This BAD Service page contains the following information:
Nutrition Service Opportunities | Community Nutrition Grant | Elementary Contest | Bay Area Awards | Bay Area Scholarships | California Awards and Scholarships | Phyllis S. Howe Award | Past recipients of Academy and California Awards and Scholarships
Service Projects
The Bay Area District of the California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics advocates for the dietetics profession and serves the public through the promotion of optimal nutrition, health and well-being. To those ends, we engage in a number of activities to enrich our communities: We share information about how our members can apply their expertise on a volunteer basis. We fund community nutrition demonstration projects. We develop…children…We recognize our outstanding members. We provide a scholarship for nutrition students in higher education. We promote our members for Academy and California Awards and Scholarships.
We are actively soliciting nominations for CAND-BAD awards and our Community Nutrition Grant. Please contact Sarah Monje.
  • Community Nutrition Grant
    Each year, one local organization is funded $1,000 for a community nutrition demonstration project that would benefit an at-risk population in one of our 9 counties. To be considered, please complete the below information and email the completed application to Sarah Monje at by 11:59 pm on April 19, 2017. Please click here for more information and to apply.
  • Past Grant Recipients
    2015-Alameda County Public Health Department - Alameda Health Diabetes Program cookbook
  • Elementary Contest
    We host an annual essay contest for local 5th graders to promote awareness about nutrition and its role in health. For more information, please contact Sarah Monje.
  • Bay Area Member Awards
    Each year, we recognize an Outstanding Member, Outstanding Volunteer Member, and a Distinguished Service Member. Check back here soon for more information and to nominate someone.
  • Past Award Recipients
    Outstanding Member Outstanding Volunteer Distinguished Service
    2016 Karen Arnold, MA, RDN Patrick Newton, Chef Cait Hogan, RD, CNSC
    2015 Sherry Lam Shirley Ma Kirsten Rasmussen
  • Bay Area Scholarship
    McMaster’s Award- One student studying and/or residing in one of BAD’s counties, who has demonstrated outstanding ability, commitment, and academic excellence, is awarded annually. Nominations are solicited from professors at San Francisco State University, the University of California at San Francisco, and Napa State, usually by mid-April. The scholarship is presented in memory of Virgina McMasters, PhD, RD, a distinguished educator and practitioner of dietetics.
  • Past recipients
    2016 Emily Brumsted, MS, RD
    2015 Julianne Miller, MPH
    2014 Mary Ann Boosalis, MS
  • California Awards and Scholarships
    The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and CAND recognize excellent dietetics practitioners and students each year. We share information about the awards and processes, and proudly recognize our local awardees.
  • Past recipients of Academy and California Awards and Scholarships
    Excellence in Private Practice: Sarah Koszyk, MA, RD
    Outstanding Dietetic Student: Patrick Newton, BA
    Outstanding Dietetic Student Internship: Tope Pedro, BS, MPH

    Registered Dietitan of the Year: Mary N. Lesser, PhD, RD
    Outstanding Dietetic Student Internship: Kristina Todini
    Excellence in Education: Kristen Rasmussen Vazquez, MS, RDN
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