A new article published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics describes how Academy members can use research resources provided by the Academy and how members can become involved in nutrition and dietetics research at the Academy.
Research is essential to further advance our understanding of the role of nutrition and dietetics in maintenance and improvement of health. Research is also essential for nutrition and dietetics practitioners to create and provide evidence-based interventions, including medical nutrition therapy provided by registered dietitian nutritionists.
The Academy has a variety of resources to assist its members in accessing, understanding, participating in, conducting, and disseminating nutrition research. These resources are comprehensive and include opportunities to participate in research, tools to aggregate practice data, funding opportunities to support primary research, resources to understand the latest research informing evidence-based practice and avenues for sharing research findings.
The aim of the Journal article is to encourage Academy members to get involved in research by describing Academy-based research resources and opportunities to contribute to nutrition and dietetics research, as well as describe specific examples of research conducted at the Academy. The information presented can serve as a framework to guide members in engaging in research through the Academy.
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