Awards

Applicants must:

  • View the list of available awards below – paying careful attention to eligibility criteria, deadlines, and required application materials.
  • Complete the linked application form in its entirety to be considered for the award.
  • Request each letter of recommendation to include the referee’s full name, email address, phone number, and affiliation to the applicant.

Nomination Guidelines

  • To nominate your peer for a KAND award, please send us their full name, email address, and respective award name, so we can reach out to them.
  • Self-nominations are welcome for all KAND awards!
Emerging Dietetic Leader Award

Eligibility Criteria
1. Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
2. Initial practice experience not less than 5 years and not greater than 10 years. Interrupted careers or time periods not in practice are not to be considered or rationed into the 5-10 years of professional practice experience.
3. Active participation in the national, state, or district association for at least 5 years.
4. Is a Registered Dietitian, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, or Dietetic Technician, Registered or the equivalent in their own country if an international member.
5. Not previously selected as a Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year or Recognized Dietetic Technician of the Year in current or any other affiliate.
6. Demonstrated concern for the promotion of optimal health and nutritional status of the population.
7. Demonstrated leadership, e.g., in legislation, research, education, management, etc., in the association, community or employment.

Application Deadline
February 28, 2022

Outstanding Dietetic Educator Award

Eligibility Criteria
1. Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
2. Faculty with academic or supervised practice appointments or preceptors in ACEND-accredited dietetics education program (CPD, DI, DPD, FEM, DT, IDE/FDE).
3. Demonstrated innovative teaching skills and techniques.
4. Demonstrated mentoring experience as documented by letters of recommendation.
5. Demonstrated leadership, e.g., in legislation, research, education, management, etc., in the profession.

Application Deadline
February 28, 2022

Outstanding Dietetics Student Award

Eligibility Criteria
1. Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics by January 1, 2022.
2. Student enrolled in ACEND-accredited dietetics education program (CPD, DI, DPD, FEM, DT, IDE/FDE).
3. Demonstrated academic achievement as documented by letters from program faculty or preceptor.
4. Demonstrated leadership and professional potential, e.g., honors, student dietetic association activities, community service activities, etc.

Application Deadline
February 28, 2022

Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award

Eligibility Criteria
1. Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
2. Active participation in the national, state, or district association.
3. Is a Registered Dietitian or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist or the equivalent in their own country if an international member.
4. Not previously selected for this award in current or any other affiliate.
5. Demonstrated leadership, e.g., in legislation, research, education, management, etc., in the association, community or employment.

Application Deadline
February 28, 2022

Recognized Dietetic Technician of the Year Award

Eligibility Criteria
1. Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
2. Is a Dietetic Technician, Registered.
3. Active participation in national, affiliate, or district association.
4. Not previously selected for this award in current or any other affiliate.
5. Demonstrated concern for the promotion of optimal health and nutritional status of the population.
6. Demonstrated leadership, e.g., legislation, research, education, clinical dietetics, food service management, public relations, career guidance, etc., in the association or employment.

Application Deadline
February 28, 2022

Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year Award

Eligibility Criteria
1. Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
2. Age limit as of May 1, 2022, is 35 years or younger.
3. Active participation in the national, state, or district association.
4. Is a Registered Dietitian or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist or the equivalent in their own country if an international member.
5. Not previously selected for this award in current or any other affiliate.
6. Demonstrated concern for the promotion of optimal health and nutritional status of the population.
7. Demonstrated leadership, e.g., in legislation, research, education, management, etc., either in the association or employment.

Application Deadline
February 28, 2022