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ACEND Updates

ACEND released a Rationale Document with background data and its recommendations for future education in nutrition and dietetics in February, 2015.  It is a “living” document, updated as new information becomes available. The summary of stakeholder input about the new model recommendations was added to the document in July, 2015.  Available at

ACEND currently is developing competencies needed for future entry-level practice in nutrition and dietetics.  These competencies will become part of the standards for the associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in the ACEND recommended future education model. 

ACEND in addition will begin monthly communication updates on the work on the future education model to keep members informed of work on future education model standards. Questions can be sent to