Awards and Honors
Nutrition and Dietetics Educators and Preceptors (NDEP) Awards
NDEP’s mission is to advocate for and empower educators to lead the profession of nutrition and dietetics. As a result of their mission, the goals of NDEP are: to recognize educators and preceptors as leaders of the profession, support and advance nutrition and dietetic education programs, and support the purposes and goals of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
AZAND encourages members to nominate deserving educators from our state. Please see the descriptions below and consider submitting a nomination.
Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award (ODEA)
The purpose of the ODEA 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 region (a maximum of four awardees from each of the six geographic regions for a total of 24).
In addition to publishing the list of outstanding educators in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and NDEP-line, each awardee will receive a certificate and congratulatory letter from the Academy President. Awards will be presented at the NDEP regional meetings for educators.
Questions about the award can be sent to the West Coast Regional Director, Susan Helm - email@example.com. ODEA award criteria and procedures are available on the NDEP and EatRightPro websites.
Outstanding Preceptor Awards (OPA) – Nomination survey will open in January 2018
The purpose of the OPA is to recognize the exceptional teaching, mentoring, and leadership activities of preceptors in ACEND-accredited dietetics education programs. Note: Program directors and faculty are not eligible for this award as there is a separate award given to Outstanding Dietetic Educators. Active NDEP Council members and previous OPA winners are not eligible for this award.
In addition to publishing the list of outstanding preceptors in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and NDEP-Line, each awardee will receive $1,000 to attend the 2018 Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo in Washington, DC (supported by the Academy’s Foundation), one (1) year membership in NDEP (June 1, 2018-May 31, 2019), and a certificate and congratulatory letter from the Academy President. Awards will be presented during the member showcase and during an NDEP-sponsored event.
View the OPA Procedures and Sample Survey.
AZAND will honor recipients from Arizona at the Annual Conference. If you submit a nomination for one of the above awards, please submit a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Affiliate Awards Program Every year Arizona nutrition professionals are recognized for outstanding achievements through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Affiliate Awards Program. Recipients of the awards are recognized at the AZAND Annual Meeting. Please review the Awards Criteria to become familiar with the requirements for each award. A description for each award is also listed below.
Fill out the application for deserving dietetics professionals!
Nominations are due by February 15th as an email attachment to the Awards Chair.
Email email@example.com for information and to submit an application.
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 Academy affairs. This group will be an additional resource from which the leadership of the Academy will develop – at the district, state and national levels.
Recognized Nutrition and Dietetics Technician of the year (RNDTY) The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recognizes the professional contributions of nutrition and dietetics technicians and encourages their continued participation in the community and Academy activities. Award recipients are selected by their affiliated dietetic organizations. They demonstrate leadership qualities and performance in the Academy or their employment through education, clinical nutrition, foodservice management, public relations, career guidance and legislation.
Emerging Dietetics Leader (EDL) The EDL 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.
Outstanding Dietitian of the Year (ODY) The ODY award recognizes members who have made distinguished contributions to advancing the profession. The winner of this award is an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and service.
Outstanding Dietetics Student Awards (ODSA)
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:
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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