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Dietetics ProfessionalsThe Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group (WM DPG) supports the highest level of professional practice in the prevention and treatment of overweight and obesity throughout the lifecycle.

Our dietetic practice group connects the public, scientific organizations, and industry to dietetics professionals with an expertise in weight management.

WM DPG continually strives to provide our members a wealth of information, tools, and resources to maximize their effectiveness in providing weight management nutrition services and programs to patients, clients, and customers.

MISSION

Empowering members to be food and nutrition leaders in weight management and lifestyle change.

VISION

Optimizing healthy weight through food and nutrition.

Become a WM DPG Member and receive the following member benefits and more!

As a member of WM DPG, you will have opportunities to network with others across the country to share your interest and expertise in the prevention and treatment of overweight and obesity. Our mission is to help you meet your career goals through our resources, continuing education activities, networking, and advocacy for our profession.

How to Join

The membership year runs from June 1 through May 31. New members for the current year are accepted through January 31. If you join after this day, your membership and benefits start June 1. Once you have joined WM DPG, you will be sent a welcome letter and you will start receiving our printed, quarterly newsletter, Weight Management Matters. In addition, you will have access to online resources, continuing education offerings, and much more.

Join Online
  1. To join online, go to the Member’s Only section of  the Academy’s website.
  2. Go to the Online Business Center and login using your Academy login information.
  3. Click on “Academy Payments” and scroll down to “DPG Enrollments.”
  4. Click on the “WM” box (DPG-26) and the “Pay by Credit Card” button to process your WM DPG enrollment.
  5. NOTE: It takes a minumum of two business days for your new WM DPG membership to become active on the WM DPG website.
Call the Academy
  1. Phone the Academy 1-800-877-1600 extension 5000.

DPG/MIG MEMBERSHIP SIGN-UP AFTER JANUARY 31, 2016

For many years, January 31 was the cut-off date for members to join new DPGs like Weight Management DPG. New in 2016, special pricing will be available for dietitians who join or renewed their Academy membership for the 2016-2017 membership year to add new DPGs between February 1 and April 30, 2016. Members can gain access for the remainder of the current 2015 – 2016 membership year and all of the upcoming 2016-2017 membership year ending May 31, 2017.

Here is how this new program will work:
If you want to join Weight Management DPG for the remainder of the 2016 membership year, you will first need to join or renew your Academy and any current DPG memberships you want to continue for 2016-17 membership year.

Once your membership is renewed you can join Weight Management DPG, as well as other DPGs, by going to “My Groups tab” in the My Academy Toolbar on eatrightpro.org and then clicking on “Add Groups”. Or you can call the Academy’s Member Service Center at 800/877-1600, ext. 5000.

The pricing for the new group will be $10 for the remainder of the current year + the fee for the 2016-17 membership year. Students will be charged $5 for the current year + the 2016-17 fee and the Online MIG Communities will pay $5 for the remainder of the current year + $5 for the 2016-17 year.

If this is your first time joining the Academy, you will also be given the option to join specially priced DPGs/MIGs offering access for the 2015 – 2016 membership year and all of the upcoming 2016-2017 membership year.

Join today to get immediate access to the wonderful Weight Management DPG resources now and throughout the next year.

As a WM DPG Member You Will Enjoy the Following Benefits

  • Cutting edge, quarterly Weight Management Matters newsletter offering four CPE articles per year
  • Informative webinars on a variety of weight management-related topics, offered at low or no cost, providing inexpensive CPEs
  • Updated, informative, and resource-packed web site (includes archived CPE newsletters & webinars)
  • Online WM DPG CPE Assessment Center for one-stop acquisition of WM DPG-related CPEUs
  • Educational exchanges among members via the WM DPG Yahoo Groups! Electronic Mailing Lists (EML)
  • Bariatric Surgery and Pediatric Weight Management Subunits with Yahoo Electronic Mailing Lists (EML)
  • Coaching Special Interest Group with Yahoo Electronic Mailing Lists (EML)
  • Member rate for annual WM DPG Symposium
  • Numerous awards and travel stipends for members to attend professional development meetings
  • Weight management-related WM in the News research updates with a NEW robust citation list of WM-related research articles (with links to PubMed) and extensive research definition list
  • FNCE activities, including member networking events and sponsored educational programs
  • Bi-weekly WM e-News Updates emails highlighting current events and weight management-related news
  • Opportunities for leadership and professional growth

Student Membership Rate Available for WM DPG!

Students can now join the WM DPG for a discounted rate of $15, a savings of $15 off the regular membership rate. However, a reduced rate does not equal reduced benefits. Student members of WM DPG are entitled to the same benefits as regular members! The Student’s Corner section of the newsletter and the Student’s Corner section of the website have been developed just for you. Please share the good news with any Academy student members.

The membership year runs from June 1 through May 31. New members for the current year are accepted through January 31. If you join after this day, your membership and benefits start June 1.

Student Membership Application

Students may contact the Academy by phone at 1-800-877-1600, extension 5000 (Member Services) to become a member of WM DPG.  You must be an Academy student member to join WM DPG. If you are a current Academy member and wish to join WM DPG – contact the Academy at the above number, or join online:

  1. Go to the Member’s Only section of The Academy’s web site
  2. Go to the Online Business Center and login using your Academy login information
  3. Click on “Academy Payments” and scroll down to “DPG Enrollments”
  4. Click on the “WM” box (DPG-26) and the “Pay by Credit Card” button to process your WM DPG enrollment

For more information about WM DPG Student membership, please contact  WM Student Services Coordinator.

Friend of WM DPG

Any individual, organization or not otherwise eligible for Academy membership may join as a “Friend of WM DPG.” To join as a “Friend of WM DPG” please email: 

  • Non-Academy individual: $50 per year

For questions about general WM DPG membership, please contact 

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