03/18/2021 - In light of the recent horrifying and heartbreaking deaths of eight people in Georgia, including several of Asian ancestry, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics stands firmly with our members and all Americans of Asian descent, and in strong opposition to recent increases in threats, harassment and violence against members of the Asian community in the United States. The Academy pledges to be part of the solution to racial injustice in all forms and toward all people.
Linda T. Farr, RDN, CSOWM, LD, FAND
Academy President 2020-2021
*This statement has been edited to clarify the Academy’s position.