ACADEMY OF NUTRITION AND DIETETICS FOUNDATION

Chicago, IL   |  www.eatrightfoundation.org

Mission

Through philanthropy, empower current and future food and nutrition practitioners to optimize global health.

Ruling year info

1967

Executive Director

Mrs. Mary Beth Whalen

Main address

120 S Riverside Plz Ste 2190

Chicago, IL 60606 USA

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EIN

36-6150906

NTEE code info

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Addressing the world's most critical nutrition issues, including adult and pediatric malnutrition and sustainable food systems.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Scholarships

The Foundation supports and encourages individual and industry contributions to our Scholarship, Award, Research and Public Education Programs. Our goal is to assist students in their academic endeavors, and recognize outstanding members for their contributions, fund member conducted research and provide resources through public education efforts.

Industry, industry foundations, dietetic practice groups, member interest groups, affiliates or individuals may contribute to any existing fund or establish a new scholarship fund.

Population(s) Served
Students
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Vision: A world where all people thrive through the transformative power of food and nutrition

Mission: Through philanthropy, empower current and future food and nutrition practitioners to optimize global health.

Principles:
The Foundation supports:
• Integration of research, professional development, and practice to stimulate innovation and discovery
• Collaborations to solve the greatest food and nutrition challenges now and in the future
• A system-wide impact across the food, well-being and health care sectors
• Elimination of all forms of malnutrition globally
• Expansion of workforce capacity, capability and the contribution of food and nutrition practitioners
• Accountability through transparency and fiduciary responsibility

Goals:
Grow the Foundation’s financial portfolio to support mission and advance vision
Invest in the current and next generation of food and nutrition practitioners
Fund food and nutrition research and communicate outcomes
Expand the Foundation’s impact through collaborations and educational efforts
Develop formal partnerships to advance mutual goals

Goals:
Grow the Foundation’s financial portfolio to support mission and advance vision
-Build unrestricted, temporarily restricted and permanently restricted reserves to support projects and programs
-Identify sustainable targets to generate investment income to support operations
-Diversify funding sources
-Maintain the highest level of financial oversight and transparency

Invest in the current and next generation of food and nutrition practitioners
-Engage youth through the work of the Foundation
-Provide scholarships to dietetics students of all levels of study
-Build a talent pipeline that will prepare, place and support a workforce for international practice opportunities and leadership within their organization
-Support efforts to connect and empower the international community of dietitians and dietetic associations
-Provide awards to practitioners of all career stages

Fund food and nutrition research and communicate outcomes
-Establish model programs and food and nutrition Fellowship opportunities
-Offer research and practice Fellowships for graduate students and professionals
-Fund nutrition research
-Support dissemination of research outcomes

Expand the Foundation’s impact through collaborations and educational efforts
-Support efforts to build a global coalition of credentialed practitioners, dietetic associations and global food, nutrition and health organizations
-Promote the contribution of the credentialed food and nutrition workforce and advocate for scaling solutions

Develop formal partnerships to advance mutual goals
-Utilize current networks to identify funding sources and build relationships to advance goals
-Identify and cultivate relationships with philanthropic organizations with nutrition focus
-Work with federal, state and local entities to support the mission, vision and goals of the Foundation
-Engage with and increase visibility among internal and external stakeholder to drive revenue
-Amplify awareness of effective food and nutrition interventions

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation is the 501 c 3, philanthropic arm of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Association,

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals founded in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1917, by a visionary group of women dedicated to helping the government conserve food and improve the public's health and nutrition during World War I. Today, the Academy has over 100,000 credentialed practitioners — registered dietitian nutritionists, dietetic technicians, registered, and other dietetics professionals holding undergraduate and advanced degrees in nutrition and dietetics, and students — and is committed to improving the nation's health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy.

Members of the Academy play a key role in shaping the public's food choices, thereby improving its nutritional status, and in treating persons with illnesses or injuries. Members offer preventive and medical nutrition therapy services in a variety of settings.

Dietetics practitioners work in health care systems, home health care, foodservice, business, research and educational organizations, as well as in private practice. As vital members of medical teams in hospitals, long-term care facilities and health maintenance organizations, they provide medical nutrition therapy — using specific nutrition services to treat chronic conditions, illnesses or injuries. Community-based dietetics practitioners provide health promotion, disease prevention and wellness services.

As a leader in food and nutrition issues, the Academy provides expert testimony at hearings, lobbies Congress and other governmental bodies, comments on proposed federal and state regulations, and develops position statements on critical food and nutrition issues.

The Academy Foundation collaborates with various departments, committees, and leaders within the Academy and the profession to help us accomplish our goals.

Most importantly, the thousands of Academy members and industry donors support the Foundation in these efforts through their generous donations.

The Academy Foundation has initiated a Second Century Campaign to raise the funds necessary to accomplish our identified goals.

To-date (12/2018), the Academy Foundation has raised close to $4M towards its Second Century Campaign, or 80% of its $5M goal. Dollars raised have supported Second Century projects focused on the priorities identified in our strategic plan:

research and fellowships in both adult and pediatric malnutrition to validate the Academy’s Malnutrition Clinical Characteristics study,

a Transitions of Care Technical Implementation guide to ensure patient’s nutrition intervention records are standardized nationwide according to proper guidelines,

and international and domestic fellowships that address such issues as malnutrition in Central America, sustainable food systems and health informatics.

These Second Century donations are supporting these efforts of global collaboration, with food, nutrition and health organizations to solve the greatest food and nutrition challenges,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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ACADEMY OF NUTRITION AND DIETETICS FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 3/24/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Margaret Gardner

Retired

Term: 2020 - 2021

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Disability

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