Academy Programs: Diversity
A $1,000 award to a dietetics educational program accredited/approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), Academy Affiliate, dietetic practice group or member interest group in recognition of past accomplishments to successfully recruit and retain diverse individuals. Available annually.
The Promotion Grant provides a $10,000 grant to support minority recruitment and retention projects by dietetic education programs accredited/approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), dietetic practice groups, Academy Affiliates and member interest groups. This award is provided every other year on even years.
- Provide education, access and service opportunities to individuals from underrepresented groups in the dietetics community as defined by the Academy.
- Encourage more diverse dietetics professionals to assume leadership roles.
- Provide leaders with a mentor and group coaching to enhance their career development, expand their professional network and to provide support in their work and community.
- Develop a more diverse leadership pool.
- Contribute to programs and resources in support of the Diversity Strategic Plan during and beyond the program.
Download the Affiliate Diversity Liaison position description.
Diversity Liaison Resources
- Diversity Liaison Toolkit
- Diversity Liaison PowerPoint Presentation Template
- Membership Prospect Contact Form
- Cultural Competency Practice Tips
- Cultural Compentency Resource List
Those interested in serving as a mentor, or being mentored in the area of diversity, may select Diversity Initiatives or Cultural Competence as areas of interest in the Academy’s eMentoring program.
Congratulate the Affiliate Diversity Grant Winners
Congratulations to this year’s Diversity winners. Diversity award winners are selected by the Academy’s Diversity Committee to support the Academy’s diversity initiatives. Winners receive a grant to support their work.
- Arizona Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
- Massachusetts Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
- New Jersey Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
- Ohio Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics