These are truly challenging times for us all, and the Academy’s first priority is the health and safety of you and your loved ones. We are being impacted personally and professionally by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Academy and its Foundation have been working to ensure its members have the latest information and resources to be effective nutrition and dietetic professionals.
Academy members have access to free webinars, the expansive telehealth guide, and resource hubs for practitioners, consumers, and kids. These resources are an invaluable benefit given the cost for annual membership. The Academy has even established a portal for sharing effective strategies and practices, giving members a voice and community in this time of isolation.
I find myself keeping up with the latest news on www.eatrightpro.org often, and have never been more proud to be a member of this organization. Like you, we aren’t sure what the full impact of this pandemic is going to be on the public we serve. However, we do know that nutrition and dietetics professionals will be needed more than ever before, and Academy membership will be instrumental as we navigate through the next year. The Academy has even made it easier to become a member during this disruption, with an extended renewal deadline. I urge you to renew your Academy membership and share these helpful resources and social media images with your colleagues, to encourage them to renew as well. We can all be proud of how our Academy has supported and lifted our profession during this unprecedented time. We need the Academy now, more than ever.
Kathy Wilson-Gold, MS, RDN, LD, FAND
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation
Our Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, together we share the same vision:
A world where all people thrive through the transformative power of food and nutrition.
Academy members are a community of like-minded individuals who are passionate about making a difference through nutrition and dietetics. Many of us are searching for ways we can help during these times, and a donation to the Academy Foundation is one effective way to make that difference and help support your fellow Academy members. We are anticipating a greater demand for scholarships this year and a gift of any amount helps provide an opportunity for a student – please donate here today, or through your Academy member renewal.