Chronic Disease, Sports, Wellness and Behavioral Health

The Academy offers an abundance of resources related to chronic disease prevention and management, weight management, sports nutrition and athletic performance and more. These include position papers, standards of practice and standards of professional performance, webinars and presentations, evidence-based nutrition practice guidelines, Nutrition Care Manuals and Dietetic Practice Groups. The Academy has also released A Physical Activity Toolkit for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists: Exercise is Medicine®, which provides RDNs with a set of resources for encouraging physical activity as an effective strategy for the prevention, treatment and management of more than 40 of the most common chronic health conditions in adults.

Below are external resources to supplement learning and client education in these practice areas.

Chronic Disease and Wellness

American Academy of Pediatrics
The AAP offers professional resources and education on its website including patient education materials, webinars and a link to its consumer site,

American Diabetes Association
Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes management information, advocacy, research and practice resources are available on the ADA's website. The health care professionals section contains clinical references, webcasts and patient education materials. The ADA offers cookbooks and meal planning tools for purchase.

American Heart Association
The AHA's website has resources for healthy living, caregivers, professionals and educators. Consumer education content includes sodium reduction, weight management, healthy eating, physical activity, stress management and more.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The CDC's website contains information on chronic and communicable diseases, healthy living and emergency preparedness. Food safety resources and foodborne outbreak statistics also are available.
The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion's website includes dietary guidelines, physical activity guidelines and healthy literacy and health care quality resources.

Health and Medicine Division
Previously known as the Institute of Medicine, the HMD of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine provides public health, patient safety and health services access and coverage reports on its website. Also available are consensus studies on a wide variety of topics including food allergies, obesity prevention and sodium reduction.

Medline Plus
A consumer-friendly health news and information website from the NIH, Medline Plus offers descriptions of medical conditions, drugs and supplements as well as health check tools and games.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease
The NIDDKD is an NIH institute which conducts and supports research on chronic diseases. Its website has condition-specific health information for consumers and funding opportunities for researchers.

National Kidney Foundation
NKF's website provides prevention, management and transplantation information for patients and caregivers as well as clinician tools, guidelines and CDR-approved continuing education opportunities for RDNs.
This USDA website contains pathways to MyPlate, dietary guidelines, a food composition database, dietary supplement fact sheets and more.

Eating Disorders and Behavioral Health

National Alliance on Mental Illness
The NAMI website houses infographics and fact sheets about mental illness as well as eating disorder treatment and support resources and discussion groups.

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
A resource for help and information, ANAD has a helpline, support group directory, recovery mentorship program, toolkits and online video trainings.

National Association for Males with Eating Disorders
NAMED provides statistics and information regarding males and eating disorders, posts research participant opportunities and maintains a blog on its website.

National Eating Disorders Association
NEDA supports people with eating disorders with a helpline, online screening, treatment directories, support groups, toolkits and more.

National Institute of Mental Health
Educational resources, research opportunities and statistics are available on this NIH website, including a section on eating disorders.

Sports Nutrition

American Council on Exercise
ACE offers fitness certifications, continuing education and professional resources.

American College of Sports Medicine
ACSM's website contains public information such as position stands, consensus statements and brochures. ACSM offers health fitness certifications and career resources.

Gatorade Sports Science Institute
GSSI's website houses professional sports nutrition, training and performance resources including a dietary analysis tool for athletes and fluid loss calculator.

National Recreation and Park Association
NATA is a professional membership group providing career, educational and practice resources.

Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
Science-based guidance to help Americans stay active, the 2018 physical activity guidelines are for ages 3 and older.
The President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition helps motivate Americans to be active and eat healthfully and has an online resource center including facts, statistics, research and reports.

World Organizations

International Association of Athletics Federations
IAAF's website contains regulations, policies and consensus statements.

International Confederation of Dietetic Associations
ICDA hosts the International Congress of Dietetics and maintains international standards of education and good practice in dietetics.

World Health Organization
WHO provides global health information and statistics on its website, including a section on nutrition with fact sheets and publications.