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The German Nutrition Society (DGE)

The Organisation

Structure of the German Nutrition Society

Organisational chart

DGE members

Currently there are about 4,000 DGE members. The annual general meeting of the members forms the main body of the DGE. This main body elects members of the scientific committee and administrative board every three years.

Scientific Committee

The scientific committee consists of 34 scientists from nutrition science and related disciplines. The scientists work on a voluntarily basis. 11 members are elected every three years by the DGE members and 23 appointed by the members of the committee.

Administrative Board

The administrative board is comprised of administration experts, members of the scienti- fic committee, the branch offices in the Federal States of Germany and the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture. The Board supervises the management of the DGE.


The management is responsible for the implementation of activities, administrative tasks and personnel resources of the DGE.

Head Office

The DGE’s Head Office is based in Bonn with branch offices in 6 Federal States. There are about 60 employees at the Head Office. The DGE is further structured into five departments as follows:

  • Department of Science
  • Science editorial office
  • Department of Further Education
  • Department of Communal Catering and Quality Assurance
  • Department of Public Relations

Branch Offices

The DGE is regionally represented by branch offices in 6 Federal States: Baden-Wuerttemberg, Hesse, Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Schleswig-Holstein, Thuringia.