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

Public Policy Coordinator

Erika Barrera, MPH, RDN

Reimbursement Representative

Jennifer Doley, MBA, RDN, CNSC, FAND

AZAND State Policy Representative



Team Members

Loretta Knoche, MS, RDN
Chrissy Barth, MS, RDN, RYT
Donna Shannon, MS, RDN