Welcome to the Arizona Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Join AZAND for the first webinar in our continuing education series for the 2020-21 season!

With this being a very important election year, it's even more important to be aware of how to be an advocate for issues that you believe in. Join us online on Saturday, September 26th from 9am-10:30am for our Advocacy Training Event with Michelle Berman (AZAND Advocacy Team Lead), Gibson McKay (lobbyist working on our behalf for RD licensure) and Erika Barrera (speaking on the importance of RDN licensure). Register here!


AZAND's Road to Licensure Monthly Fundraiser

Did you know AZAND is hosting virtual fundraisers the last Thursday of every month? All proceeds from these fundraisers go toward AZAND's efforts to gain licensure. This month we'll be gathering together (virtually) with Patti Milligan!

Date: Thursday, Sept 24th from 7:00-8:00pm MST
Where: Your House! (Activity will be held virtually)
Cost: $10.00
Register Here

Wanting to improve your green thumb? Well, join us for a night of learning how to sprout greens and how to start a garden with your fellow AZAND members!

Patti Milligan has been in the nutrition field for 39 years. Working in both the clinical nutrition and integrative medicine/natural foods fields, Patti brings a unique blend of skills and experience to the table.

She has been involved in the development of an innovative healthy foods’ restaurant in California, the start-up team at Sprouts Farmers Market, is a Partner and Director of Nutrition for TIGNUM, is the creator of the foundation “Be Memorable” to make a difference in kids’ nutrition, and is the author of Why is Shirley Unusual, a children’s interactive nutrition and gardening book.

Her passion is bringing together the “science” of nutrition and “art” of gardening. We are so excited for her to be joining us this month!

This event is for everyone! Invite your friends and family to purchase tickets and join the fun. 

Purchase your ticket today! 

AZAND Road To Licensure Mask Fundraiser

AZAND is extremely excited to announce a four-week Fundraiser for AZAND’s “Road to Licensure”.  All proceeds will go to support Advocacy as we continue to plan our strategy for  2020-21 with our Lobbyist.  In order to achieve licensure, we need the support of all AZ RDNs.  This is the time to show your support! Let’s move toward progress and get RDNs the recognition and autonomy they deserve!

For every purchase of our uniquely designed masks AZAND will receive a portion of your purchase. Masks will be printed and mailed to you at the end of the fundraiser. We only have 4 weeks to place our orders so please make your purchase early during the campaign! The more we sell the larger the return to AZAND! $25 per mask!

The campaign will run through September 30th! Click here to make a purchase and share the link with colleagues, friends and family.  

Road to Licensure Virtual Fundraiser!

Join AZAND on October 1st from 7-8:00 pm, as Chef Sally Kane of Tucson's The Coronet fine dining restaurant, leads a virtual tasting of her favorite obscure European wine varietals. All wine palates welcome from novice to expert! We are working with a local wine distributor to help participants easily obtain each bottle of wine for the tasting in one easy step. Sign up today!


FREE MASKS are available from Arizona Department of Health Services for our vulnerable AZ populations, including butnot limited to, individuals with medical conditions or those age 65 or older. The MaskUp order form is at AZhealth.gov/ordermasks. No internet access? Call Hanes at 1-602-542-8664 to leave a voice message.

Note: PO boxes alone are not allowed. One order is allowed per household address and includes 5 washable reusable cloth masks.

 Donate Today to Support RDN Licensure in Arizona!

Invest in the future of dietetics in Arizona - choose to donate to the licensure fund or the Morissa Miller scholarship

Donor levels:

  • $5-199: Donor
  • $200-499: Supporter
  • $500-999: Leader
  • $1000+: Champion

Thank you to our Donors!
Champion Level (donated $1,000+)

Michelle Berman
Catherine Trier 
Glenna McCollum
Crandall Dietitians 

Leader Level (donated $500 - $999)

Anna De Jesus

Supporter Level (donated $200 - $499)

Nancy Teeter
Patricia McKlem
Maria Plant

Donor Level (donated $5 - $199) 

Tina Shepard                      Audrey Smith
Sandra Mayol-Kreiser          Erin Tesdall
Lindsay Gnant                    Gale Coleman
Courtney Baker                   Martha Brown
Cindy Davis                        Jessica Lahmann
Kala Vanstone                     Yoslyesy Cuevas                 
Sharon Sass                       Angela Richardson
Barbara Ruhs
Nona Dasenbrock
Leah Thurber
Maureen Zimerman
Audrey Smith
Samira Mourad
Martha Huizar
Tammy Baker
Robyn DeBell
Kathy Glindmeier
Maria Lewis
Catherine Shumard

Click the image below to find details on each states Licensure Laws