Research forms the backbone of dietetics practice and the basis for the Academy’s work in education and policy. The Academy develops research priorities that guide the organization’s:
The Academy promotes evidence-based practice and urges members to become involved in the research process. Practice-based research activity is critical to discovering not only how nutrition interventions affect different disease states, but also how they impact outcomes and the lives of patients. In addition, practice-based research in community settings fills a public health function and determines the role of nutrition in achieving a healthy population.
In keeping with its Research Philosophy, the Academy has a number of Current Projects and Initiatives to encourage practice-based nutrition research and offers resources for Applied Practice.