The links below provide information and resources to assist nutrition and dietetics faculty and preceptors on the topic of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). ACEND® is in the process of developing a library of reputable educational materials on DEI. This page will be updated on a regular basis with new resources. If you need further assistance, please contact ACEND Staff.
ACEND® has begun to identify Noteworthy Nutrition and Dietetics Education Practices on the topic of diversity, equity and inclusion among ACEND®-accredited programs. We would like to highlight programs for their DEI noteworthy practices on the ACEND® website. The next due date for noteworthy practice submissions is October 15, 2021.
Noteworthy practices in the following DEI topic areas are requested:
Program directors or other individuals associated with an ACEND®-accredited program are asked to complete the submission form of their DEI noteworthy practice and email it to ACEND® for review. Submissions will be reviewed by an ACEND® Board review team and selected entries will be posted.
Supporting and Building Resilience in BIPOC Students and Dietetic Interns
Date: September 14, 2021
Time: 5:00 -6:30 p.m. (Central time)
Closing Equity Gaps in Higher Education: Lessons for Leveling the Playing Field for All Students
Date: November 16, 2021
Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Central time)
Supporting our LGBTQ Students and Dietetic Interns
Date: February 8, 2022
Time: 11:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m. (Central time)
Legal and Ethical Admissions Processes that Promote Diversity Webinar
Strengthening the Patient Connection: Deconstructing the Complexity of Racism and Food Webinar
Help all Students to Thrive: An Introduction to Culturally Sustaining Teaching
Holistic Admission Resources
Improving diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education is a complex issue that requires strong leadership and thoughtful and comprehensive changes. Below, find resources about implementing a holistic admissions process that is fair and inclusive.
Speakers: Tamara Melton, MS, RDN and Hannah Thornton, MS, RD, LD
This content is provided for informational purposes only. If you are looking to obtain CPEUs for participation, please see one of the following:
Check back soon for upcoming webinars and resources.