About NE

What is NE?

Nutrition Entrepreneurs (NE) is the #1 Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics dedicated to entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs. We are guided by our overarching mission to create a community that empowers and supports the success of our members. NE will enhance your career, business, and personal growth. NE has seven Specialty Groups to help you achieve your success.

Our Mission

NE hopes to inspire nutrition entrepreneurs. Through the cultivation of meaningful connections, NE DPG is a unique place where ideas can flourish. We are dedicated to supporting one another in ventures both big and small. We value innovation, unique perspectives, and community empowerment.

How to Join

Call The Academy 800-877-1600 ext. 5000 to join today, or join online.

Instructions for Online Sign-Up:

  1. Login to EatRightPro.org
  2. Then click on “My Academy Toolbar” in the middle of the page
  3. Click on “MY Groups”
  4. Then go to “Add DPG/MIG”
  5. Add Nutrition Entrepreneurs (#30) to your groups
  6. Go to Checkout
  7. Pay and Complete

Cost to Join

General Membership: $40/year

Student Membership: $15/year


I have been a member of NE since the 1980s and had the privilege of serving on the executive committee. I highly recommend this fabulous DPG to all RDNs because its members come from all areas in the field of nutrition. I’ve worked in many different areas over my 30+ year career and I always find the information shared in the Ventures newsletter and in the NE meetings and sessions at FNCE to be both inspirational and practical. You don’t have to own a business to benefit from NE membership. If you want to stay on the cutting edge of nutrition, stay motivated and inspired, then the NE DPG is for you!


I am a member of NE because it curbs the loneliness that comes with being a solo nutrition entrepreneur. I have met many new friends via NE, both in person, as well as online. Plus, I appreciate the wealth of collected knowledge in this amazing group. Someone always has an answer to any question I might have!

MS RD CSSD, Sports Nutrition Counselor

I am a member of NE DPG because after being a small business owner for 5 years and then becoming a second career dietitian student…I wanted to get reconnected with entrepreneurial like-minded individuals as I pursue my future as an RD.

Chere, Dr. Penny, Barbara and Linda were all so gracious to meet me for dinner in Nashville last year and that pretty much kicked of my membership in the Academy…what a GREAT way to jumpstart a second career dietetic students path!


Dietetic Student

Even though I’m in business for myself, it doesn’t mean I’m in business by myself and that’s because of NE! Starting my practice at age 25 was a whole lot easier because I had previously joined NE during school and soaked up all the information I could. I knew which books to order and what dietitians specialized in what in case I had questions. I even got one of my first consulting jobs through NE! I highly recommend that anyone who wants to start a nutrition practice, learn how to become a nutrition consultant, write a book, break into corporate wellness, or just network with successful RDs, join NE. If I were only in one DPG, it would definitely be NE!

Being a member of NE is like having thousands of amazing colleagues just an email away!


I love being involved in NE because it has helped me transition into self-employment while still feeling like I have “coworkers.” The group of individuals in this committee are so warm, welcoming and helpful! I feel like I’m a part of something – which is huge in private practice!


I renewed my membership with NE because I feel like I get tangible benefits from being in the group. I originally joined because I did not know what area of dietetics I was most interested in, but I knew that I liked learning from people who are creative, innovative, and ambitious (which NEDPG RDs definitely are!). The great thing about NE is that you learn new things about every area of dietetics – clinical nutrition, counseling, running your own business, and much more. I was even able to help proofread a cookbook for an RD before it got published! Plus, the webinars are always on topics that are relevant and interesting, and I love that I have access to watch them whenever my busy schedule allows.

2015-2016 Dietetic Intern

Quickly here’s what comes to mind for me:

  • I work in a vacuum (all by myself) and NE has opened up my world to colleagues who are willing to share and help each other.
  • The benefits of membership outweighs the cost (especially at less than 10 cents a day).
  • As an entrepreneurial RDN in private practice NE is THE DPG! It has been immensely helpful in my practice.
  • I love, love, love my fellow NEers. They are creative and innovative thinking nutrition entrepreneurs and it rub offs.
  • I have met amazing colleagues with whom I have made life long friendships.
MS, RDN, CDE, CDN, Nutritionist, Private Practice

I’m a member of Nutrition Entrepreneurs because over 3,500 NE members are instantly at my fingertips…just a click away, ready to provide the missing links for my entrepreneurial life no matter what direction it takes me!

MS, RDN, LDN, CNS, FADA, FAND, NE Treasurer 2015-2017