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Tools and Initiatives

Research forms the backbone of dietetics practice and the basis for the Academy’s work in education and policy. The Academy develops research priorities that guide the organization in:

  • Policy and standards for practice
  • Strategy for advocating, facilitating, convening, funding and educating its members
  • Collaboration with other scientists, health care providers and professional organizations.

Practice-based research activity is critical to discovering not only how nutrition interventions affect different disease states, but also how they impact outcomes and the lives of patients. In addition, practice-based research in community settings fills a public health function and determines the role of nutrition in achieving a healthy population.

The Academy promotes evidence-based practice and urges members to become involved in the research process. There are many opportunities for participating in research, systematic reviews and evidence-based guideline development, as well as resources for mentoring, publishing and promoting outcomes.

Research at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: What, How, and Why?

Braun A, Hill E, Gallo S, Landry M, Vitolins M, Papoutsakis C, Yakes Jimenez E, Rozga M, J Acad Nutr Diet. 2022 Nov;122(11): 2150-2162. DOI:

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