Awards

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Do you know a dietetics professional who should be recognized for their achievements? Nominate them for an IAND award today!

Nominations will be accepted through January 15.

Award Nomination Form

Please review the Award Comparison Chart if uncertain of the appropriate nomination.

Information that will be requested to upload as part of the award application form is as follows:

  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • (1) page, single-spaced, typed personal statement outlining why you feel you would be the best candidate for this award.
    • Please provide information about your current involvements and future plans in the profession.
    • This letter should be addressed to the Indiana Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Awards Committee and include your Academy member number, credentials, and Indiana district.
  • (1) page, typed list of additional awards, volunteer activities, certifications, or professional accolades, including but not limited to:
    • Leadership in dietetics at a national, state, or district level
    • Membership or leadership in other professional associations
    • Career guidance, mentoring, or other volunteer activities
    • Involvements with legislation/ public policy
    • Publications (books, articles, etc.)
    • Research
    • Media/ Public Relations
    • Workshops, seminars, or other programs you have either implemented or been an integral part of executing
  • (2) letters of recommendation
    • (1) From employer or coworker
    • (1) From another person of applicants choosing
    • One of the letters of recommendation needs to come from a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)
  • (1) photo that IAND can use at the Annual Meeting this April. This photo can be a headshot, you giving a presentation, doing community service – whichever suits you best as long as you can be clearly identify you in the photo.

Outstanding Dietitian of the Year- (Formerly Honored Dietitian)

This is the highest award granted by the Indiana Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Nomination deadline: February 15th

ODY Criteria Sheet

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 (the Academy) 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.

The RYDY award recognizes one RD/ RDN annually.

Selection Criteria:

  • Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • 35 years of age or younger as of May 1st
  • Is a Registered Dietitian (RD)/ Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)
  • Active participant in dietetic associations at the district, state, or national level
  • Demonstrated concern for the promotion of optimal health and nutritional status of the population
  • Demonstrated leadership either in either a dietetic association or employment (e.g. legislation, research, education, clinical dietetics, food service management, public relations, career guidance, etc.)
  • Not a previous recipient of the RYDY award

The RD chosen as Indiana’s RYDY will be recognized at the Indiana Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Spring Meeting. The name of the RYDY will be published in the fall issue of the Journal of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and a press release will be sent to the RYDY’s news outlet of choice. The RYDY will be awarded a certificate of recognition and congratulatory letter by The Academy president and may pick up a ribbon at the FNCE conference the following fall signifying their achievement.

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 (the Academy) and to encourage their continued participation in association affairs.

The RDTY award recognizes one DTR annually.

Selection Criteria:

  • Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Is a Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR)
  • Active participant in dietetic associations at the district, state, or national level
  • Demonstrated concern for the promotion of optimal health and nutritional status of the population
  • Demonstrated leadership either in either a dietetic association or employment (e.g. legislation, research, education, clinical dietetics, food service management, public relations, career guidance, etc.)
  • Not a previous recipient of the RDTY award

The Dietetic Technician, Registered chosen as Indiana’s RDTY will be recognized at the Indiana Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Spring Meeting. The name of the RDTY will be published in the fall issue of the Journal of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and a press release will be sent to the RDTY’s news outlet of choice. The RDTY will be awarded a certificate of recognition and congratulatory letter by The Academy president and may pick up a ribbon at the FNCE conference the following fall signifying their achievement.

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.

The EDL award recognizes one RD/ RDN or DTR annually.

Selection Criteria:

  • Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Is a Registered Dietitian (RD)/ Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) or a Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR)
  • Requires active participation with District, State, or National level as a board member or with special projects.  Include specifics of active participation, beyond membership, in your application.
  • Practice experience (RD, RDN, DTR) not less than 5 years or greater than 10 years; Interrupted careers or time periods not in practice are not to be included or rationed into the requirement of 5-10 years of experience
  • Demonstrated concern for the promotion of optimal health and nutritional status of the population
  • Demonstrated leadership either in either a dietetic association or employment (e.g. legislation, research, education, clinical dietetics, food service management, public relations, career guidance, etc.)
  • Not a previous recipient of the RYDY or RDTY awards

The RD/ RDN or DTR chosen as Indiana’s EDL will be recognized at the Indiana Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Spring Meeting. The name of the EDL will be published in the fall issue of the Journal of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and a press release will be sent to the EDL’s news outlet of choice. The EDL will be awarded a certificate of recognition and congratulatory letter by The Academy president and may pick up a ribbon at the FNCE conference the following fall signifying their achievement.

