June 23, 2020
Amanda Holliday, MS, RD, LDN, associate professor of nutrition and director of practice advancement and continuing education at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been selected by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics board to serve a three-year term as a program reviewer. Her term begins this month.
The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) is an accrediting agency for educational programs that prepare students for careers as registered dietitians or dietetic technicians, registered. Program reviewers are volunteers representing an ACEND-accredited institution or program in major areas of dietetics practice. Their primary role is to visit and evaluate programs and make recommendations to the ACEND accreditation board.
Holliday is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the organization that operates the ACEND accreditation board. She has previously served on their Nutrition and Informatics Task Force, along with several dietetic practice groups. As a program reviewer, she will participate in two site visits and review two program assessments per year during her term, which runs from June 1, 2020, through May 31, 2023. Program reviewers are eligible to become future ACEND board members and gain valuable knowledge that can help prepare for accreditation reviews at their own institutions.
“I’m looking forward to the opportunity to learn about other dietetic programs around the country and world while furthering the strength of programs and the students enrolled in these programs who will go on to be registered dietitians,” said Holliday.
Holliday will complete training on June 23-24 in preparation for the start of her official term.
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