Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access (IDEA)

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Diversity Statement

The Academy encourages diversity and inclusion by striving to recognize, respect and include differences in ability, age, creed, culture, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, size, and socioeconomic characteristics in the nutrition and dietetics profession.

Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Diversity Statement

The Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics aims to amplify the diverse voices of our profession. We support our community members by creating an environment that encompasses individuals from all backgrounds, ages, races, genders, sexual orientations, cultures, experiences, and abilities. We do this by increasing outreach to students to promote our profession, provide support to current dietetic students, strengthen connections between dietetics professionals, and strive to improve the well-being of all the communities we serve.


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Events:

July 14 Live Webinar: Sex-Specific Data When Caring for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Patients

Refine your management of sex-specific data to elevate your care for transgender or gender-diverse patients in a July 14 live webinar. Learn More 

DEI Training Webinars for Program Faculty, Students and Preceptors to Meet 2022 Accreditation Standards Requirements

For registration and webinar information for the following visit: 
https://www.eatrightpro.org/acend/about-acend/diversity-equity-and-inclusion
Unconscious Bias

Date: July 19, 2022
Time: 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Central time)

Debiasing Training

Date: September 20, 2022
Time: 11 a.m. – noon (Central time)

Racism in Dietetics Practice

Date: February 17, 2023
Time: 11 a.m. – noon (Central time)

Cultural Competence and Cultural Humility

Date: May 23, 2023
Time: 11 a.m. – noon (Central time)

ACEND Series of Webinars on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Resources: https://www.eatrightpro.org/acend/about-acend/diversity-equity-and-inclusion

MIG Resources and Events:

Indians in Nutrition and Dietetics (IND)

Visit the IND website for more info

National Organization of Blacks in Dietetics and Nutrition (NOBIDAN)

Visit the NOBIDAN website for more info

Latinos and Hispanics in Dietetics and Nutrition (LAHIDAN)

Visit the LAHIDAN website for more info

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI)

Visit the AAPI website for more info

Cultures of Gender and Age (COGA)

Visit the COGA website for more info

Global Member Interest Group (GMIG)

Visit the GMIT website for more info

Religion Member Interest Group (RMIG)

Visit the RMIG website for more info

CLICK HERE for Additional Resources

Want to Join the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee? 

If you want to learn more about the committee or would like to participate, please contact our Diversity Liaison, Lisa Arteaga at [email protected].