• Project Resources

    The following resources were developed:

    • Disorders of Lipid Metabolism Toolkit - this toolkit is designed to assist the registered dietitian in applying the Academy 2005 Disorders of Lipid Metabolism Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice Guidelines. It includes resources such as the MNT protocol, sample documentation forms, client education materials and outcomes monitoring forms. It also incorporates the Academy Nutrition Care Process and Standardized Language for patient/client care.  Click to purchase
    • DLM (2011) Guideline Presentation - This 57-slides include all of the recommendations and ratings of the updated DLM Guideline. Ideal for use in meetings, in-service presentation/training, and classes.  Click to purchase.
    • Educator Module on Disorders of Lipid Metabolism - This resources is designed tp save the educator time. It includes Word documents and PowerPoint files with DLM project content overview and instructions for navigating the EAL; student assignments including case studies and questions for classroom discussion or take-home exam; graduate or advanced assignment on evaluating a research article using the Academy evidence analysis process; grading key for both assignments; 3 weeks access to the EAL for 30 students.  Click to purchase.
    • Publications - the following articles were published:
      • Linda Van Horn, PhD, RD; Mikelle McCoin, MPH, RD; Penny M. Kris-Etherton, PhD, RD; Frances Burke, MS, RD; Jo Ann S. Carson, PhD, RD; Catherine M. Champagne, PhD, RD; Wahida Karmally, DrPH, RD; Geeta Sikand, MA, RD. Review: The Evidence for Dietary Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 2008; 108: 287-331. (PDF
      • Mikelle McCoin, MPH, RD; Geeta Sikand, MA, RD; Elvira Q. Johnson, MS, RD; Penny M. Kris-Etherton, PhD, RD; Frances Burke, MS, RD; Jo Ann S. Carson, PhD, RD; Catherine M. Champagne, PhD, RD; Wahida Karmally, DrPH, RD; Linda Van Horn, PhD, RD. Commentary: The Effectiveness of Medical Nutrition Therapy Delivered by Registered Dietitians for Disorders of Lipid Metabolism: A Call for Further Research. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 2008; 108:233-239.(PDF)


  • Project Team

    The following individuals contributed their valuable time and expertise on the 2007-2011 project;

    Workgroup Members

    • Wahida Karmally, DrPH, RD, CDE, Chair (until 2008)
    • Jo Ann S. Carson, PhD, RD, LD, Chair (starting 2008)
    • France M. Burke, MS, RD
    • Catherine Champagne, PhD, RD, LDN, FADA
    • Elvira Johnson, MS, RD, CDE, LDN
    • Penny Kris-Etherton, PhD, RD
    • Mikelle C. McCoin, MPH, RD
    • Geeta Sikand, MA, RD, CDE, CLS, FADA
    • Linda Van Horn, PhD, RD

    Project Manager

    • Tami Piemonte, MS, RD, LDN

    Lead Analysts

    • Joanne Spahn, MS, RD, FADA (until March 2009)
    • Patti Landers, PhD, RD, LD (starting March 2009)


    • Julieann Anderson, MPH, RD, LD
    • Kimberly Bandelier, MPH, RD
    • Lori Brizee, MS, RD, LD, CSP
    • Josh Brown, MS, RD, LD
    • Lisa Davis, MS, D
    • Joy Dubost, PhD, RD
    • Mary Tiffany Graham, MPH, RD, LD
    • Mary Katherine 'Kathy' Joy, EdD, RD, CDE
    • Carly Gustafson Leon, MS, RD, CD, LDN
    • Mary Harris, PhD, RD
    • Heather Hoffhines, MS, RD, LD
    • Vijaya Juturu, PhD, FACN
    • Kimberly Larson, RD
    • Sharon McWhinney, PhD, RD, LD
    • Lori Neighbors, PhD, RD
    • Jen Nicholson, PhD, RD
    • Elizabeth Palmer-Reed, MPH, RD
    • Joan Pleuss, MS, CDE, CD, RD
    • Judy Poracri, MBA, MS, RD
    • Jennifer Shoemaker, MS, RD, LD
    • Jennifer Spilotro, MS, RD, LDN
    • Angela Thayer, MS, RD, LDN
    • Patricia Weber, MS,RD, CDE

    Guideline Reviewers

    • Sonya Angelone, MS, RD, CLD
    • Linda Arpino, MA, RD, CDN
    • Christina Biesemeier, MS, RD, LDN,FADA
    • Kathryn Camp, MS, RD, CSP
    • Sonja Conner, MS, RD, LD
    • Erica Gradwell, MS, RD
    • Heather Holden, RD, LD, CDE
    • Jennifer A. Johanek, MS, RD LD, CNSC
    • Ainsley Malone, MS, RD, LD, CNSD
    • Beverly J. McCabe-Sellers, PhD, RD, LD
    • Susan G. Rodder, MS, RD, LD
    • Sharon Smalling, MPH, RD, LD
    • Pat Splett, PhD, MPH, RD, FADA
    • Marsha R. Stieber, MSA, RD, CNSC
    • Peter Talbot, BSc, MScMed
    • Mara Z. Vitolins, DrPH, MPH, RD
    • Judith Wsylei-Rosett, EdD, RD

    Academy Staff

    • Deborah Cummins, PhD
    • Kari Kren, MPH, RD
    • Esther Myers, PhD, RD
    • Joan Schwaba, MS, RD

    Financial Contributors

    • Evidence Analysis
      • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
      • The Almond Board
    • Guideline
      • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

    Disclosures of Potential Conflicts of Interest: In the interest of full disclosure, the Academy has adopted the policy of revealing relationships workgroup members have with companies that sell products or services that are relevant to this topic. Workgroup members are required to disclose potential conflicts of interest by completing the Academy Conflict of Interest Form. It should not be assumed that these financial interests will have an adverse impact on the content, but they are noted here to fully inform readers.

    • None of the workgroup members listed above disclosed potential conflicts.