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The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) is recommending a new education model for the future preparation of nutrition and dietetics practitioners based on its environmental scan and data from more than 9,500 stakeholders.

A copy of the Rationale Document can be found on the ACEND website:

Feedback is encouraged and can be provided at the Survey Monkey® link:

Also posted on the website is a Frequently Asked Questions information sheet to address expected questions about the recommendations and a recorded webinar that describes the recommended model and the rationale for proposed changes. ACEND board representatives and staff will be conducting special sessions at the area NDEP meetings to provide opportunities for educator input.

Upcoming Nutrition Seminar:


The Joe and Pat Johnson Nutrition Symposium Presents

Healthy Information Leads to a Healthy Life

Friday, March 13th | 8:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
The University of Tennessee at Martin
Boling University Center, Watkins Auditorium

Up-to-date research findings and information on various topics of interest to the nutrition professional will be presented during this one-day nutrition seminar. The day will prove to be very informative and educational.

Click here for more details

Your PDP and Practice Competencies: What’s Next and What’s in It for You?


You are invited to attend a webinar: Your PDP and Practice Competencies: What’s Next and What’s in It for You?

Date: Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Time: 9:00 am – 11am, Central Standard Time (Chicago, GMT-06:00)

Session Objectives:
  • to describe practice competencies with regard to the upcoming revision of the Professional Development Portfolio (PDP) recertification process
  • to explain the relationship of practice competencies and performance indicators to CDR’s current PDP Goals and Learning Need Codes (LNCs)
  • to identify changes to the PDP process as they will affect the practitioner’s Portfolio
  • to describe the timeline for this conversion process
  • to illustrate how the newly developed Goal Wizard tool will enhance the PDP process

Register here.

FREE Webinars


Insure Tennessee Webinar: January 27th, 3:00pm CST

On December 15th, Governor Haslam announced that he had created a plan called “Insure Tennessee” that would use federal money to help 200,000 Tennesseans gain access to health care. Since then, there’s been a lot of confusion about what exactly Insure Tennessee will do — do you have to have a job to qualify? What’s the difference between the Healthy Incentives plan and the Volunteer plan? Is this good for Tennessee? (Hint: the answer to the last one is yes!)

Tuesday, January 27th at 3:00 pm CST for a webinar and we’ll take you through what this plan will mean for Tennessee.  and spread the word! This training is for everyone who wants to understand Insure Tennessee — whether you are an advocate or a consumer. Don’t miss out! RSVP today

Beyond the Sports Drink: Effective Rehydration Options for the Athlete: Thursday, February 19th at 11 a.m. CST 

Join us for a free webinar that will review why hydration is a vital component of any sports nutrition training plan and discuss science-based recommendations for hydrating before, during and after exercise.

Register here by February 17th.


Aired January 15, 2015: This webinar reviews the current knowledge and identifies future research questions regarding phytochemicals and offers practical strategies for clients to include more phytochemicals into their diet.

Click here to view the webinar and receive 1 CPE.

Meet the Candidates Forum


The Academy is hosting two webinars for an unique opportunity to meet the Academy’s president-elect and speaker-elect candidates on the 2015 ballot. Past President, Susan Laramee, MS, RD, FAND will pose questions to the candidates to help members gain insight to their perspectives and views.

Meet president-elect candidates Lucille Beseler MS, RDN, LDN, CDE and Nancy Lewis, PhD, RDN, FADA, FAND

    • Tuesday, January 27 at 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST.
    • To register for the president-elect webinar please click here.

Meet speaker-elect candidates Linda Farr, RDN, LD, FAND and Kathleen McClusky, MS, RD, FAND

    • Wednesday, January 28 at 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST.
    • To register for the speaker-elect webinar please click here.
The Meet the Candidates Forum webinars are free to Academy members.
1.0 CPEU hour is available for members attending each live webinar.