Outstanding Dietetics Educator Awards

Nominations are currently being accepted for Outstanding Dietetics Educator Awards. The purpose of this 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 Indiana. (Note:  Preceptors are not eligible for this award as there is a separate award given to Outstanding Preceptors).

Criteria for selection of Outstanding Educators include:

  • Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • Faculty with academic appointments in ACEND-accredited dietetics education programs.
  • Demonstrated innovative teaching skills and techniques.
  • Demonstrated mentoring as documented by letters from students and / or peers (limit three letters per nominee).
  • Demonstrated leadership, e.g., national, state, or district dietetic association activities, community service, honors received, scientific and profession presentations,
    publications, employment, etc.

Each nomination packet should include an application cover letter, completion of the Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award Data Sheet , resume, and three letters of reference. Deadline for nominations is January 31st and should be sent electronically to:

Megan Miller, MS, RD, CD
IAND Education & Scholarship Chair
meganmillerrd@gmail.com

Outstanding Dietetics Student Awards

Nominations are currently being accepted for Outstanding Dietetics Student Awards. The purpose of this 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 Indiana Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. One student can be selected from each of program type in Indiana. The education programs include Didactic Program in Dietetics, Dietetic Internship, and Coordinated Program.

Criteria for selection of an Outstanding Student include:

  • Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Students must supply their membership number.
  • Student enrolled in ACEND-accredited dietetics education program (CP, DI, DPD).
  • Demonstrated academic achievement as documented by letters from program faculty or preceptor.
  • Demonstrated leadership and professional potential, e.g., honors, student dietetic association activities, community service activities, etc.

Each nomination packet should include an application cover letter, completion of the Outstanding Student Award Data Sheet, student resume, and at least one letter of reference in addition to the application cover letter. Deadline for nominations is January 31st and completed packets should be sent electronically to:

Megan Miller, MS, RD, CD
IAND Education & Scholarship Chair
meganmillerrd@gmail.com

Annual Member Media Award

Nominees are required to submit a portfolio with media events that occurred only in the current year.  The nomination must be received by January 31st.

Annual Nutrition in the News Award

Nominees should readily promote AND campaigns, use Registered Dietitians as a resource and be accurate and objective in their reporting.  The nomination must be received by January 31st.

Food and Nutrition Policy Advocate Award

The purpose of the Food and Nutrition Policy Advocate Award is to recognize a member of the Indiana General Assembly or other state elected official that has helped promote or advance nutrition policy.  The award will be given at the annual Day at the Statehouse event that takes place in March.

Criteria for the award include:

  • Nominee must be a member of the Indiana General Assembly or other elected office of the state.
  • Must have exhibited support at the state level for efforts to change, improve, and strengthen public policy particularly in, but not limited to the areas of nutrition, food, healthcare, and public health or be in a position to impact policy issues important to the Indiana Academy.
    • Example issues include – certification/licensure efforts, older American nutrition, child nutrition, school lunch programs, food and food safety, Medical Nutrition Therapy, nutrition research, health literacy, diabetes, weight management.
  • The member of the Indiana General Assembly or other elected official must be available to Indiana Academy members and receptive to requests made on the behalf of the organization.
  • Previous or current IAND PAC support for the official.

Award History

Annual Kaleidoscope Award

(This award was repurposed to National Nutrition Month funding in 2019)

The Indiana Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics developed the Kaleidoscope award to celebrate the accomplishments of community-based nutrition initiatives that have made a positive and significant impact on residents in the community they serve.

Award History