What Are the Criteria for Developing a Position Paper?

  • It expresses an opinion on an emerging issue which may be controversial or a source of consumer confusion, or it represents a professional need for clarification.
  • It addresses an issue which impacts the nutritional status of the public.
  • It derives from an analysis and synthesis of current facts, data and research literature that results in consensus.
  • It provides direction to facilitate appropriate action from members, other professionals and the public.
  • It expresses a positive and proactive call to action to promote optimal nutrition, health and well-being for the public.
  • It reflects the mission, vision, philosophy, values and the strategic initiatives of the Academy.