Visioning Report Moving Forward – A Vision for the Continuum of Dietetics Education, Credentialing and Practice.
- •Developing advanced- practice doctoral standards. ACEND’s Expanded Standards Committee is developing these standards to encourage elevating the preparation of nutrition and dietetics professionals, especially those who will prepare the next generation of RDNs.
- •ACEND is exploring the Associate degree as a college bridging program. The Board has held discussions on pathways to improve enrollment and increase pathways into the profession.
- •Expanding globally to increase international programs, including possible interest from applicants from many countries in the Caribbean, South America, Africa and the Middle East. Through the generosity of the Foundation, ACEND expects the first program in Africa, at the University of Ghana, to submit an application in 2023.
- •The Board is taking steps this year to protect students enrolled in nutrition and dietetics programs, especially those in practice programs where they have to identify their own preceptors and facilities. We added in the standards the expectation for programs to assist the students or interns to find their sites, when needed.
- •ACEND has been active in the area of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA), using data analytics to determine areas of need and offered webinars to increase awareness of DI programs and support them as they examined their admission practices to ensure they are non-discriminatory and inclusive; as a result, the diversity of interns has increased by over 8% since 2019.
- Visioning Report Moving Forward – A Vision for the Continuum of Dietetics Education, Credentialing and Practice.https://www.eatrightpro.org/-/media/eatrightpro-files/practice/future-practice/visioning-report-final.pdfDate accessed: September 20, 2022
- Council on Future Practice Visioning Report and Consensus Agreement for Moving Forward the Continuum of Dietetics Education, Credentialing, and Practice.J Acad Nutr Diet. 2013; 113: 1710-1732