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Definitions of Terms

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Definition of Terms List is a resource that houses terms, definitions, and key considerations to support the profession of nutrition and dietetics. The terms and definitions are used in a variety of ways including organization requirements, public policy development, regulations related to professional licensure, and as needed by academia, research, professional publications, employers, industry, and practitioners and members. As a reference document, the definitions serve as standardized language for consistent application in practice settings and Academy documents. Terms are reviewed, revised, and added per the needs of the profession over time.

Individual Academy members, committees, organizational units or Academy groups may suggest a new term or modification to an existing term by complete the Definition of Terms Form.

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