Member Interest Groups

Member Interest Groups are groups of Academy members who have a common interest. Unlike dietetic practice groups or affiliates, member interest groups focus on areas other than the practice of dietetics or geographic location. As divisions of the national organization, MIGs reflect the many characteristics of the Academy's membership and the public it serves.

Beginning in June 2018, several MIGs joined forces to form collaborative MIGs to expand and enhance benefits. The collaborative MIGs continue to offer niche topics for specific communities while also combining efforts to more effectively support MIG leaders and meet the evolving needs of members. This new structure inspires diversity through opportunities to network with colleagues as well as foster the development and improvement of food, nutrition and health care through education, leadership and professional development.

The new MIG names, listed below, within your 2018-2019 renewal information.

COGA: Cultures of Gender and Age which includes:

  • Thirty and Under in Nutrition and Dietetics (TUND)
  • Fifty Plus in Nutrition and Dietetics (FPIND)
  • National Organization of Men in Nutrition and Dietetics (NOMIN)

RMIG: Religion MIG which includes:

  • Jewish (JMIG)
  • Muslims in Dietetics and Nutrition (MIDAN)

AAPI: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders which includes:

  • Asian Indians in Nutrition and Dietetics (AIND)
  • Filipino Americans in Nutrition and Dietetics (FADAN)
  • Chinese Americans in Dietetics and Nutrition (CADN)
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  • Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI)

    Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders empowers members to be the leaders in cultural evidence-based practices in nutrition and dietetics for people of Chinese, Filipino or Indian origin or those interested in learning more about these cultures.

  • Cultures of Gender and Age (COGA)

    Cultures of Gender and Age focuses on providing programming, education, collaboration and networking within three primary sub communities: Fifty Plus, Men and Thirty and Under.

  • Latinos and Hispanics in Dietetics and Nutrition (LAHIDAN)

    Latinos and Hispanics in Dietetics and Nutrition fosters the development and improvement of food, nutrition and health care for Latinos and their families in U.S. and related territories with outreach to Hispanic/Latino and all other Academy members.

  • National Organization of Blacks in Dietetics and Nutrition (NOBIDAN)

    The National Organization of Blacks in Dietetics and Nutrition is an organization of African-American dietetic and nutrition practitioners whose mission is to develop an innovative plan with futuristic vision and ideals that will reflect concern for health status of the public and facilitate professional enhancement for its members.

  • Religion MIG (RMIG)

    The Religion Member Interest Group offers a community for Academy members from various practice areas with an interest in cross-cultural awareness and reducing health disparities, specifically as they relate to the Jewish and Muslim population.

  • 10 Ways DPGs and MIGs can Participate in Public Policy

    Public policy efforts always reside with state affiliates because they're connected to the state government bodies and via the Academy's D.C. office of policy initiatives and advocacy to the federal government. Members may speak on their own behalf, on behalf of their affiliate, or in their own name on the behalf of other organizations.