February Update 
A bi-monthly e-mail from
the ON DPG Executive Board.

2017 Elections: Vote Today, Own Tomorrow



Learn about the candidates in the Academy's 2017 national election, then vote: Polls open February 1. A recording of the "Meet the Candidates" forum featuring the perspectives and views of the candidates for president-elect and speaker-elect will be posted to the Academy's website the week of January 29. Cast your ballot and receive a coupon for $5 off your next purchase from the eatrightSTORE. Learn More

Here are the ON DPG Slate of Candidates:


Alice G Bender, MS, RDN


Kristen Lange, MS, RDN, CSO

Paula Charuhas Macris, MS, RD, CSO, FAND


Liz Korman, RDN, CSO, LD/N

Shayne Robinson RD CSO CDN

It’s Awards Season!

Please take the time to nominate a friend, colleague, or yourself for one of our two awards. Winners receive $500 and recognition at our annual breakfast during FNCE 2017!  

The two awards are: the practice award, for those members who work to promote oncology nutrition through research, and the service award for members who have served the DPG.

For questions please email

Distinguished Practice Award

This award is designed to recognize an outstanding ON DPG member who has worked to promote nutrition as a vital component of oncology patient care through professional presentations, publications, involvement in other oncology related organizations and active participation in oncology related patient activities.

Distinguished Service Award

This award is designed to recognize a member who has demonstrated leadership and/or service to the ON DPG, and who has worked to promote dietetic professionals in the field of Oncology Nutrition.

Any active member of the ON DPG, including oneself, may submit written nominations. (Exempted members include the Award and Scholarship Committee members, ON DPG Chair and ON DPG Chair-elect, and previous winners of the award)

Nominees MUST meet all deadlines (May 1 2017) and requirements for the applications to be considered.

To nominate an ONDPG member for the Distinguished Service Award, email

The award recipient(s) will receive $500 and a commemorative certificate at the ON DPG Business Meeting, during FNCE 2017.
In addition, the recipient(s) will be featured in the Winter issue of the Oncology Nutrition Connection newsletter.

Small Research Grant

ON DPG Small Research Grant Application Deadline 2/15/17

The ON DPG would like to remind members about a wonderful benefit and opportunity available to them.  For members or student members conducting research within the oncology nutrition realm, the ON DPG offers a small research grant (for up to $2,500) which will be given on a competitive basis.  Information regarding the grant qualifications and the application are available on the ON DPG website.  Examples of possible research topics might include cancer prevention, nutrition intervention or outcomes studies, or survivorship research. 

Applications are due by February 15, 2017.  The scoring rubric and a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) regarding the small research grant can also be found on the ON DPG website.   Any further questions may be directed to Heidi Ganzer DCN, RDN, CSO, LD at

After the deadline has passed, a panel of expert reviewers familiar with research will evaluate all submitted proposals. 
The review process is anticipated to be completed within 3-4 weeks (after the deadline of 2/15/17). 

National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month. 
Send us an email telling us what you are doing and we will spotlight you on our website. 


2017 Spring Educational Grant

The DPG is offering an educational grant of $500 for a member to attend a continuing education event in the field of oncology nutrition.  The recipient of the grant is expected to use it within 1 year and to submit a written summary of the event to be published in the DPG newsletter.  Details and application can be found Here



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