• Covid-19 Academy Resources

    As the impact of COVID-19 unfolds, the Academy has launched a Coronavirus Professional Resource Hub for Practitioners on that includes professional resources addressing preparedness, patient care and food safety and access, as well as a Q&A module for members and links to up-to-date Latest News. This professional resource complements the Coronavirus Resource Center for Consumers on, featuring articles, infographics, social media messaging and videos related to staying healthy, food safety and more.

    Additionally, the Commission on Dietetic Registration will be holding off invoicing for the registration maintenance fee until mid-July. CDR is extending from May 31 to July 15 the deadline for CDR-credentialed practitioners to complete continuing professional education needed to finish their PDP requirements. CDR is communicating with practitioners affected by this extension. Learn More

    COVID-19 – What About FNCE®?!
    Since we are nearly six months out from the event, the Academy is still planning to host FNCE® live in Indianapolis, Indiana. If it becomes necessary to convert to virtual, updates will be provided on all Academy web and communication channels accordingly.

  • Congratulations to our 2019 WH DPG Award Winners

    July 23, 2019

    Award of Excellence in Women’s Health

    Mara Vitolins (North Carolina)

    Emerging Professional in Women’s Health

    Melissa Groves (New Hampshire)

    Outstanding Students (2) in Women’s Health

    Jeani Hunt-Gibbon (Washington)

    Manisha Pise (North Carolina)

    See more about our winners here.

  • WH DPG Representation at the 9th National Breastfeeding Conference & Convening June 2019

    July 22, 2019

    Check out the WH DPG representing at the Ninth National Breastfeeding Conference & Convening (NBCC) held on June 14-15, 2019 in Bethesda, Maryland!

  • Outstanding Preceptor Award

    April 8, 2019

    Congrats to our very own Kathleen Pellechia, MS, RDN, Nutrition Knowledge Management Specialist, FHI 360 for receiving the Outstanding Preceptor Award from NDEP!

  • Two Student Awards Available for Student WH DPG Members!

    March 14, 2019

    Each year, the Women's Health DPG selects 2 student members to receive the Outstanding Student Award. These awards bring recognition to deserving students who have been involved in women’s health issues and/or are considering a dietetic career involving women’s health. The awards also bring with them a monetary gift of $250 for each student selected. Certificates will be presented at the WH DPG Spotlight Session at the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) to be held in October 2019, in Philadelphia, PA this year. Selection is based on meeting any of the following criteria:

    • Participated and provided leadership in WH DPG activities, such as committee service, newsletter contributions, and/or involvement in association activities at district, state and national levels.
    • Demonstrated active involvement in health-related organizations (professional and voluntary), such as officer and/or committee work in area, state, national organizations.
    • Developed, or was a contributor to, innovative approaches to the practice of nutrition in women’s health for research and/or publications.
    • Demonstrated involvement in academic coursework, thesis or intent to practice in women’s health.

    Applications are available on the WH DPG website and are due June 1, 2019. For any questions, please contact Ginger Carney, WH DPG Awards Coordinator at

  • Podcast on Nutrition and Fertility

    February 16, 2019

    Following WH DPG member Judy Simon’s FNCE 2018 WH DPG session on Nutrition and Fertility, dietitian Melinda Hemmelgarn RD invited her to talk more about this topic on her national radio show and podcast Food Sleuth Radio Show. Two shows were recorded and can be accessed at the following links:

  • AND’s National Honors and Awards Nominations & Diversity Awards and Grants due 3/1

    February 15, 2019

    The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics National Honors and Awards Nominations are due Friday, March 1st.

    Additionally, applications for the Diversity Awards and Grants are due Friday, March 1st, as well.