January 2018 People & Events

        2018 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo
        October 20-23, 2018
        Washington, DC
        2019 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo
        October 26-29, 2019
        Philadelphia, PA
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        Art of Dietetics Open Submissions

        The Journal’s Art of Dietetics feature is now open to all members of the Academy! The Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is accepting original submissions relating to any aspect of food, nutrition, and the dietetics profession from Academy members with an eye for photography. All qualifying submissions will appear on the Journal’s website, with the best submissions featured in the pages of the Journal. And once a year, the Journal staff will select an entry to be featured on the cover! For more information, visit

        Educational Opportunities

        Free Professional Development Resources for Academy Members

        Select from a variety of eight free and member-preferred priced resources to best fit your professional development needs with Distance Learning at your own pace and convenience. The Center for Professional Development also offers a number of online certificate of training programs and webinars as well as group and self-study options. Visit

        ACEND - Program Director Workshop, February 22-23, 2018

        The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) will be offering an Accreditation Workshop in Chicago, IL. The workshop is designed to help program directors and others interested in ACEND accreditation learn the latest accreditation standards and specific details on how to prepare for self-study reports, program assessment reports, and site visits. For more information, visit

        About People


        Michael Swaney, MS, passed away on June 17, 2017, at 53 years of age. Swaney worked as a consultant dietitian at many health care facilities in Bakersfield, CA. He was an advocate for Medicare medical nutrition therapy legislation, as well as other nutrition policy issues.

        National Cancer Institute Dietary Assessment Primer Now Available

        The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is pleased to announce the availability of a web-based Dietary Assessment Primer. Various types of self-report instruments have been developed to assess dietary intake. Each has distinct features as well as strengths and limitations. The Dietary Assessment Primer:
        • describes the major types of instruments that rely on individuals reporting their own diets;
        • provides guidance on using the instruments alone or in combination to address different research questions;
        • compares key features of the main self-report dietary assessment instruments;
        • explains and provides guidance regarding validity, measurement error, and calibration in the context of dietary assessment;
        • provides expanded information about particular key topics in dietary assessment; and
        • includes a Glossary of key terms and an extensive list of References and Resources.
        The Dietary Assessment Primer is located at The NCI scientific leads for this important new resource are Susan Krebs-Smith, PhD, RD; Amy Subar, PhD, MPH, RD; Jill Reedy, PhD, MPH, RD; Fran Thompson, PhD, MPH; and TusaRebecca Schap, PhD, MPH, RD, all in the NCI Applied Research Program’s Risk Factor Monitoring and Methods Branch (RFMMB); Anne Brown Rodgers, science writer; and Sharon Kirkpatrick, PhD, MHSc, RD, formerly in the RFMMB and currently assistant professor at the University of Waterloo School of Public Health and Health Systems.