Membership with DCMAND – Join Us!

The DC Metro Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (DCMAND) is an affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, which is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals.

DCMAND is comprised of more than 300 highly skilled, multi-talented professionals and students in the DC area that are committed to improving the health of individuals and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education, and advocacy.

The majority of our members are Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) who have completed academic coursework, hold advanced practice certifications, obtained graduate or doctoral degrees and are credentialed by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). RDNs are licensed by the District of Columbia to provide expert food and nutrition advice, information, and consultative care.

Our members represent a wide range of practice areas and interests including, but not limited to: public health, medical nutrition therapy, sports nutrition, clinical nutrition management, education, research, business, policy, and communications.

If you’d like to join DCMAND and the Academy, please begin your membership by calling 1-800-877-1600 ext 5000 or email and Academy Member Services will help to get you started. If you’re already a member of the Academy and you’d like to change DCMAND to your primary affiliate, please reach out the Academy Member Services team.

Interested in becoming a Supporter Member? Keep scrolling!

Value of DCMAND Membership

In the last few years, we've been able to offer various benefits such as:

  • A member discount to earn up to 7 CEUs at the annual meeting
  • Additional events such as a service day, an IDEA workshop, a wine tasting event, a leadership workshop, and museum days
  • Our public policy committee has also worked hard to advocate for the continued strength of our unique licensure here in DC
  • Board roles that promote development of leadership skills and networking
  • Awards that recognize professional excellence

We invite you to reach out to to share your ideas of what events you would like to see and to to learn more about open Board positions. Please connect with us and learn more about what we have to offer and how you can engage!

Become a Supporter

Are you already an Academy member but you’d like to be a member of DCMAND too? We are excited to offer you the opportunity to become a supporter of our organization.

Benefits to being a supporter member include:

  • Participate in DCMAND member activities
  • Receive the monthly electronic newsletter
  • Receive DCMAND email communications
  • Access to the DCMAND member Google Group
  • Apply for DCMAND awards
  • Receive DCMAND member pricing for events
  • Serve in appointed, non-voting roles in the DCMAND Board of Directors

Note: The only difference from an DCMAND member and supporter is that as a supporter you may not vote in DCMAND elections, serve as an elected officer, or be eligible for Academy affiliate awards for DCMAND.

Supporter member pricing is

  • $35 for Active members
  • $25 for Student and Retired members