01/19/2016 - With specialized knowledge in specific practice areas and personal interests, joining dietetic practice groups and/or member interest groups are prime ways to expand your network, share practice tips and establish relationships with colleagues from all over the world.
As professional interest groups, DPGs cover various fields in dietetics, including Diabetes Care and Education, Weight Management, Pediatric Nutrition, Oncology Nutrition and more — 25 in total. MIGs are groups of members who have common backgrounds, issues or interests. The 10 MIGs include groups such as the Thirty and Under in Nutrition and Dietetics, National Organization of Men in Nutrition, Latinos and Hispanics in Dietetics and Nutrition, among others.
And, at the state level, are affiliate associations of the Academy, which provide members with learning opportunities and face-to-face networking. While DPGs and MIGs require a small fee to join —often with reduced membership dues for students, affiliate membership comes with Academy membership and includes additional benefits.
Why get involved in DPGs, MIGs or an affiliate? Not only can you significantly increase your knowledge within your field of interest, but many of these groups offer scholarships and student support, as well as opportunities to volunteer at the Academy’s annual Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™.
Visit Academy Groups for more information on DPGs, MIGs and affiliates.