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:
- Policy and standards for practice
- Strategy for advocating, facilitating, convening, funding and educating its members
- Collaboration with other scientists, health care providers and professional organizations.
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.
Medical Nutrition Therapy Across the Continuum of Care, 1st ed, published.
Medical Nutrition Therapy Evidence-Based Guides for Practice first published.
Evidence Analysis Library (EAL) launched.
First Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice Guideline (EBNPG): Disorders of Lipid Metabolism.
Nutrition Care Process (NCP) model and Nutrition Diagnostic Terminology first published.
Nutrition Care Process integrated into EBNPG development.
International Dietetics & Nutrition Terminology (IDNT) Reference Manual, 1st edition, published.
EBNPG toolkits published with outcomes-tracking tools.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Health Informatics Infrastructure (ANDHII) launched.
Electronic Nutrition Care Process and Terminology (eNCPT) launched.