California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (CAND) is a not-for-profit voluntary membership association
of approximately 6500 Registered Dietitian Nutritionists, Dietetic Technicians, and nutrition students dedicated to healthy lifestyles through food decisions and the delivery of effective food and nutrition services by qualified dietetic professionals and association members. The primary purpose of the California Academy is to champion policies and regulations that
- protect consumers of nutrition services,
- endorse a strong scope of practice of RDNs and DTRs in California,
- support the roles of RDNs and DTRs in the delivery of healthcare in California, and
- ensure and promote informed food decisions by the public.
Members work in a variety of arenas including hospitals, research facilities, public health and other community agencies, colleges and universities, health and fitness centers, school districts, private practice, corporate America, and with the media.
Comprehensive leadership and direction of the California Academy is provided by the ten member Executive Board which is made up of elected and ex-officio members. Councils led by Executive Board member-elected Vice Presidents provide additional guidance of the affairs of the California Academy.
Founded in 1924 with sixty-one members, the California Dietetic Association (currently California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics) became an affiliate of the national American Dietetic Association (currently Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics) in 1927. This relationship remains in existence today. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly American Dietetic Association) members who reside in California comprise the membership of the California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Your Link to Nutrition and Health!
To contact CAND, send correspondence to:
California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Bridget Harvey-Elliot, MS, RD (firstname.lastname@example.org)
7740 Manchester Ave., Suite 102
Playa del Ray, CA 90293-8499
Phone: 310.822.0177 | Fax: 310.823.0264