Eat Right Georgia

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I become a Georgia Dietetic Association member?

The Georgia Dietetic Association (GDA) is the local (state) affiliate of the American Dietetic Association (ADA). In order to belong to the GDA, you must be a member of the ADA. Membership in your state dietetic association is included with your paid ADA membership. To learn more about joining the ADA, visit

How do I become a district member?

District dietetic associations are regional affiliates of the GDA located throughout the state of Georgia. As with the GDA, only members of the ADA may be official members of the affiliated district dietetic associations. However, membership in your district dietetic association is not included with your paid ADA 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 ADA's Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education.
  • Complete an accredited, supervised, experiential practice program at a health-care facility, community agency or foodservice corporation.
  • Pass a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

For more information, visit

What schools in Georgia offer majors in dietetics?

The following schools in Georgia offer majors in dietetics:

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?

Contact the Georgia Board of Examiners of Licensed Dietitians, at:

237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, Georgia 31217-3858
phone: 478.207.2440
fax: 478.207.1633

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

The GDA Diet Manual was completely revised in 2010, with updates on the 2010 Dietary Guidelines and MyPlate info inserted more recently.  The GDA Central Office also keeps records of diet manual and insert sales. Contact GDA if you are unsure if it is time for you to reorder.

Am I able to post a job opening on the GDA website?

Yes.  Click here or on "Marketplace" at the top of the GDA website for all of the details.



Be sure to mark your calendar and make plans to attend the Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2018 Annual Conference and Exhibition.


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