International Affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

We envision a future where there is….

An international nutrition and dietetics community who promotes health and well-being through food and nutrition.

Request for Proposal

FOR ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT SERVICES FOR THE International Affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (IAAND)

General Overview

The International Affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (IAAND) is one of 53 affiliates of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (the Academy), the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals with over 60,000 members. The Academy is committed to empowering members to be the nation’s food and nutrition leaders and optimize the nation’s health through food and nutrition.

IAAND is a 501(c)6 representing just over 1,000 Registered Dietitian Nutritionists and Dietetic Technician, Registered members. IAAND is seeking proposals for an organization or individual(s) to provide contract association management services for the one year period beginning no later than June 1, 2023.

Responses to the following Request for Proposals must be received by 9:00 am CT on April 1, 2023. Proposals will be reviewed, and interviews may be conducted to make the final selection. Selections will be made and applicants will be notified of a decision on or before May 1, 2023. Questions about this RFP should be directed to Ahlam El-Shikieri at

Read the full RFP here.

Academy COVID Survey

Learn about the Academy’s COVID Survey by clicking here. Tell us about changes in roles and practices of RDNs and DTRs during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey takes about 20 minutes to complete.


You are being invited to participate in the Quick GUIDE© Content Questionnaire to provide your expertise on dietary intake and habits of individuals from either of the following countries: China, Hong Kong, Lebanon, Mexico and Taiwan. This project is being led by Prajakta Khare-Ranade MSc, RDN, LD, CDCES, FAND with the support from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and International Affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (IAAND). You were selected to participate in this project because of your association with the Academy and/or IAAND and as a member of one of these countries.

The “Quick GUIDE©” for assessing food/nutrition and dietary habits is a country-specific tool for dietetic professionals worldwide to help gather relevant nutrition-related information in cross-cultural dietetics practice.
If you agree to take part in this project, you will be asked to complete an online questionnaire. This questionnaire includes questions on food preferences and beliefs of individuals from either China, Hong Kong, Lebanon, Mexico and Taiwan. It will take you approximately 20 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

As a token of appreciation for your expertise in the development of the Quick GUIDES©, you will receive a certificate of recognition from the Academy and IAAND. In addition, your name will be entered in a lucky drawing for complementary year-long subscription of your choice of a Nutrition Care Manual® product.

Your participation in this project is completely voluntary and you can withdraw at any time. If you have questions about this project, you may contact Prajakta Khare-Ranade at email:

Please access the questionnaire by clicking here.

A Call for Volunteers With IAAND — Come find new opportunities to explore and experience!

Being a volunteer with IAAND is a wonderful opportunity to connect with nutrition professionals around the world, build your resume, strengthen your leadership skills, and connect with a fun group of like-minded professionals.

We are always looking for volunteers! If you are ready to join our team, please fill out this application form that should take less than 5 minutes:

Webinar on Soyfoods

The health effects of soyfoods and soybean components such as isoflavones have been rigorously investigated the past 30 years. More than 40,000 soy-related articles have been indexed in PubMed during this time. Even with this dearth of research, questions arise about soy such as “does soy affect my hormones?,” “what’s the deal with soy and breast cancer?,” and “can I be allergic to soy?” In this webinar, Mark Messina, PhD, MS, will share the science on these soy topics and more to help distinguish fact from fiction. In addition, Jancey Hall from the Kansas Soybean Commission will provide an overview of soybean farming in the United States. She’ll discuss sustainability efforts and innovation on the farm.

Join us Tuesday 4/4/2023 8:00 AM CDT.

Register here

IAAND E-Global Mentorship/Collaboration Program

The International Affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (IAAND) is pleased to announce the inaugural E-Global Mentorship/Collaboration Program. The program seeks to connect dietetics professionals from various parts of the world in a nurturing and supportive mentee-mentor relationship  to foster multi-cultural and international collaboration. Find out more here!

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