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This Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics position was adopted by the House of Delegates Leadership Team on February 16, 2017. This position is in effect until December 2024. Position papers should not be used to indicate endorsement of products or services. All requests to use portions of the position or republish in its entirety must be directed to the Academy at [email protected] .
Authors: Lisa A. Hark, PhD, RD (Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA); Darwin Deen, MD, MS (City University of New York School of Medicine, New York, NY).
STATEMENT OF POTENTIAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST No potential conflict of interest was reported by the authors.
FUNDING/SUPPORT There is no funding to disclose.
Reviewers: Sharon Denny, MS, RD (Academy Knowledge Center, Chicago, IL); Beverly W. Henry, PhD, RDN (Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL); Nutrition Educators of Health Professionals dietetic practice group (Lynn Janas, PhD, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, IL); Mary Beth Kavanagh, MS, RDN, LD, FAND (Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH); Dietitians in Nutrition Support dietetic practice group (Sarah Peterson, PhD, RD, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL); Diane D. Stadler, PhD, RD, LD (Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR); Jane V. White, PhD, RDN, FAND, LDN (University of Tennessee, Knoxville TN).
Academy Positions Committee Workgroup: Ainsley M. Malone, MS, RDN, LD, CNSC, FASPEN, FAND (American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Silver Spring, MD) (chair); Rick Hall, PhD, RDN, FAND (Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ); Kathryn Kolasa, PhD, RDN, LDN (East Carolina University, Greenville, NC) (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.