Support for nutrition is not only good public policy, it is good politics.


AZAND works to implement the vision, mission and principles of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics


Vision: A world where all people thrive through the transformative power of food and nutrition

Mission: Accelerate improvements in global health and well-being through food and nutrition 

Principles: The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and our members:

  • Amplify the contribution of nutrition and dietetics practitioners and expand workforce capacity and capability

  • Integrate research, professional development, technology and practice to stimulate innovation and discovery

  • Collaborate to solve the greatest food and nutrition challenges now and in the future

  • Focus on system-wide impact across the food, well-being and health care sectors

  • Have a global impact in eliminating all forms of malnutrition.


Your AZAND State Public Policy Team

Advocacy Committee Director/Public Policy Coordinator

 Michelle Berman, MS, RDN, CDE, FAND

Reimbursement Representative

 Jennifer Doley, MBA, RD, CNSC, FAND

AZAND State Policy Representative

 Erika Barrera

Team Members

 Loretta Knoche

 Stephanie Espinoza

 Candra Land

 Averi Atkinson

 Julia Nieforth

Job Opportunities

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