Position Papers

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.