The Competitive Essay Award of the Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim Fund for International Exchange in Nutrition, Dietetics and Management supports the international exchange of needed nutrition, dietetics and/or management information that benefits the nutritional health of
the world community. The 2014 essay topic was: Describe innovative ways or an example of how to communicate the latest research or practice procedures in the field of nutrition, dietetics, and/or food service management to an underserved area in the world.
This year’s essay award recipients were Prajakta Khare-Ranade MSc, RD, LD, for her essay titled: International Diabetes Education Program: A Simplified Distance Education Program Focused at Training Diabetes Educators in Rural India
and Beatriz Dykes, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND for her essay titled: Beyond Borders: A Vision on Dietetics Education, Credential and Practice
. To read these essays or past essay submissions, please visit: http://www.eatright.org/Foundation/content.aspx?id=7031
The 2015 essay topic is: Describe innovative global inter-professional teamwork by communicating effective roles and values of a dietitian /nutritionist as a member of the inter-professional healthcare team worldwide.
The author must be a professional dietitian or nutritionist and be involved in the project. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2015. The award amount is $1,100. Up to two awards may be given. For more information or to download an application, please visit: http://www.eatright.org/Foundation/content.aspx?id=6998.