Contributors to the Evidence Analysis Library

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly American Dietetics Association) does not accept any external funding for evidence-based nutrition practice guidelines. Learn more.

 To see contributors (expert work group members, evidence analysts, etc) for each project, select the link in the left navigation bar.

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetic's Evidence Based Practice Committee
The EBP Committee has oversight over the work and process of developing evidence based guides and guidelines.  This committee reports jointly to the Academy Board of Directors and the Academy House of Delegates.

Evidence Analysis Teams
Evidence Analysis Teams are listed in the Contributors section according to the location of the project on the EAL:  Diseases & Conditions, Nutrition Care Process, Foods, or Nutrients.  Each evidence analysis team is composed of the following categories:

Expert Work Groups
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Evidence Based Practice Committee appoints (6-8) members to the Expert Work Groups who are recognized as leaders in the particular practice area. Click here to view the responsibilities of work group members. 

Evidence Analysts
Evidence Analysis is directed and carried out by Academy members! Evidence Analysts are selected by Academy staff based on their qualifications and availability and are trained by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in our rigorous process. Click here for additional information about the responsibilities of analysts and how to apply for training to become an evidence analyst.  
Apply now to become an Evidence Analyst!

Evidenced Based Toolkit Contributors
Evidenced Based Toolkits are a set companion documents which are disease or condition specific and detail how the RD or RD/DTR team applies the Evidenced Based Nutrition Practice Guidelines in practice.  Contributors consist of authors who develop the materials and reviewers who field test the tools in practice.  Click here to view the names of the toolkit contributors.

The purpose of the peer Network is to enhance member's usage and understanding of evidence-based practice and the Academy's evidence-based resources. Its objective is to help implement the Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice Guidelines and toolkits through a train-the-trainer system, by using the Nutrition Care Process/Standardized Language. 
Click here to view the names and contact information of the Critical Illness Network participants. 

Financial Contributors

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly American Dietetics Association) does not accept any external funding for position papers or evidence-based nutrition practice guidelines.


Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice Guidelines are funded by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly American Dietetic Association) and  the Academy Dietetic Practice Groups.
Guidelines contain practice recommendations and algorithms/flow charts.

Library Projects:

Funding for library projects (summarizing the science) is primarily from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly ADA); however external sources of financial support are accepted with full disclosure and acknowledgement.

  • External funding for Evidence Analysis Library projects has enabled the Academy to have much more content than would have been possible through Academy funding only.  We require transparency and full disclosure; and safeguards are in place to guard against bias.
  • Note:  The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics maintains full control over the content and process of ALL evidence analysis projects including the selection of topics, evaluation of research, and assignment of grades.

Web Development

Major financial support for the ongoing upgrades to the online library functionality, including web development and web hosting, is provided by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

  • The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has received support for web development from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). 
  • Special Thanks to Ann Hertzler and the Academy Foundation for their generous gift in 2004 to enable the original launch of this website as a benefit for Academy members! 

The Academy's Evidence Analysis Workshop
Faculty for Evidence Analysis Training Workshops are:

  • Pat Splett, PhD, MPH, RD
  • Esther Myers, PhD RD
  • Deborah S. Cummins, PhD
  • Kari Kren, MPH, RD
  • Laurel Graham, MLS 

Evidence Analysis Projects

Evidence Analysis Library Projects are found on the EAL in the Library categories: Diseases & Conditions, Nutrition Care Process, Food, Nutrients and Life Cycle.

Evidence Based Nutrition Practice Guidelines are found in the Guidelines section.