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Commitment to Evidence-Based Practice

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' commitment to evidence-based practice was realized when the Evidence Analysis Library© (EAL©) was launched in 2004. The Academy recognizes that evidence-based nutrition practice guidelines generated from systematic reviews are imperative for the registered dietitian nutritionist to provide safe and effective care.

When creating the EAL, the Academy envisioned that the EAL would:
  • Have a rigorous and highly respected process of evaluating synthesizing and disseminating research findings on important food and nutrition topics.
  • Be a premier definitive source of synthesized research of interest to dietetic - and other healthcare - professions.
  • Be a highly valued resource by Academy members.

The EAL achieved its goals - and continues to grow. As of 2016, the EAL has published over 40 systematic reviews; 18 evidence-based nutrition practice guidelines; has over 22 million page views; and has been accessed in 215 countries!

Commitment to Integrity

Scientific integrity, transparency and objectivity are integral components of high-quality research conducted by the Academy's EAL project teams. Learn more about the Academy's commitment to transparency from A Unifying Vision for Scientific Decision Making: The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Scientific Integrity PrinciplesJournal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2015 Sept;115(9):1486-90.

The Evidence Analysis Library is fully committed to the principals of integrity and transparency. Questions or comments on the Academy’s methodology, policies and practice should be directed to