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ACEND - International Dietetics Programs

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Substantially Equivalent International Program in Dietetics (ITC)

Substantial Equivalency is granted to dietetics programs located in colleges or universities outside the US and its territories based on review of an eligibility application, self-study and site visit by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Substantial Equivalency recognizes that the program as reviewed is comparable in content and experience to a US-based program meeting the ACEND accreditation standards.

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Eligibility Requirements and Accreditation Standards (ERAS)

Except as noted in the Procedures for Review and Recognition of Non-US-Based Programs, programs applying for accreditation status must use the 2012 Accreditation Standards and the ACEND Policy and Procedure Handbook.

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Individuals with Foreign Degrees

A.N.D.F. International Collaborations Directory

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation has released the third edition of the A.N.D.F. International Directory of Nutrition, Dietetics, Food Service Management and Health Sciences Collaborations. This publication was prepared by Mary Dinehart and Sarah Lanier, RDs and graduate students, under the guidance of Valerie B. Duffy, PhD, RD, associate professor of dietetics and research in the Dietetics Program at the School of Allied Health in the Division of Health and Human Development at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut.

The 61-page directory is a reference for dietetics professionals, describing Didactic, Coordinated, Dietetic Technician, Dietetic Internships and other programs that have international collaborations with over 50 foreign locations. The publication lists more than 100 partnerships and provides contact information as well as a brief description of the collaboration when available. The Directory was made possible through the Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim Fund for International Exchange in Nutrition, Dietetics and Management.

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