Awards

 CA ACADEMY OF NUTRITION AND DIETETICS &

ACADEMY OF NUTRITION AND DIETETICS

2020-2021 AWARDS NOMINATIONS

The Awards Committee  request your assistance in soliciting nominations for the Academy Of Nutrition And Dietetics and California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Awards. Please consider the criteria carefully and reply as soon as possible. 

Nominations must include:

  1. “Nominations Form Completed including reference to the criteria of selection for each award.
  2. CV (not required for RYDY, RDTY and Emerging Dietetic Leader)
  3. 3 letters of recommendations: Each letter of recommendation must specifically relate to the defined criteria of the award. When individuals have award nomination packets submitted in a second consecutive year, the letters of recommendation may be retained (re-used) from the former (previous) year.
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  2. Incomplete nominations will not be reviewed

Winners will be required to write a short bio. 

Nomination must be completed in full. It is recommended that one person coordinate and submit the application for the nominee. Individuals may submit their own nominations and coordinate all paperwork. Please submit all materials electronically via the nomination link. Past Award Winners 

 Deadline Noon on 10/15/2020 at noon 

 The awards will be presented at the CA Academy Annual Conference Awards Ceremony in April 2021.

                                                

CALIFORNIA ACADEMY 2020-2021 AWARDS

Please submit all materails and complete applicatons via the CA ACADEMY AWARDS LINK.

DOLORES NYHUS MEMORIAL AWARD & ACADEMY OF NTURITION AND DIETETICS OUTSTANDING DIETITIAN OF THE YEAR

DOLORES NYHUS MEMORIAL is the highest award that a CA Academy member can receive in honor of the late Dolores Nyhus. The recipient will also be named AND ODY Award recognizes the commitment to excellence made by an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and service to the profession.

Selection Criteria: (please use this information to support the nomination).

  • Must be a Registered Dietitian and a member of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The following CA ACADEMY members are not eligible for the current year: CA ACADEMY paid employees, Award Committee members, President and President-elect, and recipients of the Distinguished Service Award within the last year
  • Has lived and worked professionally in California for a minimum of 15 years.
  • Has had significant impact in the field of nutrition and dietetics.
  • Has made a significant contribution that improved the standards of dietetic practice and/or the goals of the profession I) in the workplace or II) within CA Academy.
  • Has given outstanding service to the professional association through active participation as a committee member, officer, or evidenced action beyond general participation.
  • Has been a mentor to nutrition professionals or students:

 DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD is given to an outstanding dietitian in California who has given exemplary service to CA ACADEMY via district, or state.

Selection Criteria: (please use this information to support the nomination).

  • Must be a Registered Dietitian and a member of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The following CA ACADEMY members are not eligible for the current year: CA ACADEMY paid employees, Award Committee members, President and President-elect.
  • Has demonstrated at least five years (not necessarily continuous) of active service and leadership in California as an officer, committee or member in District and State activities.
  • Exhibits outstanding professional performance.
  • Has made significant contributions to CA ACADEMY.
  • Has been mentor to nutrition professionals or students

 CRYSTAL AWARD is awarded to state volunteer(s) for the development and progress toward a state goal or activity.

Selection Criteria: (please use this information to support the nomination).

  • The Project should be of a significant nature to the state and involve over 100 hours of volunteer work.
  • The volunteer(s) must be a Registered Dietitian and a member of Academy Of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • A maximum of 2 awards will be given annually.

 CA ACADEMY PRACTICE AWARDS:

 Selection Criteria: (please use this information to support the nomination).

  • These awards can only be given to the same person one time in any one practice category.
  • “Active Participation” in a dietetic practice group or a local district or state dietetic association implies service to that group as a committee member, officer or evidenced action beyond general participation as a member.
  • Must be a Registered Dietitian (or Diet Technician for Technical Practice Award) who is an active member of Academy Of Nutrition and Dietetics and who has completed a minimum of five years in this area of practice.

CAROL HAYES TORIO EXCELLENCE IN MANAGEMENT is given to a CA Academy member for professional excellence in the practice of management dietetics in one of the following areas of practice: clinical nutrition management, college and university food service, school food service, hospital food service, business/industry/management.

