Noteworthy Practices

ACEND® has begun to identify Noteworthy Nutrition and Dietetics Education Practices among ACEND®-accredited programs and would like to highlight one or more program(s) per quarter for their noteworthy practices on the ACEND® website. The remaining 2019 due date for noteworthy practice submissions is Friday, October 18.

Noteworthy practices in the following topic areas are requested.

  • Preceptor Recruitment and Recognition
  • Interprofessional Education
  • Curriculum i.e. simulation, review process, integrated experience
  • Program Improvement i.e. data collection, technology, pass rate

Program directors or other individuals associated with an ACEND®-accredited program are asked to complete the submission form and an abstract of their 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.

Download a submission form.

Email completed submission forms and supporting documentation to with the subject line: Noteworthy Practice Submission.

2019 Noteworthy Practice Honorees

Oregon Health and Science University Dietetic Internship
Diane Stadler, PhD, RD, LD and Lexie Jackson, MS, RDN, LD, CDE

Ensuring that 23 students meet 41 competencies over more than 50 supervised practice rotation sites can be an administrative challenge. Supervised practice coordinators and dietetic internship directors know this challenge all too well! Oregon Health & Science University implemented a new software system, Trajecsys (Cumberland, RI), to streamline supervised practice rotation documentation. This system allows our students and preceptors to focus on attaining competencies, rather than documentation. In addition, we are able to collect real-time data on student and preceptor ratings across rotation sites and competencies, identifying strengths and areas for improvement within our program.