From the Academy| Volume 115, ISSUE 10, P1710-1714, October 2015

Linking Agriculture, Nutrition, and Health: The Role of the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

      As the world population continues to rapidly increase to a predicted 9 billion people by 2050, the types of food we grow will have a direct impact on human and environmental health. We must grow adequate amounts of food, the right types of food, and do it in a manner that respects the earth’s environment and limited resources. Many leading global health organizations and governments are prioritizing nutrition and agriculture interventions. However, a gap exists where registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) and dietetic associations can contribute to and lead efforts these efforts.
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      C. Vogliano is the agriculture, nutrition, and health research fellow, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation, Seattle, WA.


      A. Steiber is the chief science officer, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Chicago, IL.


      K. Brown is the national education director, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation, Chicago, IL.