Delegate Update

During the 2019 House of Delegates (HOD) meeting at FNCE, delegates and the Academy’s spokespersons provided feedback on the “Total Diet Approach” to the Board of Directors. Our organization now has a new Healthful Eating Stance.

"The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics believes the foundation of a healthful lifestyle is a pattern of eating nutrient-rich foods in appropriate portion sizes, combined with regular physical activity. Credentialed nutrition and dietetics practitioners use the best available science to develop personalized healthful eating recommendations for all people at every stage of life. A registered dietitian nutritionist is the expert source for customizing an eating plan based on a person's health status, culture and personal preferences."

This Healthful Eating Stance is being utilized by the Academy Spokespeople.


Are you interested in food security and sustainability? The HOD has launched the Sustainability Task Force to identify opportunities to reorganize, update, and/or consolidate existing website content to better meet consumer needs. Check out the updated resources on


The pandemic consumed a lot of our attention in June so perhaps you missed this excellent article: Cultivating Sustainable, Resilient, and Healthy Food and Water Systems: A Nutrition Focused Framework for Action was published in the June 2020 issue of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

The article’s first author, Marie Spiker, is the Healthy and Sustainable Food Systems Fellow for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation.

Doris Montgomery



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