Nutrition professionals dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles through food choices and the delivery of effective food and nutrition services.

We invite active members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and the California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (CAND) to join or renew your CAND-Orange District membership today! The membership year runs from June 1 to May 31. Join or renew your membership and gain access to these career enhancing benefits.

  • 12 or more free CPEUs offered annually to help you meet your professional development needs
  • Free attendance to regular member meetings — a savings of up to $140 or more!
  • Discounted registration for fundraising events
  • Cutting edge education and training on leading dietetics trends from renowned experts
  • Access to postings of local job opportunities
  • Bimonthly e-newsletters to keep you up-to-date on local and state activities
  • Notifications about local events and educational opportunities from other organizations
  • Monthly Journal Club meetings to earn free CPEUs and network with colleagues
  • Action alerts to stay current on state and local legislative issues and events
  • Networking opportunities to establish relationships with local colleagues
  • Exclusive access to the digital Membership Directory
  • Facebook page and Twitter to share information, updates and promote the Orange District dietetic professional in the marketplace
  • Volunteer opportunities to advance your leadership skills, build relationships with colleagues, and give back to your profession.

What do I need to do to join?

  1. Maintain an active AND membership.
  2. If paying by PayPal, complete the online application here on our website. The link to pay via PayPal will be provided after submission of application.
    1. If paying by check via mail, complete the online application here on our website. Mail your check made payable to “CANDOD” to:

    Orange District
    PO BOX 16771
    Irvine, CA 92623-6771

*If you pay through an account (check or PayPal) not associated directly with your own name, please make a note of your first and last name, so we know who the membership is for.

Once all of these steps are complete and verified, your membership will be activated, and you will be added to our email communications list!

Membership Dues (not including additional PayPal fee, if paying via PayPal):

  • Active Practitioner – $40 (by June 30th)
  • Active Practitioner – $45 (after June 30th)
  • Retired Professionals – $15
  • Students – $10**
  • Active Practitioners save $5 by joining by June 30th!**

We value all of our members and appreciate their support! We look forward to continuing to serve our members through educational events and networking opportunities and by promoting the dietetics professional as the premier food and nutrition expert. Questions about membership may be directed to the Membership Chair or email us at

Sincerely, CAND-Orange District

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