House of Delegates

The House of Delegates (HOD) serves as a voice of Academy members and identifies and develops solutions to some of the challenges facing the profession. The change drivers and trends from the Council on Future Practice's Change Drivers and Trends Driving the Profession: A Prelude to the Visioning Report 2017, the Visioning Report 2017: A Preferred Path Forward for Nutrition and Dietetics, and the Academy's Strategic Plan continues to be utilized as the foundation for critical issues to be addressed by the House of Delegates. The HOD oversees Academy bylaws; and establishes qualification for membership and dues structure.

As a forum of leadership development, the House positions and educates members for leadership opportunities within the Academy. Leadership from the House of Delegates aims to empower the profession by embracing its values, developing a progressive culture, and reflecting on the diversity for the future of the organization. The Academy implements strategic planning and changes through policies, actions and composition to embody the vision and voice of its members.

You have a voice in the Academy.

Delegates are a key connection to the Academy's constituency. The House of Delegates supports and encourages proactive communication and continually seeks member input on issues affecting the profession. The work of the association relies on the contributions of members like you. Volunteer leaders are the mainstay of the organization.

The House is presided by Speaker of the House Lauri Wright, PhD, RDN, LD.

  • About HOD Meetings

    Stay tuned for information about the 2020-2021 HOD Meetings. Member input on these important topics is strongly encouraged.

  • Critical Issues and Updates

    Find HOD backgrounders, fact sheets, meeting outcomes, other supporting documents and updates to past critical issues dating back to 2009.