Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim Essays

The Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim Fund for International Exchange in Nutrition, Dietetics and Management offers an annual essay competition to promote the exchange of dietetics information throughout the world. The following list includes the topic and winning essay(s) for each year.

Several of the essays cover more than one topic. Each country has the possibility of adapting the ideas outlined in the projects to its needs.

2018

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

Winner:

Runners Up:

2017

Topic: Describe a ground breaking education program or model aimed at solving malnutrition. Essay submissions describing non-traditional educational methods are encouraged. The project described should be adaptable to a variety of settings.

Winner:

2016

Topic: Describe new approaches, including the application of technology, to feed the hungry by maximizing underutilized food resources or through a fresh produce program reducing food wastage. The project described should be adaptable to a variety of settings.

Winner:

2015

Topic: Describe innovative global inter-professional teamwork by communicating effective roles and values of a dietitian/nutritionist as a member of the inter-professional healthcare team worldwide.

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2014

Topic: Describe innovative ways or an example of how to communicate the latest research or practice procedures in the field of nutrition, dietetics, and/or food service management. Examples could include: social media messaging (email, blogs, chat-rooms, Facebook pages, etc), distance learning programs as well as approaches that do not require the use of electronic devices.

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2013

Topic: Describe an original approach for the dissemination of nutrition, dietetic, and/or management information to an underserved area in the world community. Examples could include: social media messaging (email, blogs, chat-rooms, Facebook pages, etc), distance learning programs as well as approaches that do not require the use of electronic devises.

2012

Topic: Describe a food and nutrition system improvement coordinated with an allied partner to work toward raising the nutritional standards of a community. Examples could include (but are not limited to): foodservice, teaching or public instructions. The project described should be easily adaptable to a variety of situations.

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2011

Topic: Describe the application of innovative technologies (example solar or telehealth tools), policies or interventions to raise the nutritional health of a community. The project described should be easily adaptable to a variety of situations. The author must be a professional dietitian or nutritionist and must be involved in the actual project.

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2010

Topic: Describe a plan to create a regional nutrition or dietetic association preferably in a developing country or countries or describing an effective mass feeding program for special groups such as the elderly, malnourished or disaster victims in a developing country. The project described should be easily adaptable to a variety of situations.

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2000-2009 Winners

View winning essays for each year below. Or, download all winning essays from 2000-09.

2009

Topic: Describe an existing regional collaboration or partnership between at least two countries preferably from developing nations. The project must raise the nutritional health such as practices, education or awareness of the population served. The author, a professional dietitian or nutritionist, must be involved in the actual project. The collaboration described in the project should be easily adaptable to a variety of situations.

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2008

Topic: Describe a new methodology and or technology used to transmit nutrition education or to alleviate food insecurity through sustainable agriculture.

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2007

Topic: Describe ADA as the link to global nutrition. Winners:

  • Not Awarded

2006

Topic: Describe innovative ideas to improve the nutritional health of the population, or a segment of the population such as the elderly, preferably in a developing country through an income generating project or projects.

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2005

Topic: Describe a resourceful educational food, nutrition or dietetic exchange program or study tour with an institution or organization of a foreign country.

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2004

Topic: Describe a new and innovative approach to solving nutritional problems in a developing country through creating policies, outcomes research or original fund raising activities.

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2003

Topic: Describe an innovative international team approach to solve a nutritional problem in neighboring countries. The essay must describe the applicant’s professional involvement in a program across national borders, preferably in a developing country.

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2002

Topic: Describe an international partnership to advance the nutritional well-being of a specific population. The essay must describe the applicant’s professional involvement in a program to raise the nutritional standard of a particular population group such as the elderly, children or those living with HIV or AIDS.

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2001

Topic: Describe a program to eliminate food waste in a city or cities, which would then benefit the hungry directly.

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2000

Topic: Describe an existing resourceful consumer education program done in collaboration with an organization, institution or the media to benefit a large segment of the population in a developing country.

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1993-1999 Winners

View winning essays for each year below. Or, download all winning essays from 2000-09.

1999

Topic: Describe an innovative interdisciplinary team approach, in cooperation with health, social or management professionals to solve nutritional problems in a developing country.

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1998

Topic: Describe an innovative private industry project that enhances the nutritional well-being of a developing country.

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1997

Topic: Describe a new (preferably established within the past two years) or proposed project by a professional nutritionist or dietitian in cooperation with one or more international, national or local government agencies that works to alleviate hunger or enhance the nutritional well-being of a developing country.

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1996

Topic: Describe a specific, well-organized, innovative, international distance teaching program for nutrition or dietetics professionals, preferably with a developing country.

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1995

Topic: Describe a specific nutrition project that benefits the world community through global linkage of dietitians in the same practice area.

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1994

Topic: Describe the benefits and potential input of a nutrition program (proposed or existing) through an international alliance with the American Dietetic Association or the International Committee of Dietetic Associations.

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1993

Topic: Propose or describe an existing program to combat world hunger in developing countries.

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