Academy Foundation Blog

December 2021 Chair Message

By Foundation Admin posted 11-29-2021 11:16 AM


Happy Holidays!

December is a one of my favorite months since it gives us the opportunity to enjoy time with loved ones, reflect on the past year and get ready for a new year. As we review 2021, we are grateful that our Foundation has had a very successful year, awarding a record number of scholarships, thanks to the generous support of our donors.

Our awards and grants season begins in December, when we open our 2022 Award and Research Grants. Academy members can apply for funding for continuing education, recognition, international, and program development awards, as well as funding for innovative research in nutrition and dietetics. I encourage everyone to share the news about these wonderful opportunities for students and seasoned professionals in the next few weeks. The applications and respective deadlines will be made available within the Foundation’s application portal and you can always sign up to receive our weekly Kids Eat Right and Foundation News email that arrives in your inbox every Monday to keep you informed of our latest news and announcements.

Please spend a few moments and watch how our awards and grants are making a difference in our profession and impacting the overall health of the public.

These awards and grants empower our members and elevate our profession. Together we are helping create a world where all people thrive through the transformative power of food and nutrition. Please keep the Foundation in mind this holiday season by participating in the events below and consider a year-end gift.



Becky Dorner, RDN, LD, FAND
Chair, 2021-2022
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation

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