Nutrition Care Process

Nutrition Care Process

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Evidence Analysis Library
(formerly American Dietetic Association)

Nutrition Care Process

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Information about how to submit changes to NCP Vocabulary

Submissions for Changes or Additions to the Academy's International Dietetics and Nutrition Terminology (IDNT) Welcome
In 2014, the Academy will publish the next edition of the International Dietetics and Nutrition Terminology (IDNT) Reference Manual. The current IDNT, Fourth Edition, debuted in August 2012 and is available at .

Submissions for changes or additions ot the standardized language were due on or before March 31, 2013,. The Nutrition Care Process/Standardized Language (NCP/SL) Committee will use its discretion in determining whether to review submissions received after March 31, 2013.

The Procedure to Submit Changes to the NCP Vocabulary details the necessary components of a submission and is available on the Academy website. Submissions and questions can be directed to Donna Pertel,

Nutrition Assessment

Nutrition Intervention

Screening and Referral System

Outcomes Management System

Nutrition Care Process and Model (see diagram)

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly American Dietetic Association) conceives of quality Nutrition Care as a series of steps:

Nutrition Assessment

Nutrition Diagnosis

Nutrition Intervention

Nutrition Monitoring and Evaluation 

The fourth edition of the International Dietetics and Nutrition Terminology (IDNT) Reference Manual, Pocket Guide and online manual contains important changes to the IDNT.  It is available for purchase. Shop.

The Nutrition Care Process and Model is the framework for the critical thinking process used by dietetics professionals as they provide nutrition services to their clients/patients.

  • NCP is incorporated into the Academy online Nutrition Care Manual

  • NCP provides questions to be evaluated in the online Evidence Analysis Library

  • NCP provides the framework for organization of the online Evidence-Based Guidelines and Toolkits, and

  • NCP provides questions that need to be answered through research in the Dietetics Practice Based Research Network (DPBRN).

What EAL® Projects are found in this Nutrition Care Process section?

Where can I find additional evidence analysis topics on the EAL®?

To see if a topic is on the EAL®, check the A-Z Index Tab or use the Search Feature - top right hand side of the page.

Algorithms of Guidelines

See the algorithms of the online Academy Evidence Based Nutrition Practice Guidelines to view specific recommendations within a guideline project grouped according to the steps of the Nutrition Care Process.

 Nutrition Care Process and Model Diagram