MEMBER AWARDS

Background

The CA Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics invites eligible members to apply for a CA Academy or Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics award. These awards honor members for their significant leadership and contributions to both the profession and the CA Academy. The CA Academy Awards Committee will review the applications to ensure that all applicants meet the awards selection criteria.

Awards Submission Instructions

The FY23-24 CA Academy Awards Application is now open! Please review the Awards Applicant Selection Criteria Packet for descriptions of each award and eligibility criteria. The deadline to submit the awards application is Friday, February 16, 2024 at 5 pm Pacific Standard Time (PST).

All awards, unless otherwise denoted, require the applicant to be a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics at the time the award application is submitted and when receiving an award.

All award applicants must submit the following:

  • The CA Academy Awards Application form
  • Resume or curriculum vitae (CV). Note, this is NOT required for Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year, Recognized Dietetic Technician of the Year, Emerging Dietetic Leader, Outstanding Dietetics Student, Meritorious Service, or Friends of the California Academy award.
  • One-page narrative describing how you meet the award criteria (up to 3 pages is allowed for the Dolores Nyhus Memorial award). Note, this is NOT required for Meritorious Service or Friends of the California Academy award.
  • One letter of recommendation. Two letters are required for the Dolores Nyhus Memorial award. All recommendation letters must use the CA Academy Recommendation letter template. No other recommendation letters will be accepted. Note, this is NOT required for Meritorious Service or Friends of the California Academy award.
  • Headshot

For applicants who are applying for the same award in a consecutive year, you may reuse the same letters of recommendation that you previously submitted.

Awards Presentation

Award applicants will be notified if they received an award no later than March 11, 2024. Award recipients will be presented their award in-person at the California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Conference (CANDAC) Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 25, 2024 between 12 pm – 1 pm at Hilton San Francisco Union Square (333 O’Farrell St., San Francisco, CA).

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding the awards application, you can contact Fatinah Darwish-Elsherbiny, Awards Committee Chair at pastpresident@dietitian.org.