Consensus Reports

A Consensus Report may be produced for topics that are controversial, confusing, important for policy, or require clarification but the strength of the quality of evidence from the systematic review is limited or weak. Consensus report results are considered preliminary until further research is available to confirm or refute the available science. Consensus reports include a Consensus Statement and implications for practitioners. Consensus reports are published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Current Consensus Reports

  • Consensus Recommendations for Optimizing Electronic Health Records for Nutrition Care

    Provision of nutrition care is vital to the health and well-being of any patient who enters the health care system, whether in the ambulatory, inpatient, or long-term care setting. Interdisciplinary professionals—nurses, physicians, advanced practice providers, pharmacists, and dietitians—identify and treat nutrition problems or clinical conditions in each of these health care settings. The documentation of nutrition care in a structured format from screening and assessment to discharge allows communication of the nutrition treatment plans. The goal of this document is to provide recommendations to clinicians for working with an organization’s Information Systems department to create tools for documentation of nutrition care in the electronic health record. These recommendations can also serve as guidance for health care organizations choosing and implementing health care software.

  • Diabetes Self-management Education and Support in Adults With Type 2 Diabetes: A Consensus Report

    Diabetes is a complex and challenging disease that requires daily self-management decisions made by the person with diabetes. Diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) addresses the comprehensive blend of clinical, educational, psychosocial, and behavioral aspects of care needed for daily self-management and provides the foundation to help all people with diabetes navigate their daily self-care with confidence and improved outcomes. This is a joint consensus report of the American Diabetes Association, the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of PAs, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and the American Pharmacists Association.

  • Incorporating Genetic Testing into Nutrition Care

    A systematic review examining the level of evidence measuring the effect of incorporating genetic testing results into nutrition counseling and care, compared to an alternative intervention or control group, on nutrition-related outcomes found only weak quality evidence is available in the scientific literature and observed that this field is still maturing. Therefore, at present, there is insufficient scientific evidence to determine whether there are effects of incorporating genetic testing into nutrition practice.