Ethics Education Resources

Responding to a recommendation from the Academy Board of Directors, on May 9, 2011, the Commission on Dietetic Registration voted to require that RDNs and NDTRs complete a minimum of 1 CPEU of Continuing Professional Education in Ethics (Learning Need Code 1050) during each 5-year re-certification cycle in order to re-certify. This requirement will be effective starting with the 5-year re-certification cycle which ends on May 31, 2017, and will be phased in over a 5-year period for each re-certification cycle. All activities to meet the required 1.0 CPEU in ethics must meet Professional Development Portfolio guidelines. To learn more, visit the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

Additional Resources

International Code of Ethics

From CDR

The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) has over 50 external ethics-related CPE activities that can be found on the CPE Online Database. To access:

  1. Go to
  2. In Title or Description, type "ethics"
  3. Select Learning Needs Code: 1050.

Additionally, use this list of CDR Accredited Providers.

Ethics Reading List

The following "Ethics in Practice" articles have been published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to educate members on ethical practice related to the Code of Ethics for the Nutrition and Dietetics Profession.

The Ethics of Competence, a Self-Assessment is Key – Tony Peregrin (May 2022)

Guidance for Professional Use of Social Media in Nutrition and Dietetics Practice – Sarah Klemm (November 14, 2021)

Navigating the Continuum of Ethical Billing - Tony Peregrin (November 2021)

Before You File an Ethics Complaint: What You Need to Know – Tony Peregrin (July 2021)

Encouraging Ethical Behavior of Students – Tony Peregrin (June 25, 2021)

Social Determinants of Health: Enhancing Health Equity - Tony Peregrin (April 13, 2021)

Managing HIPAA Compliance Includes Legal and Ethical Considerations - Tony Peregrin (February 2021)

Guidance Regarding the Recommendation and Sale of Dietary Supplements - Tony Peregrin (July 2020)

Identifying and Managing Conflicts of Interest - Tony Peregrin (March 2020)

Telehealth Is Transforming Health Care: What You Need to Know to Practice Telenutrition - Tony Peregrin (November 2019)

Managing Adult Bullying Behavior in the Professional Domain - Tony Peregrin (August 2019)

Final Rule Updates Protections for Research Participants: What You Need to Know - Tony Peregrin (April 2019)

Practical Approaches to Managing Gift-Giving - Tony Peregrin (March 28, 2019)

Maintaining Professional Boundaries in the Practitioner–Patient/Client Relationship - Tony Peregrin (November 2018)

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Commission on Dietetic Registration Disciplinary and Ethics Complaints Process - Tony Peregrin (September 2018)

Revisions to the Code of Ethics for the Nutrition and Dietetics Profession - Tony Peregrin (September 2018)

The ethics resources may be downloaded and used by all nutrition and dietetics practitioners for their personal use only and are not available for resale or any commercial use.