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Maximizing the Benefits: How to Unlock the Academy's Student Member Perks

With nearly 20,000 student members and growing, The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is dedicated to furnishing avenues for the growth and advancement of nutrition students. Here, we shed light on a selection of the stellar benefits available to student members.

Here are some highlights of the Member Benefits:

💸Scholarships and Financial Aid: 

  • Foundation programs and funding opportunities include scholarships, awards, fellowships, research grants, and disaster relief funding.

  • Scholarships range from $500 to $25,000, while awards can range from $150 to $30,000.

  • Research grants offer funding from $1,000 to $20,000, and disaster relief funding supports members affected by FEMA-declared disasters.

  • Fellowship opportunities help address significant food and nutrition challenges.

🍎Educational Opportunities:

  • Access discounted distance learning resources such as webinars, self-study modules, and Certificates of Training.

  • Utilize eatrightCPE, an online learning management system with over 400 products.

  • Prepare for RDN and NDTR exams with eatrightPREP®, featuring practice questions and full-length tests.

🎒Student Community

  • Stay updated on the latest opportunities, resources, and events tailored exclusively for student members.

  •  Network and engage with peers through affiliates, dietetic practice groups, and member interest groups. 

  • Stay informed and inspired with our monthly e-newsletter, Student Scoop, curated exclusively for student members. 

  • Explore insightful articles covering internship preparation, volunteerism, and emerging trends in the field of nutrition and dietetics.


  • Engage with peers through affiliates, dietetic practice groups, and member interest groups.

  • Connect with mentors or mentees through the Mentor Match program.

  • Stay updated on social media platforms and join relevant groups and discussions.

📣Policy Initiatives and Advocacy:

  • Support pro-nutrition candidates through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Political Action Committee.

  • Take action on advocacy issues through action alerts and affinity groups.

  • Participate in advocacy summits at both national and state levels.

🧑‍🔬Practice and Science:

  • Access resources such as ANDHII, Code of Ethics, Evidence Analysis Library®, and Nutrition Research Network.

  • Stay informed with position papers addressing current issues in nutrition and dietetics.

💼Career Building:

  • Access to the Compensation and Benefits Survey of the Dietetics Profession, providing comprehensive compensation data.

  • Utilize salary calculators for estimates based on various factors.

  • Explore job opportunities through EatRight Careers, the Academy's online job board.

  • Network and find clients through the Find a Nutrition Expert service.

📑Publications and Subscriptions:

  • Receive subscriptions to peer-reviewed publications like the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (JAND).

  • Access additional resources such as the Nutrition Care Manual® and Nutrition Care Process Terminology (NCPT).

Embark on your journey as a student member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and seize opportunities to learn, grow, and contribute to the vibrant community. 

Join today and set off on a transformative path toward a fulfilling career in nutrition and dietetics!

Annual membership fee: $58


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