About Academy Groups

Sharing ideas and building relationships with colleagues is a mutually beneficial process that helps expand your knowledge and advance your career. The Academy facilitates peer-to-peer communication by offering a number of different venues for networking among members.

Dietetic Practice Groups (DPGs): These professional interest groups enable members to enhance their specialized knowledge, share practice tips, and establish relationships with colleagues from all over the world. DPGs include a vast array of specialties, such as Diabetes Care and Education, Food and Culinary Professionals, Weight Management, Women’s Health, Pediatric Nutrition, Health Aging and more.

Member Interest Groups (MIGs): MIGs are groups of Academy members who have common interests, issues or backgrounds. Unlike dietetic practice groups or affiliates, MIGs focus on areas other than the practice or geographic location and reflect the many characteristics of the Academy's membership and the public it serves.

Affiliate Dietetic Associations: The Academy's state-level associations sponsor local education programs, networking opportunities, scholarship fundraising efforts and more. Membership in your local affiliate is included in your Academy membership.