The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Fellowship program funds and deploys dynamic, registered dietitian nutritionists to remote corners of the globe to conduct research and provide nutrition education by investing in outcomes that improve and sustain nutritional health locally and globally. Foundation Fellows are Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics member RDNs who are selected through a rigorous application process and work over a set period of time to conduct vital work for a particular project.

Foundation Fellowships are funded through collaborations to achieve mutual priorities and goals that align with the Foundation’s mission and principles. Organizations like Garden’s for Health International partner with the Foundation to access and deploy quality food and nutrition practitioners for their projects. Janice Giddens, MS, RDN, LD, was the Foundation’s first Gardens for Health International Fellow in Rwanda. During her fellowship, she developed and implemented an antenatal nutrition pilot curriculum reaching hundreds of women and families and participated in Ministry of Health Technical Nutrition meetings.

Watch video to learn about Janice Gidden and Gardens for Health International

Current fellows include Lee Unangst, MS, RDN, the Foundation’s Hunger Free Communities Fellow, which is funded through a partnership with the General Mills Foundation, and is working closely with the Academy to plan, execute and publish a modification to Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Health Informatics Infrastructure. The Foundation is proud of the great work and passion all of its Fellows have to address the greatest food and nutrition challenges facing our planet.

The Foundation is the 501 (c) (3), charitable arm of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is the only charitable organization dedicated exclusively to supporting nutrition and dietetics, helping to create a world where all people thrive through the transformative power of food and nutrition. The Foundation is fully supported through the generosity of its donors. Please support the great work of our Academy members with a donation today.

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