Member Benefits

The Renal Dietitians (RPG)

  • Plans a scientific education session on renal nutrition topics, suggested by RPG members, at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics FNCE Annual Meeting.
  • Provides a collective voice to promote the interest of renal and nephrology dietitians and impact change in policy and legislation.
  • Maintains an alliance with the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) – Council on Renal Nutrition (CRN), to coordinate joint clinical project efforts and educational opportunities.
  • Provides an avenue through which RPG members can influence the future direction of The Academy through the Council on Practice (COP).
  • Awards an Outstanding Service Award (OSA), to a member who has made significant contributions to the clinical practice, patients and profession of renal and nephrology nutrition.

Receive the quarterly peer-reviewed publication, Renal Nutrition Forum.

  • rnf_new_100x131.jpgFeature articles on a variety of nephrology nutrition issues enchance our knowledge and for continuing education.
  • Member stipend reports contain conference summaries and highlights from members who have attended a conference in which RPG provided a stipend.
  • Relevant nutrition tips that can be shared with chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients and their families.
  • Plus much more…………
    Subscription for the membership year, begins with the RNF issue published in the summer. There are 3 issues published every membership year (printed and electronic).
  • Contact the Membership Chair if you do not receive all issues.

Access to the Members Only Area of RPG Website

  • Archives of the Peer-Reviewed Renal Nutrition Forum
  • Clinical Articles of Interest
  • Patient Education Materials for purchase and download
  • Public Policy, Reimbursement Resources

Eligible to Apply for Stipends, Scholarships & Grants

  • For attending nephrology education conferences and meetings
  • For scholarships which can be used towards the pursuit of an advanced degree in nutrition.
  • For research in the field of nephrology nutrition
  • Eligibility begins after 1 year of RPG membership.
    View scholarship and grant information.

Benefit from Publications, that Enhance Professional & Patient Education

  • The Guidelines for Nutrition Care of Renal Patients
  • The Clinical Guide to Nutrition Care in Kidney Disease, second edition
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy Across the Continuum of Care

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