Message from the President

Welcome to the New Jersey Dietetic Association (NJDA) website. We are an affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the nation's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals.

What an exciting time for our nutrition profession!  There are so many opportunities to impact the communities around us with accurate, timely, and evidence based information that can make a difference in their health and wellness.

As nutrition professionals, we have the responsibility to continuously move our career field forward by being current and assuring that the value of our services is understood by providers, employers, other health professionals and the communities we serve.


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Let’s take the time to learn from each other, mentor those who are new in our profession, and extend the reach of our profession through involvement and volunteerism.  We are all very busy in our work, school and personal lives; but remember that even the smallest contribution of time helps to elevate the value of our profession. 

With this in mind, I welcome you to submit ideas, articles and pictures for use in newsletters and website.  As well, to contact me personally if you have an interest in volunteering your time to work with the NJ Dietetic Association to support our legislative, community education, and organizational efforts.

I’m looking forward to seeing you at upcoming events across the state!


Jane Ryan, PhD, RD, FAND
President, NJDA


For our Members

You are the state's food and nutrition leaders, and NJDA strives to help you succeed in your professional and personal efforts. Visit this site frequently to look for employment and volunteer opportunities; educational resources; and information on our current legislative initiatives.

We look forward to seeing you at our NJDA events!


Jane Ryan, PhD, RD
President - NJDA

"In the Spotlight"

NJDA Student Member Award Recipient!

Carolina Marrero, Rutgers University, SHRP, Dietetic Intern, Class of 2015 is the recipient of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation, Commission on Dietetic Registration Diversity Scholarship. Carolina is a resident of East Brunswick, NJ and completed both MS and BS Degrees in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of New Haven, Connecticut, prior to being accepted as Dietetic Intern in the Rutgers-SHRP Dietetic Internship Program.

Congratulations Carolina from everyone at the New Jersey Dietetic Association!