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The Value of Belonging: The Recent History of Member Services at the Academy

Published:December 21, 2015DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jand.2015.10.027
      Although associations often are the backbone of an industry, members—naturally—are the backbone of the associations. Across the globe, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Academy) is the largest organization of food and nutrition practitioners. Academy membership is considered to be an investment in one’s career and the reasons to join are plenteous, providing access to a wide array of benefits designed to advance dietetics careers and augment networking opportunities. Academy members come from a vast range of practice areas and work experience and professional interests, but all convene at the intersection of their shared profession.
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