Position Papers

A position paper is a critical analysis of current facts, data and research literature. A key feature of the paper is the position statement, which presents the Academy's stance on an issue. The Academy and its members, other professional associations, government agencies and industry use position papers to shape food choices and impact the public's nutritional status.

Position papers are available to Academy members, health professionals and the public on the Academy's website at no charge and are published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

  • Draft Position Paper: Nutrition Informatics

    The Academy's House of Delegates approved development of a new position paper "Nutrition Informatics." The position paper was written by two individuals who are well known for their long-time work in this area.

  • New Position Paper and Joint Papers

    An index of all Position Papers (including new and recently updated) and Position and Practice Papers on the same topic, as well as joint papers with other associations.

  • Benchmarks for Nutrition in Child Care

    It is the position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that early care and education programs should achieve recommended benchmarks to meet children's nutrition needs and promote children’s optimal growth in safe and healthy environments.

  • Comprehensive Nutrition Programs and Services in Schools

    It is the position of the Academy, School Nutrition Association, and Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior that comprehensive, integrated nutrition programs in preschool through high school are essential to improve the health, nutritional status, and academic performance of our nation's children.

  • Food Insecurity in the United States

    It is the position of the American Dietetic Association that systematic and sustained action is needed to achieve food and nutrition security for all in the United States.