Awards and Honors

Nutrition and Dietetics Educators and Preceptors (NDEP) Awards
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) is seeking nominations for Outstanding Dietetics Educator and Outstanding Preceptor Awards. Let’s nominate to have representation from our state and continue to recognize those professionals who support the mission of the academy of "Empowering members to be food and nutrition leaders".

Nominations are due by January 13, 2017

The Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award program is to recognize the teaching, mentoring, and leadership activities of faculty in ACEND-accredited dietetics education programs. One educator can be selected from each of the four program types in each geographic area (a maximum of four awardees from each of the seven geographic areas for a total of 28). For more information, contact your area's Regional Director for the Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors (NDEP) group or email ndep@eatright.org.

The Outstanding Preceptor Award program recognizes the teaching, mentoring, and leadership activities of preceptors in ACEND-accredited dietetics education programs. More information coming soon!


AZAND Awards


Every year several Arizona nutrition professionals are recognized for outstanding achievements through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Affiliate Awards Program. Recipients of the awards will be recognized at the AZAND Annual Meeting. Please review the Awards Criteria to see the requirements for each award. A description is for each award is also listed below. 

Fill out the application for a deserving dietetics professional! 

Nominations are due by Feburary 15th, 2017 as an email attachment to the Awards Coordinator: Martha (Mosqueda) Huizar, mosqueda150@hotmail.com


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 AZAND and the Academy will develop both at the district, state, and national levels.


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 and to encourage their continued participation in association affairs.


Emerging Dietetics Leader (EDL)
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.


Outstanding Dietitian of the Year (ODY)
A dietitian of long standing (>15 yrs in the field) who has provided significant service both district-wide and state-wide.  A dietitian who you feel is a role model, dedicated to the field of nutrition and who has given of their time and energy to the profession in a positive way; in other-words, a dietitian who is just simply OUTSTANDING.

Each state also recognizes one student from each type of dietetics education program:

  • Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD)
  • Dietetic Internship (DI)
  • Coordinated Program (CP)
  • Dietetic Technician Program (DT)

For more information, please contact Martha (Mosqueda) Huizar.

Job Opportunities

WIC Local Agency Liaison

Arizona Dept of Health Services Bureau of Nutrition & Physical Activity

Clinical Dietician

Freedom Plaza Peoria