Call for Nominations! 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

On Wednesday, September 5, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Department of Health and Human Services issued a call for nominations to serve on the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee due to agencies on October 6, 2018. Prospective members of the DGAC should be qualified experts with demonstrated scientific “expertise in human nutrition related to […]



Academy’s Action Alerts

There are three action alerts available that need your attention. Preventative Health Savings Act, H.R. 2953/S. 2164 The Preventing Diabetes in Medicare Act, H.R. 3124/S. 1299 The Expanding Access to Diabetes Self-Management Training in Medicare Act, H.R. 5768 Click here to: Take Action




The WH DPG is excited to host a Spotlight Session this year at FNCE 2018 entitled: Integrating Nutrition in Fertility Treatment: Dietitian’s Role in Reproductive Medicine Date: Sunday, October 21st Time: 8 – 9:30 AM Speakers: Judy Simon,MS, RDN, CD, CHES and Dr. Angela Thyer, MD We hope you can join us for this cutting […]



New EAL Systematic Review: Malnutrition in Pregnancy

The Evidence Analysis Library (EAL) is pleased to announce the publication of the Malnutrition in Pregnancy Systematic Reviews. The Systematic Reviews, focus on six sub-topics areas: Screening and Assessment Hyperemesis Gravidarum Health Effects (Famine, Micronutrient Deficiency, and Nutrition Assessment) Diet and Supplements (Omega-3 and Vitamin D) Weight Loss Surgery Medical Nutrition Therapy Visit the EAL at to view the results. […]



Karen Ehrens named Woman of the Year

Academy member Karen K. Ehrens, RD, LRD, of Bismarck, N.D., has been named the 2018 Woman of the Year by the North Dakota Women’s Network for her advocacy to to end hunger. Ehrens, a health and nutrition consultant and policy advocate, will be honored September 21.



Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ 2018 Award for Grassroots Excellence – Due August 24

Dear Policy Leaders, It’s that time of year again. Nominations for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ 2018 Award for Grassroots Excellence are open. Public policy and advocacy are core functions of the Academy and are critical to achieving the mission, vision, goals and strategies outlined in the Strategic Plan Road­map. The Grassroots Excellence Award recognizes […]



FNCE Attendance Made Easy!

The Academy offers great resources like an installment plan and Roommate Sync, to make attending FNCE this year easy! Additionally, the employer toolkit can help you to show your employer what’s in it for them. We hope to see all of you there! FNCE® 2018 Resources General Social Media Files for DPGs Roommate Sync: Talk FNCE® to […]



Diabetes Prevention and Treatment Advocacy Day, July 24

Diabetes Prevention and Treatment Advocacy Day, July 24 It’s not too late to register! The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics will be hosting a Diabetes Prevention and Treatment Advocacy Day on July 24 in Washington, D.C. Join the Academy and make a difference on Capitol Hill and back home in the district by advocating for diabetes prevention and […]



DoC on WHA Resolution deadline: July 13

Dear Public Policy Coordinators, We need  your help and the turnaround time is very fast! The U.S. Breast Committee is compiling organizational signatures on a letter to HHS Secretary Azar and Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross expressing concern about reports that the U.S. delegation to the World Health Assembly undermined a global resolution aimed […]



Welcome to the 2018-2019 WH DPG Membership Year!

Welcome to the Women’s Health DPG! We are excited for the new year with new and returning members! You have made an excellent decision to join this amazing group of women and will soon find that the opportunities are endless! Some benefits you can look forward to in this new year include: A quarterly electronic […]