About ACEND

The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics is an autonomous accrediting agency for education programs preparing students to begin careers as registered dietitians or dietetic technicians, registered. Programs meeting the ACEND® Accreditation Standards are accredited by ACEND®.

Mission

ACEND® ensures the quality of nutrition and dietetics education to advance the practice of the profession.

Vision

ACEND® is valued for advancing excellence in nutrition and dietetics education.

Values

  • Objectivity
  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Respect

Goals

To achieve its mission and vision, the ACEND® board has established strategic goals.

  • Assures the quality of nutrition and dietetics education through a peer review process.
  • Effectively communicates the accreditation process and expectations.
  • Fosters innovation in nutrition and dietetics education.

Strategic Plan

The ACEND® Board reviews and revises its strategic plan each year. View the current strategic plan.