Awards and Grants
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Update 

    A Special Thank You
    The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation would like to extend a special thank you to Alice A. Wimpfheimer, MS, RDN, CDN for her generous support and dedication to the international exchange of needed nutrition and dietetics information for the benefit of the nutritional health of the world community. Ms. Wimpfheimer’s support includes suggesting this newsletter in 1994 and providing the initial grant to fund it through the Academy Foundation, as well as the current ICDA Welcome Fund and numerous other international awards and projects through the Academy Foundation.

    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.

    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 20 different countries.

    Congratulations to the 2020 recipient, Lubna Alnaim, MS (Saudi Arabia), who is completing her doctorate in Medical Nutrition Science at the University of Kansas Medical Center. After graduating, Lubna plans to return to Saudi Arabia to work as an Assistant Professor in the Clinical Nutrition Department at King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University of Health Sciences.

    2020 Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim International Lecture at FNCE
    At the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo, the Academy Foundation will present the 2020 annual Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim International Lecture. The session will be presented by of Dr. Jonathan Gorstein, PhD. Dr. Gorstein currently serves as a Clinical Associate Professor in Global Health at University of Washington as well as the Executive Director of the Iodine Global Network. This session will highlight the work of the Iodine Global Network, including lessons on international collaboration. To view recordings of past Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim International Lectures, please visit the Academy Foundation’s website.