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New Mexico Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics


The membership of the New Mexico Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (NMAND) are advocates of the dietetics profession and serve the public by promoting optimal nutrition, health and well-being. NMAND is comprised of two districts with more than 300 members practicing throughout New Mexico.  NMAND is an affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association), the nation’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals.  The Academy serves the public by promoting optimal nutrition, health and well-being.

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Mission: The NMAND promotes optimal nutrition and well-being for all people by advocating for its members.

Vision: NMAND members are the leading source of food and nutrition services.

Goals: To be recognized as the experts in areas of food and nutrition, to build membership in the association, to influence the policy initiatives of key audiences, and to develop partnerships with groups and/or organizations that share common missions, visions, and values related to the areas of food, nutrition, and health.


What is a Registered Dietitian?

Registered Dietitian and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RD or RDN) is a credentialed food and nutrition professional who has completed the academic  requirements for a bachelors degree at an accredited college or university, completed an approved internship program, and has passed a certification exam administered by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  Many states have regulatory laws for dietitians and nutrition practitioners. New Mexico requires one of the following licenses to practice as a Nutritionist or Dietitian: 

Licensed Dietitian (LD) - Registered Dietitians must be licensed by the state of New Mexico to practice nutrition counseling.  Dietitians may additionally hold a master’s or higher degree, or other credentials in their specialty area of expertise. 

Licensed Nutritionist (LN) - A nutrition practitioner who has completed a master's or doctorate degree in nutrition at an accredited college or university and has passed a qualifying certification exam. The exam given to an LN is the same exam given to an RD. The LN is not required to complete an approved internship program.

In the State of New Mexico - only licensed individuals may call themselves Nutritionists or Dietitians and provide medical nutritional counseling.

For more information on licensing visit the New Mexico Nutrition and Dietetic Practice Board website.

Every Registered Dietitian Is a Nutritionist, but Not Every Nutritionist Is a Registered Dietitian!


Join The Acedemy of Nutrition and Dietetics

To be a member of NMAND, you must be a member of  The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  For more information on Academy membership visit the ADA website at