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ABOUT US

The Central Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (CFAND), a district of the Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, is a not-for-profit organization committed to serving the Orlando, Space Coast, and Treasure Coast areas including Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake, Polk, Brevard, Volusia, Hardee, Highlands, Glades, Okeechobee, Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin Counties by providing evidence-based nutrition information and resources to residents and visitors as well as continuing education and networking opportunities for nutrition professionals.   

Our membership is comprised of registered dietitians, diet technicians registered, licensed nutritionists, and students.  CFAND members work in a variety of settings including hospitals and clinics, universities and research centers, schools, businesses and industry, public health units, health and fitness centers, physicians offices and private practice.

We provide opportunities for our members to interact with each other and the community by hosting meetings, networking events, learning opportunities, social events, volunteer opportunities and informal meet-ups at various local restaurants and businesses.

In order to be an official member of CFAND you must be a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and choose Florida as your state affiliation.

OUR MISSION

Empowering our members to promote optimal nutrition and health for all Central Florida residents.

OUR VISION

Optimizing Central Floridian's health through food and nutrition.

OUR VALUES

Advocacy; Collaboration; Communication; Customer Focus; Diversity; Experts; Evidence-Based Practice; Innovation; Integrity; Leadership; Life-Long Learning; Service.

A message from our President

It’s never been a more exciting time to be a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist!  Our profession is bursting at the seams as we branch out into every area of food, health, and wellness.  It’s like a big bouquet of wildflowers, diverse in color, shape, and variety.  From maintaining our solid clinical presence in traditional healthcare settings to unconventional careers as online creators and social influencers.  Our future is bright and colorful.  I am thrilled to serve as your President and hope to inspire us to come together for an amazing year of networking and growth.

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