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ACEND Mission and Vision


The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND®) is an autonomous accrediting agency for education programs preparing students to begin careers as registered dietitians or dietetic technicians, registered. Programs meeting the ACEND Accreditation Standards are accredited by ACEND®.

ACEND Mission: ACEND ensures the quality of nutrition and dietetics education to advance the practice of the profession.

ACEND Vision: ACEND is valued for advancing excellence in nutrition and dietetics education.

ACEND Values:

  • Objectivity
  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Respect
  • Goals

ACEND Strategic Goals:

  • Assures the quality of nutrition and dietetics education through a peer review process.
  • Effectively communicates the accreditation process and expectations.
  • Fosters innovation in nutrition and dietetics education.

ACEND Strategic Plan: The ACEND Board reviews and revises its strategic plan each year.

Find an ACEND-Accredited Program

ACEND has more than 600 accredited programs across the United States and select countries internationally, with in-person and online options. Use the search filters to find the program that fits your needs.