At present, there are no nationally recognized core competencies for nutrition educators. Therefore, people are able to practice in the field with very different sets of qualifications. As the primary professional association of nutrition educators, we think it is SNEB’s responsibility to open up a conversation regarding the following:
• Whether there should be an accreditation process for individual academic institutions that offer nutrition education programs at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels.
• Whether there should be a credentialing process for individuals as nutrition educators via a national exam.
• Whether SNEB should take the leadership role in either of the above endeavors and/or partner with other professional associations.