ACEND

The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics is the accrediting agency for education programs preparing students for careers as registered dietitian nutritionists or nutrition and dietetics technicians, registered.

ACEND® serves and protects students and the public by assuring the quality and continued improvement of nutrition and dietetics education programs. ACEND® is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a Title IV gatekeeper. This recognition affirms that ACEND® meets national standards and is a reliable authority on the quality of nutrition and dietetics education programs. ACEND® is also a member of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors and abides by its code of good practice.

ACEND® hosts a conference call the second Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. (Central Time) to answer your questions about ACEND®'s work. All stakeholders are invited to participate. Learn more about Virtual Town Hall Meetings.

ACEND® can be contacted by:

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Phone: 800/877-1600, ext. 5400
  • Mail: 120 South Riverside Plaza
    Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995

Call for Public Comment

ACEND is proposing minor changes to the 2017 ACEND Accreditation Standards and requests public comments by by December 4, 2017 at the 2017 Standards survey.

The proposed changes can be viewed on the 2017 Standards webpage.