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Dear CA Academy Members,

 The House of Delegates (HOD) values your input on future Professional Issues. Please consider taking a few minutes to complete this form to submit a professional issue(s). This is a new process for selecting the strategic and professional issues discussed at the HOD. There are two categories for issues that have short- and long-term impact on food and nutrition practice.

 Professional Issues are specialized or practice-based topics that need immediate attention by the HOD. These issues may impact a subset of practice areas within the profession. Examples of Professional Issues include master’s requirement implementation, licensure, reimbursement and payment, and preceptor and internship shortages.

  • Academy members are the key contributors to determining professional issues. If you have a professional issue you would like the House of Delegates to consider for a future dialogue, please complete this form by May 22, 2020.

Strategic Issues are emerging issues with potential impact on the dietetics profession in three or more years, overriding issues of strategic importance that cut across multiple discipline areas and support the Academy’s strategic mission, vision, and focus.

  • Strategic Issues replace Mega Issues. Examples include Diversity, Technology Obsolescence and Leadership Development. The Academy’s Council on Future Practice, the organizational unit comprised of ten members who represent practice, education, credentialing and accreditation and the Board of Directors, identifies Strategic Issues for consideration by the HOD.

As your delegates, we appreciate your help to identify which professional issues are important to our membership. Please make sure to select the Affiliate, DPG, or At-Large constituencies you are a part of (there may be more than 1 that apply), so we receive the data, as we are being asked to prioritize our members’ submissions.

 Thank you for your time.

 Your CA Academy Delegates,

Teresa Bush Zurn

Lesli Doshier

Joanne Graham

Cary Kreutzer

Rory Pace

If you have question, please feel free to reach us at delegates@dietitian.org.




The Mega Issues process is an important tool for responding to members' needs related to far-reaching professional concerns. Mega issues address key strategic questions the organization must answer to illuminate choices and challenges that will need to be overcome moving forward for the envisioned future. 

A Mega Issue is strategic and futuristic in its scope, may cut accross multiple discipline areas, and is projected to impact the profession three-to-five years into the future. Mega Issues are considered by the House of Delegates Leadership Team for discussion by the House of Delegates. Delegates meet in the fall (in conjunction with FNCE®) and virtually in the spring in order to conduct business and mega issue dialogues.

Academy members can submit Mega Issues using the Mega Issue identification form.

Delegate Council routinely request California membership to complete surveys to understand your perspective on Mega Issues presented.

Stay tuned for future member surveys.

Delegate Council Survey Results

Delegates In Action

What have been past  Issues?

Mega issue backgrounders, fact sheets, meeting outcomes, other supporting documents and updates to past mega issues dating back to 2007 can be found at eatrightpro.org (you must log into your Academy account).