GTNC is an all-volunteer international research group that is hoping to include California registered dietitians’ prospective in their study results on telenutriton dietitian practices when remote from the patient. More details: 

GTNC is IRB approved in the US through Oregon Health and Sciences University, the Scandinavian countries, Australia, New Zealand, and other countries. The PI and overall IRB (Ethics) is from New Zealand. Our medical advisor is Faith Ottery MD PhD who dietitians may have heard of due to her creation of the screening tool, the PG-SGA. GTNC has a number of states contributing so far, and would like to request the same for California to allow inclusion of California dietetics practices. GTNC expects to be gathering surveys for at least another month.  If your members are attending FNCE in Orlando, the results to date will be presented at FNCE by Dr. Ottery and Joy Heimgarnter MS, RD, from the Mayo Clinic.


COVID-19 has dramatically altered the provision of healthcare around the world. We are interested in how you have undertaken nutrition care while maintaining social distancing or working remotely.

This international survey seeks dietitians from all practice settings who provide a minimum of one direct patient care interaction per week. Regardless of whether or not you have had experience of delivering nutrition care while working separately from your patients/clients, we would appreciate your help.

By participating in this survey, you will help to provide insights into the nutrition care practice of dietitians when situations prevent patients/clients being in the same room as health care practitioners.

The study is anonymous but if you have any questions further information is available from: Joanna Cummings,

This study has been approved by the Oregon Health & Science University Institutional Review Board on 12/15/2021 for three years. IRB number 00023944.

Please complete the survey by accessing it here:

We value your time and hope that you can help us with this research. Thank you and your board for consideration.

Warmest thanks,
Terese Scollard MBA RDN LD FAND, 503-939-1605
and Sue McDonell
On behalf of the Global Telenutrition Consortium