Election Process

From the initial call for nominations through preliminary reviews and announcing the slate of candidates, the elections process of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is comprehensive — making sure members have the information to decide who will be the future leaders of the Academy.

Call for Nominations
The Academy announces the call for nominations for national Academy positions through email, print and electronic publications, online and social media channels. Nominations are accepted year round by sending an email to nominations@eatright.org. Self-nominations are accepted and encouraged.

Preliminary Reviews
Nominees are asked to complete biographical sketches, which include digital photos, self-recorded videos and curriculum vitas or resumes. Materials submitted from nominees are reviewed and compared to the skill sets of each position.

Petition Process for Ballot
View the process for adding a petitioner to the national ballot.

Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo

  • Nominee Interviews
    During FNCE®, the Nominating Committee interviews candidates for the President-Elect, Treasurer-Elect and Speaker-Elect positions. Committee members also visit dietetic practice group, member interest group and Affiliate meetings to encourage nominations and voting.
  • Committee Meeting
    The Nominating Committee meets in late fall to review the materials submitted by candidates, taking into consideration which positions are available on the ballot and matching candidates to skill sets.

Slate of Candidates Announcement
Candidates are announced for positions and support material including photos, self-recorded videos, biographical sketches and responses to questions posed by Nominating Committee are posted online and in the Academy's electronic weekly newsletter and on social media.

Voting Opens
During the month of February, members participate in national Academy elections through electronic voting.

Election Results Announcement
The Academy announces election results to members after all votes are tallied and candidates have been notified.

Nominating and Election Process Review
Each step of the nomination and election process is evaluated. Input is sought from candidates, Nominating Committee members and Academy members.

  • Academy Acronyms

    This is a comprehensive list of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics acronyms.

  • National Campaign Rules

    These rules provide individuals with responsibilities for campaigning and adhering to Academy parameters for national elections.

  • Universal Qualifications and Skill Sets

    Interested in nominating a colleague (or yourself) for an Academy leadership position? Review the summary of qualifications necessary for all Academy leadership positions, and find detailed position descriptions and skill sets for each role.

  • Affiliate Voting Statistics

    Affiliate results from previous Academy national elections are broken down with results and corresponding statistics.

  • 2019 National Election

    02/19/2019 - The Nominating Committee is pleased to report the outcomes of the Academy's 2019 national election.

  • 2018 National Election

    02/20/2018 - The Nominating Committee is pleased to report the outcomes of the Academy's 2018 national election.

  • 2017 National Election

    02/24/2017 - The Nominating Committee is pleased to report the outcome of the Academy's 2017 national election.

  • 2016 National Election

    02/24/2016 - The Nominating Committee is pleased to report the outcome of the Academy's 2016 national election.

  • 2015 Election Results

    02/24/2015 - The Nominating Committee is pleased to report the outcome of the 2015 national elections. The following individuals have been elected from among many excellent candidates.

  • 2014 Election Results

    The Nominating Committee is pleased to report the outcome of the 2014 national election. The following individuals have been elected from among many excellent candidates. The Committee thanks all who participated in the nomination and election processes.

  • 2013 Election Results

    The Nominating Committee is pleased to report the outcome of the 2013 national elections. The following individuals have been elected from many excellent candidates.

  • 2012 Election Results

    The Nominating Committee is pleased to report the outcome of the 2012 national elections.

  • 2011 Election Results

    The Nominating Committee is pleased to report the outcome of the 2011 national and House of Delegates elections.

  • 2010 Election Results

    The Nominating Committee is pleased to report the outcome of the 2010 elections that occurred February 1 through March 3. The Committee thanks members for their participation in the nomination and election processes.