Ghana Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics


The Ghana Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (GAND) is the only professional association representing the professional, educational , public and workplace interests of licensed and Registered Dietitians and Nutritionists in Ghana. The Academy also seeks to pursue the advancement of nutritional knowledge and practice, for the attainment of optimum nutritional well-being of the community. The majority of members are registered dietitians, and registered nutritionists, however, we also have associate members who are either scientists and practitioners with relevant qualifications in nutrition, dietetics, or food science related field, and students.

GAND is a merger between the Ghana Dietetic Association (GDA) and the Ghana Nutrition Association (GNutA). Following in the footsteps of their forebears, the leadership of the two associations led by Daniel Mensah, RD (Former President of GDA) and Prof. Steiner Asiedu (Former President of GNutA) in 2017 committed themselves to a merger that was to create a formidable force to influence national discussions, policies, collaborations, and enhance the visibility of nutrition in Ghana and beyond. This union was anticipated to give a stronger representation to Nutritionists and Dietitians in Ghana.

The Academy represents more than 500 credentialed practitioners - registered dietitians, registered nutritionists, nutrition and dietetics technicians, other food and nutrition professionals holding undergraduate and advanced degrees in nutrition and dietetics, and students - committed to providing optimum nutritional health and advancing the profession of nutrition and dietetics through practice, research, education and advocacy.