Students are the future of nutrition and dietetics

VAND sets education and advocacy among its highest priorities, creating a wealth of resources among its students.

Exploring a Career in Dietetics?

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Explore different routes for becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Student Resources

Programs, Internships, And Scholarships

Didactic Programs in Virginia – Didactic Programs in Dietetics provide the required dietetics coursework leading to a bachelor’s or graduate degree.  Learn more information and view Didactic Programs in Virginia.

Dietetic Internships – To apply to a Dietetic Internship, individuals must complete at least a bachelor’s degree and ACEND-accredited coursework requirements (Didactic Program in Dietetics).  For more information and to view Dietetic Internships in Virginia.

VAND Scholarships – The Application deadline for VAND scholarships is typically late January.  For more information, contact VAND Scholarship Chair.

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics – Application deadlines vary.

VAND Student Awards

Deadline is February 1, 2022

Each District Awards Chair will be submitting nominations for eligible VAND members (up to 2 per category per District), but you (our members) may also nominate as many qualified professionals as you desire (including yourself!) directly to your District Awards Chair for consideration for submission.

Descriptions of the qualifications for each award can also be found from the direct links below.




Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
PO BOX  220291 , Chantilly, VA 20153