About CA Academy

California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is a not-for-profit  membership association of approximately 6,500 registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs), nutrition dietetic technicians registered (NDTRs), and students committed to improving California's health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy. 

Vision:  Optimize California's health through food and nutrition.

Mission: Empower members to be California's science and evidence-based food and nutrition leaders. 

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 NDTRs in California
  • support the roles of RDNs and NDTRs in the delivery of healthcare in California
  • 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  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.