Clinical Nutrition Management DPG

DPG #44

The CNM DPG is for you if you want to improve patient care, population health and increase your leadership skills! 

CNM is about Clinical Nutrition ManageMENT.  That is, leading and directing nutrition practices, clinical quality, information systems, clinical nutrition operations and advocating nationally and locally for action to protect our patients, advance practice and cause thoughtful change in healthcare.

CNM’s do not have to be managers or supervisors!

Members of the Clinical Nutrition Management (CNM) DPG include dietitian staff and management, future leaders, current leaders and students of clinical nutrition programs across the healthcare continuum — in acute, sub-acute and long-term care, outpatient settings and home health, business and industry. As leaders in healthcare systems, they are responsible for developing and implementing nutrition programs that keep pace with the changing healthcare environment.

They work with professional and technical staff and interdisciplinary teams to achieve optimum patient care, support health system goals, and to ensure continuous improvement in the quality of nutrition care. The CNM DPG is the most valuable resource to those destined for leadership in healthcare. CNM is committed to providing members with the knowledge and skills to advance clinical nutrition practice into the future.

Mission: Empower and support leaders to advance nutrition practices in healthcare.
Vision: Positively influence healthcare through nutrition leadership.

Member Benefits

Future Dimensions in Clinical Nutrition Management is an electronic quarterly publication which includes current articles, investigations, practical experiences in managing nutrition services, advertising and future plans for CPEU articles. The newsletter is an excellent venue to write your first published article!

Subspecialty Unit

Three subspecialty units support collaboration and sharing of information and expertise among CNM members.

  • Food and Nutrition Informatics provides support and resources for electronic and technological systems related to nutrition programs. The subunit has a strong connection to the national and international advancement of nutrition informatics.
  • Quality Management and Process Improvement educates Clinical Nutrition Managers on the various healthcare quality standards, measures, and tools, and introduces members to process improvement methods.
  • CNM Pediatric Management provides CNMs who have responsibility for managing pediatric care with a forum to benchmark as well as share data and best practices. The sub-unit offers tools and resources targeted specifically at challenges facing institutions providing care to children, including staffing, assessment of competencies, regulatory requirements, and budgeting, as well as implementation of outcomes-focused initiatives specific to pediatric units, clinics and/or facilities.

Networking, Business Meetings, Continuing Professional Education Events, Receptions

  • CNM-EML is an electronic mailing list to facilitate timely interactive communication among CNM members. This continues to be a significant and well-used communication resource to members.
  • CNM offers an annual continuing professional education symposium to provide skills development and networking opportunities for members. Typically, attendees are able to obtain 12-16 CPEUs. Those attending consistently rate the symposium as providing "excellent, pertinent, timely topics with tools ready to be used."
  • CNM also sponsors general sessions at the Academy's Food & Nutrition Conference & Expoand has a busy member display booth at the Member Showcase.

Enhancement and Promotion of the Academy's Strategic Initiatives and Campaigns

The above mentioned products, services and events also support the Academy's Member Initiatives. The CNM Program of Work reflects the needs of its membership and is updated annually.

Join the CNM DPG, and let’s advance nutrition practices in healthcare – together!