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DPG Election Results

NEP DPG is pleased to announce the following members were elected in the 2018 election:

  • Bridget Corbett, EdD, RD, LD - Chair-Elect
  • Leia Flure, MS, RD, LDN - Secretary
  • Lisa Shkoda, RDN, CSP, CNSC, FAND - Nominating Committee Chair-Elect
  • Michelle James, MS, RDN - Nominating Committee Member

Congratulations to the elected candidates and thank you to all the members who voted!


National Honors and Awards Deadline Approaching

Do you know an outstanding role model who has advanced the nutrition and dietetics profession, exhibited leadership and shown devotion to serving others in both dietetics and allied fields? If so, recognize their contributions by nominating them for an Academy National Award. Complete the online nomination by March 1, 2018. Award recipients will be announced in May 2018 and recognized at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' 2018 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo in Washington, D.C.


Nutrition Care Manual (NCM)® Board of Editors – Apply Today

The Academy is seeking applicants for the Board of Editors positions of the Nutrition Care Manual (NCM®). The Board of Editors (BOE) of the NCM® is the group of individuals that advises the Editor-in-Chief (EIC) about the accuracy and level of acceptability of manuscripts under consideration for publication. In conjunction with the NCM® EIC, the Board is charged with publishing scientifically credible manuscripts that are relevant to the dietetics profession, to the members of the Academy, and to interested readers in other allied health professions.

Those wishing to apply should complete the online application by March 31, 2018. Applicants will need to register with a username and password in order to access the application. For more information contact


Calling RDNs and NDTRs--Council on Future Practice Nominations

The Council on Future Practice (CFP) is now accepting RDN and NDTR nominations for 2 positions in the 2018-2019 program year. This includes one (1) committee member position with a 3-year term and one (1) young practitioner* position with a 2-year term. Consider nominating yourself or a colleague to serve on the CFP. The CFP has identified the following practice gaps in its membership and is requesting experts in the following focus areas:

  • Researcher / Outcomes Research
  • Expertise in technology
  • Public Health
  • Clinical Management
  • Global Health Perspective
  • Cross Discipline Collaboration

* A young practitioner will be appointed by the HOD Leadership Team (HLT) to represent members in practice for 5-10 years and under the age of 35.

Submit the name and email address of your Council on Future Practice nomination to Self-nominations are accepted. Nominations are accepted through February 22, 2018. To learn more about the Council on Future Practice, including its purpose, structure, and functions, please visit


Foundation 2018 Scholarship Applications

In 2017, the Foundation awarded over 230 students with scholarships ranging from $500 to $10,000. Scholarships are available for students at all levels of study, including those enrolled in undergraduate programs, NDTR programs, dietetic internships, and masters and doctoral programs.

Please visit the Foundation’s website for more details and to access the online application or email with questions.


All of Us Research Program – Share Your Comments

Are you interested in helping researchers understand more about why people get sick or stay healthy? If so, share your ideas with the All of Us Research Program.

The All of Us Research Program, led by the National Institutes of Health, aims to build one of the largest, most diverse datasets of its kind to help speed up research on many different health conditions. Participants will share information about their health, habits, and what it’s like where they live. By looking for patterns in the data, researchers may learn more about the factors that affect our health. The program will last for many years and allow us to study health over time. See the current research protocol for more details.

All of Us wants you to tell them what unique research questions you may have. Your input will be considered at a Research Priorities Workshop in March 2018 and ultimately help build the All of Us research platform.


Pledge of Professional Civility

The Academy’s Food & Nutrition Magazine® has launched an initiative to help foster community and constructive discourse among peers: The Pledge of Professional Civility. The pledge was announced during FNCE® by Academy President Donna Martin at the Member Showcase and discussed during the FNCE® session on Cyberbullying, presented by Academy President-elect Mary Russell and Past-President Connie Diekman.

Public antagonism and hostility among peers dishonors the nutrition and dietetics profession, and is a disservice to the more than 100,000 professionals who hold the RDN or NDTR credentials. Just as in work environments and professional settings, words and behaviors on social media not only reflect the competencies and conduct of individuals, but the values and credibility of the entire profession. It is crucial that strong examples of personal conduct and professional behavior be set for fellow and future practitioners.

