An index of all Position Papers (including new and recently updated) and Position and Practice Papers on the same topic. Read More
A position paper is a critical analysis of current facts, data and research literature. A key feature of the paper is the position statement, which presents the Academy's stance on an issue. The Academy and its members, other professional associations, government agencies and industry use position papers to shape food choices and impact the public's nutritional status.
Position papers are available to Academy members, health professionals and the public on the Academy's website at no charge and are published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
The Academy's 2015 position paper on "Vegetarian Diets" has been removed to address issues that were discovered after the paper was published. In the interim, the Academy's previous position paper on Vegetarian Diets, published in 2009, is available.
Successful treatment of overweight and obesity in adults requires adoption and maintenance of lifestyle behaviors contributing to both dietary intake and physical activity. Read More
Primary prevention is the most effective and affordable method to prevent chronic disease, and dietary intervention positively impacts health outcomes across the life span. Read More
It is the position of the Academy that nutrition services provided by RDNs and NDTRs, who work under RDN supervision, are essential components of comprehensive care for adults with IDD and CYSHCN. Read More
The Academy has adopted the American Society of Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition (ASPEN) Position Paper: Parenteral Nutrition Glutamine Supplementation. Read More
It is the position of the Academy that all people should have consistent access to an appropriately nutritious diet of food and water, coupled with a sanitary environment. Read More
It is the position of the ADA that efforts to optimize nutritional status are essential to the health care of people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection throughout the continuum of care. Read More
It is the position of the Academy that women of child-bearing ages should maintain good nutritional status through a lifestyle that optimizes maternal health and reduces the risk of birth defects. Read More
It is the position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that children ages 2 to 11 years should achieve optimal physical and cognitive development, attain a healthy weight and enjoy food. Read More
It is the position of the Academy that prevention and treatment of pediatric overweight and obesity require systems-level approaches that include the skills of registered dietitians. Read More
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics continues its participation in the Partnership for Health in Aging (PHA, a loose coalition of organizations representing health care professions caring for older adults). Read More
It is the position of the ADA that the application of medical nutrition therapy (MNT) and lifestyle counseling as a part of the Nutrition Care Process is an integral component of the medical treatment. Read More
The quality of life and nutritional status of older adults residing in health care communities can be enhanced by individualization to less-restrictive diets. Read More
It is the position of the American Dietetic Association, the American Society for Nutrition, and the Society for Nutrition Education that all older adults should have access to food and nutrition programs. Read More
It is the position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that all Americans aged 60 years and older receive appropriate nutrition care. Read More
The ASPEN Position Paper: Clinical Role for Alternative Intravenous Fat Emulsions was developed by ASPEN’s working group on Parenteral Fat Emulsions. Read More
Nutrition intervention, including nutritional counseling by a RDN, is an essential component of the team treatment of patients with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and other eating disorders. Read More