ABOUT CAND

CAND boasts being the oldest dietetic association in the world, having met for the first time on October 27, 1916 making it one year older than the Academy.

In 1919 the name was changed to the Chicago Dietetic Association and its membership was opened to women of the profession outside of the hospital field. The organization began publishing quarterly bulletins in 1924; a tool believed to be fore-runner of the ANK Journal which appeared in 1925.

One of the greatest accomplishments of CAND (in cooperation with members of South Suburban Dietetic Association) has been the creation of the Manual of Clinical Dietetics, written and regularly revised during the 1980s and 1990s. Physicians and dietitians alike came to rely on this wealth of knowledge and over the years it evolved into the gold standard of dietetic practice.

Our name was changed once more in 2013 to the Chicago Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the organization continues as advocate for the Registered Dietitian. Our members represent a wide variety

of practice areas and the association is committed to lobbying for the purpose of including the Registered Dietitian as the Nutrition Expert in all legislative areas. Our organization proudly remains committed to providing education, networking, advocacy and publishing opportunities for each of our members.

-Marie Ross, Past President

Our Vision

Optimize the nation’s health through food and nutrition.

Our Mission

Empower members to be the nation’s food and nutrition leaders.

Board of Directors

President

Tina Lam


President-Elect

Amy Moore

Treasurer

Amy Yahiro


Treasurer-Elect

 

Secretary

Amy Curcio


Historian

Melissa Prest

Committees

Social Media &
Communications

Rebecca Perkins, Co-Chair
OPEN, Co-Chair
OPEN, Twitter Lead
OPEN, Facebook Lead
OPEN, LinkedIn Lead
Jordan Spivak, Pinterest Lead
Sara Casey, Instagram Lead
Lindsay Parrino, E-blast Lead
Patty Araujo, Blog Lead

Awards and Scholarships

OPEN, Chair

Newsletter

Jordan Spivak, Co-Chair
Grace Sinopoli, Co­-Chair

Media Rep

Laura Cason

Events & Sponsorship

Amy Moore, Chair
OPEN, Sponsorship Lead

Membership

Jessica Moehling, Co-Chair
Justine Britten, Co-Chair

Nominating

Carolyn Banner, Co-Chair
Olivia Birlson, Co-Chair
Tina Lam, President
Sarah Casey, Immediate Past President

Legislation

Lindsay Parrino, Co-Chair
OPEN, Co-Chair
Roberta Cooper-Meyer

Past President’s Council

Sara Casey                                            Sarah Olender
Christine Weidman
Melissa Prest
Brooke Schantz
Jamie Shifley
Kelly Ziemkiewicz
Barbara Fine
Roberta Cooper-Meyer
Marie Ross

Strategic Planning

Amy Moore, Chair
Tina Lam, President
Sara Casey, Immediate
Past President

Bylaws

Barb Fine, Chair
Sarah Casey, Immediate
Past President

Community Outreach

Brenna Wallace, Co-Chair
Neli Ribbens, Co-Chair
OPEN, Industry Liason