The Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recognizes Academy members who have distinguished themselves among their colleagues, as well as in their communities, by their service to the dietetics profession and by optimizing the nation's health through food and nutrition. Fellows demonstrate the Academy's core values of customer focus, integrity, innovation, and social responsibility. Fellows provide outreach to their communities and grow public trust for Academy members.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics was founded in 1917, and is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The Academy is committed to promoting the organization of food and nutrition professionals and improving the nation's health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy. The academy provides evidence-based information for the public, awards credentials to individuals to practice in the dietetics profession advocates public policy and is responsible for accrediting undergraduate and graduate programs.