Join Together, Even in a Time of Distancing

      What Calls Us to Service?

      The extraordinary challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing offer Academy members an equally extraordinary opportunity: to join together and tell the world why credentialed nutrition and dietetics practitioners exist, what calls us to service, what we hope to accomplish.
      To accelerate progress toward achieving our mission and vision, the Academy has developed three focus areas:
      • Prevention and Well-Being
      • Health Care and Health Systems
      • Food and Nutrition Safety and Security
      All the Academy’s organizational groups, from the Board of Directors and House of Delegates to dietetic practice groups, member interest groups, and affiliates develop their plans of work and desired outcomes based on our Strategic Plan ( and these focus areas.
      In times of uncertainty and challenge, leaders step up and shine a light on the path forward. Our path is built on the strong foundation of our Strategic Plan.
      I’m asking each one of you to take the lead: Put the Academy’s strategic plan into action in your own personal way. Choose a focus area that inspires you to act. And share your story: Tell everyone your “Why.”
      We are at our strongest and most influential when we speak with the synergy of our united voices and act with the clarity that comes from our focus on the nutritional health of all people.

      Member Resources and Accomplishments

      Academy’s Mission: A Call to Action

      Accelerate improvements in global health and well-being through food and nutrition. Our mission describes the overall purpose of the Academy and drives our organizational reason for being.

      Our Vision Brings Our Mission to Life

      A world where all people thrive through the transformative power of food and nutrition.

      Focus on Members

      We have a primary focus of providing services, resources, and career building benefits to members. Our dialogue and deliberations always give consideration to what is best for the Academy, while recognizing members’ needs.
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      Academy members serving during COVID-19 pandemic.