• Section 7. Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetics Practice Group

    Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetics Practice Group (VN DPG)

    The Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetics Practice Group (VN DPG) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics strives to empower members to be the leading authority on evidence-based vegetarian nutrition for food and nutrition professionals, health care practitioners and the public.

    As the leading authority on evidence-based vegetarian nutrition, the VN DPG vision is to optimize global health and well being by:

    • Creating and disseminating vegetarian nutrition educational materials
    • Supporting cutting edge research
    • Developing influential public policy

    The Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website is other source of information for you to reference. The website is designed to share information for all age groups, and fitness levels that will promote health and well-being based on the latest research.

    Visit the VN DPG website -  Click Here

    Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetics Practice Group Membership

    As a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics some of the benefits of joining the Dietetic Practice Group include:

    • Ready to print RD Resources to distribute to clients or use the professional RD resources for personal use. Member forums — a great way to connect with VN DPG members:

      • Request ideas for clients with special diet needs
      • Share latest research
      • Engage with vegetarian friendly professionals

    • Opportunities to share your passion for Vegetarian Nutrition through the State Coordinators Program at your affiliate annual meetings:

      • Scholarships available for presenting plant-based nutrition at your affiliate annual meetings
      • Set up networking events for VN DPG members
      • Promote VN DPG with an exhibit
      • Connect with Academy student members

    To become a member of the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group - Click Here

    Vegetarian Newsletter

    Vegetarian Nutrition Update is the quarterly, 16-page newsletter published by the VNDPG and distributed free of charge to all VN members.

    For those who are not eligible for membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics but would like to subscribe to the VN newsletter, they may do so for $30 per year.

    The newsletter contains pertinent information to help with vegetarian clients and for personal enrichment which include:

    • feature articles directly applicable to all areas of dietetics practice
    • reviews of scientific literature on vegetarian related topics
    • CPE articles (1/year)
    • spotlight on members
    • key bibliography
    • book reviews for professional reference and books you can recommend to your clients
    • veggie bites
    • message from the chair
    • vegetarian dietitians in action
    • current news and events

    To view the newsletter enrollment form - Click Here  

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