Member Benefits

membership benefits

Power Your Career with PLANTS

The Vegetarian Nutrition DPG membership provides the tools you need to stay current in plant-based nutrition. VN is committed to an equitable and sustainable future achieved through influential policy, research, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Explore the many offerings of the VN membership.

Access to our Professional Website

  • For Professionals and Students - Provides professional information for VN DPG members. 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.
  • For Consumers - 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.

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

    RD Resources

    • FREE handouts available as a resource for those looking for more information on plant-based diets and nutrition.
    • There are also companion consumer resource to share with clients or at events.

    State Coordinator 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 member

    Member Speaker 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

    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.

    Vegetarian Nutrition Update


    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.

    Member Connect

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

    Contact our Web Editor today!