About Us & How To Join


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 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 Intolerance Diseases (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
  • Annual research grant for nutrition research
Interested in joining? 

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
2. Click on "My Academy Toolbar"and then "My Groups".
3. You should see your current DPGs and state affiliate listed. Click on the red "Add Groups" tab.
4. Select "DPG27 Medical Nutrition Practice Group (MNPG)" and continue to check out. 

Dietitians in Gluten and Gastrointestinal Disorders

The Dietitians in Gluten and Gastrointestinal Disorders (DIGID) sub-unit for dietitians specializing in a variety of gastrointestinal disorders, from celiac disease and non-celiac wheat sensitivity, to Crohn’s disease, short bowel syndrome, autoimmune hepatitis, and irritable bowel syndrome. Click here to join the DIGID email mailing list.

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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

The Dietitians in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (DPM&R) sub-unit for members who are interested in the support, counseling, and education for physically impaired clientele. Click here to join the DPM&R email mailing list.

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Infectious Diseases Nutrition

The Infectious Diseases Nutrition (IDN) sub-unit which networks and shares information, collaborates, and advocates in order to positively impact people affected with infectious diseases. Click here to join the IDN email mailing list.

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Cystic Fibrosis

The Cystic Fibrosis Nutrition (CFN) for members who work with or are interested in patients living with cystic fibrosis. Click here to join the CFN email mailing list.

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