2021-22 DDPG Sponsorship


Our 5,300+ members are leaders in the healthcare community, working together with healthcare providers, other professional organizations and industry sponsors to positively impact the lives of people with diabetes and their families.

There are a variety of ways for industry sponsors to engage DDPG’s membership including:

Learn more: DDPG Industry Sponsorship Prospectus

To discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact DDPG's Corporate Relations Manager, Cassie Verdi, at cverdi@eatright.org or (630) 533-3349.

DDPG’s #1 Member Benefit is our Publications!

On the Cutting Edge is our peer-reviewed journal that provides members with 4 continuing education units per issue. Each issue focuses on one broad theme where research is emerging. Upcoming themes for On the Cutting Edge include:

  • New Frontiers in Diabetes (Telehealth, New Practice Models and Payment)
  • Care Gaps and Therapeutic Inertia
  • Medication Adherence and Barriers
  • New Perspectives on Diabetes (Latest Practice Guidelines and Comorbidity Treatment)
  • Building Your RDN Skill Set (Foot exams, Program Management, Screening for Depression and More)
  • Inclusive Care

If any of these topics are of interest to your organization, consider an advertisement or insert to share your product, news, or research with our captive audience!

DDPG Corporate Sponsors

It is through the generous support of our corporate sponsors that DDPG is able to fulfill our mission and vision. We sincerely thank the following industry sponsors for their support of DDPG initiatives during the 2020-2021 fiscal year.  Learn more about sponsorship opportunities

Gold ($15,000 - $24,999)



At the Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition, our mission is to be the source of health, wellness and nutrition expertise that creates value and growth for General Mills. The BIHN is comprised of passionate doctorate and master-level scientists and registered dietitians with varied backgrounds – ranging from nutrition science to public health to food science, epidemiology and more. Learn more and check out the free resources and continuing education credits at www.bellinstitute.com.


The Calorie Control Council (CCC) represents manufacturers and suppliers of low- and reduced-calorie foods and beverages, including manufacturers and suppliers of more than two dozen different low- and no- calorie sweeteners, dietary fibers and other low-calorie, dietary ingredients. CCC works with various stakeholders, including dietitians, to communicate the safety and benefits of all low- and no- calorie ingredients, as consumers continue to look to reduce added sugars and total calories in the diet and for ways to manage weight and blood glucose.



Pendulum Therapeutics is the first and only company to apply the discoveries of high-resolution, long-read DNA sequencing to develop and commercialize microbiome interventions targeting specific diseases. Its flagship product, Pendulum Glucose Control, is the only medical probiotic that provides nutrition management through the microbiome to help people with type 2 diabetes manage their glucose and A1C levels. Pendulum’s proprietary innovation platform enables identification of microbiome mechanisms of action and rapid translation from discovery and development through human clinical validation. Pendulum Therapeutics, headquartered in San Francisco, was founded in 2012 by a diverse team of scientists with deep expertise in microbiology, biochemistry and clinical disease management.

Silver ($5,000 - $14,999)


We are a global, science-led biopharmaceutical business and our innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide.  Driven by innovative science and our entrepreneurial culture, we are focused on the delivery of live-changing medicines that are fueling growth and contributing value to patients and society.  Our longstanding commitment to patients has led us to reimagine our patient-focused ways of working, as we embed it across every aspect of our company to deliver the healthcare experience and outcomes people care about most so they can enjoy fulfilling lives.


Formed in 1986, the Certification Board for Diabetes Care and Education (CBDCE) is a national not-for-profit certification organization that awards the Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) credential. The CDCES credential is held by over 19,900 health professionals including registered dietitian nutritionists, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, pharmacists, physicians, PAs, and other health professionals participating as members of the diabetes care team. The mission of CBDCE is to promote comprehensive and ongoing quality diabetes clinical management, education, prevention and support by defining, developing, maintaining and protecting the certification and credentialing processes. Visit their website at www.cbdce.org.


Love One Today® is a science-based food and wellness education program that encourages Americans to include fresh Hass avocados in everyday healthy eating plans to help increase fruit and vegetable intake and as a delicious, heart healthy, whole food source of fiber and naturally good fats.


The International Food Additives Council (IFAC) is a global association representing manufacturers of food ingredients. IFAC’s mission is to promote the benefits of food ingredients, support science-based regulation worldwide, and to unite industry stakeholders to cultivate a professional, responsible and sustainable global food environment.


Kate Farms was founded in 2011 by parents determined to save their daughter's life after a diagnosis of failure to thrive and is now the #1 recommended plant-based formula. Kate Farms offers medical formulas for children and adults, to be used as sole source or supplemental nutrition for oral or tube feeding. They are available nationally and eligible for insurance coverage. All Kate Farms formulas are made for tolerance with easily digested organic pea protein, soluble fiber and phytonutrients to support gut health, and without common allergens or artificial ingredients. These formulas have been clinically proven to demonstrate improved tolerance and weight gain in children and adults.


