Hello, We are the American Chiropractic
Association Council on Nutrition.

About Us

The Council was founded in 1974 and held its first formal meeting in July of that year. Dr. Warren P. Brown served as the Council’s first President. Since its initiation, the Council has shown a rapid and continuing growth in membership and is now one of the largest specialty councils of the ACA.


The Council recognizes the importance of nutrition as an adjunct in the practice of chiropractic. It has set as its primary goal, the continuing education of the chiropractic physician as it relates to clinical nutrition.The Council has instituted a series of on-going programs, which include:

A. Annual Symposiums

These are held with speakers of national and international reputation.

B. Regional Seminars

These are provided in concert with our CCE accredited colleges and usually supported by a Grant from our industry.
These Seminars help provide the opportunity, etc., for the chiropractic college student and practitioner alike to have dialogue with our speakers with national standing in the field of clinical nutrition.

C. Nutritional Perspectives

The Journal of the Council on Nutrition is published quarterly by the Council. Correspondence should be directed to: 6855 Browntown Road, Front Royal, VA 22630.

Monthly Newsletter

The newsletter serves as a forum for new products, ideas and dialog. It helps to keep members abreast of current trends: political, legislative and educational.
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The Council serves as a consultant to the profession and public, including state peer review committees, third party organizations and government bodies.


Sec. A. To promote the orderly advancement of Chiropractic as a science and healing art.

Sec. B. To assist and cooperate with the parent organization, the American Chiropractic Association.

Sec. C. To gather, correlate and disseminate knowledge and information concerning nutrition for the benefit of its members, the profession and the public.

Sec. D. To encourage and promote a more advanced knowledge and use of nutrition in the practice of Chiropractic.

Sec. E. To maintain liaison with our teaching institutions.

Sec. F. To establish a means through which the public shall be regularly informed and educated in the area of nutrition.

Sec. G. To be and remain a charitable organization availed of only for charitable purposes as provided in Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended, as an organization formed or availed of for gathering, correlating and disseminating of Knowledge and information concerning nutrition for the benefit of its members, the profession, and the general public.

Sec. H. To protect in every proper and reasonable way the professional welfare and interest of the members of this Council.

Sec. I. To promote the highest standards of moral and ethical conduct.

Sec. J. To promote research in Nutrition.

Sec. K. To encourage professional consultation with members of other professions.

Sec. L. To encourage the development of standard terminology in nutrition.

Sec. M. To cooperate with the ACA Executive Board, officers and other related
committees, councils and departments.

Sec. N. To cooperate with state chiropractic associations, board of directors, officers, and all other related committees, councils and departments.

Sec. O. To sponsor and promote seminars and courses of study in Nutrition either separately or in cooperation with other ACA Councils.

Achieving Diplomate Status

The applicant must hold the degree of Doctor of Chiropractic. In addition, he or she must show evidence of having completed at least three (300) hours of postgraduate study in nutrition sponsored by a college holding status with an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, or an agency having a reciprocal agreement with the recognized agency or having completed a residency under the auspices of a college having status with an accrediting agency recognized by the U. S. Department of Education, or an agency having a recognized agreement with the recognized agency. The course offering must be presented based on a syllabus prescribed by the school. The applicant must be licensed to practice chiropractic.