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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.

2017 Spring Area Meetings- New three meetings, instead of four!

For ALL Spring Area Meeting Materials please visit: https://sites.psu.edu/ndep/

To register for any of the  meetings, visit: https://ams.eatright.org/eweb/StartPage.aspx

Online Registration Instructions

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

Central Region - March 30-31st - Hyatt Regency Louisville, KY

To book housing at the Hyatt Regency, please make your reservations directly on-line via CDR NDEP PPT Slidesthe following link: https://aws.passkey.com/go/NDEP  Please book your hotel reservation as soon as possible as the room block will booked up quickly and closes Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 5:00 pm CT.  If you need additional assistance, please call  1-888-421-1442.

Registration Closes: March 22nd

Eastern Region - April 20-21st - Embassy Suites by Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD

Please book a hotel reservation as soon as possible as the room block will booked up quickly and the room block will expire on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 5pm CT.  Reservations for the hotel will be made by registering vis this link http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/B/BWIBDES-AND-20170419/index.jhtml   OR by individuals calling the hotel directly at 1-800-EMBASSY and refer to the NDEP Eastern Region Meeting 2017 to receive the special group rate.

Early-bird registration ends: March 20th, Registration Closes: April 12th

Regional Meeting Materials

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

Academy Leadership Panel Presentations

Academy Update: Board of Directors

Link to recorded presentation:


Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics Report

Link to recorded presentation:


Council on Future Practice Report

Link to recorded presentation:


Commission on Dietetic Registration Report

Link to recorded presentation:


ACEND Future Education Model Standards

In addition, ACEND would like participants to view the webinar detailing revisions to the Future Education Model Draft Standards prior to their roundtable sessions.  That link is below, and a PDF of the slides is attached.

Link to recorded presentation:


ACEND Future Education Model Discussion Handouts

Please visit ACEND Website for more Future Education Model Resources

Presentation Slides and Other Meeting Materials

Presentation Slides




NDEP Handout-2009 SOPP for Educators


NDEP Central Region Meeting Agenda 2017

NDEP Eastern Region Meeting Agenda

NDEP Western Region Meeting Agenda 2017

The slides for all presentations and other handouts relevant to the Academy Leadership video presentations will be provided on the NDEP Regional Meeting website: https://sites.psu.edu/ndep/

NDEP Members can also find the presentation slides and meeting handouts in the NDEP Portal Library at: https://ndep.webauthor.com NDEP Community > Library > NDEP 2017 Regional Meeting Materials

Free Continuing Education Hours

1.5 CPEUs have been approved for viewing the webinars. The CPE certificate will be available after the meetings along with the other meeting certificates.  NDEP members who do not attend the meeting can watch the videos to receive the 1.5 CPE certificate.  Look for more information about the certificate in late April/early May.

Please direct any questions or concerns to ndep@eatright.org.

NDEP Council Election Results

Congratulations to the newly elected NDEP Council Members for 2017-2018!

·         Vice Chair – Claudia Scott, MS, RD, LD, CDE

·         Northeast Regional Director – Leann Schaeffer, MA, RD, LD

·         Northcentral Regional Director – Michelle Sagristano, MS, RDN

·         Preceptor Director – Debbie Memmer, MS, RD, LD​

Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award - 2017 Winners

The Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award recognizes the teaching, mentoring, and leadership activities of faculty and preceptors in dietetics education programs that are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. The selection of awardees is determined by the Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors Group. Congratulations to the winners!

Area 1

Laura McKnight, MPH, RD, Didactic Program in Dietetics, Idaho State University

Erika Ireland, MPH, RD, CPE, Dietetic Internship Program, California State University, Fresno

Janet Beary, PhD, CHES, Coordinated Program in Dietetics, Washington State University

Area 2

Debra Sheats, MPH, RDN, LD, FAND, Didactic Program in Dietetics, St. Catherine Unversity

Janet Johnson, MS, RDN, LD, Dietetic Internship Program, Iowa State University

Sherri Stastny, PhD, RDN, Coordinated Program in Dietetics, North Dakota State University

Area 3

Emma Laing, PhD, RDN, Didactic Program in Dietetics, The University of Georgia

Leslie Ballard, MA, RDN, CSSD, CHES, Dietetic Internship Program, North Oaks Health System

Area 4

Kevin Haubrick, MS, RD, LD, FAND, Didactic Program in Dietetics ,University of Houston

Angela Griffin, RDN, LD, Dietetic Internship Program, Texas Woman’s University

Lona Sandon, PhD, RDN, Coordinated Program in Dietetics, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Area 5

Diedri White, DrPH, RDN, LDN, Didactic Program in Dietetics, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Lisa Cimperman, MS, RDN, LD, Dietetic Internship Program, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Rachel Clark, MS, RD, CSSD, Coordinated Program in Dietetics, Purdue University

Area 6

Heather Cox, MS, RDN, Didactic Program in Dietetics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)

Crystal Wynn, PhD, MPH, RD, Dietetic Internship Program, Virginia State University

Chimen Castor, EdD, CHES, RDN, LDN, Coordinated Program in Dietetics, Howard Unversity

Miriam Wilson, MS, RD, LDN, Dietetic Technician Program, Community College of Allegheny County

Area 7

Janet Kolmer Grommet, PhD, RDN, CDE, FAND, Didactic Program in Dietetics, Brooklyn College

Maria Stanish, MS, RD, Dietetic Internship Program, Montclair State University

Renee Barrile, PhD, RD, LDN, Coordinated Program in Dietetics, UMass Lowell

Nicole Klem, MS, RDN, LDN, Dietetic Technician Program, Trocaire College


2016-2017 NDEP Council Members

Regional Directors (even-numbered areas elected in even years and odd-numbered areas elected in odd years)


NDEP Geographic Areas:





Area 5: IN,IL,KY, OH,TN,WV

Area 6: MD,NC,VA,DE,PA

Area 7: NJ,NYC,NY,ME,RI,MA,VT,CT,NH, International Members


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



Below is a link to download the handout from Donald Balasa, JD, MBA, regarding National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and CDR, which was provided at the NDEP members meeting at FNCE on October 7, 2013.

NCCA Requirements and Legal Issues

NDEP Job Descriptions



PPW Social Media Article


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 Harold Holler at hholler@eatright.org or 800/877-1600, ext. 4896.