Presidents' Circle Nutrition Education Award

Award No Longer Bestowed

Since 1983, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Presidents' Circle Nutrition Education Award has recognized the development and dissemination of scientifically sound nutrition information that is unique in concept, creative in presentation, free from specific commercial message or endorsement, and consistent with the mission, vision, values, positions, and policies of the Academy and its Foundation. The award may be given to a company, association, or government agency, national or international in scope, or an individual who has made a major contribution to the nutrition education of the public on a national or international basis.

Qualifications

  1. Uniqueness of concept(s).
  2. Creativeness of presentation(s).
  3. Impact on public(s) or target audience(s).
  4. Scientific merit or accuracy.
  5. Consistency with Academy and Foundation mission, vision, values, positions and policies.
  6. Accessibility of materials to the public(s) or target audience(s).

Other Conditions/Information

  1. Letter of nomination that includes the rationale for selection of candidate for the award.
  2. Sample materials connected with the program/project must be included.
  3. Names of specific target audience(s) must be identified.
  4. The nutrition materials should be developed for and usable by lay persons and should reach the public directly; in contrast to materials developed for or directed toward professionals.
  5. The description of the distribution and impact of the material should accompany the nominations.
  6. Any member of the Academy may place nominations for the award. Only those nominations that meet the purpose of the criteria will be considered. A sample of all materials to be considered must be included with the nomination.
  7. The award will be offered only when judged appropriate, not necessarily yearly.

Scoring Criteria

  1. Uniqueness of concept(s). (20 points)
  2. Creativeness of presentation(s). (20 points)
  3. Impact on public(s) or target audience(s). (20 points)
  4. Scientific merit or accuracy. (15 points)
  5. Consistency with Academy and its Foundation mission, vision, values, positions and policies. (10 points)
  6. Accessibility of materials to the public(s) or target audience(s). (15 points)

Past Recipients

1983

National Dairy Council

1984

Award not given

1985

Award not given


1986

Food Marketing Institute

American Meat Institute

National Livestock & Meat Board

1987

Award not given

1988

American Heart Association


1989

Cable Network News

1990

Department of Health & Human Services

1991

Eating Right … The Dietary Guidelines
Way Campaign


1992

Trimming the Fat

1993

Food Guide Pyramid

1994

5-A-Day Program

LUNCHPOWER


1995

The New Food Label: There's Something In It For Everybody

1996

To Your Health! Food and Activities
for Older Adults

1997

Team Nutrition USDA


1998

Secondary Level Interdisciplinary Curriculum

1999

Food Pyramid Bingo

2000

Pyramid Café & Pyramid Explorations

National Dairy Council


2001

Award not given

2002

American Institute of Cancer Research

2003

Bright Futures Nutrition Family
Fact Sheets

Diabetes Prevention Program
Lifestyle Intervention Team


2004

3-A-Day of Dairy for Stronger
Bones Program

2005

Award not given

2006

Award not given


2007

MOVE! (Managing Overweight and/or Obesity in Veterans Everywhere)

Salsa, Sabor y Salud (Food, Fun and Fitness) Healthy Lifestyles for
Latino Families

2008

Award not given

2009

Award not given


2010

Get Moving Get Healthy New Jersey

2011

Award not given

2012

USDA's HealthierUS School Challenge


2013

Award not given

2014

Award not given

2015

Award not given