The Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Georgia Academy or GAND for short) is an affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. We are happy you have stopped by to check us out!

Congratulations to our newly elected board members and thank you to our members who took the time to vote in this year's election!

President-Elect: OPEN (candidate withdrew from the ballot on 4/29)

Secretary: Amy Denslinger, MS, RDN, LD

Public Policy Coordinator: Robin Steagall, MSPP, RDN, LD

Professional Development Chair-Elect: Rebecca Brickman, MS, RDN, LD

Nominating Committee Chair-Elect: Michelle Sawaya, MS, RDN, LDN

Nominating Committee Member: Serretha H. Ransom, MBA, MEd, RDN


An affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (the Georgia Academy) is the largest organization of food and nutrition professionals in the state. The Georgia Academy is committed to improving the health of Georgians utilizing our members, the state’s leaders in nutrition and health.

More than 1100 strong, the Georgia Academy members are employed in a variety of settings including hospitals and clinics, schools, public health and community agencies, business, academia, private practice and more. Our members are spread throughout Georgia – a network of health professionals ready to serve as resources to the public, media and public policy makers.


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Joshalyn Murray, MS RD

Informatics Dietitian for Charlie Norwood VAMC

“As a new RD, my goal is to be more involved in activities and opportunities in the dietetics field, as representation matters. Receiving the diversity grant is my start to being more involved, all while using my experiences to make a difference.” 


Anju Sharma MS, LRD, CSG, CNSC

Clinical Dietitian III at Emory Health Care System

“I felt acknowledged after receiving this grant.  I am fortunate to have access to EAL to provide evidence-based practice to my patients.  I am very appreciative for the support.”

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