As professionals who are active in social media and communications, you are no doubt aware of some challenges regarding a shift in the online behavioral landscape. Forums such as social media channels and listservs continue to provide positive opportunities for discussion and connection; however, antagonism and negativity also have become more prevalent.

The Pledge of Professional Civility is a voluntary, public commitment to the civil treatment of professional peers, including those with whom we may not agree on all issues. Anyone is welcome to take the pledge. As Academy leaders, we encourage all of you to review the Guiding Principles and supporting resources, take the Pledge of Professional Civility and help demonstrate positive, productive engagement among our community.  You are welcome to share this information with your members.

Learn more and take the Pledge -


New Infographics Available

New infographics are available from the Academy Foundation. The infographics were made possible through an educational grant from National Dairy Council.

·        "Tossed Treasures: America's Wasted Food Problem and How Dietetics

·        Professionals Can Help"

·        "What's in Our Food? The Science and Safety of Food Additives"

·        "The Nutrition Professional's Guide to GMOs"

View the infographics


EAL: Call for Topic Experts

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is seeking to convene a multidisciplinary team of experts to conduct a systematic review on the topic of Cystic Fibrosis. A workgroup consists of registered dietitian nutritionists plus doctors, nurses, and/or therapists and a patient advocate. To learn more about the workgroup responsibilities and to apply for this volunteer position, please visit the EAL.



The Second Century of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

From the Academy's Second Century website:

For the past 100 years, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has been dedicated to building a profession that optimizes health through food and nutrition. In 1917, the profession was pioneered by a visionary group of women committed to contributing their knowledge and service to the biggest food and nutrition challenge of the day — nourishing the population in the face of severe food shortages in the U.S. and in Europe during World War I.

Today, the Academy is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, representing more than 100,000 registered dietitian nutritionists and nutrition and dietetics technicians, registered, working across the food and health spectrum in hospitals, foodservice, academia, business, wellness, agriculture and private practice. Together, with its members and allied health professionals, the Academy has spent the last century improving the nation’s health through research, education and advocacy.

The Academy’s Second Century represents a moment to continue the conversation and take action with those who are at the forefront of creating positive global change.

The world faces unique threats to ensuring the health of all people and communities: a rapidly growing population, the dual burden of undernutrition and obesity and escalating rates of chronic disease. The combination of limited food options and poor food choices, in both developed and developing countries, contributes to exorbitant costs — in quality of life, health care expenses and loss of human and economic productivity.

These enormous challenges cannot be solved by any organization working alone. However, organizations who recognize that these challenges represent innovative opportunities throughout the food, nutrition and health system can collaborate to change the trajectory of health in the world.

Improving access to healthful food and driving innovation are imperative to scaling health and nutrition strategies globally. Through collaboration, these opportunities include:

  • Building on the latest human behavior research to support better decision-making around food.
  • Supporting advancements in the prevention and treatment of malnutrition, obesity and chronic disease.
  • Pairing developments in genetics, nutrition informatics and information technologies with emerging health care models to deliver care and improved outcomes, opening a new space for innovation.

And with this focus on food and nutrition as the basis for good health, the Academy can collaborate to help communities thrive in unprecedented ways.

We have a plan to shape the future of the Academy — now we need your voice.

The Academy has shown its commitment to the future of the profession by undertaking the development of the Second Century vision. The whole Academy — every member, every supporter, every Foundation donor — has a part in shaping the future of the second century. Throughout the multi-year process, the Academy will ensure members are informed and, most importantly, engaged — understanding why their contribution matters.

Whether members give back by sharing their energy, passion and knowledge towards shaping the new future of the Academy, or they donate to the Second Century initiative through the Foundation and the innovative projects that will expand and build upon its current programs and priorities that advance the profession, members are essential to the process and are the future of the Academy.

As the Academy and Foundation keep members, collaborators and supporters informed of initiative efforts and participation opportunities, this Second Century area on will continue to be updated, as well as information posted to and sent via email communications from the Academy and member groups.

The Academy and Foundation look forward to your continued participation and support as we build a new vision for the future together.