Food & Culinary Professionals

Mission & Vision

FCP - Food & Culinary Professionals - is a Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics whose members are committed to developing food expertise throughout the profession of dietetics.


FCP is committed to developing food expertise throughout the profession of dietetics by:

  • Increasing food and culinary skills and knowledge among Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics members;

  • Enhancing our ability to shape the food choices and impact the nutritional status of the public;

  • Improving the quality of life and health of the public; and

  • Expanding career opportunities for members.


FCP's Mission Statement: 
Empower members to be the nation’s food, culinary and nutrition leaders.

FCP's Vision:
Optimizing the nation's health through food and nutrition.

FCP's Values:

Customer Focus:  Meet the needs and exceed the expectations of all customers.


Integrity:  Act ethically with accountability for life-long learning and commitment to excellence.

Innovation:  Embrace change with creativity and strategic thinking, innovation and the most advanced methodology of communicating the information.

Social Responsibility:  Make decisions with consideration for inclusivity as well as environmental, economic and social implications.

Enjoyment: Utilize life-long learning to develop strategies and skills that maximize the enjoyment of food.