Awards

Each year DCMAND recognizes many esteemed members through our awards program. Members can either nominate themselves or someone else to receive an award. Affiliate awards are presented by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to recognize dietitians who stand out in each affiliate. DCMAND awards are given out to honor outstanding students and preceptors in the DC area. Thank you to everyone that submitted an application or nominated a colleague! If you have any questions about awards, please email nominating@eatrightdc.org.

Emerging Dietetic Leader 

The EDL Award recognizes the competence and activities of dietitians regardless of their age, who have made distinctive contributions early in their dietetics careers to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year 

The purpose of the RYDY 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 association affairs. This group will be an additional resource from which the leadership of the association will develop both at the district, state, and national levels.

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Recognized Dietetic Technician of the Year 

The purpose of the RDTY Award is to recognize the professional contributions of dietetic technicians in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Academy) and to encourage their continued participation in association affairs.

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Outstanding Dietitian of the Year 

The ODY Award recognizes the commitment to excellence made by an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and service to the profession.

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Outstanding Dietetics Student Awards 

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.  A student from each type of education program within a state will be selected by each state association (a maximum of four per state).

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Cindy Reeser Undergraduate DPD/Dietetic Intern Award 

Recognizes the emerging leadership and achievement of undergraduate students and dietetic interns in ACEND-accredited and approved dietetics education programs and encourages their participation in DC Metro Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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Ann Litt Graduate Student Award 

Recognizes the emerging leadership and achievement of graduate students in nutrition, public health, or an ACEND-accredited coordinated program and encourages their participation in DC Metro Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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Outstanding Preceptor of the Year 

Recognizes the dedication and competency of a dietitian who has devoted his/her time and effort to help further the education and training of dietetic students as well as towards mentoring future dietitians.

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Award Recipients

 

Affiliate Awards

Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year

  • 2018 – Hannah Martin
  • 2017 – Stephanie Johnson
  • 2014 – Katrina Piercy
  • 2013 – Vanessa Hoffman
  • 2012 – Sara Beckwith
  • 2011 – Rachael Lopez
  • 2010 – Amy LaFalce

Emerging Dietetic Leader

  • 2017 – Elana Natker
  • 2014 – Shelley Maniscalco
  • 2013 – Jean Gutierrez
  • 2012 – Erika Pijai
  • 2011 – Sara Beckwith
  • 2010 – Cindy Clark

Outstanding Dietitian of the Year

  • 2017 – Merel Kozlosky
  • 2016 – Katie Nash
  • 2014 – Katrina Holt
  • 2013 – Nancy Katz
  • 2012 – Nancy Chapman
  • 2011 – Kristy Leigh Suhr
  • 2010 – Juliet Rodman

 Outstanding Preceptor of the Year

  • 2018 – Stephanie Johnson
  • 2016 – Sara Bergerson
  • 2014 – Rachel Lopez

Recognized Dietetic Technician of the Year

  • 2017 – Sydni Arone

Outstanding Dietetics Student Awards

Dietetic Internship

  • 2016 – Christine Ju
  • 2014 – Brittany Cines
  • 2013 – Lindsay Moyer
  • 2012 – Jessica Larson
  • 2011 – Jennifer Leon
  • 2010 – Julia Engel

Didactic Program in Dietetics

  • 2017 – Aisha Moten
  • 2013 – Rebecca Gates
  • 2012 – Brooke Zigler
  • 2011 – Sasha S. Nunez
  • 2010 – Abby Moats

Coordinated Program

  • 2018 – Nasheba Alexander
  • 2017 – Nasheba Alexander
  • 2012 – Tabita McKenzie
  • 2011 – Nadia Khan

DCMAND Awards

Cindy Reeser Undergraduate DPD/Dietetic Intern Award

  • 2018 – Ali Webster
  • 2017 – Jenny Dang
  • 2016 – Rachel Gabaurer
  • 2014 – Lindsay Yarabek
  • 2013 – Caitlyn Royster
  • 2012 – Tambra Stevenson
  • 2011 – Katrina Butner
  • 2010 – Mary Baginsky

Ann Litt Graduate Student Award

  • 2017 – Suzanne Bowser
  • 2013 – Danielle Colley
  • 2012 – Valerie Darcey
  • 2011 – Sonja Goedkoop
  • 2010 – Jennifer Anderson