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 1,450+ 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.

The majority of our members are Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) who have completed academic coursework, hold advanced practice certifications, obtained graduate or doctoral degrees and are credentialed by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). RDNs are licensed by the State of Tennessee to provide expert food and nutrition advice, information, and consultative care.

Our members 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.

Our Mission

The mission of the Tennessee Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (TAND) is to empower members to be the nation’s food and nutrition leaders.