To guide research priorities and research activities, ensure alignment of research efforts and viability and relevance of Academy research projects, and monitor consequences of current and future research-related methodologies and recommendations.
Council's Vision: Research is an essential element of optimizing health through food and nutrition.
Council's Mission: Provide strategic direction and coordination to meet the current and future research needs of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
In 2014, the Council on Research committee was convened and charged with creating an action plan that would help create a culture of research. The committee has since evolved but that intention is still present in the Council’s goals. For the 2018-2019 year, the Council on Research has undergone a restructuring process to ensure efficiency, maximize member input, and increase output and accomplishments from the groups within the committee.
The functions of the Council include guiding the Academy's research-related committees in conducting research to meet the needs of the membership and advance the Academy's goals, to increase coordination among research-related projects and initiatives and to ensure the relevance and viability of the Academy's various research endeavors.
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