Get Involved/Volunteer with HEN

HEN is a growing, dynamic, and diverse practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Don't miss out! Not an RD? Join HEN as a Friend or sponsor, or partner with us on a one-time project or task force, and make a difference.

Like to write?

  • Write a blurb or a continuing education article for the HEN Post - we have a great CPE coordinator to help you out!
  • Run for Secretary: listen in, take notes, find out what HEN's all about!
  • Join the Newsletter committee and get the first look at the newsletter.
  • Volunteer on the Communications committee and contribute to the website.

Like to network?

  • Spend an hour representing HEN at a conference. We'll send you brochures and posters.
  • Attend a conference and meet HEN members for a meal and fun.
  • Attend a HEN session or farm/garden tour during FNCE, with CPEs as a bonus.
  • Jump in on a discussion on the discussion board or start your own.
  • Send in your speaking event or local meeting for the public events calendar.
  • Share your enthusiasm for HEN with new members on the Membership committee.

Need support?

Want to build your resume?

  • Contact the committee chair in your area of expertise (or interest) and ask what they're working on. 
  • Be a sounding board on a committee.
  • Look for opportunities in the Members Only section, or the e-zine and newsletter on the members page.
  • Become a mentor in the HEN Mentorship Program.

Join the HEN Speakers Bureau

  • HEN’s passionate and knowledgeable speakers are in great demand across the country. The HEN Speakers Bureau List aims to create a comprehensive list of HEN members interested in speaking or presenting on HEN related topics. To become or learn more about the HEN Speaker Bureau, please email HEN at

Interested in joining HEN Leadership?