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Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Governing Structure Infographic

The governing structure of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics includes 19 members of the Board of Directors and 105 members of the House of Delegates (HOD).  Click this link here for a more detailed look at our governing body!
Have you ever wondered what the roles and responsibilities of the HOD are?  This video link provides a short 2-minute synopsis on the work and structure of the HOD: view here!
Second Century Initiative
With the Academy’s first 100 years behind us we are purposefully looking towards ways to not only elevate our profession, but also expand our reach and do more to impact and improve health on a global scale.  Here is an Academy message regarding this new and exciting venture into our future: click here!
Join up to be a part of the DCE Delegate Key Crew!
As your Delegate, I am looking for a small group of key informants from our membership to help provide feedback and perspective on House of Delegate hot topic issues.  Your insights can help inform and shape the direction of our profession as well as future practice. I would love to hear from a diversity of voices in a variety of practice fields; inclusive of not just dietitians but also, NDTR's, members under 30, retired members, students/interns, and members from underrepresented groups.  Please email me at lindarocafort@yahoo.com to join! 

Fall 2016 HOD Update: Wellness and Prevention

Academy leaders attended an Appreciative Inquiry training session on October 14, 2016 led by Gervase R. Bushe, Ph.D. Dr. Bushe is Professor of Leadership and Organization Development in the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University.

Attendees included House of Delegates, the Board of Directors, the Nominating Committee and Academy Committee Chairs. Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is another tool leaders can use to engage members in generating new ideas and moving the profession forward.

The House of Delegates convened on October 15, 2016 to discuss the mega issue of Wellness and Prevention. Over 160 attendees, including delegates, Board of Directors members, auditors and student scribes participated in the dialogue session. The Discover and Dream phases of AI were executed during the meeting.

Delegates will work with members to complete the Design and Deploy steps of the AI process during the months following the HOD meeting and the House Leadership Team will be sharing follow-up steps.

For more information on Appreciative Inquiry and the Fall 2016 HOD Discussions, please click for the HOD Fact Sheet.  

Please provide your thoughts on wellness and prevention to your DCE Delegate, Linda Rocafort (contact information below). Your feedback counts and is greatly appreciated!
HOD Spring Meeting Information:
Updates coming soon... stay tuned!
Delegate contact information:
Linda Rocafort MPH, RDN, LDN, CDE