Diversity & Inclusion


The Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) committee of Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is embracing diversity in every way. We value our colleagues; and it is our goal to create an inclusive environment for all nutrition professionals insuring equitable and accessible opportunities. We are progressively encouraging change and advocating to reduce health disparities and improve health outcomes.

The Georgia Academy received a mini grant in 2021 for which we used to increase membership. Three new members were recipients of the IDEA membership scholarship.  Again, the Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Diversity, Equity, Inclusion is providing financial support- check out the Student Membership Application 2022.

New members are always welcome to join or checkout the IDEA committee.

Check out information from the Academy, including resources, news, events and opportunities.



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.”

Andrea Brooks

Andrea Brooks


I am grateful to receive the grant during my internship because it is difficult to find them. It came at a great time to assist with additional internship costs. It has been terrific participating in the zoom sessions and conference this year, and I look forward to being even more involved after becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist!!!

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