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Dietetics is the science and art of applying the principles of food and nutrition to health. It's a vital, growing profession with many career possibilities. Whichever option you choose, you'll share your knowledge of food and nutrition to help people make healthful food choices. If you're thinking about a career in dietetics, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics — formerly the American Dietetic Association — is your online career resource.
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Posted: July 22, 2014

As Kids Head Back to School, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Says Students Should Expect Healthful Meals

Significant improvements in school meals designed to improve the health of 32 million schoolchildren are taking place nationwide thanks to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, championed by the First Lady Michelle Obama and implemented through the U.S.... Read more »

Posted: July 17, 2014

Kids Eat Right Month Spotlights 'Hunger-Overweight Paradox'

It may seem like a contradiction, but millions of American children are both hungry and overweight. During Kids Eat Right Month, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics spotlights the "hungry yet overweight paradox" and ways to ensure children meet their... Read more »

Posted: July 15, 2014

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Calls on Congress to Stop Cuts to Public Health Funding

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, as part of 90 public health advocacy organizations in the Coalition for Health Funding, released a new report today documenting the dire consequences of Congress’s... Read more »

Posted: July 15, 2014

Registered Dietitian Nutritionists Improve Children's Health during Kids Eat Right Month and All Year

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation and its Kids Eat Right initiative empower more than 5,000 registered dietitian nutritionists to address childhood obesity and food insecurity, making an... Read more »

Posted: July 01, 2014

Healthy Lifestyle Is Crucial for Women of Childbearing Age: Updated Position and New Practice Papers of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Nutrition is crucial before, during and after pregnancy to optimize health for both mother and child, according to an updated position paper and a new practice paper from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Read more »


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Access the Academy's resource center for the next step in your career in dietetics! Find study guides for credentialing, reasons to attend FNCE and internship information to help you along.

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The Commission on Dietetic Registration offers study resource for individuals preparing to take the registration examination for dietitians or dietetic technicians, registered. Both guides include a comprehensive study outline based on the examination content specifications, suggested study references, practice examinations and study tips.