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 are interested in becoming a protege or a mentor, then email the NOBIDAN Mentorship Chair , June Thompson RD, LDN [email protected]
  • Networking with African-American dietitians and other Academy professionals nationwide.
  • Are You A Student Interested In Attending FNCE?
  • Become a Student Host at FNCE

  • Student members enrolled in an approved pre-professional curriculum or graduate program for fall have the opportunity to serve as Student Hosts at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo. Student Hosts must register prior to FNCE at a substantially reduced rate of $35, in exchange for providing event assistance and seven to nine hours of volunteer service during the conference. Student Hosts get the rare opportunity to network with peers behind the scenes and to meet leaders in the profession. Applications open August 1 and close August 17.
  • 2019/20 NOBIDAN Scholarships & Stipends
  • The National Organization of Blacks in Dietetics and Nutrition (NOBIDAN) offers scholarships and stipends to NOBIDAN student members. They are awarded to further education, obtain certifications, gain leadership skills and involvement in professional activities.

  • Give Back to NOBIDAN (MIG) Program
    All recipients of scholarships and stipends are asked to give back a minimum of 2 hours to NOBIDAN within one year of receiving their award. Hours can be fulfilled by their participation on a short-term project with a NOBIDAN Executive Committee member.

  • Scholarship criteria for the below scholarships:
    o Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Student Member of NOBIDAN
    o Student continuing education for at least one additional academic term following application deadline.
    o Dietetic Intern candidate accepted into a program or currently in a program
    o Accepted or enrolled in an approved program. Those students doing an online distance internship are eligible.
    o Applicants should have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
    o One reference letter, a current resume and (250) word personal statement of goals indicating your professional commitment to excellence in dietetics.

    Ten (10) $100.00 stipends will be awarded to NOBIDAN Student Members that attend FNCE® 2019 Conference in Philadelphia , PA. Applications will be available online and at the NOBIDAN Member Showcase booth # 1900 on Monday, October 28th , 2019. Requirements that must be met for an application to be considered: A 250-word personal statement, current resume and application is required.
    Complete the stipend or scholarship application and submit required documents to NOBIDAN Treasurer at [email protected]

  • 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 applications.  

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