Inclusion. Diversity. Equity. Access. and Dietetics!

Welcome to the Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (IAND) Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access page. The page was developed for our members to find helpful resources. The IDEA committee is led by our Diversity Liaison, Lisa Artega. The committee is always looking for new members to join our virtual meetings to help make a difference. We are very proud to have the support of this great dietitian as she works to share with members all the best there is on Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access. The IDEA committee's primary goal is to promote a more inclusive and equitable environment among Illinois dietitians.

Illinois Academy's IDEA Statement

The Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (IAND) 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.

Interested in joining the committee? Contact our Diversity Liaison at [email protected] 

Member Interest Groups (MIGs)

Member Interest Groups are groups of Academy members who have a common interest. Unlike dietetic practice groups or affiliates, member interest groups focus on areas other than the practice of dietetics or geographic location. As divisions of the national organization, MIGs reflect the many characteristics of the Academy's membership and the public it serves.
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access Resources

Updated June 2024