Awards/Grants
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Wimpfheimer- Guggenheim ICDA Welcome Fund 

    The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim ICDA Welcome fund provides financial support to new ICDA members. Contact Nicci Brown at nbrown@eatright.org for information.
     
    Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Competitive Essay Award of the Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim Fund for International Exchange in Nutrition, Dietetics and Management
     
    The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Competitive Essay Award of the Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim Fund for International Exchange in Nutrition, Dietetics and Management supports an annual essay contest. The 2019 essay topic wasto describe dietitian engagement in sustainable nutrition outreach in developing countries.
    One winner and one runner-up were awarded: 
     
    First Prize: Laurie Sauerwein, MS, MScPH, RDN, “Cameroon: An Exemplary Nutrition Program Scalable in Low and Middle Income Countries”
     
    Runner-Up: Peggy C. Papathakis, PhD, RD, “The Past and Future of Dietetics Education in Malawi: A Model of Collaboration for Other Countries Building Dietetics Practitioners”
     
    To read winning essays, visit the Academy Foundation’s website.
     
    First International Nutritionist/Dietitian (FIND) Fellowship for Study in the USA 
     
    The First International Nutritionist/Dietitian (FIND) Fellowship for Study in the USA, awarded by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation, is given to assist a foreign national who is pursuing postgraduate work in the USA and has a clearly articulated plan to return to his/her country. The fellowship has been bestowed to students representing 19 countries.
    Congratulations to the 2019 winner Khawlah Al-Muhanna, MS, RDN, who is studying at The Ohio State University. Khawlah plans to return to Saudia Arabia to work in the King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences.
     
     
    International Nutrition and Dietetics Education and Practice Program
     
    The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation (Foundation) continually looks to pursue opportunities that engage and promote collaboration with members of the nutrition and dietetics international community. In spring 2019, the Foundation, through the Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim Fund for International Exchange in Nutrition, Dietetics and Management, commenced a pilot project to bring Nathalie Neumann, an international, German dietetics student at Hochschule Fulda - University of Applied Science, to the United States for a five-and-a-half week learning opportunity. The Foundation partnered with the dietetic internship programs at Iowa State University and Oregon Health and Science University to provide a variety of educational experiences in clinical dietetics, legislation/policy, research, food service, food retail, school nutrition services, and community nutrition. As Nathalie learned about dietetics in America, she also taught those around her about European and German dietetics practice. Ultimately, this pilot program provided an example of successful collaboration among the global dietetics community.


    Nathalie Neumann, an international, German dietetics student at Hochschule Fulda - University of Applied Science: Offered a five-and-a-half week learning opportunity in the United States.