AWARD CRITERIA

Click Here To Nominate


Emerging Dietetic Leader (EDL) Award – Number of possible awards: 1

*Note: Cannot have received RYDY OR RYDTY.*

Purpose: To recognize the competence and activities of dietitians regardless of age, who have made distinctive contributions to IAND early in their dietetic careers.

Selection criteria established by Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics:

  • Active membership in Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Practice experience of not less than 5 years and not greater than 10 years
  • Active participation in the national, state, or district associations for at least 5 years
  • Not previously selected as RYDY or RDTY
  • Demonstrated concern for the promotion of optimal health and nutritional status of the population
  • Demonstrated leadership in the Association, community or employment (e.g., in legislation, research, education, clinical dietetics, management, etc.)
  • Nominations may be submitted by individual IAND members or district dietetic associations. Self-nominations are also accepted.

Gem Award  – Number of possible awards: 1

The number of awards given each year varies based on specific areas of recognition. None or several awards can be awarded yearly. The award could be given to individuals or groups in the private, public, or business community who are non-RD’s. It may also be given to an RD or a group of RDs if appropriate.

Purpose: To recognize individuals, organizations and businesses who have made significant contributions to the profession of dietetics in Iowa. Nomination categories include business and industry, media, health care, legislation/public policy, and others.

Selection criteria established by IAND:

  • Significant contributions to the profession of dietetics or the science/art of nutrition in the State of Iowa.
  • Documented impacted on public or targeted audience (s)
  • Accessibility of materials to the public or target audience (s)
  • Impact on legislation and/or public policy that would enhance nutrition in the public interest
  • Nominations may be submitted by individual IAND members or district dietetic associations. Self-nominations are also accepted.

Medallion Award – Number of possible awards: 1

Purpose: To recognize member of IAND who has demonstrated leadership above and beyond job requirements in either the association or employment and who has made outstanding contributions to the dietetic profession.

Selection criteria established by IAND:

  • Active membership in Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for at least the previous 10 years
  • Active in national, state, or district association as demonstrated through leadership and/or inspiration
  • Not previously selected for this award
  • Demonstrated leadership beyond expectations of the position and/or employment requirements
  • Outstanding role model or mentor to younger professionals
  • Outstanding contributions to the profession
  • Nominations may be submitted by individual IAND members or district dietetic associations. Self-nominations are also accepted.

Outstanding Dietetic Student Award – Number of possible awards: 2 (1 for each type of program in the state)

Purpose: To recognize an outstanding student who has demonstrated leadership and initiative.

Selection criteria established by Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics:

  • Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics by January 1 of the year receiving the award and supply his/her membership number
  • Enrolled in ACEND-accredited or approved dietetic education program
  • Demonstrated academic achievement as documented by letters from program faculty or preceptor
  • Demonstrated leadership and professional potential; e.g., honors, student dietetic association activities, community service activities, etc.
  • Nominations may be submitted by program faculty and preceptors.

Recognized Dietetic Technician of the Year (RDTY) – Number of possible awards: 1

Purpose: To recognize the professional contributions of dietetic technicians in IAND and to encourage their continued participation in the dietetic profession.

Selection criteria established by Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics:

  • Active membership in Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Active participation in national, state, and/or district associations
  • Not previously selected for this award
  • Demonstrated concern for the promotion of optimal health and nutritional status of the population
  • Demonstrated leadership in employment, the community, or the association (e.g. in legislation, research, education, clinical dietetics, public relations, career guidance, management, etc.)
  • Nominations may be submitted by individual IAND members or district dietetic associations. Self-nominations are also accepted.

Recognized Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award (RODY) – Number of possible awards: 1

Purpose: To recognize a member of IAND who has shown notable leadership and service to the profession of dietetics.

Selection criteria established by Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics:

  • Active membership in Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for at least the previous 10 years
  • Active membership in IAND for at least the previous 5 years
  • Not previously selected for this award
  • Demonstrated leadership in the field of dietetics through at least one of the following:
  • Shown commitment and/or given outstanding service to the organization at the national,state, or local level
  • Inspired members to participate actively in the association and upgrade their professional skills
  • Initiated a project that has improved the image of the profession or expanded his/her nutritional skills
  • Made outstanding contributions to community groups and other allied professional groups related to the practice of dietetics
  • Organized advocacy activities to improve nutrition services
  • Performed with outstanding technical competence in writing, scientific research, management, or education
  • Nominations may be submitted by individual IAND members or district dietetic associations. Self-nominations are also accepted.

Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year (RYDY) – Number of possible awards: 12

Purpose: To recognize the competence and activities of younger dietitians in IAND and to encourage their continued participation in the dietetic profession.

Selection criteria established by Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics:

  • Active membership in Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Thirty-five (35) years or younger on March 1 of year bestowed
  • Active participation in national, state, and/or district associations
  • Not previously selected for this award
  • Demonstrated concern for the promotion of optimum health and nutritional status of the population
  • Demonstrated leadership in employment or association activities
  • Nominations may be submitted by individual IAND members or district dietetic associations. Self-nominations are also accepted.

IAND Student Scholarships – Number of possible scholarships: Three (3) for $600 each

Scholarship criteria established by IAND:

  • Scholastic achievement
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Personal characteristics (communication skills, career goals, and demonstrated commitment to dietetics)
  • Letters of Reference

 

Recipients of IAND scholarships must be students or interns in the fall semester in order to receive the funds. Proof of enrollment will be requested before the scholarship payment will be made.

Scholarship Application procedure:

  1. Email Awards Chair (Emily Mashack: emily-mashack@uiowa.edu) the following:
  2. Completed application form (Download Application)
  3. Letter addressing goals
  4. PDF copy of your transcripts (you do not need to send official transcripts)

 

Additionally, have 2 Letters of reference emailed directly to the Awards Chair (Emily Mashack: emily-mashack@uiowa.edu)


Social media & sharing icons powered by UltimatelySocial