Award Description:

The Medical Nutrition Practice Group (MNPG) provides a research award up to the amount of $5000 to a member of MNPG to support research that is focused on improving patient outcomes (such as improving blood glucose, weight loss, quality of life, etc.).

Applicant requirements:

  • The principal investigator must be a member of MNPG
  • Student applicants must have an academic advisor and a supporting letter from the head of the department
  • Research must have institution approval, if applicable
  • All sources of funding must be revealed
  • Grant may not be used for salary purposes
  • Applicants must submit a proposed budget and timeline

Click HERE to download the application packet. Please submit the application packet to Mary K. Sharrett, MS, RD, LD, CNSC at by March 30, 2018. 



Award Description: MNPG offers as a benefit of membership the opportunity to receive financial assistance to attend an educational event in the area of medical nutrition therapy.  An annual award of four educational stipends up to $500.00 each will be offered to MNPG members.  

Applicant Requirements

  • Must be a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (the Academy) and a MNPG member for at least two consecutive years. Students are not eligible for the award.
  • MNPG Committee Chairs and Executive Committee members are not eligible for the stipend.
  • Educational programs must be targeted to the professional audience in the field of medical nutrition therapy. CPE’s must be awarded for the award.
  • Verification of attendance is required.
  • Stipend will be paid after individual writes an article for the Medical Nutrition Matters Newsletter (non CEU). After the article is received the stipend will be awarded. 

Application Requirements

  • Applicant needs to submit a personal statement with the following information: 
    • Name, date, and location of education event
    • Cost of event
    • Describe how will this event impact your practice.
    • Provide a brief overview of the intended article for the Medical Nutrition Matters Newsletter (non CEU).

Please submit application to Makayla Schuchardt at by March 30, 2018. 










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