2022 MAND Awards

MAND NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN!

MAND is accepting nominations for the following 2022 awards:

  • Outstanding Dietetics Student (ODS) 
  • Outstanding Dietitian of the Year (ODY) 
  • Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year (RYDY)
  • Recognized Dietetic Technician of the Year (RDTY) 
  • Emerging Dietetic Leader (EDL)

Self-nominations are accepted for all awards.

Award Recognition:

  • A certificate of recognition 
  • Award plaque
  • Recognition during the MAND Annual Meeting reception (including free reception registration for the awardee and two guests)
  • Recipients attending the Food & Nutrition Conference & ExpoTM (FNCE®) the following fall may pick up a ribbon for their badge at the ribbon booth near registration
  • The list of recipients for the year will be published in a fall issue of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Nominations are due by midnight on February 28, 2022.

Nomination Form HERE.

 
NOTE: Please use a personal computer or gmail account to access the form. Some workplaces prohibit uploading to google forms, and this form requires uploading a resume/CV. If you have any issues, please contact us at execdirector@eatwellmd.org for assistance.




Award Criteria

 

 
OUTSTANDING DIETETICS STUDENT (ODS)

The purpose of the Outstanding Dietetics Student Award program 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 will be selected.

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. Students must supply their membership number; membership identification numbers will not be provided to a third party (i.e., educators). 
  2. Student enrolled in ACEND-accredited dietetics education program (CP, DI, DPD, DT, FEM, 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.

 

OUTSTANDING DIETITIAN of the YEAR (ODY)


The ODY Award recognizes the commitment to excellence made by an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and service to the profession.

Criteria for the selection of the ODY:

  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

 


 

RECOGNIZED YOUNG DIETITIAN of the YEAR (RYDY)

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 association affairs. This group will be an additional resource from which the leadership of the association will develop both at the district, state, and national levels.

Criteria for the selection of the 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 or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist or the equivalent in their own country if an international member. 
  5. Not previously selected as an RYDY in current or any other affiliate. 
  6. Demonstrated concern for the promotion of optimal health and nutritional status of the population. Demonstrated leadership, e.g., in legislation, research, education, management, etc., either in the Association or employment.


 

RECOGNIZED DIETETIC TECHNICIAN of the YEAR (RDTY)


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

Criteria for the selection of the RDTY:

  1. Active membership in 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. Demonstrated leadership, e.g., legislation, research, education, clinical dietetics, food service management, public relations, career guidance, etc., in the association or employment.


 

EMERGING DIETETIC LEADER (EDL)


The EDL Award recognizes the competence and activities of dietitians regardless of their age, who have made distinctive contributions early in their dietetics careers to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Criteria for selection of the EDL:

  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. Not previously selected as a Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year (RYDY) or Recognized Dietetic technician of the Year (RDTY) in your 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., in legislation, research, education, management, etc., in the Association, community or employment.

 



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