Burning Brightly into the 21st Century: The Academy's History from 1990-Present

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      THE 1990S REPRESENTED A period at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) where big changes were happening behind the scenes. The Academy, along with many other health professional associations, was redefining its status quo in favor of seeking out novel ways to address the changes and challenges that were upon it. The myriad successes seen today at the Academy—including gains in Medicare coverage for medical nutrition therapy, the invitation to members to serve on the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee for the 1995 US Dietary Guidelines; the national presence of the Academy at the New York Stock Exchange, the US Olympics, and the launch of the US Department of Agriculture's MiPlato (the Spanish version of MyPlate) with First Lady Michelle Obama; and the all-time membership high of 72,000—were all rooted in the volunteer efforts put forth in the 1990s.
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      • Erratum
        Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and DieteticsVol. 113Issue 6
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          There was an error in the November 2012 Journal article, “Burning Brightly into the 21st Century: The Academy's History from 1990-Present” (pp 1868-1870). In the last paragraph on page 1870, the “Alice Wimpfheimer Foundation” should be listed as the “Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim Fund for International Exchange in Nutrition, Dietetics, and Management.”
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