We have some great resources under the Links and Resources [link] section. Then in the members area there are additional resources [link] like links to
- renal professional associations
- renal publications (free, fee-based and peer-reviewed journals)
- professional education meetings
- a renal nutrition listserv
- lending library inventory of resources and request form for on-loan publications
- numerous patient education tools and handouts
- and many other website resources geared for the clinician
For up to date, relevant topics and issues related to nutrition and nephrology, we publish a quarterly peer-reviewed publication, the Renal Nutrition Forum (RNF). It provides excellent clinical articles geared towards practicing nephrology and related dietitians. The RNF issues are archived in an electronic & searchable database. There are also several patient education resources available for purchase from RPG. In addition, there are patient education handouts intended for patients and available for no fee. Some of the topics include: Estimating the Size of Meat Servings and Orange Juice Alternatives for Treating Low Blood Sugar.
The Renal Dietitians Dietetic Practice Group (RPG) consists of Registered Dietitians and other clinicians who provide nutrition therapy interventions and counseling for chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients in dialysis facilities, freestanding clinics, hospitals, and private practice. The Renal Practice Group is a dietetic practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The purpose of RPG is to offer leadership, direction and education to help members provide quality nutrition therapy for CKD patients. RPG promotes continuing education programs for renal and nephrology dietitians and other health care professionals, and is an information resource for those who specialize in renal nutrition. RPG includes renal dietitians working with chronic kidney disease (stages 1-5), acute kidney injury, adult and pediatric dialysis, and kidney transplant patients. The RPG is governed by an Executive Board of elected officers, an editorial staff and appointed committee chairs.
YES. RPG has a LinkedIn group. Please click on this link to join.
There are many benefits to being a member of RPG:
- Receive the quarterly peer-reviewed publication, Renal Nutrition Forum (RNF) and access to the RNF Searchable Archives
- Access to the members only area of RPG website.
- Eligible to apply for stipends, scholarships, and grants.
- Online CPEU opportunities offered and recording of CPEUs completed.
- Access to the Professional Resource Center.
- Benefit from publications, which advance technical and clinical skills enhancing professional and patient education.
Detailed descriptions of these and more are under join RPG.
The link to the Academy's Find an Registered Dietitian is: http://www.eatright.org/programs/rdfinder. Click on the link for the Find a Registered Dietitian and Select Kidney Disorders under area of expertise.
This is done through CDR (Commission on Dietetic Registration) and they have information on requirements and how to prepare for this specialty certifcation. View CDR site information
Online Interactive Tool - The Academy’s Reimbursement Community of Interest (COI)
Online Interactive Tool - The Academy’s Reimbursement Community of Interest (COI) is an interactive online tool that is available to Academy members who desire to learn more about coverage for medical nutrition therapy (MNT) and exchange best practices to help advance coverage of nutrition services with health plans, employers and third party payers. For more information about the COI access http://www.eatright.org/Members/content.aspx?id=7490.
Qualifications for this membership category are: An individual who has completed formal training in food, nutrition or dietetics received outside the United States and US Territories verified by the country’s professional dietetic association and/or country’s regulatory body.
Applications are accepted for the June 1 thru May 31 of a given year membership year. Membership dues are $213.00 US plus a $25.00 US application fee. Verification of country’s professional dietetic association and/or national regulatory body is required for membership in this category. Dietetic Practice Groups (like the Renal Dietitians Practice Group) are also available for you to join. Information about the cost of these groups can be found on the International Membership Application.
For more information on the international category, please go to the following the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics web site: http://www.eatrightpro.org/resources/membership/membership-types-and-criteria/international-member. International Membership in the Academy provides a variety of programs, information, resources and networking opportunities to help continue your development as a nutrition professional.
As part of the membership, you will receive membership in the American Overseas Dietetic Association (AODA). Membership in the Academy is separate and independent from registration with the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
It may take a few weeks to be added to Renal Dietitians’ website after you pay your dues. Please contact us by sending a request to HelpU@renalnutrition.org.
The electronic archives of the Forum are posted on the website beginning with the RNF 2004 summer issue. RPG now offers a Searchable Database and Archives for the Renal Nutrition Forum! The Asst Editor maintains the full hard copy archives of the Forum from the inception of the peer-reviewed publication. Individuals may contact the Asst Editor for a specific article or it can be purchased via the website online store. Please email us at with any further questions at HelpU@renalnutrition.org.
The officer job descriptions are available to anyone interested in becoming involved or if you have someone in mind for a position and want to share a job description with them. To obtain job descriptions, please email us at HelpU@renalnutrition.org with a specific list of job descriptions that you would like to obtain.