Registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) engaged in education of nutrition and dietetics practitioners facilitate meaningful learning of required knowledge and supervised practice competencies in nutrition and dietetics curricula and proactively support all facets of the learning environment. Addressing the unique needs of each educational situation and applying standards appropriately is essential to providing evidenced-based, learner-centered, up-to-date education for future nutrition and dietetics practitioners. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Academy) leads the profession by developing standards that can be used by RDNs for self-evaluation to assess quality of practice and performance. The Standards of Professional Performance consist of six domains of professional performance: Quality in Practice, Competence and Accountability, Provision of Services, Application of Research, Communication and Application of Knowledge, and Utilization and Management of Resources. Within each standard, specific indicators provide measurable action statements that illustrate how the standard can be applied to practice. The Academy's Revised 2018 Standards of Professional Performance for RDNs in Education of Nutrition and Dietetics Practitioners provide standards and indicators for three levels of practice—competent, proficient, and expert—which are used to gauge and guide an RDN's performance in nutrition and dietetics practice in educational settings.
Border, K., Endrizal, C., & Cecil, M. (2019). Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Revised 2018 Standards of Professional Performance for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (Competent, Proficient, and Expert) in Education of Nutrition and Dietetics Practitioners. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 119(1), 124-136.e29. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jand.2018.10.014