About Us

The Global Member Interest Group (GMIG) is a community of members focused on improving the nutritional status in regions with high burdens of malnutrition or with nutritional crises due to conflict or natural disasters, through the sharing of information, resources, and ideas among Academy members, students, governmental and non-profit aid organizations, and health workers within these countries.

GMIG raises the profile of international malnutrition within the Academy while developing the capacity of Academy members with shared ideas, resource tools, research, experiences and strategies on the prevention and management of malnutrition in vulnerable people in developing regions whose nutritional status is still highly intertwined with issues of poverty, sanitation, unclean water, agriculture, literacy, and cultural norms and whose financial and professional resources are limited.

Collaboration with IAAND

The GMIG and the International Affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (IAAND) share the goal of helping dietitians to be involved and competent in the international arena. Whereas the IAAND consists of dietitians from multiple countries and, for many, replaces a state affiliation, the GMIG is a member interest group for dietitians based in the US or elsewhere who have their own state or national association. The GMIG is designed for dietitians focusing on low to mid resource countries or regions and has a strong humanitarian component, with emphasis on empowering locals (community health care workers, struggling health clinics, etc.) in grassroots nutrition care. IAAND supports professional development and collaboration for dietitians in many other issues in countries of all economic levels. These two groups are not mutually exclusive and will partner to promote their mutual interest in culturally appropriate and nutritionally sound interventions and may work on joint projects to reach their overarching goals.


Resource Library

The Global MIG (GMIG) Resource Library offers educational and training materials specific to food and nutrition topics in developing countries.

Resource Library

External Resource Library

Material de Recursos en Español

Talent Pool

Global MIG (GMIG) offers a talent pool to search for GMIG members in specific focus areas, areas of interest/specialty, languages, type of work, experience, and more.

Talent Pool


Membership Benefits

GMIG is a new member interest group and is continually adding features and benefits for our members!

  • A connected community for sharing resources and experiences including opportunities for mentorship, resource sharing, online discussions, case studies and webinars.
  • Collaborative opportunities with external organizations, including NGO's, international health and development groups, and government agencies that align with GMIG.
  • Development of competency through leadership, education and professional development opportunities including a resource hub, CPEU, evidence based case studies.
  • Access to region/country specific resources to equip members with knowledge and training.
  • Advocacy with the Academy's Foundation on research and global initiatives.
  • Member directory allowing members to connect and learn from each other.



You must be an Academy member to join GMIG. Annual dues are $15 for Members and $10 for student members for the June 1 to May 31 Academy year starting June 1st. Contact the Academy's membership team at membership@eatright.org or 800/877-1600, ext. 5000 to indicate your interest in signing up for GMIG starting February for the membership year beginning June.


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