Member Benefits

Why Should I Join the Research DPG?

Benefits of Research DPG membership include:

  • Networking opportunities with leaders in the field of dietetics, food and nutrition research.
  • The Digest, the Research DPG Newsletter, which offers CPEU-approved articles and professional growth opportunities for authors to publish original research.
  • The chance to apply for annual awards for research excellence for students (undergraduate and graduate) and nutrition professionals.
  • Attending the Research DPG-sponsored activities, such as the Annual Research DPG Member Breakfast, at the annual Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™ (FNCE®) meeting.
  • Leadership experience and opportunities to improve your resume by serving on Research DPG committees or running for elected office.
  • Complete access to the Research DPG website. 


We welcome students to join too!

Research DPG members who work with students can encourage them to join our DPG and be actively involved. There is a reduced rate ($15) for student membership. Other benefits include:

  • Complete access to the Research DPG website and resources
  • Leadership roles such as on the Executive Committee as a Student Representative 
  • Networking opportunities with leaders in the field of dietetics, food, and nutrition research
  • Access to the The Digest, which offers CPEU-approved articles and professional growth opportunities for authors to publish original research
  • Ability to write for The Digest, the Research DPG Newsletter, as a way to bolster publication record
  • Chance to apply for annual awards for research excellence for undergraduate and graduate students, see below for more information 
  • Research DPG-sponsored activities, such as the Annual Research DPG Member Breakfast at the annual Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™ (FNCE®) meeting

Share your accomplishments with us!

We would like to promote your accomplishments, such as getting a new job, publishing a paper, receiving an award, etc. on Twitter @ResearchDPG. 

Please fill out this short survey anytime (fill it out as many times as you want!) you have a new achievement and then look for a shout out on Twitter. You do not need to have a Twitter account in order for us to mention you. 

If you are interested in being featured in our 'Meet The Research RD' blog series reach out to us at rdpgsocial@gmail.com. This series can be found on our blog, researchdpg.blogspot.com.