Religion Member Interest Group, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

The Religion Member Interest Group (RMIG) is a group within the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics,the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, committed to improving the nation’s health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy. RMIG consists of members of the Jewish, Muslim and Christian religious communities and provides education and advocacy for nutrition professionals on the impact of nutrition, health and religion from a local, national and global perspective. RMIG is a valuable resource of qualified nutrition professionals providing guidance on nutrition and health disparities, religious traditions surrounding food, and dietary guidelines specific to religious groups. Our partnership with HMA will benefit members of each group as we reach our mutual vision and mission related to the integration of religion and health, wholeness and healing within, and surrounding, our faith-based communities.

At the request of HMA Board Members, an article, “Addressing Nutrition Needs in the Elderly Population,” was written by Mary Angela Niester, MPH, RD, RMIG Leadership. It covers facts about the elderly t‌oday, information about nutrition, and suggestions for health ministry involvement. The article can be found here: Nutrition and the elderly