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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:

  • Collaboration
  • Accountability
  • Respect
  • Ethics

ACEND Strategic Goals:

  • Elevate the quality of nutrition and dietetics education across the globe.
  • Promote opportunities for increasing diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and access in nutrition and dietetics education.
  • Focus communication and collaboration to cultivate excellence in nutrition and dietetics.

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.