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Our members are leading the way for nutrition education of health professionals

Excellence in Nutrition Education Award

NEHP sponsors an award annually to recognize members for their contributions to the education of health professionals. The Excellence in Nutrition Education Award is designed to recognize creativity during educational activities and/or contributions to the promotion of healthy patient nutrition by physicians, nurses and other allied health professionals.

The application form is available from the Awards Chair (Teresa Marshall (teresa-marshall@uiowa.edu) with a June 1st, 2015 deadline.


ACEND Recommends New Education Model

The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) has recommended a new model for the education of nutrition and dietetics professionals based on input from over 9,500 stakeholders.

You can find the following documents by clicking here:

  • Rationale Document
  • Frequently Asked Questions information sheet
  • A pre-recorded webinar about the proposed model
  • PowerPoint slides from webinar

Feedback is wanted and can be provided through this survey link. 


Connect with others, join the NEHP Facebook group and meet your NEHP leaders:

Chair: Elizabeth Eilender

Chair-elect: Gina Pazzaglia

Secretary: Barbara Grossman

Nominating Committee Member: Sue Cunningham

HOD DPG Delegate: Lona Sandon

Congrats to NEHP member Denise Ferko-Adams, newly elected Director at Large of the Board of Directors.


Free resource for addressing physical activity in young children

One Step at a Time: Helping Young Children Be Active

Bright Futures Obesity Prevention Training for Child Care Providers

The curriculum is a series of three online modules designed to help child care providers working in local programs promote children’s physical activity.

The curriculum

•     Discusses why it’s important for young children to be physically active

•     Explains how much physical activity children need

•     Describes how child care providers can promote physical activity in child care programs

•     Describes adults’ role, especially parents’, in promoting physical activity

•     Provides ideas that child care providers can share with parents to help their child be physically active

The curriculum was produced by Katrina Holt, M.P.H., M.S., R.D., Georgetown University. Development of the curriculum was supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Health an and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Department of Nutrition.


Now Available:  Revised tool to support your efforts to expand coverage of MNT services

Academy members can download the brochure for free at www.eatright.org/coverage (click on Expanding Coverage).

This effort is a component of the Value of the RD campaign supported by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.