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The Research Dietetic Practice Group (DPG) is an enthusiastic group of nutrition and dietetic professionals dedicated to improving understanding about the impact of food and nutrition on health and disease. The field of nutrition is multi-faceted—thus, DPG members have disparate research interests. However, the drive for evidence bonds usLearn more about the members of the Research DPG.


2019 Research DPG Awards
The RDPG is offering several upcoming award opportunities. Application forms and additional details are available here. All applicants are required to have a 2019-2020 RDPG membership. Deadlines for application submissions are in August 2019.

Available awards:

  • Emerging Researcher Author Award
  • First Author Award
  • The Sugar Association/Research DPG Pilot Grant Awards


2019 RDPG Awards Reviewer Opportunity
awards committee is recruiting a reviewers for upcoming RDPG grant, abstract, and author awards. Interested individuals should email a statement of interest and current CV to rdpgawards@gmail.com by July 1. Review of award applications is expected to occur mid- to late summer. Please direct questions to rdpgawards@gmail.com.

Members Win National Academy Awards
Congratulations to RDPG members recognized with Academy national honors and awards!
Awards will be presented at FNCE 2019.

Medallion Award
Dr. Karen Chapman-Novafokski, PhD, RD, LDN
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Excellence in Practice Award
Dr. Susan Steck, PhD, MPH, RD, FAND
University of South Carolina


FNCE 2019 Happenings
Meet, learn, and network with RDPG members at FNCE 2019! 
Plan your RDPG events with the RDPG @ FNCE page.
Are you presenting your research in a session or poster at FNCE? To have your session added to the RDPG list, please email your session information to webmaster@researchdpg.org.


FREE WEBINAR: Available to members and non-members!
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"Demystifying Grad School" Webinar (1 CPEU).


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Please contact us at researchdpgChair@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.