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Outstanding Dietetics Student Awards

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 (Didactic Program in Dietetics, Dietetic Internship, Coordinated Program, and Dietetic Technician Program) within the state. If the affiliate has all four program types, the affiliate may award four students.

The list of Outstanding Dietetic Student Award Winners is published annually in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and each awardee will receive a congratulatory letter and certificate signed by the president of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Each affiliate may determine additional recognition.

In addition to the criteria listed below, each affiliates may require additional criteria. Check with the local affiliate for a copy of the requirements and application.

  1. Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Students must be members by January 1st of the year in which they would receive the award. Students must supply their membership number; membership identification numbers will not be provided to a third party (i.e., educators).
  2. Student enrolled in ACEND-accredited dietetics education program (CP, DI, DPD, DT, FEM, IDE/FDE).
  3. Demonstrated academic achievement as documented by letters from program faculty or preceptor.
  4. Demonstrated leadership and professional potential, e.g., honors, student dietetic association activities, community service activities, etc.

Please email questions about the Emerging Dietetic Leader Award.

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