Selection Criteria: (please use this information to support the nomination).

  • Has demonstrated leadership in Academy Of Nutrition and Dietetics /CA ACADEMY and other professional associations concerned with management of food service and nutrition care services. This includes active participation in a district or at the state level.
  • Has presented one or more talks, seminars and other educational events related to this area of practice to a professional group and has published one or more refereed articles or other refereed publications related to this area of practice.
  • Has demonstrated leadership in: a) establishing and participating in innovative approaches to the management of food and nutrition support/care services; and b) teaching others about management of food and nutrition support/care services.

 Excellence in Clinical Dietetics is given to a CA Academy member for professional excellence in the practice of clinical dietetics.

Selection Criteria: (please use this information to support the nomination).

  • Has demonstrated leadership in Academy Of Nutrition and Dietetics /CA Academy and other professional associations concerned with management of food service and nutrition care services. This includes active participation in a district or at the state level.
  • Has presented one or more talks, seminars and other educational events related to this area of practice to a professional group and has published one or more refereed articles or other refereed publications related to this area of practice.
  • Has demonstrated leadership in: a) establishing and participating in innovative approaches to clinical dietetics; and b) has participated in the training of staff and student interns in clinical dietetics.

 Excellence in Community Nutrition is given to a CA ACADEMY member for professional excellence in the practice of community nutrition in one of the following areas of practice: clinical nutrition policy development, nutrition programs, nutrition education or community- based research.

Selection Criteria: (please use this information to support the nomination).

  • Has demonstrated leadership in Academy Of Nutrition and Dietetics /CA ACADEMY and other professional associations concerned with management of food service and nutrition care services. This includes active participation in a district or at the state level.
  • Has presented one or more talks, seminars and other educational events related to this area of practice to a professional group and has published one or more refereed articles or other refereed publications related to this area of practice.
  • Has demonstrated leadership in: a) establishing and participating in innovative approaches to community nutrition policy, programs education or research; and b) teaching others about community nutrition policy, programs, education or research

 Excellence in Private Practice, Business or Communications is given to a CA ACADEMY member for professional excellence in the private practice, business or communication in one of the following areas: private practice/patient counseling, health care facilities, business or communications.

Selection Criteria: (please use this information to support the nomination).

  • Has demonstrated leadership in Academy Of Nutrition and Dietetics /CA ACADEMY and other professional associations concerned with management of food service and nutrition care services. This includes active participation in a district or at the state level.
  • Has presented one or more talks, seminars and other educational events related to this area of practice to a professional group and has published one or more refereed articles or other refereed publications related to this area of practice.
  • Has demonstrated leadership in: a) establishing and participating in innovative approaches to private practice, business or consultation with health care facilities, business or communications; and b) teaching others about private practice, business or consultation with health care facilities, business or communications

 Excellence in Education is given to a CA ACADEMY member for professional excellence in the practice of education in one of the following areas: educating the dietetic practitioner, teaching within medical/dental or nursing schools, teaching of nutrition-related courses in the post-high school setting or developing educational media for these groups.

Selection Criteria: (please use this information to support the nomination).

  • Has demonstrated leadership in Academy Of Nutrition and Dietetics /CA ACADEMY and other professional associations concerned with management of food service and nutrition care services. This includes active participation in a district or at the state level
  • Has presented one or more talks, seminars and other educational events related to this area of practice to a professional group and has published one or more refereed articles or other refereed publications related to this area of practice.
  • Has demonstrated leadership in: establishing and participating in innovative approaches to education or other area of higher education or administration

 Excellence in Research is given to a CA ACADEMY member for professional excellence in dietetic/nutrition research.

Selection Criteria: (please use this information to support the nomination).

  • Has demonstrated leadership in Academy Of Nutrition and Dietetics /CA ACADEMY and other professional associations concerned with management of food service and nutrition care services. This includes active participation in a district or at the state level.
  • Has presented one or more talks, seminars and other educational events related to this area of practice to a professional group and has published one or more refereed articles or other refereed publications related to this area of practice.
  • Has demonstrated leadership in: a) contributing to the body of knowledge of dietetics/nutrition via research, and b) teaching others in a specialized field of research.

