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Successful governing bodies define and delegate rather than react and ratify. They build leaders who inspire and enable the profession to face challenges of a complex, ever-changing world.

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How We Lead

A strong leadership culture centered around collaboration, innovation and respect helps ensure that the Academy has the direction and resources needed to move the organization and profession forward.
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Board of Directors

The Academy is led by a diverse board of passionate leaders committed to delivering positive impact to its members and the nutrition and dietetics community worldwide. The Board of Directors oversees the strategic direction, budget, guidelines and policies of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
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Academy Committees

Many decisions are informed by the work of Academy committees—groups of Academy members working together to collectively to address issues of importance to the organization. All committees establish goals for each program year. The goals are designed to support the Academy's strategic plan and are shared with the Board of Directors on a yearly basis.
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House of Delegates

The House of Delegates serves as a voice of Academy members and identifies and develops solutions to some of the challenges facing the profession.
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Bylaws and Policies

Policies cover a variety of topics related to the operation of the Academy and are determined by the Board of Directors. Bylaws are rules adopted for governing meetings and association affairs. Bylaws are overseen by the House of Delegates.
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Join the Academy

Members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics receive exciting benefits including complimentary continuing professional education opportunities, discounts on events and products in, invitations to exclusive members-only events and more!