Welcome to the California Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, Central Valley District. The CAND-CVD is your local professional organization of Registered Dietitian/Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RD/RDNs), Nutrition and Registered Dietetic Technicians (NDTRs), Dietetic Interns and Nutrition Students who reside in Central California. Our membership year, which coincides with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, is from June 1 to May 31 of each year. You must be a member of the Academy in order to join the Central Valley District. Annual CVD Membership fees are as follows: RDs/RDNs/DTRs/NDTRs $30; Dietetic Interns, Undergrad/Grad Students $15. Nonmembers may attend general meetings for $10 per meeting. You may join our district at any time, as there are no late fees.

Please click on the Membership Application below to join. You must be a current member of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to join CVD. For questions, please contact, Leonila Rivera, RD, Membership Chair.

A Message from Carrie Der Garabedian, MBA, RD, CFPM, Central Valley District, President 2016-2017
    Welcome to the Central Valley District (CVD). We have an exciting year planned for you, with some new events never before orchestrated. I am honored and humbled to be serving as your President for the 2016-2017 year.

    I believe that we have one of the most intelligent, talented, and creative group of individuals in the entire Central Valley. Together, we have the opportunity to expand our visibility and promote the RD/RDN/DTR to gain wider recognition this year. It is well-deserved and we are primed to make it happen.

    I perceive that the work we do in the nutrition and dietetics profession spans the entire life cycle and that our various jobs, though diverse, are common in their central focus on customer service. The more closely we work together, the stronger and more effective the dietetics message will resonate when serving our community.

    During my presidency, my goals for this year include:
    1. Increase the recognition and visibility of the RD/RDN/DTR
    2. Establish stronger grassroots with elected officials
    3. Encourage member feedback to strengthen and widen the educational program outreach
    4. Continue to build relationships with our colleagues by meeting/event networking

    I hope that you will reach out to any of the Executive Board members with feedback at any time. We encourage and welcome your comments. Please join us for an educational, informative and fun-filled year, with many historic firsts for our district.
CVD Membership Benefits
  • CVD Newsletter
  • Continuing education units
  • Social media posts and fun facts
  • Local volunteer opportunities
  • Leadership experience by becoming a member of the Executive Board
  • Community involvement
  • Updates on state and federal legislation
  • Grassroots opportunities with your legislators
  • Networking – educational and social
  • Job announcements
  • Social media access to post events, recipes, and more via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Achievement awards for students (formerly called scholarships)
  • Professional awards for RDs/RDNs, DTRs, Dietetic Interns and Students
  • Regular updates from Academy House of Delegates on key issues
  • Creating new friendships
  • Access to key opinion leaders in the nutrition arena
2016-17 CVD Membership
You have TWO OPTIONS for membership submission:
  1. Complete the online form below.

  2. OR

  3. Download, complete and mail the form to: CAND-CVD, 4974 North Fresno St., Suite 182, Fresno, CA 93726. You must include your AND membership number. Do not mail cash. Download the CVD 2016-2017 Membership Application.
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