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

1954

Martha N. Eliot

1955

Award not given

1956

Stuart B. Foster

1957

Leonard A. Maynard


1958

Charles Glen King
Hazel K. Stiebeling

1959

Russell M. Wilder

1960

Conard A. Elvehjem

1961

Robert R. Williams


1962

Award not given

1963

Grace A. Goldsmith

1964

James M. Hundley

1965

George E. Cartmill


1966

Frederick J. Stare

1967

Award not given

1968

Robert E. Shank
Horace L. Sipple

1969

Harald M. Graning


1970

Jean Mayer

1971

Nevin S. Scrimshaw

1972

Helen Brown

1973

George J. Christakis
D. Mark Hegsted


1974

William Darby

1975

J. Warren Perry

1976

William Knisley

1977

Rosyln Alfin-Slater


1978

Charles Butterworth
Paul A. L. Haber

1979

Alfred E. Harper

1980

Donnell Etzwiler

1981

Maurice Shils


1982

Arnold Schaefer
Harriet Sankey

1983

Howard Jacobson
Marvin E. Levin

1984

Ronald A. Arky
Lorraine Thomas

1985

Samuel Fomon


1986

Stephen Barrett
Jane Young Wallace

1987

C. Wayne Callaway
Lloyd J. Filer, Jr.

1988

Julian F. Haynes
Victor Herbert

1989

Charles E. Boyce
William E. Connor


1990

John P. Foreyt
Robert R. Heaney

1991

Douglas W. Wilmore

1992

George L. Blackburn
John E. Vanderveen

1993

Albert Barrocas
Ferdinard Metz


1994

J. Michael McGinnis
F. Xavier Pi-Sunyer

1995

James E. Cimino

1996

K. Michael Hambidge
Steven B. Heymsfield

1997

George M. Owen
Ekhard Ziegler


1998

William J. Evans
Ezra Steiger

1999

Gordon Jensen
Shirley Watkins

2000

Van Saxton Hubbard
Graham Kerr
Robert Langholz

2001

Dominick P. DePaola
Linda M. Siminerio


2002

Susan E. Carlson
William H. Dietz
Ambassador George McGovern

2003

James O. Hill
Barbara J. Rolls

2004

Patricia M. Babjak
Gary D. Foster

2005

Judith T. Barr
Henry N. Ginsberg


2006

George A. Bray
Samuel Klein

2007

Richard J. Deckelbaum
John A. Milner

2008

Stephen A. McClave
Russell R. Pate
William N. Reynolds

2009

Mary Christ-Erwin
Gerard Emmanuel Mullin


2010

David August
Robert Kushner

2011

Mark DeLegge
Patrick Mahlen O’Neil

2012

Richard Bergenstal
Bob Murray
Robert M. Russell

2013

Louis J. Aronne
Janey Knight Thornton


2014

Beverly Broughton Bajus
Nathan Wong

2015

Michael O. Fleming
Dan Glickman

2016

Sylvia B. Rowe
Howard A. Wolpert

2017

Andrew S. Narva
Michelle Obama


2018

Roger A. Clemens
Daren Keith Heyland
Irl B. Hirsch

2019

Mark Corkins
Victor V. Van Beuren

2020

William D. Chey
Larry K. Ellingson
Virginia A. Stallings

2021

Karen Elizabeth Aspry
Peggi A. Guenter
Osama Hamdy
Kevin C. Maki


2022

José Andrés
George Phillip (Phil) Ayers
Praveen S. Goday
Betti J. Wiggins