Our Mission:  Empower members to be the nation’s food and nutrition leaders

The Tennessee Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (TAND) represents 1450 food and nutrition experts who are members of the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The majority of these members are Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN). The RDN has completed academic coursework, advanced practice certifications, obtained graduate or doctoral degrees and is credentialed by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). RDN’s are licensed by the State of Tennessee to provide expert food and nutrition advice, information, and consultative care. Dietetics Professionals (RDNs) are trained to translate scientific, evidence based research into food and nutrition practice settings such as – hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, research labs, public health clinics, health and wellness facilities, grocery stores, universities, food and nutrition programs for school age children and for sports teams. The Tennessee Academy serves the public by promoting optimal nutrition, health and well being for all Tennesseans.

Who We Are

The Tennessee Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (TAND) is an affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics which is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals.

TAND is comprised of more than 1,400 highly skilled, multi-talented professionals and students in Tennessee that are committed to improving the health of Tennesseans and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education, and advocacy. Our member represent a wide range of practice areas and interests, including but not limited to: public health, medical nutrition therapy, sports nutrition, clinical nutrition management, education, research, business, policy, and communications.

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Please contact the Executive Director if you have questions.

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Nutrition Information

Looking for additional nutrition information? The National Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers many great resources you will want to explore.

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