Central (C-AZAND)

Welcome to the Central District of the Arizona Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics! Our district represents Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics members of Maricopa County, which includes 12 cities in the greater Phoenix vicinity. Academy members from Pinal, Gila, and Graham counties may also choose to be members of the Southwest, Southern, or Northern districts. 

We are a dynamic group of individuals with varied areas of expertise in the field of nutrition, health, and wellness. The Central District offers several membership meetings throughout the year for continuing education, and they stay connected to the community through networking and volunteer events. A quarterly newsletter keeps you abreast of upcoming activities, directs you to our social media outlets, and introduces you to the Central AZAND members through our member spotlight to maintain the “small community” feel.

Meet the Central District Board 

Central Arizona Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Calendar of Events 2018-2019





 Saturday, Oct 27, 2018


 Check in starts at 7:30

 Breakfast will be served

 4 CEU

 1. Stacey Hitesman,      RDN, CNSC, Shawn    Toso, MS, RDN

 2. Rebecca Volk, M.S.,     CCC-SLP, BCS-S

 3. Nancy White, MS, RD

 4. Nicole Leschak, MS,     RDN, CSSD, CEDRD

 St. Joe’s Hospital and  Medical Center

 350 W Thomas Rd,  Phoenix, AZ 85013

 Topics in Clinical Nutrition Mini-  Conference:

 1. Opportunities of Malnutrition  Identification

 2. The new IDDSI diets

 3. The What and Why of Anti-inflammatory  Nutrition

 4. Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth  (SIBO)

 Tuesday, November 27,  2018



 1 CEU

 Dr Adrienne Scheck

 Senior Research  Scientist

 Institute for Molecular  Medicine

 Phoenix Children’s  Hospital

 Lee Renda, MS RDN

 St. Joe’s Hospital and  Medical Center

 350 W Thomas Rd,  Phoenix, AZ 85013

 Ketogenic Diet Research and Keto Diet and

 Intermittent Fasting



 Happy Hour


 Location still in the  works. Stay tuned to  your email for more  details.

 Networking and spending time with fellow  nutrition professionals!

 Tuesday, February 26,  2019


 1 CEU

 Melanie Colville

 Halle Heart

 2929 S 48th St,  Tempe, AZ 85282  



 Food Drive


 Food packing

 Valley Wide

 KOS Distribution  Center, Cave Creek and  101

 Community Outreach



 St. Joe’s Hospital 350  W Thomas Rd,  Phoenix, AZ 85013

 TBD - We are currently working with  multiple potential speakers. This should be  updated soon. 


Qualification of AZ-AND District Membership

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) members residing in Arizona are automatically members of the Arizona Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AZAND).
  • Any person who is a member in good standing of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is eligible to become a member of an AZAND District (Central, Southern, Northern, etc). Members may hold membership in more than one district.

The districts appreciate your financial support and your attendance at local meetings and events. Academy dues do not include local District association membership. We rely on your dues to provide local activities.  

For more information about the Central Arizona District Dietetic Association (C-AZAND), contact C-AZAND President at cazand@eatrightarizona.org.


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Become a Member of C-AZAND

The Central District membership year is June 1 - May 31, and there are 2 ways to join:

1. Download the Central District Membership Form, complete it and mail it back with a check enclosed. 
2. Or pay through the PayPal button below. Please note that there is a $1.00 transaction fee for paying through PayPal.

Interested in joining as a student? In line with the Academy, students must be enrolled in (or state their intent to enroll in) an approved dietetics education program.  We value our student members and encourage you to join! 

Refer to the Academy’s description of membership types and criteria here: http://www.eatrightpro.org/resources/membership/membership-types-and-criteria

*Please note that there is a $1.00 transaction fee for paying through PayPal.

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