Interested in Dietetics?

Dietetics is the science and art of applying the principles of food and nutrition to health. It's a vital, growing profession with many career possibilities.

Are you interested in becoming a registered dietitian? Start by visiting the Student Center on the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetic's website.


$10 membership per year.  Scholarships are available for Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics members, contact us to obtain information  regarding NOBIDAN membership.

You can also access further information about NOBIDAN on our Online Brochure.  Click here to access the NOBIDAN brochure.  You must be a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics before applying for NOBIDAN Membership. Click here to sign up.


  • Mentorship
If you would like to apply for a mentor, please complete NOBIDAN Mentee Profile Form (Click Here) and send to the Mentor Program Chair Karla Coffee Dunning, BS, RD, CSR   – click here for email address.
  • Networking with African-American dietitians and other Academy professionals nationwide.
  • Opportunity to apply for the Solona McDonald Scholarship and other scholarships.  
  • 2016 NOBIDAN Professional Development Scholarship Announcement
  • NOBIDAN provides Professional Development Scholarships for our student members. The scholarships are awarded to student members who have worked with NOBIDAN on various projects. 

  • Our vision is two fold: To encourage practicing professionals to work with students and to offer students the experience of working on committees within this Member Interest Group and to share their special talents by assisting NOBIDAN to execute our projects.

  • Scholarships are available to all students who are or who become NOBIDAN members within the fiscal year.  Application forms detailing eligibility requirements can be obtained at this website. Scholarship recipients will be announced at the annual FNCE event, posted on our NOBIDAN website and spotlighted in the  newsletter. 

    Deadline for applications and completion of performance requirements will be posted to this site usually by the end of June. Come back for the announcement, but in the meantime, join a NOBIDAN committee. Click here on the list of NOBIDAN Committees.
  • The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation has managed the NOBIDAN scholarship since 1996. The NOBIDAN scholarship is part of the Foundation Scholarship program and provides three yearly scholarships of $500. The Academy Foundation also funds the CDR diversity scholarship which provides 20, $5,000 scholarships on an annual basis.  Students can apply for these scholarships by completing the Foundation scholarship application which can be found here:  Request for the "NOBIDAN Scholarship" when applying!
    The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics membership is required, so students will have to log in to access the application. The annual deadline to apply for the Academy Foundation scholarship is February 15th, 2017.  This same application can be used for the Solona McDonald Scholarship also (Click Here for more information about the Solona McDonald Scholarship).  

Colleges with Dietetic Programs

Here is a list of some of the collegiate programs with majors in nutrition and dietetics. More information can be found on the Academy Student Center website. Please contact us or an ADA representative if you want a more complete list.

Prairie View A&M Students presenting at the 2010 Pre FNCE Workshop