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American Dietetic Association

The American Dietetic Association (ADA) is the United States' largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, with nearly 65,000 members. Approximately 75 % of ADA's members are registered dietitians and about 4 % are dietetic technicians, registered. The remainder of ADA's members include researchers, educators, students, clinical and community dietetics professionals, consultants and food service managers.

ADA was founded in 1917 in Cleveland, Ohio, by a group of women led by Lenna F. Cooper and ADA's first president, Lulu C. Graves, who were dedicated to helping the government conserve food and improve public health during World War I.


ADA's Mission

Leading the future of dietetics

ADA's Vision

ADA members are the most valued source of food and nutrition services


Registered Dietitian (RD)

Requirements include the following items:

Approximately 75 percent of all ADA members are RD's. An additional 4 percent of ADA membership are Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR). About half of the ADA membership hold advanced academic degrees (Master's or Doctorate).

Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR)

DTRs work with RDs and undergo similar training though the education requirement is a minimum of an Associate's degree.

Professional Educational Programs

ADA's Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) is recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation and the United States Department of Education as the accrediting agency for education programs that prepare dietetics professionals. Through the accreditation and approval of more than 600 undergraduate and graduate didactic, dietetic technician and supervised practice programs, CADE ensures that entry-level education meets quality standards.

ADA Foundation

The American Dietetic Association Foundation (ADAF) was established in 1966 as a 501(C)(3) public charity. Its mission is to fund the future of the dietetics profession through research and education. The Foundation's vision is to be a leader in promoting and achieving healthy weight for children, helping to reduce the growing prevalence of childhood obesity. ADAF achieves its goals by providing support for research, education and public awareness programs. The Foundation is proud to be recognized as the largest grantor of scholarships in the nutrition and dietetic fields. For the 2006-2007 academic year, ADAF has invested in the future of the dietetics profession by awarding approximately $270,000 for more than 200 graduate, undergraduate and continuing education scholarships.

ADA concerns

ADA publishes position papers on public health regarding pediatric (children's) health, food technology, food safety, geriatrics (elderly) health, health-care reform, obesity and the full range of food and nutrition topics. The association also sponsors National Nutrition Month in March in the U.S. To help better communications with the US government, ADA has offices in Washington, DC.

Additional publication

The Journal of the American Dietetic Association (JADA) is a monthly publication involved in the dietetics field, with orginial research, critical reviews, and reports on dietetics and human nutrition. It is also the most widely read peer-reviewed periodical in the profession.

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