 Excellence in Technical Practice is given to a CA ACADEMY member for professional excellence in technical practice of dietetics in one of the following areas: management of food service, nutrition care of patients or community nutrition education.

Selection Criteria: (please use this information to support the nomination).

  • Has demonstrated leadership in Academy Of Nutrition and Dietetics /CA ACADEMY and other professional associations concerned with management of food service and nutrition care services. This includes active participation in a district or at the state level.
  • Has presented one or more talks, seminars and other educational events related to this area of practice to a professional group and has published one or more refereed articles or other refereed publications related to this area of practice.
  • Has demonstrated leadership in: a) establishing and participating in innovative approaches to technical practice and b) teaching others about technical practice of dietetics.

 CA ACADEMY AWARDS GIVEN TO A NON- ACADEMY OF NUTRITION AND DIETETICS /CA ACADEMY INDIVIDUAL OR COMPANY

MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD is giving to a non- Academy Of Nutrition and Dietetics/CA Academy individual or company for exceptional service or support of the profession.

Selection Criteria: (please use this information to support the nomination).

  • Previous winners are not eligible for this Award.
  • Known to dietitians for service to the profession throughout the State or in a considerable portion of the State.

 FRIENDS OF CA ACADEMY

Awarded to corporation, media or others who have made exceptional contribution to CA Academy, but are not eligible for the Meritorious Service Award.

Selection Criteria: (please use this information to support the nomination).

  • Contributions may be in the form of product, financial support, advertising or any other support of CA ACADEMY projects and activities.
  • Please specify whether the company employs dietitians and their connection to the profession of dietetics.
  • A maximum of 2 awards will be given annually

Outstanding Dietetic Student is to recognize the emerging leadership and achievement of students in Academy Of Nutrition and Dietetics -accredited and approved dietetics education programs and encourage their participation in The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. A student from each type of education program within a state will be selected by each state association (a maximum of 4 per state).

In addition to publishing the list of outstanding students in the Journal, each awardee will receive a certificate signed by the President of AND and the Chair of the Council on Education.

Selection Criteria: (please use this information to support the nomination).

  • Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Students must be members by Jan. 1 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).
  • Student enrolled in ASCEND-accredited or approved dietetics education program (CP, DI, DPD, DT).
  • Demonstrated academic achievement as documented by letters from program faculty or preceptor.
  • Demonstrated leadership and professional potential; e.g., honors, student dietetic association activities, community service activities, etc.
  • In nomination form, please briefly list student’s achievements including: student dietetic association activities, community service activities, etc.

 Selection Procedure:

  • Nominations will be solicited from program faculty or preceptors by the State Associations.
  • Complete responsibility for the selection of outstanding students’ rests with the State Associations. Coordinator is the CAND Awards Committee Chair. A maximum of one student from each type of dietetics education program within the state may be selected by each state (maximum 4). States may choose not to participate or to select fewer that the maximum number.
  • CA Academy will forward individual data sheets for each awardee to AND education and accreditation staff by May 1

 Award Procedure

  • A certificate and congratulatory letter will be sent to recipients from AND President. If a State Association wishes to receive the certificates for presentation at a formal meeting, AND Education staff must be notified of the meeting date in writing when data sheets are submitted. Certificates and letters will be sent to recipients in JUNE.
  • The list of outstanding students will be published in the September issue of the Journal.
  • Recipients will be invited to attend the AND Annual Meeting to be recognized during the AND Business Meeting.

 Outstanding Dietetic Educator Award program is to recognize the teaching, mentoring, and leadership activities of faculty and preceptors in CADE-accredited and approved dietetics education programs. One educator or preceptor will be selected from each program type in each geographic area (a maximum of 4 awardees from each of the 7 geographic areas for a total of 28). In addition to publishing the list of outstanding educators in the Journal, CADE Newsletter, and DEP-line, each awardee will receive a certificate and congratulatory letter from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics president. Awards will be presented at the DEP area meetings for educators each spring. Award winners will also be recognized at the Recognition Ceremony and the CAND Awards program book.

