Research

Research

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.

 

1996
Medical Nutrition Therapy Across the Continuum of Care, 1st ed, published.
2001
Medical Nutrition Therapy Evidence-Based Guides for Practice first published.
2004
Evidence Analysis Library (EAL) launched.
2004
First Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice Guideline (EBNPG): Disorders of Lipid Metabolism.
2005
Nutrition Care Process (NCP) model and Nutrition Diagnostic Terminology first published.
2006
Nutrition Care Process integrated into EBNPG development.
2007
International Dietetics & Nutrition Terminology (IDNT) Reference Manual, 1st edition, published.
2008
EBNPG toolkits published with outcomes-tracking tools.
2014
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Health Informatics Infrastructure (ANDHII) launched.
2014
Electronic Nutrition Care Process and Terminology (eNCPT) launched.