The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ House of Delegates and Lona Sandon, PhD, RDN, Associate Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center, are conducting a research study (STU-2022-0769) to describe changes in roles and practices of registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) and nutrition and dietetics technicians, registered (NDTRs) during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. This study will help to inform current Academy COVID-19 efforts, and implications of future Academy policy and advocacy initiatives, education, and research. The UT Southwestern Medical Center Institutional Review Board has approved this study and determined it to meet Exempt criteria.

If you agree to participate, this study will involve taking about  related to your primary practice area. Participation is completely voluntary, and your answers will be anonymous.

What is the purpose of the research?

The results of this survey will help us to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and related public health guidance and mandates on practitioners. This knowledge will assist the researchers in informing the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics House of Delegates COVID-19 Subject Matter Expert team to develop effective strategies to ensure dietetics practices are prepared to address the challenges of future pandemics or other emergency situations.

Who is asked to participate?

Eligible subjects include registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs), nutrition and dietetic technicians, registered (NDTRs), and student or dietetic intern members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.


The survey is anonymous. You will not be identified or associated with your responses. Data from the survey will be presented in aggregate to maintain confidentiality. Information we learn about you in this study will be handled in a confidential manner. Information collected with this survey will be kept confidential in a password protected data file on a password protected network. If we publish the results of the study in a scientific journal or book, we will not identify you.

Any data collected as part of this study may be used for future research studies without your consent. Any information that identifies you will be removed before it is used for future research studies.