• September is Spotlight on Malnutrition Month

    Malnutrition is a serious condition that must be addressed quickly and comprehensively. Throughout September the Academy will raise awareness of malnutrition and promote the crucial role of registered dietitian nutritionists in identifying and treating ... More
  • VN Awards: Nominations Are Now Open

    The Vegetarian Nutrition DPG Excellence in Service & Leadership Award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and service within the VN DPG and who has made exceptional contributions toward the promotion of vegetarian nutrition.   Award ... More
  • An Anti-Racism Message from VN Leadership

    Dear VN, The events of the past week have been heartbreaking, and have rightfully caused anger and anguish. All ethnic minorities and people of color face some prejudice and bias on a regular basis, but the systemic racism and implicit bias that ... More
  • Be the future of the VN DPG

    Have you thought about becoming involved in the VN DPG? Know a VN DPG member who is downright awesome? The VN DPG Executive Board is planning for our future and we need your assistance! Get involved in promoting vegetarian nutrition expertise to fellow ... More
  • Want to attend the Nutrition and Dietetics Advocacy Summit?

    Nutrition and Dietetics Advocacy Summit July 11 and 12 in Washington, D.C. You could join Cathy Conway, MS, RD, CDE, CDN, the VN DPG Policy and Advocacy Liaison in Washington, D.C., July 11 and 12 for the Academy’s Nutrition and Dietetics Advocacy Summit. Attendees will sharpen their ... More
  • Apply for the VN DPG Research Grant

    The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation is currently accepting applications for the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group Research Grant. This is a tremendous opportunity for both students as well as new and seasoned professionals. To view all of the application and instructions on how to apply, visit the Foundation’s new application portal. This ... More
  • Google Groups Forum Netiquette and Terms of Use

    The Vegetarian Nutrition (VN) Dietetic Practice Group (DPG) manages Google Groups to promote networking and sharing of information and expertise among members. Opinions expressed by participants on VN discussion lists are not necessarily the views of the ... More
  • Need MNT Guidelines on Vegetarian Diets?

    The Academy’s Evidence Analysis Library offers the Vegetarian Nutrition Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice Guideline to all members. This Vegetarian Guidelines Resource provides MNT guidelines for individuals who follow or desire to follow a vegetarian dietary lifestyle. More
  • Tell Them You’re a Fellow

    Becoming a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (FAND) is an excellent way to showcase your expertise to employers, colleagues, clients and the public. When someone asks what FAND means, tell them you’ve been recognized by the world’s largest ... More
  • Share your Vegetarian Website or Blog with consumers

    Promote your plant-based professional website or blog on the VN DPG Consumer website. This service is FREE to all VN DPG members, simply send your contact information to Debra King, Web Editor ( to get started. More
  • State Coordinators Needed

    The VN DPG supports a State Coordinator program to promote the VN DPG in individual states for annual dietetic meetings, universities dietetic students, vegetarian/vegan food festivals and social media. State Coordinators serve for 2-year term. Right ... More
  • VN DPG Speakers Bureau

    The Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group (VN DPG) desires to educate food and nutrition professionals, health practitioners, and the public about vegetarian nutrition.  VN DPG recently expanded our speaker stipend program to create a Speakers ... More
  • Vegetarian Nutrition Certificate of Training Program

    A growing trend offers registered dietitian nutritionists opportunities to be the go-to source for tailoring a healthy vegetarian diet. A new online certificate program prepares RDNs to excel in this specialty. More
  • Position on Vegetarian Diets from the Academy