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

AZAND Annual Meeting Save the Date!

The 2015 Arizona Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics/Arizona Department of Health/WIC conference will be held in Phoenix, AZ on Friday June 12th at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel. Registration will open soon, so be sure to opt in to our listserv to receive notice.

We have planned a packed agenda with top-notch speakers presenting hot topics like...

  • Obesity, Binge Eating, and Food Addiction
  • How to Produce and Star in Your Own Videos On a Budget
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Brain Health: Benefits of a Healthy Lifestyle
  • Utilizing Technology to Improve Your Nutrition Program
  • Protein: Is it time to rethink daily recommendations?
  • Nutrition Entrepreneurship: Leadership through Innovation
  • Raising Visibility of Dietitians
Click here for more information and check back for registration and speaker handouts.

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