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References for Advanced Practitioner Certification in Clinical Nutrition Examination

Be sure to review the exam content outline before selecting the references you will need.


Bickley LS.  Bates Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking.  12th edition.  Lippincott Williams and Wilkins:  Philadelphia, PA; 2016.  ISBN: 9781469893419

Charney P, Malone A.  Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Pocket Guide to Nutrition Assessment.  3rd ed.  Chicago, IL: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; 2015.
ISBN: 9780880914895

Contento IR.  Nutrition and Education, Linking Research, Theory and Practice.   3rd ed.  Jones and Bartlett Learning: Sudbury, MA; 2015.  ISBN:  9781284078008  

Glanz K, Riner BK, Viswanath K.  Health Behavior and Health Education: Theory, Research, and Practice.  5th ed.  Jossey-Bass:  San Francisco, CA; 2015. ISBN: 9781118628980

Gropper S, Smith J.  Advanced Nutrition and Human Metabolism. 7th ed. Wadsworth Cengage Learning:  Belmont, CA; 2017.  ISBN:  9781305627857

Grim J and Roberts S.  The Clinical Nutrition Managers Handbook: Solutions for Busy Professionals.  Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics:  Chicago, IL; 2014.

Miller WR, Rollnick S.  Motivational Interviewing, Helping People Change. 3rd ed.  The Guilford Press:  New York, NY; 2013. ISBN:   9781609182274

Mueller C.  A.S.P.E.N. Adult Nutrition Support Core Curriculum.  3rd ed.  A.S.P.E.N: Silver Spring, MD; 2018.  ISBN:  9781889622071

Straus SE, Glasziou P, Richardson WS, Haynes RB.  Evidence-Based Medicine: How to Practice and Teach It.  5th ed.   Elsevier Limited; New York, NY; 2018.  ISBN:  9780702062964


Online Resource/Articles

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. International Dietetics and Nutrition Terminology (IDNT) Reference Manual:  Standardized Language for the Nutrition Care Process, eNCPT.  2015 edition.  Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics:  Chicago, IL; 2014.   
General info at: 
Pricing info at:

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  Nutrition Care Manual.  Chicago, IL:  Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics;  (Monthly billing available)

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  Pediatric Nutrition Care Manual.  Chicago, IL:  Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; 2015.   Monthly billing available)

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  Evidence Analysis Library:

White JV, Guenter P, Jensen G, Malone A, Schofield M, Academy Malnutrition Work Group, A.S.P.E.N. Malnutrition Task Force, and the A.S.P.E.N. Board of Directors.  Consensus statement: characteristics recommended for the identification and documentation of adult malnutrition (undernutrition). JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2012; 36(3):  275-283. or J Am Diet Assoc. 2012; 112(5): 730-738.

McClave SA, Taylor BE, Martindale RG, Warren MM, Johnson DR, Braunschweig C,, McCarthy MS, DAvanos E, Rice TW, Cresci GA, Gervasio JM, Sacks GS, Roberts PR, Compher C, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine and American Society for Parenteral Nutrition.  Guidelines for the Provision and Assessment of Nutrition Support Therapy in the Adult Critically Ill Patient:  Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N). JPEN. 2016 40(2):  159-211.


Note:  The references listed above are suggestions. It should not be inferred that studying these references will ensure success on the examination nor should it be assumed that items on the examination are based on any specific resource listed.