Wrong User name or Password

Can’t log in? Recover Password

Sign in to view member content.

Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors (NDEP) -- Same name, even greater commitment

NDEP’s mission is to advocate for and empower educators to lead the profession of nutrition and dietetics.  As a result of their mission, the goals of NDEP are: to recognize educators and preceptors as leaders of the profession, support and advance nutrition and dietetic education programs, and support the purposes and goals of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  NDEP consists of over 1,100 educator and preceptor members with a decision-making body composed of 13 elected members and four appointed members known as the NDEP Council.  NDEP represents the large group of educators and preceptors to ACEND, CDR, Council on Future Practice, Board of Directors and other entities within and outside of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.


Want to join NDEP?

Visit the Academy's website www.eatrightpro.org or call (800) 877-1600 x 5000



Preceptors make a difference in the lives of students who are learning to become Registered Dietitian Nutritionists or Nutrition and Dietetics Technicians, Registered by acting as a mentor and training the dietetic professionals of the future. Register to be a preceptor at: http://www.eatrightpro.org/resources/acend/training-and-volunteer-opportunities/preceptors-and-mentors Or email preceptor@eatright.org 


NDEP Preceptor Guidance Webinar-

Available now for all educators and preceptors! 

Click on this Recording Link to view the webinar that was provided on July 26th. 

Once you view the link, click here to download your certificate: 1.0 CEU


2018 Spring Regional Meeting Dates and Locations

Online Registration and Agendas will be available in January 2018! 

Western Region - March 8th-9th

Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town, 800 Rio Grande Boulevard Northwest, Albuquerque, NM

Central Region - April 19th-20th

Clayton Plaza Hotel, 7750 Carondelet Ave, Clayton, MO

Eastern Region - March 22nd- 23rd

Omni Hotel Charlotte, 132 E. Trade Street, Charlotte, NC 



Click here to see the 2017 Outstanding Dietetic Educator Award and Outstanding Preceptor Award Winners! 


2018 Outstanding Preceptor Awards - Nomination Survey will open in January 2018 

The purpose of the Outstanding Preceptor Award (OPA) is to recognize the exceptional teaching, mentoring, and leadership activities of preceptors in ACEND-accredited dietetics education programs.  Note: Program directors and faculty are not eligible for this award as there is a separate award given to Outstanding Dietetic Educators. Active NDEP Council members and previous OPA winners are not eligible for this award.

In addition to publishing the list of outstanding preceptors in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and NDEP-Line, each awardee will receive $1,000 to attend the 2018 Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo in Washington, DC (supported by the Academy’s Foundation), one (1) year membership in NDEP (June 1, 2018-May 31, 2019), and a certificate and congratulatory letter from the Academy President. Awards will be presented during the member showcase and during an NDEP-sponsored event.

Click here to view the OPA Procedures/Sample Survey


2018 Outstanding Dietetic Educator Awards - Nominations begin in December 2017

The purpose of the Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award (ODEA) is to recognize the teaching, mentoring, and leadership activities of faculty in ACEND-accredited dietetics education programs. One educator can be selected from each of the four program types in each geographic region (a maximum of four awardees from each of the six geographic regions for a total of 24).

In addition to publishing the list of outstanding educators in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and NDEP-line, each awardee will receive a certificate and congratulatory letter from the Academy President. Awards will be presented at the NDEP regional meetings for educators.

Criteria and Procedures

Data Sheet

Regional Directors Contact Information 


2017-2018 NDEP Council Members

Regional Directors 


NDEP Geographic Areas: Beginning June 1, 2017- NDEP is moving to having 6 regions instead of 7 areas.  


West Coast: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Alaska, Hawaii, International

West Central: Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana


CENTRAL REGION:            

North Central: Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee

South Central: Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia


EASTERN REGION:            

North East: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts

South East: Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Puerto Rico


NDEP Portal and EML

This online portal is a communication and networking tool for the members of the Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors (NDEP) Group.  The portal includes a message board, an electronic mailing list (EML), a resource library and calendars for all NDEP events.  Once becoming a member of the NDEP group, you are automatically a member of the portal.  There is no need to sign up!  You can visit the portal at http://ndep.webauthor.com to access all the features of the portal! 

Your user name and password are the same as your member ID and password that you use to log into the Academy’s eatright.org website.  If you do not remember your Academy user name and log in, please call Member Services at 800-877-1600 ext. 5000 and ask for your Academy user name and log in.   

This portal will be the main communication system between the NDEP leadership and the members through email blasts and messages. 

The old EML through the VA (VHALIT-DEP-L@www.LISTSERV.VA.GOV) is no longer in use.  You can use the EML by logging into the portal or by emailing ndep@ndep.webauthor.com.  You can, as an NDEP member, opt out or change settings of the EML by updating your settings under my profile once you have logged into the portal.  You can update your settings to receive "Real Time," "Daily Digest," or "No" EML messages. 

 If you have any questions regarding the EML please contact Ruth Johnston at johnstonruth@att.net or ndep@eatright.org



Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Resource

What is the House of Delegates and why should I care about it?

  • Have you heard this question from students, members or non-members?
  • Have you ever wondered this very thing yourself?

If you answered "yes" to either of these questions, then check out the newest AND resource. "AND's House of Delegates--What's IT All About?" is a 10-minute video designed to increase awareness and understanding of this important branch of the AND organization. The video provides an overview of the House of Delegates (HOD), its composition, functions, frequency of meeting, what happens during a HOD meeting and the outcome of a meeting. It is perfect for use in a classroom, district or affiliate meeting, DPG meeting or staff meeting to unravel mysteries of the HOD and how members can have their voices heard.

If you have any questions related to the House of Delegates (HOD), please contact 800/877-1600, ext. 4896.