The CA Academy is seeking your input!

The California Academy’s Executive Board has proposed amending the bylaws to better align with our mission, vision, and strategic goals. In addition, the proposal amendments include modified language to align with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ bylaws. Per the bylaws and Section 7150 of the California Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation Law, CA Academy members will have a 30-day open comment period to submit feedback and suggestions based on the proposed amendments. Members can view Bylaws Proposed Amendments – March 2024 in track changes and submit their feedback using the Bylaws Amended Proposal Feedback Form by April 21, 2024.

After the 30-day comment period ends, the Executive Board will review the feedback and must vote with a two-third majority to either amend or repeal the bylaws. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact

We hope you all take this opportunity to review our proposed amendments as we continue to strive for transparency and inclusion in our governance process. Please click here for more information. 

California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is a not-for-profit membership association of approximately 6,000 registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs), nutrition dietetic technicians registered (NDTRs), and students committed to improving California’s health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education, and advocacy. 

Did you know? If you are an Academy member, then you are automatically a member of your home state’s affiliate, so you are also a California Academy member. Please use the same username and password to login to the CA Academy website as you do to login to the Academy website.

Remember to join your local district to network with your colleagues and attend local activities! Go to the Member Dashboard and click on the District tab and join your district. 

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Academy members are engaged, passionate professionals who are encouraged to participate in continuing education opportunities that support lifelong learning.

Exciting Update for CANDAC24 Attendees! 
We’ve hit maximum capacity for CANDAC24, and we’re officially sold out! Thank you all for your incredible interest and support. 
Regrettably, this means that we are no longer able to accept any further registrations for the conference, and there will be no on-site registration..
Stay tuned for more updates and future events.  #CANDAC24 #SoldOut

What is a Registered Dietitian (RD) or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)?

Anyone can call themselves a nutritionist.  But, only an RD or RDN has completed multiple layers of education and training established by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. All RDs or RDNs must:

  • Get a four-year degree that includes a specially designed, accredited nutrition curriculum.
  • Complete an extensive supervised program of practice at a health care facility, foodservice organization, or community agency.
  • Pass a rigorous registration exam.
  • Maintain continuing education credits throughout their career. 

How can a Dietitian Help you?

The RD/RDN is a health care professional educated in nutrition and foods who is able to translate scientific information into practical solutions to help individuals make positive lifestyle changes. Specialized education and training prepare RD/RDNs to provide medical nutrition therapy; they are also trained to provide nutrition counseling/education to promote and advocate optimal health for all.

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