Academy Acronyms

The following list includes the most frequently used Academy acronyms.

Acronym Name
ACA 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
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
AIND Asian Indians in Nutrition and Dietetics (MIG)
APC Academy Position Committee
AP-RDN Advanced Practice-Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
ANDHII Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Health Information Infrastructure
ASPA Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors
BHN Behavioral Health Nutrition (DPG)
BOD Board of Directors
CADN Chinese Americans in Dietetics and Nutrition (MIG)
CCN Certified Clinical Nutritionist
CD Certified Dietitian
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDN Certified Dietitian Nutritionist
CDR Commission on Dietetic Registration
CFP Council on Future Practice
CHEA Council for Higher Education Accreditation
CMS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
CNPP USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
CNM Clinical Nutrition Management (DPG)
CNS Certified Nutrition Specialist
CoP Conditions of Participation (CMS)
COR Council on Research
CP Coordinated Program in Dietetics
CPC Consumer Protection Coordinator
CPCI Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative
CPD Committee for Professional Development and Center for Professional Development
CPHCN Committee for Public Health/Community Nutrition
CPE Continuing Professional Education
CPEU Continuing Professional Education Units
CPLS Consumer Protection Licensure Subcommittee
CSG Certified Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition
CSP Certified Specialist in Pediatric 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
DBC Dietitians in Business and Communications (DPG)
DCE Diabetes Care and Education (DPG)
DHCC Dietetics in Health Care Communities (DPG)
DI Dietetic Internship
DIFM Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine (DPG)
DNS Dietitians in Nutrition Support (DPG)
DPBRN Dietetic Practice Based Research Network
DPD Didactic Programs in Dietetics
DPG Dietetic Practice Group
DT Dietetic Technician or Dietetic Technician Program
DTP Dietetic Technicians in Practice (DPG)
DTR Dietetic Technician, Registered
EAC Exhibitor Advisory Council
EAL Evidence Analysis Library
EBGP Evidence-Based Guides for Practice
EBNPG Evidence Based Nutrition Practice Guideline
EBPC Evidence-Based Practice Committee
EBWG Energy Balance Workgroup
EC Executive Committee (DPG or MIG)
EDL Emerging Dietetic Leader Award
EML Electronic Mailing List
ERAS Eligibility Requirements and Accreditation Standards
FAC Finance and Audit Committee
FADA Fellow of the American Dietetic Association
FADAN Filipino Americans in Dietetics & Nutrition (MIG)
FAND Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
FCP Food and Culinary Professionals (DPG)
FDA Food and Drug Administration
FNCE® Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo
FNS (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service
FPIND Fifty Plus in Nutrition and Dietetics (MIG)
HA Healthy Aging (DPG)
HCAHPS Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems
HEN Hunger and Environmental Nutrition (DPG)
HFAP Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program
HGB Healthier Generation Benefit
HIPAA Health Insurance and Portability and Accountability Act
HHS Health and Human Services
HL7 Health Level Seven
HLT HOD Leadership Team
HOD House of Delegates
IBT Intensive Behavioral Therapy
ICD-9; ICD-10HHS International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (revision 9; revision 10) Health and Human Services
IDNT International Dietetics and Nutrition Terminology
IHI Institute of Healthcare Improvement
ISC Interoperability and Standards Committee
ISPP Individualized Supervised-Practice Pathways
J Acad Nutr Diet or Journal Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
JMIG Jewish (MIG)
LAHIDAN Latinos and Hispanics In Dietetics and Nutrition (MIG)
LD Licensed Dietitian
LDN Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist
LN Licensed Nutritionist
LOINC Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes
LPPC Legislative and Public Policy Committee
LTC Long Term Care
MCO Managed Care Organization
MFNS Management in Food and Nutrition Systems (DPG)
MIG Member Interest Group
MNPG Medical Nutrition Practice Group (DPG)
MNT Medical Nutrition Therapy
MPA Model Practice Act
MSAC Member Services Advisory Committee
MIDAN Muslims in Dietetics and Nutrition (MIG)
NAM National Academy of Medicine
NCCA National Commission for Certifying Agencies
NIH National Institutes of Health
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
NEHP Nutrition Educators of Health Professionals (DPG)
NEP Nutrition Education for the Public (DPG)
NE Nutrition Entrepreneurs (DPG
NIC Nutrition Informatics Committee
NMASC New Member Advisory Sub-Committee
NNM National Nutrition Month
NNN Nationwide Nutrition Network
NOBIDAN National Organization of Blacks in Dietetics and Nutrition (MIG)
NOMIN National Organization of Men in Nutrition (MIG)
NPI (Medicare) National Provider Identifier
NQF National Quality Forum
NSC Nutrition Services Coverage
NSI Nutrition Screening Initiative
NSC Nutrition Services Coverage
NSPC Nutrition Services Payment Committee
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
PAL Policy and Advocacy Leader (DPGs/MIGs)
PCMH Patient Centered Medical Home
POW Program of Work
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
PPW Public Policy Workshop;
PQRS Physician Quality Reporting Program
QMC Quality Management Committee
RD Registered Dietitian
RDN Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
RDPG Research (DPG)
RDTY Recognized Dietetic Technician of the Year
RISA Research, International and Scientific Affairs
RPG Renal Dietitians (DPG)
RR Reimbursement Representative
RYDY Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year
SAC Student Advisory Committee
SCAN Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition (DPG)
SNS School Nutrition Services (DPG)
SCOPE Scope of Practice
SGR Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate
SNAP Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
SNOWMED-CT Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine--Clinical Terms
SOE/COE Standards of Excellence/Center of Excellence
SOP Standards of Practice 
SOPP Standards of Professional Performance
SPR State Policy Representative
SRS State Regulatory Specialist
TJC The Joint Commission
TUND Thirty and Under in Dietetics and Nutrition (MIG)
USDA United States Department of Agriculture
USDE United States Department of Education
VN Vegetarian Nutrition (DPG)
WH Women's Health (DPG)
WIC Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children
WM Weight Management (DPG)