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 2015 essay topic was: Describe an 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. This year’s essay award recipients were Erin Bergquist, MPH, RD,CNSC, LD, for her essay titled: Establishing an International Community Nutrition Partnership and Jennifer Brewer, RDN, for her essay titled: Dig In! Improving Nutrition in Developing Countries Through Home and Community Gardens. To read these essays or past essay submissions, please visit: http://www.eatright.org/Foundation/content.aspx?id=7031.
The annual deadline to apply for the essay award is February 1st. The author must be a professional dietitian or nutritionist and be involved in the project. 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