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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 


2018 Spring Regional Meeting Dates and Locations

Online Registration opens January 12th - https://ams.eatright.org/eweb/StartPage.aspx?Site=ACAD2014

Click here for registration instructions. 

For more information about the regional meetings, please visit the meeting’s website: http://sites.psu.edu/ndep/

Registration Costs:

Early-bird Rate: NDEP Member - $175, Academy Member - $215, Non-Academy Member - $250

Standard Rate: NDEP Member - $205, Academy Member - $245, Non-Academy Member - $280

Western Region - March 8th-9th

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

To book housing at Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town, contact the hotel directly via phone at 505-843-6300 or online at: https://gc.synxis.com/rez.aspx?Hotel=63151&Chain=17123&arrive=3/7/2018&depart=3/9/2018&adult=1&child=0&group=1803NDEP.  To receive the discounted room rate of $159/night plus tax, reference the NDEP Western Region Meeting before Monday, February 12, 2018 at 5pm CT or until the room block is full.  Early-bird registration ends: February 9th, Registration Closes: February 28th

Agenda for Western Region Meeting

Eastern Region - March 22nd- 23rd

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

To book housing at the Omni Charlotte Hotel, contact the hotel directly via phone at 704-377-0400 or via this link: https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/charlotte/meetings/ndep-eastern-meeting.  To receive the discounted room rate of $219/night plus tax, reference the NDEP Eastern Region Meeting before Monday February 26, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.(CST) or until the room block is full.  Early-bird registration ends: February 16th, Registration Closes: March 15th   

Draft Agenda for Eastern Region Meeting 

Central Region - April 19th-20th

Clayton Plaza Hotel, 7750 Carondelet Ave, Clayton, MO

To book housing at the Clayton Plaza Hotel, contact the hotel directly via phone at 314-726-5400, toll free at 1-844-615-5557 or online at here. To receive the discounted room rate of $125/night plus tax, reference the NDEP Central Meeting code which is NDZ before Monday March 19, 2018.  Early-bird registration ends: March 2nd, Registration Closes: April 12th   

Agenda for Central Region Meeting


Academy Organizational Unit Panel Presentations 

The 2018 NDEP Regional Meetings are quickly approaching.  In an effort to provide more focus on discussions and working sessions, the Academy’ Organizational Unit presentations are provided as videos in advance. Please view them in advance, and bring your questions to discuss with the representatives at the meeting.

All panel presentation recordings and handouts are provided on the NDEP Regional Meeting website: https://sites.psu.edu/ndep/

NDEP Members can also find the recordings and handouts in the NDEP Portal Library at: https://ndep.webauthor.com NDEP Community > Library > NDEP 2018 Regional Meetings and at the NDEP Website: http://www.ndepnet.org/


Open House Listing 

This resource was created and is maintained by Victoria M. Getty, M.Ed, RDN, and is being made available through Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors (NDEP).  These listings will provide you with information regarding open houses being hosted by accredited dietetic internships and coordinated programs to provide supervised opportunities and training for achievement of required competencies.


For more information re: the Open House Listing, contact Vicky Getty- vgetty@indiana.edu


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


Looking for more information on CPEUs for Precepting? Visit CDR's website at: https://www.cdrnet.org/cpeu-credit-for-preceptors


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


2018 Outstanding Dietetic Educator Awards - Nomination period is now closed

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 


2018 Outstanding Preceptor Awards - Nomination Survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PreceptorAwardNomination 

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

Survey Nomination Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PreceptorAwardNomination


2017-2018 NDEP Council Members

Regional Directors 


NDEP Geographic Areas

Western Region: 

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 Committees 

If you would like to join one of NDEP's committees, please contact NDEP Vice Chair Claudia Scott - claudiawscott@gmail.com

Computer Match Committee: Reviews, updated and disseminates DICAS application process and computer matching responsibilities for applicants, DI Directors and DPD Directors.  Assures that computer matching policies for applicants and program directors are updated.  

Inter-Professional Education (IPE) Committee: Leads efforts for Inter-­Professional Education/ Inter-­professional Practice by sharing IPE/IPP practices in NDEP or DPG newsletters and at FNCE®, promotes the role of dietetic educators in IPE and support their local efforts and submits relevant articles for NDEP-­line and the educator section of JAND. 

Issues Management Committee: receives issues or questions from the NDEP membership and works within the Academy and its organizational units to resolve the issue.

Membership Committee: Assists with recruitment by developing brochures and communication tools and shares information with dietetics educators, preceptors, and department chairs about the benefits of NDEP membership.

Preceptor Committee: Leads initiatives to encourage practitioners to become active preceptors and connect them to accredited supervised practice programs; collaborates with Academy staff on preceptor initiatives; promote use and accessibility of the Find-a-Preceptor Database by program directors and applicants; develops promotional materials to share with Administrators describing the benefits of working with students and interns; and leads efforts in organizing and selecting yearly Outstanding Preceptor Award winners. 

Professional Development Committee: Identifies career and professional growth opportunities for educators and preceptors; supports educators and preceptors while seeking advanced practice certifications and moving up the career ladder; coordinates activities for educators and preceptors at affiliate, NDEP meetings and FNCE®; provide at least four free webinars per year targeted at educators and preceptors; and facilitates access to venues for faculty presentations, research forums and related opportunities.

Program Mentoring Committee:  Individualized mentoring will be offered to new Program Directors or those whose accreditation status is at risk. Mentors will be solicited by the Vice Chair in response to the needs for mentors based on the identification of new or at-­‐risk programs.

Resource Portal Committee: Collects case studies, rubrics, best practices from educators; provide to Academy staff to upload on portal. Increases resource availability for all NDEP members. 

Simulations Committee: Collects information on simulations and best practices by educators; post on the portal or in the NDEP newsletter.  Plans relevant articles to be submitted in NDEP section of JAND. 


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.