California strawberries are grown by hundreds of family farmers who produce nearly 90 percent of the nation’s strawberries. Harvested year-round along the coast, California strawberries are low in sugar, high in vitamin C, and provide essential nutrients, fiber, and health-promoting phytochemicals. Research suggests eating just a serving of eight strawberries a day may help manage diabetes, improve heart health, support brain health, and reduce the risk of some cancers. With an emphasis on sustainable farming practices, the California Strawberry Commission is focused on production and nutrition research, food safety training and education, marketing and communications, trade relations and public policy. To learn more and connect, visit www.californiastrawberries.com.


The Simply Good Foods Company is a portfolio of brands that bring simple goodness, happiness, and health to consumers and their families. At Simply Good Foods, we are driven with the purpose of empowering and educating consumers about how to eat right and snack smarter. We are fueled by creating a rich variety of innovative, convenient, better-for-you foods that provide optimal nutrition for everyone, while keeping great taste at the forefront of everything we do. Our portfolio of brands includes Atkins®, Quest®, and SimplyProtein®.


Sunsweet is the world's largest and most famous brand of dried tree fruits including prunes, apricots, mangos, and more. We process nearly 60,000 tons of famous Sunsweet Prunes a year! Founded in 1917 as the California Prune and Apricot Growers Association, our cooperative served as a marketing group to offer our crops to the public under the brand name "Sunsweet". Today, Sunsweet processes and markets the dried fruit production of nearly 250 grower-members with orchards throughout California's central valley. To learn more about Sunsweet, please visit www.sunsweet.com!

Bronze (<$5,000)

Cannedbeans.org, sponsored by Bush’s®, is a category-building marketing campaign aimed at promoting the universal health benefits of canned beans regardless of brand. Containing fiber, protein and iron, canned beans make it easy to add more plants to your diet and help people live longer, healthier lives. Registered Dietitian Nutritionists know this is true; we need your help to educate consumers. Visit cannedbeans.org for tools, recipes, and resources.


The Egg Nutrition Center (ENC) is the science and nutrition education division of the American Egg Board. ENC is dedicated to providing balanced, accurate information on the complex issues surrounding eggs, nutrition, and health. To receive updates on emerging research, informational handouts, media-ready materials, and access to exclusive events, join ENC's Egg Enthusiast program!


The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) is a contractor to the Beef Checkoff and manages research and promotion programs on behalf of America's farmers and ranchers with oversight from the Cattlemen's Beef Board and USDA. One of the checkoff programs NCBA manages is the "Beef. It's What's For Dinner." brand. Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. is your resource for all things beef. Recipes, educational tools and nutrition research are just a small part of what’s available to help you answer questions about America’s beloved protein.


Nutrium is a scientific software solution designed to enhance nutrition practice, endorsed by nutritionists and dietitians, hospitals, professional associations, international companies and universities. This software has a toolset that will allow nutrition professionals to optimize their private practice with meal plans, nutrient analysis, client communications, and website landing pages.


The PepsiCo Health & Nutrition Sciences team has launched a Health Care Professional (HCP) website. Designed exclusively for nutrition and health professionals, the HCP portal will serve as a nutrition science resource hub to help support professionals in their areas of expertise. Not only will the portal provide 24/7 access to Health & Nutrition Sciences publications, educational resources, webinar recordings and continuing education content – it is also an example of how PepsiCo is bridging global business goals with evidence-based nutrition research to advance nutrition across the PepsiCo portfolio. With PepsiCo’s global scale comes an enormous opportunity and responsibility to create products that meet human needs for nutrition and enjoyment. Our new website helps healthcare professionals educate their clients/patients on how to incorporate healthier options into their diets.


Potatoes USA is the marketing organization for the 2,500 commercial potato growers operating in the United States. Potatoes USA was established in 1971 by a group of potato growers to promote the benefits of eating potatoes. Today, as the largest vegetable commodity board, Potatoes USA is proud to be recognized as an innovator in the produce industry. For more information on Potatoes USA's mission to "Strengthen Demand for U.S. Potatoes" by creating positive change in the industry through innovative and inspiring approaches, please visit PotatoesUSA.com.


The Sugar Association, representing nearly 142,000 sugar beet and cane growers, processors and refiners throughout the United States, has been the scientific voice of the sugar industry since 1943. The Sugar Association works to tell real sugar's story, particularly where it comes from and how it plays a vital role in foods and beverages that are part of nutritious, balanced and (not to be forgotten) enjoyable diets. The Sugar Association is committed to working with RDNs to be a source of credible, transparent scientific information and supporting new research to help better understand food, nutrition and the role sugar plays in the populations' evolving eating habits.

At Zevia, we feel strongly about reducing sugar consumption, using simple, plant-based ingredients and creating delicious and refreshing beverages. Our passion can be found throughout all of our products, from Soda to Energy to Organic Tea, Mixers and our Kidz line - we’ve got you covered. Zevia has a can for every hand, providing beverages for every family member, every time of day, and for every usage occasion. However you live your best, we’re here with our best: Zero Sugar, Zero Calories.