RDNs Rely on Research

As health care professionals, registered dietitian nutritionists rely on research to improve patient care and other nutritional interventions.


Nutrition research spans all areas of our profession, including:

  • Tracking patient outcomes
  • Providing insights for quality improvement projects
  • Testing new interventions
  • Learning about population trends and risk factors
  • Conducting community assessments
  • Optimizing food service management tasks

We've Got a Seat at the Table

The Academy develops research priorities that guide:

  • Policy and standards for practice
  • Strategies for advocating, facilitating, convening, funding and educating members
  • Collaboration with other scientists, health care providers and professional organizations

Representatives of the Research DPG are regularly asked to engage in these strategic discussions.