List of Dietetic Practice Groups (DPGs)

Selecting a DPG below will allow you to read more about the group.

  • Behavioral Health Nutrition DPG
    BHN Members are the most valued source of food and nutrition services for person with addictions, mental illness, developmental disabilities and eating disorders.
  • Clinical Nutrition Management DPG
    Managers who direct clinical nutrition programs across the continuum of care.
  • Diabetes Care and Education (DCE) DPG
    Members involved in patient and professional education as well as research for the nutritional management and care of diabetes.
  • Dietetic Technicians in Practice DPG
    Members are advocates for dietetic technicians, registered as dietetic practitioners in providing quality client care.
  • Dietetics in Health Care Communities DPG
    Practitioners typically employed under contract who provide nutrition consultation to acute and long-term-care facilities, home care companies, health care agencies and the foodservice industry.
  • Dietitians in Business and Communications (DBC) DPG
    Food and nutrition practitioners who work for or consult with corporations, businesses and organizations, or who are self-employed or business owners.
  • Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine DPG
    Food and nutrition practitioners that promote the integration of conventional nutrition practices with evidence-based alternatives, including functional and integrative medicine and nutrition genomics.
  • Dietitians in Nutrition Support (DNS) DPG
    Dietitians who integrate the science and practice of enteral and parenteral nutrition in order to provide appropriate nutrition support therapy to individuals encompassing adults, pediatrics, inpatients, outpatients, home care, transplantation and complex gastrointestinal disorders.
  • Food & Culinary Professionals DPG
    Members who promote food education and culinary skills to enhance quality of life and health of the public.
  • Healthy Aging DPG
    Practitioners who provide and manage nutrition programs and services to older adults in a variety of settings.
  • Hunger and Environmental Nutrition DPG
    Members who lead the future in sustainable and accessible food and water systems through education, research and action.
  • Management in Food and Nutrition Systems DPG
    Food and nutrition care managers generally employed in health care institutions, universities, corrections and other facilities.
  • Medical Nutrition Practice Group DPG
    Practitioners who practice a wide range of medical nutrition therapy across the continuum of care in a variety of settings.
  • Nutrition Education for the Public (NEP) DPG
    Practitioners involved in the design, implementation and evaluation of nutrition education programs for target populations.
  • Nutrition Educators of Health Professionals (NEHP) DPG
    Members involved in education and communication with physicians, nurses, dentists and other health care professionals.
  • Nutrition Entrepreneurs (NE) DPG
    NE members shape the future of dietetics practice by pursuing innovative and creative ways of providing nutrition products and services to consumers, industry, media and business.
  • Oncology Nutrition DPG
    Nutrition professionals involved in the care of cancer patients, cancer prevention and research.
  • Pediatric Nutrition DPG
    Practitioners who provide nutrition services for the pediatric population in a wide variety of settings.
  • Public Health/Community Nutrition DPG
    Nutrition professionals who work in partnership with healthcare providers, community leaders, and other key stakeholders to serve the public in a variety of roles and settings.
  • Renal Dietitians DPG
    Practitioners who provide medical nutrition services to chronic kidney disease patients in dialysis facilities, clinics, hospitals, university settings and private practice.
  • Research DPG
    Members who conduct research in various areas to promote practice standards, health policy and disease prevention.
  • School Nutrition Services DPG
    School foodservice directors, nutrition educators, and corporate dietitians working in the delivery of food service and nutrition education to children.
  • Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition DPG
    Nutrition practitioners with expertise and skills in promoting the role of nutrition in physical performance, cardiovascular health, wellness and disordered eating.
  • Vegetarian Nutrition DPG
    Nutrition practitioners who focus on information and resources for plant-based diets.
  • Weight Management DPG
    Practitioners who work in the prevention and treatment of overweight and obesity throughout the life cycle.
  • Women's Health DPG
    Practitioners addressing women's nutrition care issues during the reproductive period through menopause.