Membership Benefits

Behavioral Health Nutrition is an inspiring group concerned with the health and well-being of individuals with:

  • Addictions
  • Eating Disorders
  • Mental Health
  • Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Membership Benefits

Quarterly Newsletter
BHN’s publishes a quarterly Newsletter with up-to-date information from the professionals. In the newsletter you find peer-reviewed professional articles, original research, practice tips, interviews with the experts and more to guide and support you in your practice. Contributions are always welcome, in the form of articles, current topics that you would like to read about, and suggestions for potential authors. For more information contact our Newsletter Editors:

Website –
Our new website will serve as a major resource with current information that will assist you in your practice.

Members-Only Electronic mailing list EML
FREE access to hundreds of members and their expertise on the members-only EML where you can ask questions of others instead of reinventing the wheel! We have had a wonderful exchange of information and ideas with prompt responses for members looking for ideas or support with challenging practice questions. To join in or to simply read the conversations, sign up for BHN listserv: contact our membership chair

Electronic Mailing List Terms and Conditions of Use

Directions to join the EML:

1. E:mail the  membership  chair with your name (first and last), member number  and e:mail address.

2. Include “Subscribe  to BHN EML”  in subject line.

Resource Professionals
FREE and unlimited access to Resource Professionals in all 4 areas of practice:

  • Sharon Lemons MS, RDN, CSP, FAND (2016-2018)
    Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Resource Professional
  • Marci Anderson MS CEDRD LDN (2016-2018)
    Eating Disorders Resource Professional
  •   Renee Hoffinger, MHSE, RD (2016 – 2018)
    Addictions Resource Professional
  • Ruth Leyse Wallace PHD RD (2016-2018)
    Mental Health Resource Professional

Networking Opportunities
Networking Opportunities with dietetic professionals who have similar professional interests and experiences.

Free Continuing Education

FREE Continuing Education credits – just for reading the BHN newsletter! The BHN Newsletter will provide continuing education opportunities, concentrating on one Behavioral Health practice area each quarter. Look for more information in the Members Only area to read articles and take quizzes online! Select categories 200 and 720 of the Professional Development Portfolio Guide for credit.

Get Continuing Education credits at a discount for BHN DPG members. Webinars will be posted online and are available for purchase after the live webinar has been recorded and posted. Check out Education/Events for more information.

Member Discounts
A discount on BHN’s tools for better practice: the Psychiatric Resource Manual CD, the Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Resource CD, and the Nutrition & Addictions Manual!

Standards of Professional Practice Manual
The opportunity to participate in the process of improving Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance for Dietitians in Behavioral Health Care, working toward a future with the possible creation of Specialty Certification Exams in each of our four practice areas.

Opportunities for Involvement
BHN is your practice group, so get involved. If you want to develop your leadership skills, meet people, or learn how BHN operates, you can volunteer to work with us on a project.

BHN Student Committee
BHN Students now has a Facebook group where we share ideas and create opportunities for involvement in the DPG. We are currently updating the Student section of the BHN website and looking for original contributions of articles relevant to behavioral health nutrition. We are also planning to develop Fact Sheets and other handouts for use by BHN members as well as the public. There are plans to develop a formal mentor/mentee program for students to connect with, and study under BHN RD’s. We have started trending #BHN students on Twitter and have built a fantastic social media team. We are always looking for new ways to promote awareness of BHN and are interested in hearing your ideas!

If you’re a student looking to become more involved in BHN, you can contact our new Student Liaison Chair:
Emily Conner  at
or the Student Newsletter Editors,
Valerie Della Longa at
Natasha Eziquiel-Shriro
We look forward to hearing from you!