The Colorado Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (CAND) is committed to ensuring equity, diversity, and inclusion with all Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN) and to whom all RDNs serve. CAND values the benefits that diversity brings to nutrition and dietetics, and offers inclusive opportunities to individuals with varied backgrounds, ideas, and talents from underrepresented minority groups. Diverse membership will continue to foster our trust and relationships with our patients, clients and consumers. Diversity brings to light all the unique intricacies and values that culture brings to food and nutrition and a diverse RDN membership will continue to showcase why RDNs are the food and nutrition experts.
CAND Diversity Scholarships
It is vital to recruit dietitians from many backgrounds to nurture a better connection with diverse populations of clients to help treat and prevent diet related conditions. The Colorado Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (CAND) aims to increase diversity in nutrition and dietetics targeting underrepresented racial/ethnic and gender groups to better serve all patients and clients.
CAND is excited to announce our first Diversity scholarship. For the academic year of 2020/2021 CAND will offer:
One $1,000 scholarship allocated towards a student pursuing an undergraduate degree in dietetics or related field.
One $5,000 scholarship allocated towards a student pursuing a dietetic internship or in pursuit of a graduate or higher level degree in dietetics or related field.
Scholarship applications are due by April 1, 2021. Students who are interested in applying to CAND’s Diversity scholarship may submit an application via this link. For questions on the CAND Diversity scholarship, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Annual Diversity Conference
The Department of Nutrition at Metro State University Denver is excited to announce their 1st annual Diversity Conference. MSU Denver was awarded a Title V grant from the U.S. Department of Education aimed at increasing post-baccalaureate opportunities for Hispanic Americans (POHA).
Their virtual conference will take place on Friday, September 10th, 2021. The first half of the conference will be presentations from expert RDNs. The second part of the conference will include a panel of experts in a variety of health care positions engaging in a Q&A session that highlights diversity and inclusivity topics. More information about the conference soon to come.
Academy Diversity and Inclusion Statement
The Academy encourages diversity and inclusion by striving to recognize, respect and include differences in ability, age, creed, culture, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, size, and socioeconomic characteristics in the nutrition and dietetics profession.