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Nutrition Care Manual
Nutrition Care ManualSubscribe

The Academy's Nutrition Care Manual is a comprehensive online resource that covers all aspects of nutrition management. NCM’s user-friendly resources include:

  • Disease-specific nutrition assessment, diagnosis, intervention, monitoring and evaluation recommendations.
  • Printable client handouts in English and Spanish.
  • Formulary database.
Evidence Analysis Library

What you will find inside the Academy's Evidence Analysis Library:

Use Academy Evidence-Based Guidelines to apply cutting-edge, synthesized research to practice!

Quality Management

Academy Quality Management promotes and supports Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians, Registered, from all areas of practice in providing, measuring and reporting quality of nutrition care and services. This is paramount to our nation's healthcare and to the marketplace.

Academy Quality Management is involved in developing process and performance programs, resources and tools to assess and improve the client-centered care through quality indicators in standards of practice, competence self-evaluation and outcomes-based research and data collection.

Note: A username and password are required to view the full text for articles from the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Scope/Standards of Practice

Scope of practice in nutrition and dietetics encompasses the range of roles, activities, and regulations within which nutrition and dietetics practitioners perform.


Definition of Terms

The definition of terms is an alphabetical list of definitions developed by the Academy. The definitions are broad based, have implications for use across the nutrition and dietetics profession, and are consistent with the regulatory and legal needs of the profession.

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Practice Tips

Useful tips for those interested in order writing and privileging.


Quality Improvement

The Academy Standards of Excellence in Nutrition and Dietetics for Organization Self-Assessment and Quality Improvement is a tool to measure and evaluate an organization's programs, services, and initiatives that identify and distinguish the RDN brand as the professional expert in food and nutrition. Standards of Excellence criteria apply to all practice segments of nutrition and dietetics: health care, education and research, business and industry, and community nutrition and public health.

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Regulatory Resources

CMS has issued the following memos regarding hospital staff medical privileging, therapeutic diet orders, authentication of verbal orders and standing orders.


Focus Area SOP SOPP

Focus Area Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance are tools used by credentialed dietetics practitioners for self assessment, professional development and advancement of practice.

(Journal username and password required for access to articles)

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