Mission: Through philanthropy, empower current and future food and nutrition practitioners to optimize global health.
The Academy Foundation has voted to spend an initial $258,000 from its Second Century Fund on three initiatives that align with its new mission and build upon the Foundation’s 50-plus years of success supporting dietetics professionals locally and nationally through scholarships, research grants and awards, and community education. The three initiatives include:
“Each of these initiatives align perfectly with the Second Century priority areas”, explains Martin Yadrick, MBI, MS, RDN, FAND, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Chair. “The Transitions of Care Technical Implementation Guide is a crucial first step in ensuring that nutrition information follows the patient from one health care setting to another, in the required structured format. The data can then be used by individual practitioners, facilities, and eventually at a national level to demonstrate the effectiveness of dietitians.”
The Academy Foundation has joined the Academy in celebrating the organization’s 100th anniversary and established the Second Century Fund to raise dollars that will support initiatives within its three priority areas:
- Prevention and Wellness
- Health Care and Health Systems
- Food and Nutrition Security
To date, more than $2.7 million has been raised from Academy members, Affiliates, DPGs, MIGs, affiliated organizations and industry donors for the Second Century Fund. Donate today to support our Second Century efforts and be recognized in the Second Century Giving Society.