Due to increasing concerns about the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ corporate sponsorships, many dietitians have resigned, or are thinking of resigning, their memberships.
Many dietitians have told us that although they do not agree with AND’s corporate sponsorships, the sole reason why they keep paying annual dues is so they can have access to useful and relevant professional resources.
Our hope is that our RD resource toolkit can provide helpful information about professional resources to dietitians who have chosen to not pay the Academy annual membership dues as a means to protest the current sponsorship model, and also show dietitians who are on the fence about continuing their memberships that there are plenty of resources at their disposal that do not require an AND membership.
We understand that this is a highly personal decision, and we encourage each dietitian to choose what is best for them. If you believe you can be a proactive force of change from the inside, we encourage you to remain a member. If staying on as a member does not feel right for you, it is important that you stay true to that.