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.

Christina Weidman

I love CAND for the vast opportunities that it provides. I have met some of my greatest friends, colleagues, and mentors being a part of this organization. These individuals have pushed me to take new steps in my career and to continue to grow as a professional in nutrition. The networking and educational opportunities that CAND provides are unparalleled to any other organization in Chicago. I cannot thank CAND enough for everything it has taught me.


Our Mission Statement

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

Our Vision

Optimize the nation’s health through food and nutrition.

Membership Levels

ACTIVE RDN $45/ year

STUDENT $30/ year

RETIREE $20/ year

Member Benefits

  • Networking

    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!

  • Leadership Opportunites

    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!

Membership Levels

ACTIVE RDN $45/ year

STUDENT $30/ year

RETIREE $20/ year

You will be asked to choose your level during the sign up process.

Please Note

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.