NJAND Annual Awards

NJAND is encouraged to honor Academy members through the awards program.  All nominees must be members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to be considered. For a list of past award recipients, please click here

Outstanding Dietetics Student Award:  The purpose of the Outstanding Dietetics Student Award program is to recognize the emerging leadership and achievement of students in ACEND-accredited dietetics education programs and encourage their participation in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Each state is allowed to recognize one student from each type of dietetics education program (Didactic Program in Dietetics, Dietetic Internship, Coordinated Program, and Dietetic Technician Program) with a maximum of four per state. In addition to publishing the list of outstanding students in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, each awardee will receive a congratulatory letter and certificate signed by the president of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  Award information and an application can be found HERE.  Application submission DEADLINE is March 28, 2017. 

Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year:  The purpose of the Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year program is to recognize the competence and activities of younger dietitians in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and to encourage their continued participation in Academy affairs. This group will be an additional resource from which the leadership of the Academy will develop at the district, state and national levels. In addition to publishing the list of RYDY's in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, each awardee will receive a formal certificate of recognition signed by the president of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. NJAND recognizes one RYDY.  Award information and an application can be found HEREApplication submission DEADLINE is March 28, 2017. 

Recognized Dietetic Technician of the Year:  The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recognizes the professional contributions of dietetic technicians and encourages their continued participation in the community and Academy activities. Award recipients are selected by their affiliated dietetic organization. They demonstrate leadership qualities and performance in the Academy or their employment through education, clinical nutrition, foodservice management, public relations, career guidance and legislation. Each affiliate is allowed to recognize one dietetic technician. Award information and an application can be found HERE.  Application submission DEADLINE is March 28, 2017. 

Emerging Dietetics Leader Award: This award was established by the 1996 Board of Directors. The Emerging Dietetics Leader Award recognizes the competence and activities of members, regardless of their age, who are at the beginning of their dietetics careers. Members who receive this honor support the promotion of optimal health and nutritional status of the public through demonstrating leadership in legislation, research, education, management and other areas related to the profession. Each affiliate is allowed to recognize one emerging dietetic leader.  Award information and an application can be found HEREApplication submission DEADLINE is March 28, 2017. 

Carolyn Sebastianelli Distinguished Member Award: This award honors an NJAND member who has been a role model, demonstrating commitment to the nutritional needs of the community, leadership, mentoring, service to others, and professionalism and high ethical standards in practice.  Letters of Nomination should address these criteria and include a CV/Resume. Application submission DEADLINE is March 28, 2017. 

Student Initiative Award: This award is self-nominated for students enrolled in a supervised practice program (dietetic internship or accredited dietetic technician program) in New Jersey. It requires an essay addressing professional goals and how involvement in dietetic associations will assist in achievement of those goals. Award criteria and information can be found HERE.  Application submission DEADLINE is March 28, 2017. 

Outstanding Dietetic Educator Award:  The purpose of the Outstanding Dietetic Educator Award is to recognize the teaching, mentoring and leadership activities of faculty and preceptors in ACEND accredited dietetics education programs. One educator or preceptor can be selected from each of four program types (Didactic Program in Dietetics, Dietetic Internship, Coordinated Program, and Dietetic Technician Program) from our geographic area. This award is handled by the Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors. Deadline for this award was in December 2016.

Please submit all award nominations, applications, and required supporting documentation to Awards Chair, Marissa Winters at: thewinters4@optonline.net .