Newswise — CHICAGO – To better empower its members to be food and nutrition leaders while strengthening its resolve to optimize the nation’s health through food and nutrition, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics announces the launch of its new and redesigned websites:, and

“Just in time for National Nutrition Month®, the Academy is thrilled to unveil these new and redesigned websites. These sites will help our members better serve the food and nutrition needs of the public, while providing consumers with even more resources for developing healthful eating plans of their own,” said registered dietitian nutritionist and Academy President Sonja L. Connor.

www.eatright.orgPreviously serving as the Academy’s primary and comprehensive website, housing consumer tips and information, member resources and the Academy’s e-commerce store, has been redesigned to focus solely on providing consumers with understandable information they need to build and maintain healthy lifestyles.

New features include:• Cutting edge design: Presents the latest articles, hot topics and navigation to other initiatives like the Academy Foundation’s Kids Eat Right program in a sleek and streamlined fashion• Audience and lifestyle filters: Provides quicker and easier access to the content that is most appropriate to the visitor’s needs• Social media wall: Features real-time updates and information from the Academy’s extensive outreach on virtually every social media platform• “Find an Expert” tool: Connects consumers with registered dietitian nutritionists and other nutrition professionals near them who can provide expert consultations for their specific health concerns• Watch and Learn videos: Offers a variety of helpful nutrition education and cooking demo videos featuring Academy Spokespeople and inspiring members.

www.eatrightPRO.orgProviding a comprehensive, new online destination for dietetics practitioners, the new is an information and resource hub designed specifically for Academy members. It also serves as a news hub for the media and a gathering place for the professional community at large, from allied health practitioners learning about the valued services of registered dietitian nutritionists to legislators and stakeholders seeking a better understanding of how strong nutrition policy improves the health and lives of individuals and families.

Features of include:• Media center: Provides journalists with the latest Academy news, consumer nutrition campaigns, syndicated content for reprinting and audio and video public service announcements• Member news: Keeps members posted on trends in the dietetics profession, plus tools, resources and news• Search: A comprehensive and easy-to-use search tool enables faster location of information from within all three Academy sites• My Academy toolbar: Members can access favorite bookmarks and view or edit their personal and professional profiles and account information.• Virtual Help Desk: Members can find answers to “how to” questions, and submit new questions that will make the site more valuable to professionals.

www.eatrightSTORE.orgRounding out the Academy’s suite of websites is the new e-commerce Designed using models from top e-commerce websites, the new showcases publications and resources for both health professionals and consumers, from the latest books and digital tools to client education and professional development opportunities.

Features of include:• Collections: One-click navigation to compilations of Academy offerings that focus on a specific topic like diabetes or children’s nutrition• Product Videos: Multimedia series providing an in-depth look at highlighted products.

“As the Academy approaches our 100th anniversary, we are so excited to launch these cutting-edge websites while also looking back at how far we have come and all we have accomplished,” Connor said. “Our work is not yet done, so we will continue our dedication to providing the public the most current, trusted and useful information they need to build healthy lives through food and nutrition.”


All registered dietitians are nutritionists – but not all nutritionists are registered dietitians. The Academy’s Board of Directors and Commission on Dietetic Registration have determined that those who hold the credential registered dietitian (RD) may optionally use “registered dietitian nutritionist” (RDN) instead. The two credentials have identical meanings.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The Academy is committed to improving the nation’s health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy. Visit the Academy at