Awards and Honors


Nutrition and Dietetics Educators and Preceptors (NDEP) Awards

  • Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award (ODEA)
  • Outstanding Preceptor Award (OPA)

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 (Academy).  

AZAND encourages members to nominate deserving educators from our state.  Please see the descriptions below and consider submitting an NDEP nomination. 

Outstanding Preceptor Award (OPA)- 

OPA Procedures and Sample Survey

The OPA recognizes 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 – the ODEA. Active NDEP Council members and previous OPA winners are not eligible for this award.

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

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Affiliate Awards Program

Nominations are due by March 25, 2020


2019-2020 AZAND Awards are now open!

Affiliate Awards Criteria (must sign-in to the Academy)

Awards application and criteria

Every year Arizona nutrition professionals are recognized for outstanding achievements through the AND Affiliate Awards Program. Recipients of the awards are recognized at the AZAND Annual Meeting.  


Outstanding Contributions to Goals of AZAND (OCGA). Criteria for this award can be found on the Awards Application.

For more information or to submit an application for deserving dietetics professionals, please contact