Benefits

CAND MEMBER BENEFITS

  • A yearly networking “Kick-off” Event each August at the start of the nutrition-year.
  • Four educational events on a variety of topics that earn dietitians continuing education credits.
  • Five yearly board meetings; any CAND member is invited to attend. This is a great way to get involved if you are interested.
  • An “Events” page on the website that is updated constantly so you always know what’s going on.
  • Scholarships for attending your own educational events. See “Awards and Scholarships” for more information.
  • Yearly awards for student/intern and dietitian accomplishments presented at IAND’s Spring Assembly.
  • An opportunity to attend the annual Public Policy Workshop in Washington DC in the spring; CAND sends six members each year and anyone can apply.
  • National Nutrition Month events and a special “RDN Day” social event for all members in March.
  • Public Policy and legislative training: attend Advocacy Day with fellow CAND members in the spring or learn how to complete an “Action Alert” or more about ANDPAC at any dinner meeting.
  • A special “Student” section (see Member Benefits) with resources specifically for students and interns.
  • Quarterly newsletters sent directly to your home with updates from CAND, Illinois Academy and other nutrition news.  These are also kept on the website so you can look back at all we’ve done.
  • Job and volunteer opportunities, updated weekly. Many members have gotten jobs through these posts!
  • Weekly E-blasts sent from our Membership Committee. Be sure to check your “Social” gmail box for these.
  • “Find a Dietitian” page on our website: Enter your company’s business for FREE!
  • 20% off of advertisement price for E-blast or in the newsletter.
  • Money to spend on FUN or dinner for your committee meetings – another reason to get involved and attend these meetings with your committee chairs.
  • A very active CAND blog on the website with members posting three times weekly on current nutrition topics.
  • Vibrant CAND social media: Twitter  LinkedIn  Pinterest  Instagram   Facebook
  • Opportunities to get involved and gain skills in one of our many committees: web/social media, CAND blog, Policy and Advocacy, Newsletter, Sponsorship and Event Planning, Strategic Planning, Volunteer at events, and more.
  • Friendships and connections with colleagues in Chicago. Bring your business cards to all events…you never know who you’ll meet!