Academy Acronyms

The following list includes the most frequently used Academy acronyms.

AAPI Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (MIG)
ACA Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Academy Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Academy Foundation Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation
ACEND® Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
ACHC Accreditation Commission for Health Care, formerly known as Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP)
ACO Accountable Care Organization
AGE Award for Grassroots Excellence
AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
ANDPAC Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Political Action Committee
AP Future Education Model Associate Degree Program in Nutrition and Dietetics
APM Alternative Payment Model
ANDHII® Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Health Informatics Infrastructure
ASPA Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors
BHN Behavioral Health Nutrition (DPG)
BOD Board of Directors
CADN Chinese Americans in Dietetics and Nutrition (Subgroup under AAPI MIG)
CAQH Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare
CCN Certified Clinical Nutritionist
CD Certified Dietitian
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDN Certified Dietitian Nutritionist
CDR Commission on Dietetic Registration
CfC Conditions for Coverage (CMS)
CFP Council on Future Practice
CHEA Council for Higher Education Accreditation
CLL Committee for Lifelong Learning
CMS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
CNPP USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
CNM Clinical Nutrition Management (DPG)
CNS Certified Nutrition Specialist
COGA Cultures of Gender and Age (MIG)
CoP Conditions of Participation (CMS)
COR Council on Research
CoT Certificates of Training
CP Coordinated Program in Nutrition and Dietetics
CPC Consumer Protection Coordinator
CPCI/CPC+ Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative/Comprehensive Primary Care Plus Initiative
CPE Continuing Professional Education
CPEU Continuing Professional Education Unit
CPLS Consumer Protection Licensure Subcommittee
CPT Current Procedural Terminology
CSG® Certified Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition
CSP® Certified Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition
CSPCC Certified Specialist in Pediatric Critical Care Nutrition
CSOWM Certified Specialist in Obesity and Weight Management
CSO® Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition
CSR® Certified Specialist in Renal Nutrition
CSSD® Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics
CV-WELL Cardiovascular Health and Well-being (DPG)
DBC Dietitians in Business and Communications (DPG)
DDPG Diabetes Dietetic Practice Group
DEI Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
DHCC Dietetics in Health Care Communities (DPG)
DI Dietetic Internship or Nutrition and Dietetics Internship
DIFM Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine (DPG)
DNS Dietitians in Nutrition Support (DPG)
DNV GL-Healthcare Det Norske Veritas Germanischer Lloyd
DoT Academy Definition of Terms
DPD Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics
DPG Dietetic Practice Group
DMNT Dietitians in Medical Nutrition Therapy (DPG)
DSMT Diabetes Self-Management Training
DT Dietetic Technician or Nutrition and Dietetics Technician Program
DTR® Dietetic Technician, Registered
EAC Exhibitor Advisory Council
EAC Evidence Analysis Center
EAL® Evidence Analysis Library
EBGP Evidence-Based Guides for Practice
EBNPG Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice Guideline
EC Executive Committee (DPG or MIG)
EDL Emerging Dietetic Leader Award
eCQM Electronic Clinical Quality Measure
EML Electronic Mailing List
eNCPT Electronic Nutrition Care Process Terminology
ERAS Eligibility Requirements and Accreditation Standards
FA Future Education Model Associate Degree Program also see AP
FG Future Education Model Graduate Degree Program also see GP
FAC Finance and Audit Committee
FADA Fellow of the American Dietetic Association
FADAN Filipino Americans in Dietetics & Nutrition (Subgroup under AAPI MIG)
FAND Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
FCP Food and Culinary Professionals (DPG)
FDA United States Food and Drug Administration
FDE Foreign Dietitian Education Program
FEM Future Education Model Accreditation Standards
FNCE® Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™
FNS USDA Food and Nutrition Service
FPIND Fifty Plus in Nutrition and Dietetics (Subgroup under COGA MIG)
FQHC Federally Qualified Health Center
GMIG Global Member Interest Group
GP Future Education Model Graduate Degree Program in Nutrition and Dietetics
HA Healthy Aging (DPG)
HCAHPS Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems
HCP LAN Health Care Payment Learning & Action Network
HEN Hunger and Environmental Nutrition (DPG)
HHS United States Department of Health and Human Services
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HL7 Health Level Seven
HLT House of Delegates Leadership Team
HOD House of Delegates
HRSA Health Resources and Services Administration
IAAND International Affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly AODA)
