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Advancing Equity: The Academy's Commitment to Supporting Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access

    Published:November 15, 2021DOI:
        The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Academy) has made inclusion, diversity, equity, and access (IDEA) a cornerstone of its organization-wide strategic plan to create lasting, sustainable change within the Academy and the dietetics profession. By fostering inclusive, welcoming environments for all practitioners and clients, the Academy is positioned to lead the profession by ensuring uninhibited access to food and nutrition information, as well as advocating for health care equity that serves the nutrition needs of every community.
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