The Hawai‘i Dietetic Association (HDA), founded in 1939, is a non-profit professional organization representing Registered Dietitians Nutritionists (RD or RDN), Dietetic Technicians, Registered (DTR) and dietetic students in Hawai‘i and the South Pacific. As an affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), the nation’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, HDA and its more than 250 members serve the public by promoting optimal nutrition, health and well-being in a variety of settings.
In March 2013, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics approved the optional use of the credential Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) by all registered dietitians. The Academy states that every registered dietitian is a nutritionist, but not every nutritionist is a registered dietitian. When seeking the food and nutrition experts look for the credentials RD or RDN. For more information you can link to RDN credentials, FAQ.
The HDA welcomes and encourages volunteerism.
Interested in becoming involved with the HDA and the dietetics profession?
- We encourage you to volunteer by attending the Board and Committee Meetings.
- Become involved by mentoring the next generation of dietitians. For information about how you can make a difference, visit our Mentorship by Phone and Program Overview pages.
Join the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)
Interested in becoming a HDA member? HDA is limited to AND members who select Hawai‘i as their affiliate state. Our organization grows stronger with every new member.
Already a HDA member but not receiving our emails? Please visit our For New Members page.