Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine (DIFM) Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Practice Group #18

DIFM DPG Members

Michelle Loy and Denine Rogers at FNCE 2017

The Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine (DIFM), a practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, consists of 4900+ Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs), Dietetic Technicians, Registered (DTRs), and dietetic students and interns who practice in, or have specific interest in, an integrated and personalized approach to nutrition, health, and healing. The DIFM philosophy centers around a holistic, “Food as Medicine” approach to wellness, and is based firmly in the Integrative Medicine model. Whole-food therapies, targeted supplements, and mind-body modalities form the basis of “Integrative and Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy” (IFMNT). Integrative Nutrition RDNs apply this model to the nutrition care process in clinical practice and are also instrumental in reshaping healthcare.

Vision

Optimize health and healing with integrative and functional nutrition

Mission

Empower members to be leaders in integrative and functional nutrition

Goals

      • Be recognized leaders in integrative and functional nutrition
      • Increase DIFM membership, and retain members by providing significant value
      • Cultivate relationships with collaborators
      • Educate in integrative and functional nutrition

Operating Philosophy

      • Conduct a program of work in a professional manner within the strategic framework of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
      • Establish networks with organizations whose goals are compatible with those of DIFM in order to further our mission
      • Develop and implement technology and communication plans to help achieve the goals of DIFM
      • Invest proceeds of projects to further the development of DIFM, its members, and the profession

All registered dietitians are nutritionists – but not all nutritionists are registered dietitians. The Academy’s Board of Directors and Commission on Dietetic Registration have determined that those who hold the credential registered dietitian (RD) may optionally use “registered dietitian nutritionist” (RDN) instead. The two credentials have identical meanings.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The Academy is committed to improving the nation’s health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy. Visit the Academy at www.eatright.org.


DIFM Strategic Plan edited May 2015 

DIFM Annual Report 2016 2017 

For more information, contact info@integrativerd.org

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