The Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim Fund for International Exchange in Nutrition, Dietetics and Management

The Wimpfheimer–Guggenheim Fund for International Exchange in Nutrition, Dietetics and Management is given to provide for the international exchange of needed nutrition, dietetic and/or management information for the benefit of the nutritional health of the world community.

The fund offers a $1,100 award for an essay highlighting international nutrition concerns; a different topic is chosen each year. 2019’s essay prompt asks applicants to describe global nutrition and dietetics progress and advancement through collaboration between two or more countries over the last decade.

More than one award may be given each year.

Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim Winning Essays

Below is the most recent essay topic and essay competition winner. View winning essays from previous years by visiting the Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim essay competition archive.

2018 Winning Essay
Topic: Describe how to improve the nutritional health of the world’s communities and solve global dietetics and nutrition problems by:

  • Maximizing collaboration
  • Minimizing duplication
  • Emphasizing marketing and outreach
  • Collecting information from available international resources


  • Rupal S. Shah, MSc, CDE
    Healthy India Campaign

2018 Runners-Up

  • Andrea P. Guzmán, LN
    Nutrition and Agriculture: Organizations collaborating together to fight malnutrition in rural Guatemala
  • Pradtana Tapanee, MSc
    International Culture Classroom: Study abroad in Thailand
  • Ahmed C. Saddam, MS
    Strategies for the Control of Malnutrition in Iraq

First International Nutritionist/Dietitian (FIND) Fellowship for Study in the USA

This award was established to assist foreign nationals who are pursuing postgraduate work in the USA and have a clearly articulated plan to return to their country. The fellowship award is given to deserving, promising nutritionists/dietitians who intend to practice in a developing country with whose culture they are familiar. The number of awards given annually varies.

2019 Recipient: Khawlah Al-Muhanna, MS, RDN (Saudi Arabia)

View past recipients of the FIND Fellowship for Study in the USA

Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim International Lecture

The Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim Fund for International Exchange in Nutrition, Dietetics and Management has established an annual international lecture at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE®). The focus of the lecture is to raise the nutritional health of the world community by highlighting original international projects in food and nutrition, dietetic education, research and foodservice management.

Listen to and learn more about past lectures.

Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim Essay Award Application

The deadline for the 2019 Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim Essay Award Application was February 10, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. (Central time).

Please contact Elisha Reichling at with any questions.

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