November is a time for giving thanks. I am thankful for the dedicated volunteer board and committee members I work with at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation who have a passion for our profession and work tirelessly to help change lives and make a difference. November also kicks off the holiday and end-of-year giving season, this is the time to remember the causes you feel most passionately about and give thanks by showing your support. Please join me in supporting our Academy Foundation, the one charitable organization devoted to our profession, nutrition and dietetics.

Hundreds of members each year receive scholarships, awards, fellowships and research grants through the Foundation. Members of all ages, backgrounds and skill sets. Thousands more participate in our public education programs like Kids Eat Right and Future of Food, utilizing Foundation resources to take these programs into their communities. Academy Foundation volunteers give our time, talent and treasure because we love what we do and want to give back to a profession that has been so rewarding. See how we make an impact on fellow Academy members’ lives and careers.

James Griffith, BS, BA
2016 CDR Diversity Scholarship Recipient
Receiving this scholarship will not only help me pay for my internship’s tuition, but also for commuting around the Bay Area to all of my rotation sites! It inspires me that the Foundation provides so much for its future professionals in need.

Video: Foundation Scholarship and Fellowship Recipient – Lauren Au

These personal stories are truly inspiring and Foundation recipients are always so grateful and appreciative of the Foundation. Please help us continue our great work by considering making a donation and helping us celebrate #GivingTuesday by sharing our message throughout the month of November. Tuesday, November 29, 2016, is now known as #GivingTuesday. It is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday is fueled by the power of social media and is all about giving to the causes that are near and dear to your heart. Let’s come together as a community to support the largest charitable organization devoted to nutrition and dietetics and help us raise awareness and funds for the Academy Foundation. Please help us inspire and educate your followers by sharing this message throughout November on your social media:

Support our Academy Foundation with a gift at www.eatrightfoundation.org on #GivingTuesday (Nov. 29). Foundation Vision: We All Eat Right!

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From Academy Foundation Chair Jean Ragalie-Carr, RDN, LDN, FAND