Dietetic Practice Groups

Dietetic Practice Groups are professional-interest groups, made up of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics members, who wish to connect with other members within their areas of interest and/or practice. Specialized practice groups enable members to improve their job performance, gain insight into specialized areas of food and nutrition and network with colleagues.

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  • Behavioral Health Nutrition DPG

    Behavioral Health Nutrition DPG's mission is to empower members to be the food and nutrition experts in the areas of eating disorders, intellectual and developmental disabilities, addictions and mental illness.

  • Clinical Nutrition Management DPG

    Members of the Clinical Nutrition Management DPG are managers of clinical nutrition programs across the health care continuum. They are responsible for developing and implementing nutrition programs that keep pace with the changing health care environment and conform to the cost limitations of managed care.

  • Diabetes Care and Education DPG

    The Diabetes Care and Education DPG promotes quality diabetes care and education for people with diabetes and their families and for those at risk for developing diabetes.

  • Dietetics in Health Care Communities DPG

    Practitioners typically employed under contract who provide nutrition consultation to acute and long-term-care facilities, correctional facilities, home care companies, healthcare agencies and foodservice industry.

  • Dietitians in Business and Communications DPG

    Dietitians in Business and Communications DPG are food and nutrition professionals who are working for or consulting with local or global corporations, businesses, or organizations in the food, nutrition communications, public relations, and healthcare industries, or who are self-employed or business owners.

  • Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine DPG

    Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine is a specialty practice group of nutrition professionals that promotes the integration of conventional nutrition practices with evidence-based alternatives through education, research and practice.

  • Dietitians in Nutrition Support DPG

    Dietitians in Nutrition Support are 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 and transplantation.

  • Food and Culinary Professionals DPG

    Food and Culinary Professionals is a dietetic practice group consisting of culinary educators, food writers, cookbook authors, chefs, marketing professionals, PR executives, food scientists and media reporters. Its mission is to develop food expertise throughout the profession of dietetics and to serve as the nation's food, culinary and nutrition leaders.

  • Healthy Aging DPG

    Healthy Aging DPG members are employed in community nutrition programs, government agencies, assisted living settings, university settings, hospitals and health care facilities, and private practice.

  • Hunger and Environmental Nutrition DPG

    The Hunger and Environmental Nutrition dietetic practice group connects nutrition experts in food and water security, health, agriculture, and the environment to foster thriving sustainable and accessible food and water systems.