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MAND Annual Awards

Do you know a talented, motivated dietetics professional? (Of course you do!) Now is the time to recognize and be recognized as leaders in the field of dietetics!  We look forward to giving awards for:  Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year (RYDY), Recognized Dietetic Technician of the Year (RDTY), Emerging Dietetic Leader (EDL), Outstanding Dietitian of the Year (ODY) and Outstanding Dietetics Educator (ODE).  For more information on these awards or to find out how to nominate yourself or someone else please contact Sonal Patel, Maryland Academy President-Elect at healthybite@comcast.net. Nominations are due by midnight December 31, 2013, unless otherwise noted. 

 

Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year (RYDY) Award

The purpose of the RYDY program is to recognize the competence and activities of younger dietitians in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and to encourage their continued participation in Academy affairs. This group will be an additional resource from which the leadership of the Academy will develop both at the district, state, and national levels.

Criteria for Selection of RYDY

  1. Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  2. Age limit as of May 1 deadline, 35 years or younger.
  3. Active participation in the national, state, or district association.
  4. Is a Registered Dietitian
  5. Not previously selected as an RYDY.
  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 Academy or employment.

Instructions for Submitting Nominations:

Please complete and submit the following items:

Provide up to 2 letters of support outlining the basis for the nomination and how the candidate has met the award criteria

  • Candidate’s resume or curriculum vitae

It is preferred for nomination materials to be submitted in a single electronic transmission. Please put the name of the award as the Subject Heading)

Please note that nominated individuals may be contacted for additional information

Completed nominations can be submitted to Sonal Patel, President-Elect at healthybite@comcast.net

 

Recognized Dietetic Technician of the Year (RDTY) Award

The purpose of the RDTY Award is to recognize the professional contributions of dietetic technicians to the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics and to encourage their continued participation in Academy affairs.

Criteria for selection

  1. Active membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  Candidates will be asked to verify active membership.
  2. Is a Dietetic Technician, Registered.
  3. Active participation in national, affiliate, or district association.
  4. Not previously selected for this award.
  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 Academy or employment.

Instructions for Submitting Nominations:

Please complete and submit the following items:

It is preferred for nomination materials to be submitted in a single electronic transmission. Please put the name of the award as the Subject Heading. 

Please note that nominated individuals may be contacted for additional information

Completed nominations can be submitted to Sonal Patel, President-Elect at healthybite@comcast.net



Emerging Dietetic Leader (EDL) Award

This award was established by the 1996 Board of Directors. The Emerging Dietetics Leader Award recognizes the competence and activities of members, regardless of their age, who are at the beginning of their dietetics careers. Members who receive this honor support the promotion of optimal health and nutritional status of the public through demonstrating leadership in legislation, research, education, management and other areas related to the profession.

Criteria for Selection

  1. Is a Registered Dietitian or Dietetic Technician, Registered and a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (membership number will be verified)
  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. Not previously selected as an RYDY or RDTY. (Recognized Young Dietitian/Technician of The Year)
  5. Demonstrated concern for the promotion of optimal health and nutritional status of the population.
  6. Demonstrated leadership, e.g., in legislation, research, education, management, etc., in the Academy, community or employment.

Instructions for Submitting Nominations:

Please complete and submit the following items:

                 Two letters of Recommendation

It is preferred for nomination materials to be submitted in a single electronic transmission. Please put the name of the award as the Subject Heading

Please note that nominated individuals may be contacted for additional information

Completed nominations can be submitted to Sonal Patel, President-Elect at healthybite@comcast.net

  

Outstanding Dietitian of the Year (ODY) Award    

This affiliate member award is to recognize the achievements a dietitian committed to life-long service to the profession.  One award winner will be chosen at the state level and will be recognized by publication in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  Nominees should show excellence in work achievements, actively participate in National, State or District Association activities, and contribute to allied professional and non-allied professional organizations.

Instructions for Submitting Nominations:

Please complete and submit the following items: 

It is preferred for nomination materials to be submitted in a single electronic transmission. Please put the name of the award as the Subject Heading

Please note that nominated individuals may be contacted for additional information 

Completed nominations can be submitted to Sonal Patel, President-Elect at healthybite@comcast.net

 

Outstanding Dietetics Student Awards

The purpose of the Outstanding Dietetics Student Award program is to recognize the emerging leadership and achievement of students in ACEND-accredited and approved dietetics education programs and encourage their participation in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Each state is allowed to recognize one student from each type of dietetics education program (Didactic Program in Dietetics, Dietetic Internship, Coordinated Program, and Dietetic Technician Program) within your state.

In addition to publishing the list of outstanding students in the Journal, each awardee will receive a congratulatory letter and certificate signed by the president of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Criteria for Selection of Outstanding Students

1. Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  Students must be members by January 1st of the year in         which they would receive the award.  Students must supply their membership number.
2. Student enrolled in CADE-accredited dietetics education program (CP, DI, DPD, DT).
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.

Instructions for Submitting Nominations:

Please complete and submit the following items:

It is preferred for nomination materials to be submitted in a single electronic transmission. Please put the name of the award as the Subject Heading

Please note that nominated individuals may be contacted for additional information 

Completed nominations can be submitted to Sonal Patel, President - Elect at healthybite@comcast.net

  

 Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award


OUTSTANDING DIETETICS EDUCATOR AWARDS CRITERIA AND PROCEDURES
OUTSTANDING DIETETICS EDUCATOR AWARD DATA SHEET