Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition - A dietetic practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

About SCAN

SCAN is the largest dietetic practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Members are registered dietitians with nutrition expertise in the areas of sports, physical activity, cardiovascular health, wellness, and the prevention and treatment of disordered eating and eating disorders.

Mission

To empower members to be the nation’s food and nutrition leaders through excellence and expertise in nutrition for sports and physical activity, cardiovascular health, wellness, and disordered eating and eating disorders.

Vision

Optimize the nation’s health by providing exceptional nutrition care in sports performance and physical activity, cardiovascular health, wellness, and disordered eating and eating disorders.

Our Goals

Our Goals

  • SCAN members are recognized experts in food and nutrition for sports performance and physical activity, cardiovascular health, wellness, and disordered eating and eating disorders.
  • SCAN members value the integration of four practice areas to provide comprehensive evidence-based medical nutrition therapy to improve the health of those we serve.
  • Members and prospective members view SCAN as key to professional success.

The SCAN Credo

As a dietetic practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, SCAN is dedicated to nutrition for sports performance and physical activity, cardiovascular health, wellness, and eating disorders and disordered eating. We hold to a set of essential beliefs that forms the basis of our mission and vision and are manifested through the principles of excellence, integrity, and credibility that are evident in all our endeavors. These beliefs are embodied in the relationships we build and maintain with our constituents as we fulfill our responsibility to them.
 

Those Seeking Information

We educate consumers about sound nutrition practices and how these can nourish the body and reduce the risks and impact of disease. We do this first by doing no harm and next by providing sound, evidence-based information. Our audiences include athletes, consumers, health and fitness professionals, the media, and members of the food and nutrition industries and regulatory agencies. We recognize the diverse backgrounds of these constituents and tailor our services accordingly.