Welcome to the New Disabilities MIG!

The Disabilities MIG is a community that connects Academy members who self-identify as having a disability, work with clients/patients with disabilities, educate members with disabilities, and/or are interested in disabilities as related to nutrition and dietetics.

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Upcoming Events


  • Saturday

    FNCE® 2023 (Denver)

    Oct 7 - 10, (MT)

  • Sunday


    Oct 8, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (MT)

    Title: How to Include People with Disability in Nutrition Services and Programming

    Lacey Gammon, MPH, RD, LD 
    Rebecca Cline, MPH 
    Liz Dunn, MS, RD, LD 

    Session Summary: 
    Two of the session speakers from the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability will explain the “Guidelines, Recommendations, Adaptations, Including Disability” adaptation framework. They will discuss barriers to inclusion for people with disabilities, summarize effective communication and inclusive teaching strategies, identify accessible clinic spaces, examine adapted cooking and gardening utensils and tools, kitchen accessibility, and detail rights to nutrition services and programming. One speaker (RD with a disability and high-performance athlete) will provide practical applications.

  • Sunday

    Poster Session

    Oct 8, 11:45 AM - 01:15 PM (MT)

    Title: Dietetics Workforce Diversification Includes, Disability, Accessibility, and Websites of the Academy, CDR, and Dietetic Programs Need to adhere to “Web Content Accessibility Guidelines”

    Authors: Suzanne Baxter, PhD, RD, LD, FADA, FAND and Neva Cochran, MS, RDN, LD, FAND
    On-site Presenter: Alicia Conner, MA, RDN will be present from 11:45am-1:15pm to discuss poster. However, poster will be displayed from 9am-2pm.