Member Benefits

In addition to the fantastic benefits that the Academy provides, AODA offers members a variety of unique benefits. Here are some of the benefits available:

AODA Member Benefits

AODA Passport 
A quarterly electronic newsletter providing information on international conferences, association activities, updates on dietetics practice and Academy issues, as well as other news affecting the nutrition profession. The AODA Passport also serves as a forum for keeping members connected.
To see current and recent issues of the Passport, log into the member-only website.

A monthly online publication that delivers the most up-to-date association news, including upcoming events and other news of interest from around the world.

The MemberNET is a member-only website that provides links to career opportunities, international dietetic associations, the member directory, past newsletter issues, continuing education opportunities, affiliate awards and educational stipend criteria and information, Leadership Team information, and more.

AODA Member E-mailing List
The member-only electronic mailing list offers a convenient way to connect with fellow AODA members by email. If you are a member of AODA, you can subscribe to the mailing list here
For any questions about the benefit, contact

AODA Conferences
High-quality AODA educational programs are hosted in a variety of appealing international cities. Each event allows the unique chance to network with other AODA members and food and nutrition professionals from around the globe. Would you like to plan an educational event in your community? Members have access to the AODA Guide to Organizing Regional Conferences, a how-to manual that takes members step-by-step through the process of preparing a regional conference. AODA has the distinction of being an accredited Continuing Education Provider (CPE) through the U.S. Commission on Dietetic Registration. 
For upcoming conferences please click on the Conference tab on the left. For additional information please email

Educational Stipend
AODA is proud to offer two (2), $500.00 USD Educational Stipends per year to members who would like to attend a food/nutrition related conference. Awardees are members who qualify for the stipend and complete the application form according to the guidelines.  AODA members are encouraged to read about the criteria to see if they qualify for the stipend. To download the application (which includes the criteria), click HERE. All applications are e-mailed by the stated guidelines to Member Services Chair at

For a conference between: June 1st 2014 - Nov 30th 2014

Application deadlines were from: December 1st  2013- January 31st 2014

For a conference between: December 1st 2014 - May 30th 2015
Application deadlines are from: June 1st 2014 - July 31st 2014

For more information about this award, please contact the AODA Member Services Chair at

Professional Growth and Leadership Opportunities
Members have an opportunity to enhance leadership skills by serving as elected officers, appointed officers, or committee members. Excellence in nutrition practice combined with volunteer efforts within AODA make several of our members eligible for distinguished AODA and ADA affiliate awards each year. To volunteer please email

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Member Benefits

As a member of the Academy, you can take advantage of a variety of programs, products and resources. Read more about the wealth of benefits of the Academy membership here.