Symposium Session: The Future of Nutrition and Dietetics

Theses courses are exclusive to Spring 2017 Symposium attendees and cannot be purchased or taken as regular courses by those who did not attend.

Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 1000, 1010, 7180
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 3.1.1, 3.2.2, 8.3.4, 8.3.5

As the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics enters its second century in 2017, many nutrition and dietetics professionals want to know what is being planned for the future of our profession. With major changes in technology, an aging and diverse population, consumer interest in sustainable eating, food as medicine, health promotion/disease prevention, and genomics, the world around us is changing rapidly, and our profession must change to keep up. Regardless of what happens with health care reform, changes to the health care system are inevitable, and it is crucial to have evidence-based, cost-effective, collaborative care to support the value of nutrition and dietetics services and contain growing health care costs. All of these changes impact the education of future professionals as well as the continuing education of current professionals. So what’s in store for RDNs and NDTRs in the next 10 to 15 years ... and beyond?

Learning Objectives

After attending this session, nutrition professionals should be able to:

  1. Understand the basis of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Council on Future Practice “Visioning Report 2017: A Preferred Path Forward for the Nutrition and Dietetics Profession,” which includes 12 priority (actionable) recommendations to advance the profession.
  2. Learn about The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Second Century Initiative, including the Nutrition Impact Summit, as well as how members can take action and get involved with initiatives to move our profession forward.
Course summary
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  • 1.50 CDR
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Becky Dorner, RDN, LD, FAND, is widely known as one of the nation’s leading experts on nutrition, aging, and long term health care. She is the founder and president of Nutrition Consulting Services, Inc, whose dedicated team of RDNs have served health care facilities in Ohio since 1983, and Becky Dorner & Associates, Inc, which provides a broad library of resources and continuing education programs. An active leader in the profession since 1984, her past positions include Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Speaker of the House of Delegates; chair, Council on Future Practice; and chair, Dietetics in Health Care Communities.

The presenter has no relevant disclosures to report regarding this program. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 CDR


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