Academy Position Papers
A position paper is a critical analysis of current facts, data and research literature that communicates the science on current and emerging issues important to dietetics. The featured position statement presents the Academy’s stance on an issue. A position statement assists in promoting optimal nutrition, health, and well-being. Academy members, consumers, industry, and the government use position papers to shape food choices and impact the public’s nutritional status. Position papers are available to Academy members, health professionals, and the public on the Academy’s website at no charge and are published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
A position paper consists of three components: an abstract, a position statement and a support paper. They are written by health professionals who possess thorough and current knowledge of the topic with at least one author who is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Academy Practice Papers
A practice paper is a critical analysis of the current research literature that addresses a topic that translates science into practice. It provides registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) and nutrition and dietetics technicians, registered, (NDTRs) with information to enhance critical reasoning and quality improvement in nutrition and dietetics practice. Some practice papers offer Continuing Education credits. Practice papers are available to Academy members, health professionals, and the public on the Academy’s website at no charge and are published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Practice papers published after 2013 offer CEUs.
While a position and/or practice paper presents current facts, data and research, it is important to note that these papers are not comprehensive reviews of the literature.
Affiliates’ Responsibility/Role in Academy Position and Practice Papers
View the Academy position and practice papers at http://www.eatrightpro.org/positions. For more information contact the APC staff manager at Academy Headquarters 800/877-1600, ext 4892 or firstname.lastname@example.org.