathway to Leadership student, Joshua Ho, speak during Advocacy Day 2023.


Poster Proposal

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

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