IBT Intensive Behavioral Therapy
ICD-10 International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (revision 10)
ICE Institute for Credentialing Excellence
IDDSI International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative
IDE International Dietitian Education Program
IDEA Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity and Access
IDNT International Dietetics and Nutrition Terminology
IHI Institute of Healthcare Improvement
IHS Indian Health Service
IMPACT ACT Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act (CMS)
IND Indians in Nutrition and Dietetics (MIG)
ISC Interoperability and Standards Committee
ISPP Individualized Supervised-Practice Pathways
JAND or Journal Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
JMIG Jewish (Subgroup under Religion MIG)
LAHIDAN Latinos and Hispanics in Dietetics and Nutrition (MIG)
LD Licensed Dietitian
LDN Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist
LLPE Lifelong Learning and Professional Engagement
LMS Learning Management System
LN Licensed Nutritionist
LOINC Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes
LPPC Legislative and Public Policy Committee
LTC Long Term Care
MCO Managed Care Organization
MDPP Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program
MFNS Management in Food and Nutrition Systems (DPG)
MIG Member Interest Group
MIPS Merit-based Incentive Payment System
MNT Medical Nutrition Therapy
MPA Model Practice Act
MSAC Member and Student Advisory Committee
MIDAN Muslims in Dietetics and Nutrition (Subgroup under Religion MIG)
MQii Malnutrition Quality Improvement Initiative
MUC Measures Under Consideration List (CMS)
NAHQ National Association of Healthcare Quality
NCCA National Commission for Certifying Agencies
NCP Nutrition Care Process
NCPROC Nutrition Care Process Research Outcomes Committee (formerly Nutrition Care Process and Terminology Committee)
NCPT Nutrition Care Process Terminology
NCQA National Committee for Quality Assurance
NDEP Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors
NDTR® Nutrition and Dietetics Technician, Registered
NE Nutrition Entrepreneurs (DPG)
NEHP Nutrition Educators of Health Professionals (DPG)
NEP Nutrition Education for the Public (DPG)
NFPE Nutrition Focused Physical Exam
NI Nutrition Informatics (DPG)
NIC Nutrition Informatics Committee
NIH National Institutes of Health
NNM National Nutrition Month®
NOBIDAN National Organization of Blacks in Dietetics and Nutrition (MIG)
NOMIN National Organization of Men in Nutrition (Subgroup under COGA MIG)
NPI National Provider Identifier
NQF National Quality Forum
NRN Nutrition Research Network
NSI Nutrition Screening Initiative
NSC Nutrition Services Coverage
NSPC Nutrition Services Payment Committee
NSPS Nutrition Services Payment Specialist
ODEA Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award
ODSA Outstanding Dietetics Student Award
ODY Outstanding Dietitian of the Year
OIG Office of the Inspector General
ON Oncology Nutrition (DPG)
ONC Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology
PAC Post-Acute Care
PAL Policy and Advocacy Leader (DPGs)
PCMH Patient Centered Medical Home
PCPR Premier Clinician Performance Registry
POW Program of Work
PHAB Public Health Accreditation Board
PHCNPG Public Health/Community Nutrition (DPG)
PIA Policy Initiatives and Advocacy
PNPG Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group (DPG)
PPC Public Policy Coordinator
PPLA Public Policy Leadership Award
PPP Public Policy Panel
QCDR Quality Clinical Data Registry
QLA Quality Leader Alliance
QM Quality Management
QMC Quality Management Committee
QPP Medicare Quality Payment Program
RD® Registered Dietitian
RD-AP® Registered Dietitian - Advanced Practitioner
RDN® Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
RDN-AP® Registered Dietitian Nutritionist- Advanced Practitioner
RDPG Research (DPG)
RDTY Recognized Dietetic Technician of the Year
RHC Rural Health Clinic
RISA Research, International and Scientific Affairs
RMIG Religion (MIG)
RPG Renal Dietitians (DPG)
RYDY Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year
RUC Relative Value Scale Update Committee
SCAN Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition (dissolved DPG)
SCOPE Scope of Practice
SHPN Sports and Human Performance Nutrition (DPG)
SIP Scientific Integrity Principles
SNAP Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
SNOMED-CT Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine Clinical Terms
SNS School Nutrition Services (DPG)
SOE/COE Standards of Excellence/Center of Excellence
SOP Standards of Practice
SOPP Standards of Professional Performance
SPR State Policy Representative
SR Systematic Review
SRS State Regulatory Specialist
TJC The Joint Commission
TUND Thirty and Under in Dietetics and Nutrition (Subgroup under COGA MIG)
USDA United States Department of Agriculture
USDE United States Department of Education
USWR United States Wound Registry
VBP Value Based Payments
VN Vegetarian Nutrition (DPG)
VUCA Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity
WH Women's Health (DPG)
WIC Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children
WM Weight Management (DPG)