Germany Pilot Project – Program Application


The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation, through the Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim Fund for International Exchange in Nutrition, Dietetics and Management, will be supporting a Global Nutrition Exchange Program. This project will support the Foundation’s mission and elements of the Foundation’s strategic plan: “Support efforts to build a global coalition of credentialed practitioners, dietetic associations and global food, nutrition and health organizations.”

This pilot project will bring a dietitian from Karlsruhe, Germany to the U.S. for a four-week learning opportunity.


Partners will work together with the Foundation as follows:

  • Program partner:
    • The program partner will coordinate the four week experience for the visiting dietitian. This program should have an existing dietetic internship program with relationships with a variety of learning sites and preceptors so as to offer a robust opportunity for the visiting dietitian, including sites such as hospitals, academic institutions, foodservice operations, WIC clinics, policy organizations and nonprofit organizations.
  • German Association of Dietitians (VDD):
    • The German Association of Dietitians will support this program by helping identify dietitians in Karlsruhe, Germany who are eligible to apply for this opportunity. The selected individual to participate in this project should be a senior-level dietitian who demonstrates how they will be able to apply what they learn during this experience in Germany upon their return. Requirements include an initial report at the completion of their U.S. experience describing what they learned and a final report between 6-12 months later describing how they applied what they learned.


The selected university is eligible for a grant from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation to support program development and related program costs.


Please email your electronic application to Elisha Reichling, MS, RDN, LDN at by Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. (Central time).

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