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A verification statement is an official document that signifies that the student has met all academic and professional requirements as dictated by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for the Penn State DPD program. Verification Statement policies for students wishing to fulfill these requirements are listed below.

Verification Statement Policies

Questions regarding the Verification Statement Policies for all options, including the former Management Dietetics option and Applied Sciences option students who graduated prior to Fall 2015 should be directed to the DPD Director Dr. Mary Dean Coleman-Kelly. She can be contacted via e-mail at