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AGA partners with DIGID to expand GI nutrition education

AGA recognizes the importance of nutrition education for digestive conditions.
Prebiotic foods including cabbage, leek, apples, nuts and pulses, healthy for the gut and immunity
Prebiotic foods including cabbage, leek, apples, nuts and pulses, healthy for the gut and immunity

AGA is excited to announce a new partnership with Dietitians in Gluten and Gastrointestinal Disorders (DIGID), a subgroup within the Dietitians in Medical Nutrition Therapy of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

DIGID aims to widen the fluency of all clinical dietitians regarding medical nutrition therapy for a variety of gastrointestinal disorders, from celiac disease and non-celiac wheat sensitivity, to Crohn’s disease, short bowel syndrome, autoimmune hepatitis, irritable bowel syndrome, and all those between.

There is substantial alignment between the respective missions of AGA and the Academy, and we look forward on working together to:

  • Create new and update current diet and nutrition content to help improve digestive conditions on the AGA GI Patient Center.
  • Develop of web-based directory of expert dietitians specializing in GI conditions.
  • Publish a collection of the best scientific and clinical practice publications on GI nutrition topics from AGA and Academy publications to be used for practitioner education.

DIGID is a subunit with the Dietitians in Medical Nutrition Therapy (DMNT) dietetic practice group. Dietetic practice groups (DPGs) are professional-interest groups within the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, made of members who wish to connect with others within their area of interest or practice. These specialized groups enable members to improve patient care, gain insight into specialized areas and network with colleagues. DIGID is the home within the Academy for dietitians specializing in gastrointestinal disorders.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, including over 100,000 credentialed practitioners, and is committed to improving the nation’s health and advance the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy.

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