Membership Benefits

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

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

Membership Benefits

Quarterly Newsletter
BHN publishes The BHNewsletter a quarterly newsletter with up-to-date information from the professionals. In the BHNewsletter you will find peer-reviewed professional articles, original research, practice tips, interviews with the experts and much 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 dynamic website serves 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.


Member Forums
Located in the Member’s section , this is a great place to post questions and share advice with others.  There are eight general forum categories:  Addictions, BHN House of Delegates, Eating Disorders, General Nutrition, Genetic Disorders, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Mental Health, and Public Policy.


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

  • Jean Daniello, MS, RDN, LDN, CDE (2017-2019)
    Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Resource Professional
  • Marci Anderson MS CEDRD LDN (2016-2018)
    Eating Disorders Resource Professional
  • Cynthia Rutkowski, MA, RDN, FADA, FAND
    Addictions Resource Professional
  • Ruth Leyse Wallace PHD RD (2016-2018)
    Mental Health Resource Professional



BHN offers a mentoring service to members who are just entering one of our practice areas or who have an interest in learning more about a specific area from one of our experts in that area.



Speaker’s Bureau
As a member benefit, BHN has dedicated a page open to the public to connect groups and organizations with nutrition professionals for speaking engagements and/or presentations.  To participate, submit a current headshot, your credentials, and your speaking topics/areas of expertise to


Networking Opportunities
BHN promotes networking opportunities with dietetic professionals who have similar professional interests and experiences.  Join the EML, Forums, and upcoming live events to share with your peers.


Calendar of Events
BHN is happy to provide a location for posting activities related to our areas of practice that can include local, state, national, and international events sponsored by service and professional organizations, colleges and institutions, government, and our members.  Check out the Events section for details and instructions for submitting an event.


Free Continuing Education
FREE Continuing Education credits – just for reading the BHNewsletter! The BHNewsletter provides 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 members. Webinars are posted online and are available for purchase after the live webinar has been recorded. Check out Events/Webinars for more information.


Case Studies
Check out the Member Area for Case Studies with CEUs available.


Member Discounts
A discount on BHN’s tools for better practice: The Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Resource CD.  The Psychiatric Resource CD is in revision process.


Member Marketplace
Check out the Member Marketplace in under the Shopping tab.  This is a great place for members to post books, guides, and business services such as training and web-based resources that they have developed.  We provide a link right to your site so all sales proceeds go directly to you.


Standards of Practice and Professional Performance
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.


BHN provides a continuously increasing list of great resources in all of its practice areas.  This list includes links to national organizations, research, and more.  If you have a great resource that you would like to share, please send an email  to with details.

BHN also offers to members, Nutrition Fact Sheets that are ready for use with your clients or others.


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 have a Facebook group where they share ideas and create opportunities for involvement in the DPG.

If you’re a student looking to become more involved in BHN, you can contact our Student Liaison Chair:
Emily Conner at


Social Media
BHN has a great presence on a variety of social media outlets.  Make sure to follow us for the most up to date information!


Twitter: @BHNDPG

Instagram: @BHN_DPG


We hope that you find your membership in BHN to be the best investment you have made for your career this year!  We look forward to hearing from you!