Our Foundation is Dedicated to Helping Students at all Levels of Study!

Ask Academy members about our Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation and most will tell you how proud they are of our commitment to students through our annual scholarship program. As a lifelong educator, this means the world to me as well, and that is why I take great pride in announcing, that this year, we have awarded more than $620,000 to 261 students for the 2020/2021 school year.

You may not be aware that the Foundation began 51 years ago with a gift designated for a scholarship, and now our Foundation has more 130 endowed Scholarship Funds and is the largest provider of scholarships for nutrition and dietetics students in the world.

Building the pipeline of the next generation of RDNs speaks to the heart of one of the Foundation’s Principles: Expansion of workforce capacity, capability and the contribution of food and nutrition practitioners.

Each year, the number of applications for scholarships increases, and we do everything we can to meet the demand. I would like to thank everyone who contributed to our Foundation this year – you can take great pride in what we have just accomplished, knowing you made a difference in the lives of many and provided opportunities for others to pursue careers in the profession we love. Thank you!


Margaret P. Garner, MS, RDN, LD, FAND, CIC
2020-2021 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Chair