Who We Are

The Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is an affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.   With over 73,000 members, the Academy is the nation's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The Academy serves the public by promoting optimal nutrition, health and well-being. Academy members are the nation's food and nutrition experts, translating the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living.

Washington's members include over 1,600 dietetic professionals.  Areas of expertise include:

  • Clinical nutrition
  • Medical nutrition therapy
  • Food service management (schools, health care, business and industry)
  • Sales
  • Education
  • Consultation (patient, business, organizations)
  • Culinary
  • And a myriad of other arenas


We work to empower the people of Washington to improve health with safe, effective and reliable food and nutrition information.

Our Vision: 
Optimize the health and well being of Washington State individuals through food & nutrition.

Our Mission:  Empower members to be Washington State’s food and nutrition leaders.

Our elected board serves from June 1st of each year until May 31st of the following year.


Are you an Academy member living in Washington State?  Be sure you have selected Washington State as your affiliate under your Academy profile!
There is no additional fee!

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Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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The Washington State Academy is an affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  Our members serve the public by promoting optimal nutrition, health and well-being. We are our state's food and nutrition experts, translating the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living. Heather Watkins, RD, CD, CNSC (2020-21 Washington State President)
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