What is a Dietetic Practice Group? (DPG)
A DPG is a professional-interest group of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics members who wish to connect with other members within their areas of interest and/or practice.
What Other Benefits Do DPGs Offer (in Addition to Networking)?
- Provide opportunities to increase knowledge in specific areas of dietetic practice through newsletters, other publications and continuing education.
- Sponsor workshops and seminars for continuing professional education credit at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo and throughout the year.
- Provide awards, stipends, scholarships and grants.
- Develop legislative and public-policy materials for the Academy.
- Contribute technical expertise to the Academy.
- Support the Academy alliance program through collaborative projects with other associations.
- Establish activities that market the profession in general, as well as specific practice areas.
- Offer practice guidelines and quality-management materials to help practitioners provide a high level of care.
- Actively engage in the Academy's initiatives, projects, campaigns and other activities.
Who Can Join a DPG? Is There a Limit to How Many DPGs I Can Join?
Membership in a DPG is voluntary. Any Academy member may join as many DPGs as desired.
How Do I Join a DPG?
DPG dues are paid annually, along with Academy membership dues. Academy members may join a DPG almost any time during the year by paying appropriate dues. (The last day in February is the end of the period to join a DPG for the membership year ending May 31.) Dues vary depending on the DPG. Learn more about our DPGs or call 800/877-1600, ext. 5000.
Are DPG Dues Prorated, Refundable, Transferable or Tax-deductible?
DPG dues are not prorated, refundable or transferable. Dues listed are for the June 1 to May 31 membership year. Contributions to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics are not tax-deductible as charitable contributions. However, DPG dues may be tax-deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses.