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Vision, Mission and Principles

The Academy's Strategic Plan—including its vision, mission, principles and focus areas—expands the influence and reach of the Academy and the nutrition and dietetics profession. With the continued input of Academy members, the Board remains committed to its goal to create a compelling organizational plan that will transform the next century of nutrition and dietetics practitioners and position the Academy as the food and nutrition leaders on a global scale.

Vision: A world where all people thrive through the transformative power of food and nutrition

Mission: Accelerate improvements in global health and well-being through food and nutrition

Principles: The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, through its members, works to:

  • Amplify the contribution and value of diverse nutrition and dietetics practitioners to the public

  • Position registered dietitian nutritionists as the experts in food and nutrition

  • Expand workforce demand and capacity

  • Incorporate research, professional development, technology and practice to foster innovation and discovery

  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to solve the greatest food and nutrition challenges, now and in the future

  • Focus on making a system-wide impact across the food, well-being and health care sectors

  • Have a global impact in eliminating all forms of malnutrition.

Download a PDF version of the Academy's Strategic Plan and email questions or comments to the Academy.

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