THE CT ACADEMY OF NUTRITION AND DIETETICS AND THE ACADEMY OF NUTRITION AND DIETETICS SHARED VISION & MISSION:
Vision: The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics membership will be comprised of richly diverse, culturally proficient nutrition and dietetics practitioners, functioning in an environment where respect, appreciation, equity and inclusion are core values.
Mission: Enhance the diversity of nutrition and dietetics providers so that they more closely resemble the communities they serve, providing all practitioners with vital tools to practice culturally proficient care.
Definition: The Academy values and respects the diverse viewpoints and individual differences of all people. The Academy’s mission and vision are most effectively realized through the promotion of a diverse membership that reflects cultural, ethnic, gender, racial, religious, sexual orientation, socioeconomic, geographical, political, educational, experiential and philosophical characteristics of the public it services. The Academy actively identifies and offers opportunities to individuals with varied skills, talents, abilities, ideas, disabilities, backgrounds and practice expertise.
ACADEMY OF NUTRITION AND DIETETICS RESOURCES: DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
American society, leaders and organizations must commit to doing more to address systemic racism and pervasive inequities across all facets of society. The Academy has posted a list of diversity and inclusion resources, with more to come under the guidance of the National Organization of Blacks in Dietetics and Nutrition member interest group.
National Organization of Blacks in Dietetics and Nutrition (NOBIDAN) — What can you do now? In a recent letter to its members, NOBIDAN leaders suggest donating to:
- Black Lives Matter
- George Floyd Memorial Fund
- The NAACP’s Legal Defense and Educational Fund
- Community Bail Funds
- Color of Change
- Southern Poverty Law Center
For additional information go to https://www.eatrightpro.org/practice/practice-resources/diversity-and-inclusion?_zs=hUwEa&_zl=s6G92