What BADD does
Consistent with its mission and core values, BADD will engage in the following:
- Annual meeting – BADD and non-BADD students, interns and professionals will convene to discuss the status of diversity and inclusion in dietetics, research to improve diversity and inclusion in dietetics, success stories of programs designed to increase diversity and inclusion in dietetics, and cultural competence/humility. Workshops for students and professionals will be offered on the application process, resume writing, interviewing, public speaking, etc. and educational sessions will be offered on diversity/inclusion-related topics.
- Fund raising – is an essential part of BADD’s mission. The goal: award one $5,000 academic and one $1,000 supervised practice scholarships yearly to racially/ethnically and/or gender/sexuality and/or ability diverse students.
- Mentoring program – Representatives will provide (free of charge) mentorship for up to 5 students, interns and/or professionals from racially/ethnically, gender/sexuality, and ability diverse applicants to the mentorship program. Mentorship activities will include application completion, resume writing, career planning, interviewing, presentation skills, etc.
- Scholarships – 1 $5,000 academic and 1 $1,000 supervised practice scholarship will be awarded annually to racially/ethnically, gender/sexuality and/or ability diverse applicants.
- Outreach programs – representatives from BADD membership will visit schools in and around Boston that serve racial/ethnic underserved minority students to provide high school students (particularly in STEM) information regarding the profession of dietetics.
- CPE opportunities – to encourage continued engagement with credentialed dietetics professionals in the Boston area, BADD will offer pre-approved CPE opportunities. BADD will also work with CDR to establish learning needs codes for diversity and inclusion-related educational opportunities.
- Establishment of a member interest group for diversity and inclusion in dietetics – recognizing that the desire for a diverse and inclusive profession is present among many students, interns and professionals in dietetics, BADD will complete the actions required to establish a new member interest group: Nutrition and Dietetics Professionals for Diversity and Inclusion in Dietetics (NDPDID).