About Us/Strategic Plan

Who We Are

The Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group (PNPG) is a dietetic practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Academy). We are an active group of more than 2500 practitioners who provide nutrition services for the pediatric population in a wide variety of settings.

Our members include registered dietitians (RDs), dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs), and other Academy members who recognize the vital role of good nutrition in the growth and development of infants, children and adolescents. PNPG activities focus on education, research, networking, and service.


Leading the future of pediatric nutrition through education, research, service, and policy/advocacy.


PNPG members are leaders in promoting optimal nutritional health of infants, children, and adolescents.


  • Excellence: PNPG members are involved in the development, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based principles in nutrition policy, programs, services, and research.
  • Leadership: PNPG members will be recognized as leaders in the field of pediatric nutrition by the Academy, the ANDF, and by other agencies, consumers, health care professionals, and public policy makers.
  • Communications: PNPG will promote timely and effective communication among nutrition and other health care professionals, and to the public.
  • Collaboration: PNPG will promote open dialogue, cooperation, and the sharing of knowledge.
  • Social Responsibility: PNPG will advocate for infants, children, and adolescents on issues affecting nutritional health.
  • Inclusivity: PNPG will demonstrate respect and sensitivity toward and an appreciation for the backgrounds, differences, and points of view of others.
  • Service: PNPG will provide services, materials, and resources to its members and other health care professionals and organizations that promote the mission of PNPG.
  • Family: PNPG will recognize the pivotal role of the family in pediatric nutrition.

Strategic Plan

To Join

DPG dues are paid annually, along with Academy membership dues. Academy members may join a DPG almost any time during the year by paying appropriate dues. (The last day in February is the end of the period to join a DPG for the membership year ending May 31.) Dues vary depending on the DPG.

To Join PNPG Online, visit the Academy's Online Business Center.

Find a Registered Dietitian

The Find an RD online referral service allows you to search a national database of qualified food and nutrition practitioners for the exclusive purpose of finding a Registered Dietitian who is right for you (no solicitations, please).


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