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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I become a Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics member?

The Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (GAND) is the local (state) affiliate of the American of Nutrition and Dietetics (The Academy). In order to belong to the GAND, you must be a member of the Academy. Membership in the state affiliate is included with the Academy membership dues. Click here to learn more about joining the Academy.

How do I become a district member?

District dietetic associations are regional affiliates of GAND located throughout the state of Georgia. As with GAND, only members of the Academy may be official members of the affiliated district associations. However, membership in the district dietetic association is NOT included with the paid Academy membership. To learn more about your district association, visit the Dietetic District page.

How do I become a Registered Dietitian?

In order to become a registered dietitian (RD), you must meet the following academic and professional requirements:

  • Complete a Bachelor's degree with course work approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education.
  • Complete an accredited, supervised, experiential practice program at a health-care facility, community agency or food-service corporation.
  • Pass a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

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What schools in Georgia offer majors in dietetics?

Click here for a list.

How do I become licensed to practice in Georgia?

You must hold a valid license issued by the Georgia Board of Examiners of Licensed Dietitians in order to practice dietetics in Georgia. To learn more about licensure requirements for the state of Georgia, visit

To whom should I report an unlicensed individual who is performing the services of a Registered Dietitian?

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How do I know if I have the most current Georgia Academy Diet Manual?

The Diet Manual was completely revised in 2015, and includes the current Dietary Guidelines.  The Georgia Academy Central Office keeps records of diet manual sales. Contact us if you are unsure if it is time for you to reorder.

How do I share a job opportunity with GAND Members?

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