Welcome to the Arizona Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

The Arizona Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the Arizona Dietetic Association) is a state affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association.) This website was developed to help our state organization and its members fulfill our mission and vision, and provide nutrition resources for the public. We sincerely hope you find the website to be an enjoyable and useful tool. If you have a comment or suggestion on how we can improve this site, please contact us.

Melinda Johnson, RDN, MS
Arizona Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Message from Dr. Glenna McCollum to AZAND members

Dear Arizona Academy Colleagues:

It was an honor to serve as the 2013-2014 President for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics representing this great State of Arizona and our Arizona Academy membership. How fortuitous that my final presentation closing my tenure as President was the AZ AND annual meeting in Tucson. I truly enjoyed seeing many of you, celebrating with you during the evening reception and reading the many hand-written notes of good wishes. My heartfelt thanks to all of you!

As a member-led organization, our collaborative leadership in Arizona is vital to the future success of our profession. The year of 2014-2015 will be an exciting year for us as we continue to work together to enhance the opportunities – now and in the future - for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists and Dietetic Technicians Registered. What we do, what we say, the challenges we are willing to embrace, the risks we are willing to take, and the leadership we demonstrate together, will impact the health of our state as well as our nation. Your leadership is crucial and I look forward to working with you.

My sincere gratitude to all of you,   


Dr. Glenna McCollum, MPH, RDN
Past-President 2014-2015
President 2013-2014
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Glenna McCollum, MPH, RDN

AZ Academy News 

LICENSURE: Click here for more info and to contribute.

AZ-AND Annual Meeting 2013 was great!  Click here for speaker handouts. 

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