SCAN, a Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, is leading the future of dietetics by promoting healthy, active lifestyles through excellence in dietetics practices in sports, cardiovascular, and wellness nutrition, and the prevention and treatment of disordered eating. SCAN's membership exceeds 6,100 influential practitioners, educators, managers, researchers, and students.
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SCAN is a proud partner with the following organizations:
The Female Athlete Triad Coalition is as a group of national and international organizations dedicated to addressing unhealthy eating behaviors, hormonal irregularities and bone health among female athletes and active women. Each year, key medical, nursing, athletic and sports medicine groups work together to prevent the Female Athlete Triad through advocacy, education, global leadership, public policy, and research. SCAN has been a member of the Coalition from its inception, pledging support by participating in the annual summit meeting and actively working with fellow Coalition members to educate the public and health and fitness professionals on the prevention of the Triad. www.femaleathletetriad.org
SCAN is among the member organizations comprising the Joint Commission on Sports Medicine and Science (JCSMS). JCSMS is committed to advancing the sports medicine profession and does so by acting as a convener and catalyst for cooperative ventures among sports health societies. At an annual forum hosted by JCSMS, representatives from member sports societies meet to share what they are doing, learn what others are doing, and debate issues that affect the future of the sports medicine profession. www.jcsportsmedicine.org
The mission of the National Lipid Association (NLA) is to enhance the practice of lipid management in clinical medicine. Many SCAN members belong to the Nutrition Interest Group of the National Lipid Association. www.lipid.org
Two goals of the NLA are:
Multidisciplinary Approach: The NLA will strive to provide professional activities that serve the members of the NLA. All related health professionals will be able to join, train, and be represented to the scope of their practice.
Cooperation: The NLA will be supportive of other organizations with common purposes and values and will seek active collaborations with such organizations.
The NLA offers a professional development pathway with training opportunities ranging from basic to advanced educational programs. Certification programs for Registered Dietitians and other allied health professionals to validate their competency in clinical lipidology are available through the Accreditation Council of Clinical Lipidology. (www.lipidspecialist.org)
The Accreditation Council for Clinical Lipidology (ACCL) is an independent certifying organization that has developed standards and an examination in the field of Clinical Lipidology for the growing number of health care professionals, including non-physicians, primary care and paraprofessionals who are involved in lipid management.
The mission of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (PCFSN) is to engage, educate and empower all Americans across the lifespan to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and good nutrition. SCAN is pleased to have three of its members selected to the PCFSN Science Board: Linda Houtkooper, PhD, RD, Melinda Manore, PhD, RD, CSSD and Stella Volpe, PhD, RD, LDN. SCAN is a longtime supporter of the PCFSN including a 50th Anniversary Partner of the Get America Moving! 2006 program. By engaging in this partnership, SCAN joins the PCFSN in promoting health, physical activity, fitness, and enjoyment for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities through participation in physical activity and sports and the consumption of a nutritious diet. www.fitness.gov