Commitment to Transparency

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The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is committed to accountability through transparency and fiduciary responsibility. A high priority is ensuring Academy members have regular and timely access to information and a firm understanding of the Academy's operations and its ongoing strategic direction.

The Board recognizes that strategic deliberations and documents often cannot be made public during their formative and deliberative stages. For example, confidentiality must be respected on a case-by-case basis pertaining to specific contractual agreements, litigation and other interactions that potentially would violate legal agreements.

To help meet the Academy's commitment to transparency, the Board of Directors communicates its actions, decisions, news, programs and initiatives to members, and seeks stakeholders' input and feedback on the Academy's programs and processes. In addition to Bylaws and Policies, the Strategic Plan, House of Delegates Mega Issue Backgrounders, House of Delegate Spring and Fall reports, Position and Practice Papers, and the Nominations and Elections process, the following documents are made available to all Academy members: