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This Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics position was adopted by the House of Delegates Leadership Team on April 16, 2007 and December 18, 2008. This position is in effect until December 31, 2017. Requests to use portions of the position or republish in its entirety must be directed to the Academy at [email protected] .
Authors: Gretchen Vannice, MS, RDN (Consultant, Santa Cruz, CA); Heather Rasmussen, PhD, RD (Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL).
Reviewers: Research dietetic practice group (DPG) (Elizabeth Droke, PhD, RD, LN, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD); Public Health/Community Nutrition DPG (Lori A. Kaley, MS, MSB, RD, LD, SA Sutherland Group, Hanover, NH); Quality Management Committee (Barbara Kamp, MS, RD, Johnson and Wales University, North Miami, FL); Mary Pat Raimondi, MS, RD (Academy Policy Initiatives & Advocacy, Washington, DC); Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine DPG (Elizabeth Redmond, PhD, MMSc, RDN, Genova Diagnostic, Atlanta, GA); Paula Ritter-Gooder, PhD, RDN, CSG, LMNT (University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE); Ahlam B. El Shikieri, PhD, MBA (Taibah University, Al Madinah, Al Munawarah, Saudi Arabia); Martha Valverde, PhD, RD, LDN (Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA).
Academy Positions Committee Workgroup: Connie B. Diekman, MEd, RD, LD, FADA (chair); Andrea Hutchins, PhD, RD; Kimberly B. Heidal, PhD, MHS, RD, LDN (content advisor).
We thank the reviewers for their many constructive comments and suggestions. The reviewers were not asked to endorse this position or the supporting paper.