Awards and Contests

Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Outstanding Dietetics Student Award

Each year the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) gives us the opportunity to recognize students in our state who have contributed to the field and to the profession. Below are the criteria for eligibility. Please take a few minutes to read through the award description below and nominate a student for this prestigious award.  

Award application information will be made available early next year.

OUTSTANDING DIETETICS STUDENT

The purpose of the Outstanding Dietetics Student award is to recognize the emerging leadership and achievement of students in ACEND-accredited dietetics education programs and encourage their participation in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  A student from each type of education program (Coordinated Program in Dietetics, Dietetic Internship, Didactic Program in Dietetics, and Dietetic Technician Program) within a state will be selected (a maximum of 4 per state).  

Criteria for selection of the Outstanding Dietetics Student:

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.

2)      Student enrolled in ACEND-accredited dietetics education program.

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.

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