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Research Question: How has distance education in nutrition and dietetics education evolved over the past 30 years? Has distance education had an impact on the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of nutrition and dietetics students and educators?
Key Findings: In the past 30 years, the attitudes and perceptions of distance education have evolved as barriers to online access have diminished, and the availability of online courses and accredited distance programs has expanded. However, there remains a paucity of research about the use of distance education in nutrition and dietetics, and its impacts on knowledge, skills, and attitudes of both nutrition and dietetics students and educators.
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J. Bueche and K. Stote conceived idea and identified research objectives. J. Bueche took lead on writing the manuscript. J. Jensen directed the search and wrote the methods section of this manuscript. Subject Matter Experts: J. Bueche, K. Martin, E. Riddle, and K. Stote collectively cross-checked articles for ex/inclusion and summarized content from articles. All authors reviewed subsequent drafts of the manuscript.
IDENTIFICATION OF THE CORRESPONDING AUTHOR: Jennifer Bueche
REPRINT CONTACT: Jennifer Bueche
FUNDING/SUPPORT: There is no funding to disclose.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST DISCLOSURES: No potential conflict of interest was reported by the authors.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: The authors wish to thank Jean-Paul Orgeron former Senior Assistant Librarian SUNY Oneonta for his help in the preliminary search for this review.
Permission has been received by Jean-Paul Orgeron to be acknowledged.