Blue Ridge Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics
Welcome to The Blue Ridge Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (BRAND) Homepage. BRAND is one of the five state affiliates of the Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (VAND). BRAND and VAND members are leading advocates of the dietetic profession in Virginia, serving the public through promotion of optimal nutrition, health, and well-being.
BRAND covers the areas from Winchester to Danville and the Northern Shenandoah Valley to Charlottesville. Our membership includes Registered Dietitians, Registered Dietetic Technicians, students, and retirees of the profession.
BRAND members are active serving on local advisory boards and tasks forces like the VAND Advocacy Public Policy team and the Childhood Obesity Task Force. BRAND members are also active promoting National Nutrition Month, holding food drives, partnering with area schools, providing individual consults, working with the media, and leading grocery store tours.