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The Route to Practice and the Root of the Profession: 25+ Years of Evolving Nutrition and Dietetics Education at the Academy

Published:December 20, 2016DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jand.2016.10.033
      Editor’s Note: This is the ninth article in the Academy’s Modern History series covering 1990-present. This series as well as other history articles are available in the Academy History collection at www.andjrnl.org/content/amh.Without academically prepared nutrition and dietetics practitioners, who would be the members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
      Until January 2012, the Academy was known was the American Dietetic Association and ACEND had changed its name a few times; throughout this document, the association will be called the Academy and ACEND will be used to name the organizational unit.
      Until January 2012, the Academy was known was the American Dietetic Association and ACEND had changed its name a few times; throughout this document, the association will be called the Academy and ACEND will be used to name the organizational unit.
      ? In 2015, US News and World Report saw fit to identify dietitian nutritionists as having the #23 spot for best health care jobs and #53 spot among the 100 best jobs, in part because of their academic preparation to meet increasing consumer need.

      Best Jobs: US News rankings. 2015. US News and World Report. http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/dietitian-and-nutritionist. Accessed November 29, 2016.

      For decades, this academic foundation has been built on standards set by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).
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