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References for Advanced Practitioner Certification in Clinical Nutrition Examination

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Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  Abridged Nutrition Care Process Terminology (NCPT) Reference Manual, Standardized Terminology for the Nutrition Care Process.  Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics:  Chicago, IL; 2018.    ISBN 9780880919692

Bickley LS.  Bates Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking.  13th edition. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins: Philadelphia, PA; 2020.  ISBN: 9781496398178

Charney P, Malone A. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Pocket Guide to Nutrition Assessment.  4th ed.  Chicago, IL: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; 2021.  ISBN:  9780880910699

Contento IR. Nutrition and Education, Linking Research, Theory and Practice.   4th ed. Jones and Bartlett Learning: Sudbury, MA; 2020.  ISBN: 9781284168921 

Gropper S, Smith J. Advanced Nutrition and Human Metabolism. 8th ed. Wadsworth Cengage Learning:  Belmont, CA; 2021.  ISBN: 9780357449813

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

Van Horn L, Beto J. Research:  Successful Approaches in Nutrition and Dietetics.  4th Ed.  Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics:  Chicago, IL 2019.  ISBN: 9780880919463

Online Resources/Articles

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). J  Am Diet Assoc. 2012; 112(5): 730-738.

Consensus Statement of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics/American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition:  Indicators Recommended for the Identification and Documentation of Pediatric Malnutrition (Undernutrition).  Nutrition in Clinical Practice.  2015; 30 (1): 147-161.



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.  Please check back periodically for updates.

The Commission on Dietetic Registration™ (CDR™) does not endorse any particular preparation program or offering. We encourage prospective credentialed practitioners to use a variety of resources that reflect their learning styles and needs. Purchasing a certification preparation product is NOT required and CDR™ does not guarantee that an individual will pass based on the purchase of a certification preparation product.

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