1942: Mildred Kent Shaw, the first President of the West Virginia Affiliate. (Photo credit: Annabelle Cruise)

As an affiliate to the national Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics association, the West Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (WVAND), a 501(c)(6) non-profit professional organization consisting of Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs), Nutrition and Dietetic Technicians, Registered (NDTRs), dietetic students, and other professionals was established in 1942 with an interest in promoting evidence based food and nutrition practices around the Mountain State.

WVAND is membership supported and overseen by elected board members operating on a volunteer basis from locations and diverse areas of expertise around the Mountain State. Membership into WVAND is granted automatically through paid membership of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND).