Newswise — CHICAGO – Food & Nutrition Magazine® has been named a Communitas Award recipient for its Pledge of Professional Civility, an initiative to foster camaraderie in the nutrition and dietetics community and encourage constructive engagement among peers. 

Food & Nutrition Magazine® is published by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. 

The Pledge of Professional Civility is a voluntary, public commitment to the civil treatment of professional peers, including those with whom we may not agree on all issues. 

Throughout history, a defining human attribute has been a sense of communitas — people helping people for the benefit of their community. The need for communitas has never been more important. Benevolent companies, their employees, community organizations and individuals are contributing skills and resources to take on these challenges, as well as placing additional emphasis on ethics. 

The Communitas Awards represent an international effort to recognize exceptional businesses, organizations and individuals that are unselfishly giving of themselves and their resources, and those that are changing how they do business to benefit their communities. Communitas Awards honor companies, organizations and individuals that go beyond rhetoric and whose commitment to community and social responsibility sets them apart.

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