Why become a CAND Member?
Our committee work and member meetings are not only innovative but also help you as the professional stay up to date with the world of Nutrition. As an organization, we help raise awareness of the Registered Dietitian as the nutrition expert in the community.
Our Mission Statement
Empower members to be the nation’s food and nutrition leaders.
Optimize the nation’s health through food and nutrition.
Our Member Only Events are great places to network, stay current on industry topics, connect with like-minded RDN’s and boost your career! Four (4) dinner meetings, and five (5) board meetings, yearly kick-off networking event, National Nutrition Month and RDN day social events, as well as several education events!
Scholarships & Awards
Annual awards and nominations for students and active dietitian members, presented at IAND’s Spring Assembly. These are excellent opportunities to showcase your involvement and commitment to your profession!
Job and Volunteer Opportunities
Exclusive access to job and volunteer opportunities, updated weekly. Many members have gotten jobs through these posts!
Newsletters & Action Alerts
Quarterly newsletters sent directly to your home with updates from CAND, Illinois Academy and other nutrition news. Action Alerts so you can be a voice for change in our government, and weekly E-Blasts from our membership committee.
Also, 20% off of advertisement price for E-blast or in the newsletter!
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.
Public Policy & Advocacy Opportunities
Public Policy and legislative training. A scholarship opportunity to attend the annual Public Policy Workshop in Washington DC in the spring; CAND sends six members each year and any member can apply.
Sign Up Today!
You will be asked to choose your level during the sign up process.
that you must be a member of AND to qualify for CAND membership. If you are not currently a member of AND you can sign up here.
Our membership year is from June 1 to May 31, your membership must be renewed every year. Therefore, if you are signing up in May, you will still need to renew in June.