The Research, International and Scientific Affairs strategic plan lays out a roadmap for advancing the profession by supporting and encouraging nutrition and dietetics research and providing innovative resources that empower practitioners to implement evidence-based practice.
The Academy supports research and evidence-based practice by:
The Academy's many research-related activities are coordinated by the Council on Research, which is comprised of seven voting members representing the Academy Foundation, government, industry, public health research, clinical research, guideline development, and international research. The Council also has seven non-voting members representing the Research Practice DPG, Legislative and Public Policy Committee, Nutrition Services Payment Committee, Nutrition Care Process Research Outcomes Committee, Interoperability & Standards Committee, Quality Management Committee, and the Commission on Dietetic Registration. The Council on Research also currently has five subcommittees dedicated to advancing the Council's vision and mission includes representatives from the Evidence-Based Practice Committee, the Nutrition Research Network Oversight Committee and the Nutrition Care Process and Terminology Committee.