March 2016

HEN is pleased to announce the new HEN leadership positions for 2016-2017 year, beginning June 1, 2016!


Chair Elect: Amanda S. Hege

Treasurer: Melissa Lang Halstead

Nominating and Awards Committee Member: Sara Ahmadvand, Jessica Gutgsell

HOD DPG Delegate: Amanda Gallaher 

Thank you for casting your vote!

September 2015

FNCE is coming and HEN is reading. Check out the exciting events that HEN is sponsoring at FNCE in Nashville, TN in October 2015.

Also, sign up for the farm tour and/or film festival.

The Organic Dairy Farm tour will be on Saturday, October 3, from 8:00 am-3:30 pm

Organic Dairy Farm Tour: Modern scientific dairy production on an Amish farm. For more information click here.

Registration is open

The Annual HEN Film Festival and Awards will be held on Sunday, October 4th from  5:00 -10:00 pm at Casa Azafran, 2195 Nolensville Pike (This is an incredible community center)

For more information of this event click here.

Registration is open

July 2015

Nominate someone you find deserving for a HEN award. Click here for more details.
February 2015

Scholarships are available through HEN. Please check out the scholarship page for more details.

January 2015

The times and dates for the HEN 2015 Webinars are now posted!

December 2014

Check out the upcoming Webinars. 

October 2014

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Hunger and Environmental Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group (HEN DPG) is pleased to announce the publication of the Organic Talking Points for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs).” 

July 2014

CHECK OUT the webinar July 10th entitled Everyone Plays a Part!  Exploring the new Standards of Professional Performance in Sustainable, Resilient, and Healthy Food and Water Systems

April 2014

Please check out the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Standards of Professional Performance for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (Competent, Proficient, and Expert) in Sustainable, Resilient, and Healthy Food and Water Systems published in the journal March 2014.

May 2013

The Academy has outlined four priority areas regarding the Farm Bill. Resources relating to the Farm Bill and the Academy's priority areas can be found on the HEN member site. Farm Bill

May 2012

HEN is proud to offer a new resource:  Teaching Food Systems and Sustainability in Nutrition Education and Dietetic Training: Lessons for Educators.

Lesson for Educators is a compilation of lessons from more than 30 food, nutrition, and dietetics educators at universities and food organizations in the United States and Canada. It is intended to provide guidance to educators who teach university level courses in food, nutrition, and dietetics; mentor dietetic interns; or supervise service learning and projects by student organizations, including the teaching of lessons to K-12 audiences. Read more

 March 2012

New Academy practice paper available: Promoting Ecological Sustainability


Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) can implement environmentally responsible practices in their workplace and personal lives. RDs and DTRs who conserve natural resources while minimizing environmental degradation will help maintain sustainability of the food system, which requires knowledge of the external costs of operational and personal decisions. In an effort to promote ecologically sustainable diets, it is important to consider natural resources as they relate to food production, transformation, distribution, access, and consumption. It is essential that the dietetics community take a more active leadership role in support of ecological sustainability and social responsibility. RDs and DTRs can influence policy at the institutional, community, local, state, and national levels by presenting results of operational practices and science-based natural resource information. RDs and DTRs are encouraged to become educated and active in implementing sustainable practices and shaping policy in an effort to promote healthier individuals, communities, and the nation as a whole.

January 2012

Local Food Summit 2013 Call for Proposals (Individual and Panel Sessions): The Local Food Summit in Ann Arbor, MI is looking for engaging and inspiring panels, workshops, and skillshares for the 2013 summit. Topics can include, but are not limited to food distribution & sourcing, food justice, food security & healthy food access, emergency food systems, etc. Please apply by January 10th! Read more... 

December 2012

HEN is pleased to present the following slate of candidates for office for the 2013-2014 year:

Chair-elect: Dianne Lollar, MPH, RD, LD
Secretary: Lisa Dierks, RD, LD
House of Delegates DPG Delegate: Meg Bruening, PhD, MPH, RD
Awards and Nominating Committee: Sara Hanson and Jenna Holler, RD, MBA

See 2013 HEN Leadership Elections for more details.

Recordings of HEN's three-part webinar series are now available! Watch them on the Continuing Education page. 

October 2012

The Hunger and Environmental Nutrition DPG is proud to bring you a three-part webinar series of cutting edge programming for health professionals on critical topics related to sustainable, accessible food and water systems.

>> Healthy Institutions: Strategies for Farm to Tray <<

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012 
>> Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO): From Science Policy << 
    Monday, October  29, 2012 - register now!
>> Nourishing a Hungry Nation on a Budget <<
     Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - register now!

This webinar series is brought to you with support from our sponsor, Stonyfield.  

Get more details on the Continuing Education page.


September 2012

philly skylineThe Philadelphia Restaurant Dining Guide 2012, brought to you by the HEN and Food and Culinary Professionals DPGs is available for download on the Members Only FNCE 2012 page.



August 2012

HEN's sponsorship criteria was selected as a "DPG Best Practice"!  Chair Stacia Clinton and Past Chair Alison Harmon will present our sponspoship criteria at the DPG Town Hall Meeting at FNCE Sept. 5th. Read the criteria >>

The summer edition of the HEN post is available! Sign in to the right to read it.

July 2012

HOD Members Request Removal of Corporate Sponsors from HOD Meetings
In June 2012, six members of the House of Delegates (HOD) submitted a letter to the Academy Board of Directors, House Leadership Team and staff requesting the removal of all presence of corporate sponsors at the HOD meetings. Read more >>