The Integrative and Functional Medicine Nutrition Therapy (IFMNT) Radial was created in 2011 and updated in 2018 as a conceptual framework to assist RDNs in implementing IFMNT in practice.
- The circular architecture of the IFMNT Radial allows for the evaluation of complex interactions and interrelationships.
- The Radial depicts that food is a determining factor in health and disease and is a source of biological information that influences, and is influenced by, the five key areas.
- The five key areas are food, lifestyle, and environment; nutrition physical signs and symptoms; biomarkers; metabolic pathways and networks; and systems.
- Surrounding the Radial are precipitating factors that can affect the individual.
Find the updated IFMNT Radial and other tools in the Revised 2019 Nutrition in Integrative and Functional Medicine Standards for RDNs. The DIFM DPG, under the guidance of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Quality Management Committee, has revised the standards, previously published in 2011. The Standards of Practice uses the Nutrition Care Process and clinical workflow elements for delivering patient/client care. The Standards of Professional Performance describes the six domains that focus on professional performance.
Click to view the full-text article in the Journal: Noland D, Raj S. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Revised 2019 Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (Competent, Proficient, and Expert) in Nutrition in Integrative and Functional Medicine. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2019; 119(6).
To access the Revised 2019 Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance for RDNs (Competent, Proficient, and Expert) in Nutrition in Integrative and Functional Medicine, please locate the article in the Journal: Focus Area Standards for RDNs Collection. The article is open access.