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Why Join GRAND?


Support your local organization to promote dietetics in the greater Richmond area!


CPE units: GRAND meetings/conferences are offered at different times during the year. You will be contacted about these events. 

Membership in GRAND affords you FREE attendance to all planned continuing education events!  More information on planned events can be found in the "Events" section of our website as they are confirmed.

Networking: Rejuvenate your professional and personal life with GRAND's numerous networking opportunities.  There are many benefits to networking by attending meetings where members can share ideas, nutrition resources and expertise.  Use the Job Openings section to quickly fill open positions, or to stay abreast of the latest employment opportunities, or engage with our Member's Only Message Board!  It pays to remain connected to your fellow professionals.  We encourage all interns and students to become GRAND members. Interns and students do not have to pay for membership.

Grow your business:  Increase your visibility and enhance your private practice by being included in GRAND's referral and speaker's lists.  The public relies more and more on the web to find nutrition information.  Through simple keyword searches as well as links with other popular local sites, they can easily find GRAND's site and therefore you, the nutrition expert!

Leadership: Do you know you can accrue up to 3 CPEUs per year (or 15 CPEUs per 5-year reporting period) by holding an elected or appointed office in a dietetics district organization such as GRAND? What a great way to sharpen your leadership skills and get CPEUs awarded at the same time! If you are interested in holding a board position, please notify our GRAND President directly via the contact page.

Opportunities for awards, grants, professional recognition, scholarships and more are also available to our members!


To Register:

1.    Complete a Membership Form (below).

2.    You must be a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in order to join GRAND.

3. Student and intern Academy/VAND members are free, but must fill out a membership form each year in order to be eligible for active membership benefits.

4. Submit payment through PayPal ($26.50) or send a $25.00 check* and mail both payment and the registration form to:


c/o Katelynn Stansfield

6113 Forest Wood Road

Midlothian, VA 23112-2330

*Please note in the Memo line of the check "2024-2025 Registration"

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