Welcome to the Vermont Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

The Vermont Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (VAND) is the professional organization for food and nutrition experts in the state of Vermont. VAND members and this site are the resource for reliable, evidence-based food and nutrition information.

Our 200-plus members include Registered Dietitians (RD) or Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN), Dietetic Technicians, Registered (DTRs), dietetic students, researchers and educators. They work in various settings and areas of practice across the state—including public health clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, grocery stores, universities, research labs, education programs for school-aged children and more—to execute our vision to optimize Vermont’s health through food and nutrition. We are an affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, which is the nation’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals.


Our Vision:

  • Optimize Vermont’s health and wellness through food, nutrition and lifestyle.

Our Mission:

  • Empower members to be Vermont’s leaders in food, nutrition and wellness.

VAND Values:

Customer Focus: Meet the needs and expectations of all customers. Our customers are: members, health professionals, external partners and organizations, public, and other stakeholders.

Integrity: Act ethically with accountability for life-long learning, commitment to excellence and professionalism.

Innovation: Embrace and lead change with creativity and strategic thinking.

Social Responsibility: Make decisions with consideration for inclusivity as well as environmental, economic and social implications.

VAND Strategic Plan 2015-2020


How a Registered Dietitian/Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Can Help 

When you need food and nutrition information based on fact or need to know how a healthy diet improves health and fights disease—rely on qualified professionals in the field.


There's no one diet that's right for everyone, so it's important to follow a healthful eating plan that's packed with tasty food and that keeps your unique lifestyle in mind. For more information and to find a registered dietitian nutritionist in your area, go to the Academy's website and click on "Find an Expert".  Enter your zip code when prompted.



We look forward to helping you choose an eating plan that is best for your needs and individual lifestyle.

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