About the Vegetarian Nutrition DPG


VN DPG professionals are at the forefront of educating the public about vegetarian nutrition and its relationship to disease management and prevention.
The Vegetarian Nutrition DPG is the leading authority on evidence-based plant-based nutrition for the public and health professionals who wish to learn more about the benefits of plant-based diets for health and sustainability.

The VN DPG comprises about 1,000 members. The membership comprises a significant number of Canadians and overseas members from Europe, Australia, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. VN DPG members work as consultants, clinical dietitians, researchers and in other job settings.

VN DPG Executive Committee, 2024-2025

Chair: Ashley Lombardi MS, RDN

Incoming Chair: Alicia Henson RD, CNSC

Past Chair:  Alison Ozgur MAT, MHS, RDN, DipACLM

Secretary: Madeline Butler-Sanchez MS, RDN, LDN

Treasurer: Sarah Whipkey BS, RD

Delegate to the Academy House of Delegates: Lindsay Schmitz MS, RD, LDN

Member Services Chair: Sheetal Parikh MSC, BS, RDN

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