Future Education Model

ACEND® invites applications from organizations interested in sponsoring a nutrition and dietetics program that would be accredited under the ACEND® Future Education Model Accreditation Standards for Associate, Bachelor's or Graduate Degree Programs as an early adopter demonstration program. Applications for the second cohort of demonstration programs are due by 11:00 a.m. (Central time) on January 11, 2019.

ACEND Standard News

The ACEND® Standards Committee provides a brief update about its Standards development work in a newsletter published every other month. Review recent updates for the Standards Committee. Contact ACEND® at acend@eatright.org or call 800-877-1600 x5400 with any questions or comments.

FAQ for the Future Education Model

ACEND® has received many questions about the Future Education Model and has compiled a Frequently Asked Questions document with the most commonly asked questions and ACEND®'s response to each. Download PDF of Frequently Asked Questions.

Rationale for Future Education Preparation of Nutrition and Dietetics Practitioners (January 2017)

This report summarizes data collected in multiple projects conducted with stakeholders, shares information collected in the environmental scan and recommends a new model for future education of nutrition and dietetics practitioners. Download a PDF of the Rationale Document and the document's appendices.

Virtual Town Hall

ACEND® hosts a virtual town hall quarterly to answer your questions about ACEND®'s work. The next town hall is scheduled for Wednesday, September 19 at 3 p.m. (Central time). All stakeholders are invited to participate. Learn more about Virtual Town Hall Meetings.

FNCE® ACEND® Forum Presentation

The ACEND® Forum presentation at FNCE® 2017 provided an update on ACEND®'s Standards work and the Future Education Model. Also discussed were the topics of competency-based education and competency assessment. You can view the presentation and the slides using the links below: