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.

C-AZAND is bringing cutting edge programs to our district so we can provide opportunities for RDNs to be recognized as the nutrition experts. This year C-AZAND will offer our members both in-person and virtual nutrition educational meetings.  

Our desire is to continue playing a role in developing a positive learning environment for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists/RDNs-to-be and current and future Dietetic Technicians, Registered, of all backgrounds and fields of work. By doing so we provide opportunities for RDNs and NDTRs to meet their career goals. We feel it is important to embrace our younger members and students as they begin their dietetics career.  This will help build a strong foundation for success as an organization.

Our goal is that the C-AZAND offers events in all areas of nutrition that are pertinent and provide opportunities to network for our members.

Meet the Central District Board 

Qualification of AZAND District Membership

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 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.

Become a Member of C-AZAND

The Central District membership year is June 1 - May 31. To join, please complete the membership form here, and pay your membership dues using the PayPal form below.

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

Please reach out to CAZAND Membership chair with any questions; Centralazda@gmail.com.

Membership fees

Upcoming C-AZAND Events

The Central District of the Arizona Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (C-AZAND) would like to invite members to volunteer with us on Saturday, November 12, from 8:00 am to 11:30 am at St. Vincent de Paul Urban Farm (2120 S 3rd Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85003).

The Urban Farm grows & harvests hundreds of pounds of fresh produce every week. These fruits & vegetables are used in their kitchen as well as added to food boxes for families. Volunteers help with watering, weeding, harvesting, planting, sorting, composting, trash pick-up, tree trimming, & more.

For more information & to RSVP: https://rb.gy/s3hzqf


POSTPONED: C-AZAND Membership Education Meeting


POSTPONED: C-AZAND Membership Education Meeting Wed. 11/16 Due to low response numbers, we have decided to cancel the C-AZAND membership education meeting on Wednesday, November 16, about Climate Change & Food Security. We will postpone this very important talk to a future date in the spring of 2023. Please stay tuned for more information about our next member event. 

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