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The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) Evidence Analysis Library



What is the Evidence Analysis Library (EAL)?

The Evidence Analysis Library (EAL) is a synthesis of the best, most relevant nutritional research on important dietetic practice questions housed within an accessible, online, user-friendly website. The EAL is a series of systematic reviews developed by Academy members for Academy members based on a predefined approach and criteria. Meticulous methods and electronic tools are used to document each step to ensure objectivity, transparency, and reproducibility of the process. Expert workgroup members evaluate, synthesize, and grade the strength of the evidence to support conclusions that answer a precise series of questions. 


Benefits of the EAL:

  • Evaluates and synthesizes scientific literature using rigorous methodology
  • Uses a process that is transparent and minimizes basis
  • Uses the highest quality research studies to answer relevant food and nutrition questions
  • Provides timely and credible scientific information
  • Develops evidence-based nutrition practice guidelines to ensure patient care

CDR Offers Four Topics Available Free from the AND Evidence Analysis Library

The Commission on Dietetic Registration is now offering access to four topics in the Academy’s Evidence Analysis Library Free to all CDR credentialed practitioners.

  1. Adult Weight Management
  2. Nutrition Screening Adults
  3. Nutrition Screening Pediatrics
  4. Unintended Weight Loss in Older Adults
To view these topics click here!

Please note – Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Members have free access to all topics within the EAL.

Additional Resources

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