Member Benefits

If you are a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics we invite you to join our Dietetic Practice Group and enjoy the following benefits:

Access to our Professional Website – provides professional information for VN DPG members. On this website you will find access to the PDF files of past Vegetarian Nutrition Update (our quarterly newsletter), RD resources on how vegetarian diets work in all stages of life, vegetarian nutrition in the news, links to the Executive Committee and state coordinators, and lots more useful information. – also provides evidence-based vegetarian nutrition for consumers. The website launched in late 2010 provides information for your clients with links and resources to help them on their quest of healthy meatless eating. A member benefit is that professional websites and published books can be displayed here at your request.

Join our Social Media

  • Facebook: at Vegetarian Nutrition
  • LinkedIn: at Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group
  • Twitter: @VNDPG
  • Instagram: @VNDPG

    Student Social Media Forums:

    • Facebook at Vegetarian Nutrition DPG – Student Group
    • Twitter @VegDPG_Students


    Other VN DPG member benefits

    Download Ready to Print Full-Color Resources

    For professionals covering common questions about vegetarian diets. There are also companion consumer resource to share with clients or at events.

    RD Resources (PDFs)

    State Coordinators Program

    Members promote vegetarian nutrition at the 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

    VN DPG State Coordinators

    Member Speaker’s Bureau

    • Are you a registered dietitian with a passion for and experience in speaking on plant-based nutrition?
    • Have you been a member of the VN DPG for at least two years?
    • Would you like to be sponsored to speak at regional and state meetings?

    If you answered “yes” to all three questions, then apply to become part of the VN DPG Speakers Bureau.

    Member Discussion Board

    Discover this great way to connect with VN DPG members:

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

    Join the Discussion Now

    Research Grant

    Academy-FoundationThe VN DPG offers an annual research grant for a member who does research in the field of vegetarian nutrition.  For more information about this award and an application form, go to the Academy Foundation and scroll down to the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group Research Grant.

    Apply for the VN DPG Research Grant

    Do you host a vegetarian website? Did you publish a vegetarian cookbook? Do you like to write about vegetarian nutrition?

    VN DPG publishes recipes, member links to professional websites, and/or published books on our Consumer Website

    Contact our Web Editor today!

    Looking for MNT Guidelines on Vegetarian Diets?

    The Academy’s Evidence Analysis Library offers the Vegetarian Nutrition Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice Guideline to all members.

    Monthly e-blasts keep members updated.


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