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Academy 100-Year Anniversary

Celebrating and Reflecting on the Academy’s 100-year Anniversary

Second Century
Path to Our Future

Now, more than ever, the ability to feed people and feed them well is one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century.  How do we transform our practice to revolutionize nutrition and dietetics for the second century, and help meet the challenges of achieving food security and improved nutrition?

The Academy has embarked on a strategic planning process, the Second Century to fulfill the mission and vision of the profession as we move into the next 100 years and establish a bold vision for the future, The process includes input from numerous stakeholders, convening with global experts this September and developing a strategic direction that seeks to expand the influence and reach of the profession in our homes, our schools, our communities, and throughout our nation and globally.

Access a video on the Second Century planning here.

It is the goal of the Academy to keep members informed as the Second Century initiative continues, and to be a part of shaping our future. While we move forward to the future, also learn more about the  past through the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition Dietetics articles including “History Snapshot: Dietetics Student Experience in the 1940s” or Academy publications Carry the Flame and the The First Fifty. Also, be on the lookout for upcoming meetings or webinars to learn more about the Second Century initiative.

More questions? Email

12/2016 updates

Second Century FAQ

Nutrition Summit FAQ

Why It Matters (video)

5/2017 Update

Thank you to DBC members who have donated to this initiative!

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