Awards

Below is the criteria for TAND and MAND awards. Click below to nominate someone today!

Emerging Dietetics Leader: Must have been in practice for greater than 5 years and less than ten years.  Must be a member of the Academy; active participant in the national, affiliate, or district association for at least 5 years; not have previously received the EDL Award; demonstrate concern for the promotion of optimal health and nutrition status of the population; and demonstrate leadership in the association, community or employment. 

Outstanding Dietetics Educator (TAND Only): Must be a member of the Academy; faculty with academic or supervised practice appointments or preceptors in ACEND-accredited dietetics education program; demonstrate innovative teaching skills and techniques, demonstrate mentoring as documented by letters from students, and demonstrate leadership in the profession.

Outstanding Dietetics Student: Must be a member of Academy (by January of the year in which the award is received), enrolled in ACEND-accredited dietetics education program, demonstrate academic achievement as documented by letters from program faculty or preceptors, and demonstrate leadership and professional potential.

Outstanding Dietitian of the Year: Member of the Academy, active participant in the national, affiliate, and district association, not have previously received the award; demonstrate concern for the promotion of optimal health and nutrition status of the population, and demonstrate leadership in the association or employment, minimum of 35 years old AND worked a minimum of 10 years as RDN.

Recognized Dietetic Technician of the Year: Member in the Academy; is a Dietetic Technician, Registered; Active participation in national, affiliate, or district association. Not previously selected for this award. Demonstrated concern for the promotion of optimal health and nutritional status of the population. Demonstrated leadership, e.g., legislation, research, education, clinical dietetics, food service management, public relations, career guidance, etc., in the association or employment. 

Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year: Age limit as of May 1, 2020 deadline, 35 years or younger: member of the Academy; active participant in national, affiliate, or district association, not have previously received this award; demonstrate concern for the promotion of optimal health and nutrition status of the population; is a Registered Dietitian; and demonstrate leadership in the association or employment. 

Iris Award (TAND Only): The annual IRIS Award is given to an individual who has contributed significantly to the field of dietetics and/or specifically TN Academy. Must NOT be an RD or member of The Academy/TN Academy, must be known to Dietetics throughout the area, and must contribute to nutrition in one of the following ways:
a) promotes the advancement of the field of nutrition through scientific knowledge or technical skills
b) demonstrates goodwill through notable service in furthering the advancement of dietetics and promotes its high standards through resources, time, financial or personal support
c) furthers the cultural growth of dietetics
d) contributes to the public awareness of dietetics.