About Us & How To Join
The Medical Nutrition Practice Group (MNPG) has been renamed to
Dietitians in Medical Nutrition Therapy (DMNT)
MNPG has evolved over the past decade but our mission remains to empower our members to be the recognized leaders who provide exemplary nutrition care. Since the group formed we have welcomed the Infectious Disease Subunit (IDN), the Dietitians in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Subunit (DPMR), and the Dietitians in Gluten Intolerance Diseases Subunit (DIGID). In 2015, the group added a new subunit for Cystic Fibrosis Dietitians (CFN) and in 2018 expanded the DIGID subunit to include Dietitians in Gluten and Gastrointestinal Disorders. These updates were driven by changes in the field of dietetics, particularly the growth of sub-specialties among clinical dietitian nutritionists that practice medical nutrition therapy. We recognize the increased importance of providing exemplary evidenced-based medical nutrition therapy and continuing to be the recognized clinical nutrition experts.
Based on member feedback and analysis done by our executive committee and volunteers, we recognized that our brand identity could be improved. We are a diverse group of professionals that practice in a wide variety of settings including hospitals, long term care and assisted living facilities, outpatient clinics, private practice, industry, and corporate wellness programs. Some of us are generalists, while others are specialists, but we all believe in the importance of prescribing evidence-based MNT to patients and clients. Therefore, we feel our new name, Dietitians in Medical Nutrition Therapy, will better represent the practice of all our members.
Empower MNPG members to be the recognized leaders who provide exemplary nutrition care.
Optimize the nation's health through state of the art medical nutrition care.
Customer focus: Meet the needs and exceed the expectations of all customers.
Integrity: Act ethically with accountability for life-long learning and commitment to excellence.
Innovation: Embrace change with creativity and strategic thinking.
Social Responsibility: Make decisions with consideration for inclusivity as well as environmental, economic and social implications.
Our mission is to empower MNPG members to be the recognized leaders who provide exemplary nutrition care. We are a diverse group of professionals. Our members work in a variety of settings including hospitals, long term care, assisted living, hospice outpatient clinics, dialysis clinics, industry, and corporate wellness programs. Some of us are generalists, others are specialists. MNPG strives to keep our members current in all aspects of nutrition.
Benefits of membership include:
- Quarterly hard copy newsletter with hot topics, cutting edge research, and free CPEUs.
- Continuing education opportunities
- Activities at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE)
- Member discounts
- Sub-group: Dietitians in Gluten and Gastrointestinal Disorders (DIGID)
- Sub-group: Dietitians in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (DPM&R)
- Sub-group: Infectious Disease Nutrition (IDN)
- Sub-group: Cystic Fibrosis Nutrition (CFN)
- Electronic Mailing List
- Web site
- Professional Development
- Networking opportunities
Simply join Medical Nutrition Practice Group when you renew your Academy membership. If you have already renewed your membership for the current fiscal year you can still join! Follow the steps listed below.
1. Login to your Academy accont here.