Diversity and Inclusion Awards and Grants

The Academy values and respects the diverse viewpoints and individual differences of all people. The Academy's mission and vision are most effectively realized through the promotion of a diverse membership that reflects the cultural, educational, ethnic, experiential, gender, geographical, philosophical, physical, political, racial, religious, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic characteristics of the public it services. The Academy actively identifies and offers inclusive opportunities to individuals with varied abilities, backgrounds, ideas, practice expertise, skills, and talents.

Academy Diversity and Inclusion Statement

The Academy encourages diversity and inclusion by striving to recognize, respect and include differences in ability, age, creed, culture, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, size, and socioeconomic characteristics in the nutrition and dietetics profession.

In accordance with the objectives and strategies of the Academy's Diversity Strategic Plan, the Academy offers the following awards and grants to support the diverse growth of the profession.

  • Diversity and Inclusion Mini-Grants

    The Academy's Diversity Mini-Grants provide $100 - $1,000 grants to support Affiliate outreach to students and professionals from underrepresented groups within the dietetics profession.

  • Diversity and Inclusion Promotion Grant

    The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Diversity Promotion Grant provides $10,000 to support minority recruitment and retention projects by accredited dietetic education programs.

  • Diversity and Inclusion Leaders Program

    In accordance with the Academy's strategic vision and mission, the Diversity and Inclusion Leaders Program supports Active members from underrepresented groups within the dietetics profession. Four leaders are selected to participate in a two-year leadership program and are provided mentorship, leadership training and networking.

  • Diversity and Inclusion Action Award

    A $1,000 award is given to an educational institution, Affiliate dietetic association, dietetic practice group or other recognized Academy group in recognition of past accomplishments unless the Diversity and Inclusion Committee determines that there is no program that merits the award.