Travis Thomas, PhD, RDN, CSSD, LD, FAND, associate professor in the department of clinical nutrition, was elected to serve the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)—the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. He will serve a 3-year term beginning June 1 and is the only dietetics practitioner from the Commonwealth of Kentucky to represent the Academy on a national level.
Dr. Thomas will serve as the National Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) Representative to the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR serves as the credentialing agency for AND. As the credentialing agent and organization unit of the Academy, the Commission establishes and enforces standards for certification, recertification, and the Code of Ethics, and issues credentials to individuals who meet these standards. The Academy owns the credentials; however, CDR has independent authority in matters pertaining to certification including standard setting, establishment of certification fees and administering credentialing programs.
In this new leadership role, Dr. Thomas will act as the national content expert in sports nutrition specialist practice by working to protect the public through setting CSSD credentialing standards. He will also collaborate with other Academy leaders to:
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Thomas on this honor!