Selection Criteria:  

  • Member of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • Faculty with academic or supervised practice appointments or preceptors in CADE-accredited and approved dietetics education program (CP, DI, DPD, and DT).
  • Demonstrated innovative teaching skills and techniques.
  • Demonstrated mentoring as documented by letters from students (limit three letters per nominee).
  • Demonstrated leadership; e.g., national, state, or district dietetic association activities, community service, honors received, scientific and professional presentations, publications, employment, etc.

 Selection Procedures

  • Nominations from peers or students will be made to the Education Council DEP Representative by December 1. A maximum of one educator for each type of dietetics education program in the state (maximum 4 will be selected and sent to the DEP Area Coordinator). The DI categories have been combined. Complete responsibility for selection at this stage rests with the state association. States may choose not to participate or to select fewer than the maximum number.
  • The CA Academy Executive Director will forward nominations to the respective Dietetic Educators of Practitioners DPG (DEP) area coordinator by January 15. Each of the seven DEP geographic areas will select a maximum of one educator for each type of dietetics education program (maximum 4 per area for a total of 28 awardees).
  • DEP area coordinators will forward individual data sheets for each awardee to Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics education and accreditation staff by February 15.

 Award Procedure

  • Recipients will be recognized at the DEP area meetings for educators each spring. Each will receive a certificate and congratulatory letter from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics president.
  • The list of outstanding educator award recipients will be published in the spring issues of the CAADE Newsletter and DEP-line and the September issue of the Journal.
  • Recipients will receive a name badge ribbon for use at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food and Nutrition Conference and Exhibition and state meeting following their selection.
  • Award winners will also be recognized at the Recognition Ceremony and the CA Academy Awards program book.

Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year (RYDY) is to recognize the competence and activities of younger dietitians in AND and to encourage their continued participation in association affairs. This group will be an additional resource from which the leadership of the association will develop both at the district, state, and national levels.

Criteria Specific to this award

  1. Is a Registered Dietitian or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. (See below for Additional Criteria for selection)

Recognized Young Diet Technician of the Year (RDTY) Award is to recognize the professional contributions of dietetic technicians in AND(Academy) and to encourage their continued participation in association affairs. 

Criteria Specific to this award 

  1. Is a Dietetic Technician, Registered. (See below for Additional Criteria for selection)
  2. No Age Limit for RDTY

Emerging Dietetic Leader Award recognizes the competence and activities of dietitians regardless of their age, who have made distinctive contributions early in their dietetics careers to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Criteria for Selection

  1. Is a Registered Dietitian, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist or Dietetic Technician, Registered.
  2. Not previously selected as an RYDY or RDTY (See below for Additional Criteria for selection)
  3. Initial practice experience not less than 5 years and not greater than 10 years. Interrupted careers or time periods not in practice, are not to be considered or rationed into the 5-10 years of professional practice experience.
  4. Active participation in the national, state, or district association for at least 5 years.

ADDITIONAL CRITERIA FOR SELECTION (ALL 3 AWARDS)

  1. Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  2. Age limit as of May 1 deadline, 35 years or younger.
  3. Active participation in the national, state, or district association.
  4. Not previously selected for this award.
  5. Demonstrated concern for the promotion of optimal health and nutritional status of the population.
  6. Demonstrated leadership, e.g., in legislation, research, education, management, etc., either in the Association or employment.

 Procedure for Selection

The maximum number of RYDY, RDTY (CA Academy may select 1 for each 10 districts) and Emerging Dietetic Leaders (one per state), per year is based on the number of districts. An affiliate may choose one RYDY from each district but may not have more than one in a district.

 Action Following Selection 

  1. A certificate of recognition will be sent to the selectees together with a congratulatory letter from the President of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. If an Affiliate Association wishes to receive the certificate for presentation at a formal meeting, national headquarters must be notified in writing when the data sheets are submitted. Certificates are generally ready for distribution each year in July/August.
  2. RYDY, RDTY and Emerging Dietetic Leaders recipients will receive a name badge ribbon for use at the the Academy and state meetings following their selection.
  3. The list of RYDY, RDTY and Emerging Dietetic Leaders selectees for the year will be published in a fall issue of the Journal of AND.
  4. Award winners will also be recognized at the Recognition Ceremony and the CA Academy Awards program site.

 Please submit complete nominiation and application materials via the ACADEMY OF NUTRITION AND DIETETICS AWARDS LINK