Honorary Membership

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has been granting honorary membership to non-members for their distinguished contributions to the field of nutrition and dietetics since 1920. Since 1954, the Academy has generally awarded honorary membership to two non-members every year based on their professional knowledge, technical expertise and promotion of the Academy’s mission, vision and values. Those chosen as honorary members have demonstrated goodwill through notable national or international service, promoted registered dietitian nutritionists and nutrition and dietetics technicians, registered, as contributors to the optimal health and nutritional status of the public and aided in the advancement of the profession and the Academy.

Qualifications

  1. Has never held Academy membership and/or the RDN/RD or NDTR/DTR credentials.
  2. Has made distinguished contributions to nutrition and dietetics through:
    1. professional knowledge.
    2. technical expertise.
    3. promotion of the Academy's mission, vision and values.
  3. Has demonstrated goodwill through notable national or international service through:
    1. the advancement of the profession.
    2. the advancement of the Academy.
  4. Has promoted Academy members as contributors to the optimal health and nutritional status of the population.

Scoring Criteria

  1. Has made distinguished contributions to nutrition and dietetics through professional knowledge, technical expertise and promotion of the Academy's mission, vision and values. (40 points)
  2. Has demonstrated goodwill through notable national or international service through the advancement of the profession and the Academy. (40 points)
  3. Has promoted Academy members as contributors to the optimal health and nutritional status of the population. (20 points)

Past Recipients