Welcome to the ACEND Program Reviewer Application

Thank you for your interest in becoming an ACEND Program Reviewer. Please read through the Qualifications and Requirements for becoming a program reviewer below. To proceed with the application, you must check the box at the end of this page to confirm that you meet these qualifications and requirements. If you do not meet the qualifications and requirements, please apply at a later date when all are met.

  • Registered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics membership preferred
  • Master's or higher degree preferred
  • Willing to provide professional leadership
  • Employed in education or practice for more than three years
  • Have a commitment to quality nutrition and dietetics education programs
  • Represent major areas of nutrition and dietetics practice
  • Represent different geographical areas of the United States

  • The program reviewer position requires travel on two weekends and at least four weeks days annually for two site visits. Program reviewers must be flexible to transition to attending a site visit in a virtual setting in emergency situations.
  • Additional time must also be committed for the review team conference calls (which typically take place during the workday); reviewer of written documents in preparation for a site visit; and review and evaluation of progress reports or major change reports from education programs.
  • Program reviewers must attend the next scheduled training workshop before appointment.
  • Program reviewers serve three-year terms and may be reappointed for a second three-year term. If ACEND's workload requires it, program reviewers may be reappointed for additional terms.
  • Program Reviewers may not serve simultaneously on other groups within the Academy that may represent a conflict of interest with ACEND® activities or violate U.S Department of Education regulations (i.e., member of the Academy Board of Directors, Academy BOD Executive Committee, HOD Leadership Team, member of the Commission on Dietetic Registration).

If you have questions after reading these qualifications and requirements for eligibility as a program reviewer for ACEND, please contact ACEND staff at acendnominations@eatright.org or call 800/877-1600 ext 5400.