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How Does the Development Process of Position and Practice Papers Ensure Integrity?

The Association Positions Committee workgroup oversees the development of Position and Practice Papers with particular attention to preserving the integrity of the process.

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What Are the Criteria for Developing a Position Paper?

Positions are developed regarding issues that impact the nutritional status of the public, are derived from pertinent facts and data, and are germane to the mission, vision, philosophy and values of the association.

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How Do I Propose a Position Topic?

Submit a Proposed Position Concept Form.

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How Do I Apply to Be an Author, Reviewer or Content Advisor for Positions?

Submit an application to be considered to become a position paper author, reviewer or content advisor.

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How Are Draft Positions Evaluated?

The Position Evaluation Checklist is used to guide in the evaluation of draft positions.

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Which Positions Are New or Currently Being Updated?

Seventeen papers are currently under development.

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How Does the Academy Decide When a Position Should Be Updated?

The Association Positions Committee regularly reviews and updates existing Academy positions.

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Which Position Papers are under Review for Reaffirmation?

There are currently six position papers and two practice papers under review for reaffirmation.

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