Dietitians in Gluten and Gastrointestinal Disorders

 

DIGID Expands to Dietitians in Gastrointestinal Disorders

We have exciting news about the direction of the DIGID subgroup within the Medical Nutrition Practice Group (MNPG). The group is the new home of dietitians specializing in gastrointestinal disorders. The goal of this expansion is to widen the fluency of all clinical dietitians regarding medical nutrition therapy for 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. We look forward to creating more representation within the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, as well as a centralized place for sharing knowledge. As of July 2018 the Academy approved our name change, and DIGID now represents:

Dietitians in Gluten and Gastrointestinal Disorders

Since its inception, DIGID has faithfully served its purpose to bring strong representation of gluten-related disorder to AND. In this short time, DIGID has brought together specializing dietitians to complete the Evidence Analysis Project, the Celiac Disease Toolkit, and soon to come will be a Certificate of Training in Gluten-Related Disorders. The pioneering leaders of DIGID have truly created widespread awareness among dietitians, industry, and government that has immeasurably improved care to patients with gluten-related disorders.

Now is the time to encompass even more practitioners and bring an equal level of evidence-based standards of care to the Academy for additional gastrointestinal disorders.  

DIGID’s goals will continue to be:

  1. Establish and advance and standards of care in gastrointestinal disorders
  2. Work with federal and health agencies in establishing policies that are beneficial to persons with gastrointestinal disorders
  3. Develop education materials for patients and professionals

If you would like to be included in this fast growing area of nutrition, please be sure to elect into the DIGID Listserv, which is separate from the MNPG listserv. 

This year look for these upcoming enhancements to DIGID:

  • Webinars
  • Wider variety of newsletter articles
  • Online resources for dietitians - handouts and websites
  • Calendar of events for continuing education and patient support
  • Speakers bureau
  • Partnerships with industry

 


  

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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