Position and Practice Papers

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics develops position and practice papers to assist in promoting the public's optimal nutrition, health and well-being. Both position and practice papers are germane to the Academy's vision, mission, values, goals and strategies. The Academy also participates in developing joint position papers with other professional associations in addition to adopting positions put forth by other professional associations. Position and practice papers are written by health professionals who possess thorough and current knowledge of the topic.

Utilizing Academy Position and Practice Papers

The Academy authorizes republication of position papers in their entirety, provided full and proper credit is given. Permission is given for readers to share, forward, copy and/or distribute position and practice papers (in their entirety) providing such distribution is not used to indicate an endorsement of a product or service. Commercial distribution is not permitted without the permission of the Academy. Requests to use portions of a paper or requests for hard copies of a paper may be requested by emailing your name, address and position title.

Authoring Academy Position and Practice Papers

Position and practice papers are written by health professionals who possess thorough and current knowledge of the topic. Qualified authors, reviewers of the draft papers and content advisors must submit an application and disclose any duality of interest prior to being selected to work on a new or existing position.