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Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics


The Academy’s Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics serves and protects students and the public by assuring the quality and continued improvement of nutrition and dietetics education programs. Through the accreditation of more than 600 undergraduate and graduate coordinated, didactic, dietetics technician and supervised practice programs in nutrition and dietetics, ACEND ensures entry-level education meets quality standards.

ACEND is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the only accrediting agency for education programs that prepare registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) and nutrition and dietetics technicians, registered (NDTRs). This recognition affirms that ACEND meets national standards and is a reliable authority on the quality of nutrition and dietetics education programs. USDE can be contacted by:

Phone: 1-800-USA-LEARN (1-800-872-5327)
Mail: U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202

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