Privacy: The Short Version

We do not collect any personally identifiable information from users browsing Site visitors who wish to post comments — anonymously or not —on must supply an email address, which we will not share or sell. We do not support or sanction pop-up ads of any kind. If you experience pop-up ads when visiting, it is likely from software already on your computer. Read more about “Pop-Up Advertising” below.

Privacy: The Full Version

This Privacy Statement covers the following Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ website:

By accessing and using the website you consent to the terms of this privacy policy. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is committed to maintaining the confidence and trust of visitors to the websites. The Academy maintains the following privacy policy to inform you of the Academy’s collection, use and distribution of the personal information you provide online. The Academy may update or modify this privacy policy at any time, which update shall become effective upon posting of the new privacy policy on the website.


From General Users does not collect any personally identifiable information (PII) from users browsing our websites. Only statistical data—such as the number of hits per page—is collected. This information is used only for internal and marketing purposes and does not include any PII.

Cookies and IP Addresses

“Cookies” are small pieces of information stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. They provide greater security for sites that provide personalized information. Cookies are commonly used by websites to provide identification. The cookie you accept is uniquely yours and can be read only by the server that gave it to you. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can edit your browser options to block them. A unique number called an IP address identifies every computer on the Internet. Each time you connect to the Internet your machine is assigned an IP address. An IP address is a number that identifies each sender or receiver of information that is sent in packets across the Internet. The Academy’s sites use cookies but do not track IP addresses for advertising purposes.


From Academy Members, CPE Registrants and Other Customers is an open-access website. Currently no features on the website require personal information other than an email address to post comments on articles.

From Email

Information sent by email to Food & Nutrition Magazine® may be used to process the request or inquiry in the email.

External Links may contain links to other external websites that do not fall under the domain. is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such external websites. The Academy does not endorse the content, products or services on other websites.

Pop-Up Advertising

Some visitors could experience advertisements for products, such as diet pills, pop up on their computer screens when they visit The Academy has nothing to do with these pop-up ads and does not sanction or control them in any way. These ads are triggered by software on the viewer’s computer that may have been unwittingly installed as part of a free software package. The most common case is with music and file sharing software that is given away free to consumers. After installation, the software keeps track of the sites the user logs onto and when the person goes to any site that is on a special list, an ad pops up. Advertisers pay for this and select the sites they want their ads to be associated with. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics does not approve of this practice and has written to government leaders requesting that legislation be passed to prohibit it.


This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.

Tell Us What You Think

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics welcomes your questions and comments about privacy on Please e-mail us at