Happy New Year!

On behalf of our Foundation Board of Directors and Staff, I wish you a happy and successful 2020! We are looking forward to another prosperous year contributing to the lives of hundreds of Academy members through our annual scholarships, awards and research grants. We would not be able to positively impact our members without your generous support. Our Foundation takes great pride and care to be good stewards of your financial contributions and ensure these resources help empower Academy members to be leaders in optimizing global health.

Our Foundation’s 2020 Award and Research Grant applications are currently open and I encourage you to check out these great opportunities. There are awards for students as well as seasoned professionals such as continuing education, recognition, international and program development. Unless otherwise indicated, the application deadline for all awards and grants is February 1, 2020. These awards and grants empower our members and elevate our profession.

I’d like to highlight Jasmine Westbrooks, MS, RD, LDN, who received our 2019 Professional Advancement Diversity Award. Jasmine co-founded EatWell Exchange, a non-profit organization that works with local professionals and communities to improve the overall well-being of diverse populations through nutrition education. The award will allow her to attend the 2020 International Congress of Dietetics where Jasmine will attend sessions by international nutrition experts, network with other professionals and expand her current leadership skills.

Awards like Jasmine’s are only made possible through the generosity of our donors. Together we are helping create a world where all people thrive through the transformative power of food and nutrition.

Thousands of Academy members support the Foundation each year with a donation to support these great efforts. Please remember the Foundation when renewing your Academy membership online or donate today. There is no better way to invest in the future of our profession!

Kathy Wilson-Gold MS, RDN, LD, FAND

Kathy Wilson-Gold, MS, RDN, LD, FAND
Chair, 2019-2020
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation