Hot Topics Call: Accreditation of Nutrition and Dietetics Education ProgramsCategory: Professional Development
The SNEB Higher Education Division presents
"Accreditation of Nutrition and Dietetics Education Programs" Hot Topics Call
The speakers will provide a brief overview of the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), its role in setting and monitoring compliance with accreditation standards and its vision for future education in nutrition and dietetics. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss ACEND, the 2017 Accreditation Standards and the proposed Future Education Model Accreditation Standards.
We HIGHLY encourage members to go to www.eatrightpro.org/FutureModel to view the draft standards before the Hot Topics call. That website has two webinars describing the process in developing the standards and the changes that were made in the most recent version. It also has past copies of our monthly Standards Update newsletter and a Frequently Asked Questions document that might be of interest.
Kathleen (Kathy) Creedon serves as the current Chair of the Standards Committee of the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics’ (ACEND). The Standards Committee is responsible for reviewing, revising and maintaining the Standards of Education for ACEND accredited programs and is responsible to the ACEND Board. Kathy has served on ACEND’s Board since 2014.
Dr. Mary Gregoire is the Executive Director of the Accreditation Council of Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND®), the organization that accredits more than 560 dietetic programs in the US and internationally. In this role she is responsible for the planning, development, and effective implementation of all functions of ACEND, including standard setting and evaluation of nutrition and dietetics education programs. She provides oversight of ACEND’s financial and human resources and plans and directs services to address nutrition and dietetics education issues.