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The American Dietetic Association Honors and Remembers...


Media Contacts: Ryan O'Malley, Allison MacMunn
800/877-1600, ext. 4769, 4802

Registered dietitians and dietetic technicians, registered, who serve our country in the military hold a special place in the American Dietetic Association and in the nutritional health of Americans.

ADA’s origins are in wartime: The Association was founded by a visionary group of women in 1917 to consider how the nation’s dietitians could help the U.S. government’s food conservation program and assist in improving the public’s health and nutrition during World War I.

Dietitians became part of the U.S. Army under a 1947 law, and their service to each of the U.S. Armed Forces continues to this day. Along with ADA and the dietetics profession themselves, the practice areas of military dietitians has greatly expanded, while their commitment to helping people eat well and live healthy lives has never changed.

Especially on Memorial Day, we honor and remember military dietitians. The American Dietetic Association and all its members are eternally grateful for your service to our country.