Central New York Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is an organization of over 100 nutrition professionals including Registered Dietitians, Diet Technicians, and students spanning Onondaga, Cayuga, Oswego, Jefferson, and St. Lawrence counties. We are a district association of the New York State Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. We share their mission at the local level to lead the future of the dietetics profession along with serving the public through the promotion of optimal nutrition and well-being.


Many of our events are open to the public! Not a CNYAND member, but love to learn about food and nutrition? Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn to keep informed of our events!

Please contact us for any questions or needs in our local community. We may be able to help connect you to a Registered Dietitian that can help! You can also use the "Find a Dietitian" link on the top menu bar. 

Board Meeting

Wednesday January 19th, 2022
at 5:30 PM via Zoom.

Member Spotlight

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Congratulations to CNYAND member, Maria Mahar on being recognized as a local healthcare hero!
Click here to read the full story. 

Upcoming Events

Past Events

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Holiday Networking Event with the CNYAND
Monday December 6, 2021 from 5 to 7 PM
Hosted at the Blarney Stone on Tipperary Hill
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AbbVie event: The Pancreas, Digestion and EPI.
Presenter: Marya Gendzielewski M.D.
When: 09/23/2021 6:00 PM/ET
Where: Francesca's Cucina
We enjoyed a guided walking tour with the Erie Canal Museum. We saw their exhibit "Erie Eats: The Erie Canal Foodways Project" which showcases the ways in which the canal radically impacted how people in NYS interacted with the basic building blocks of human life, food and drink. 
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Thank you for co-sponsoring the Therapeutic Diet Order writing bill (S.3330).Registered Dietitian across NYS appreciate your support! @RachelMayNY

What is a Registered  Dietitian/Nutritionist? 

Registered Dietitians (RDs) or Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) are food and nutrition experts who have met the following criteria and earned the RD or RDN credential:

• Completed a minimum of a bachelor’s degree at a U.S. regionally accredited university or college

• Completed 1200 hours of supervised practice through an accredited internship

• Passed a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)


Also, in order to maintain the credential, an RD or RDN must complete continuing professional educational requirements. Some RDs or RDNs hold additional certifications in specialized areas of practice. Some of the certifications include pediatric or renal nutrition, sports dietetics, oncology, gerontological, nutrition support and diabetes education.


Where do RDNs work? 

Hospitals, clinics or other health-care facilities • Sports nutrition and corporate wellness programs • Food and nutrition-related businesses • Product development or consulting with chefs in restaurants and culinary schools • Private practice, working under contract with healthcare or food companies • Community and public health settings, teaching, monitoring and advising the public and helping improve quality of life through healthy eating habits • Universities and medical centers, teaching physician’s assistants, nurses, dietetics students, dentists and others about the sophisticated science of food and nutrition • Research areas in food and pharmaceutical companies, universities, and hospitals