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What is OKAND?

We are a state affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Our membership consists of over 500 individuals, including Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN) and Nutrition and Dietetics Technicians (NDTR), nutrition professionals and students. Founded originally as the Oklahoma Dietetic Association, the name was changed to the Oklahoma Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2012.

As a community, we believe in:

Pursuing professional growth and networking

Creating inclusive community-building opportunities

Providing students with educational resources 

Pursuing optimal community health

Empowering members to be Oklahoma’s food and nutrition leaders


Empower members to be Oklahoma’s food and nutrition leaders through evidence-based practices and inclusive community engagement.


A state where all Oklahomans thrive and discover ways nutrition contributes to optimal health.

Who Can Join?

The Oklahoma Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is an group for registered dietitian nutritionists, retired practitioners and students, as well as other certified professionals. 

What is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionists?

A Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN) is a food and nutrition expert who has completed a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, completed an ACEND-accredited supervised practice program, passed a national examination, and completed continuing professional education requirements.

What is a Nutrition and Dietetics Technicians?

Nutrition and Dietetics Technicians (NDTR) are educated and trained nutrition professionals who provide food and nutrition services. They are required to complete specific degree and dietetics coursework, pass a national credentialing examination, and complete continuing education.

Become an OKAND Member

Apply on the
national site

Everyone applies through the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics’ website. You’re joining a large community of nutrition professionals!

We receive new member names once a month

The national organization will process your membership and then provides us with our new Oklahoma members.

You receive a welcome email from us!

Welcome, you’re in! You will begin receiving all OKAND emails.

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Our Board

Our Board members are the foundation of our Oklahoma chapter. They plan our events, including the annual Spring Convention, webinars, and National Nutrition Month celebrations. They are committed to serving the Oklahoma community and each position volunteers their time and talent. 


Our bylaws dictate the overall guiding principles for how we operate as an organization.

Strategic Plan

We are on a mission to create a healthier Oklahoma. Take a look at how we plan to reach our goal!

Oklahoma Map

Oklahoma has one dietetic district and two regions. 
Each one supports the members in their areas of the state with networking event, education opportunities, and more.


Oklahoma legislation plays an important role in nutrition and change toward a healthier Oklahoma. Our legislators make key decisions that have the potential to change our community for the better. By contacting your legislators, you too can make a difference and help Oklahomans become more mindful of our collective health.

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