Food & Culinary Professionals


Welcome to the Food and Culinary Professionals Dietetic Practice Group.  Our membership is made up of a dynamic group of over 2,400 food and nutrition experts working in all areas of dietetics and beyond.  As a member, you will find that our Dietetic Practice Group offers a diverse array of continuing education benefits, as well as professional networking. 

Each year we publish 4 newsletters which include a 1.0 CPEU credit article that covers a timely food and nutrition topic.  Our monthly webinars have become a must-have for staying on top of the latest in food and nutrition news.  We also offer a number of in-person events including during the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo™ (FNCE®), as well as a bi-annual hands-on culinary workshop (March 2019 in Atlanta) and an annual international educational trip.  See our member benefits page for more details.

Are you a new dietitian looking to connect with seasoned professionals, or curious about unconventional dietetic career paths?  Many of our members are employed in unique areas of food and culinary public relations and marketing, restaurant and hospitality, retail and supermarkets, food safety, and food agriculture industries.  You may be interested in our sub-groups focused on many of these areas.  The networking opportunities through our DPG continue to offer a great benefit to all of our members.

Join us and connect on social media and through our electronic mailing lists.  We hope you will find the Food and Culinary Professionals DPG to be a valuable addition to your professional development.

Garrett Berdan, RDN

Learn more about FCP! - Watch our 2018 member orientation webinar!

Mission Statement: 
Empower members to be the nation’s food, culinary and nutrition leaders.

FCP's Vision:
Optimizing the nation's health through food and nutrition.

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 Are you thinking about joining FCP? You can add FCP to your Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics membership at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Business Center.