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The Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim Fund for International Exchange in Nutrition, Dietetics and Management2018-05-17T12:45:49+00:00

The Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim Fund for International Exchange in Nutrition, Dietetics and Management

The Wimpfheimer–Guggenheim Fund for International Exchange in Nutrition, Dietetics and Management is given to provide for the international exchange of needed nutrition, dietetic and/or management information for the benefit of the nutritional health of the world community.

The fund offers a $1,100 award for an essay highlighting international nutrition concerns; a different topic is chosen each year. 2018’s essay prompt asked applicants to 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

More than one award may be given each year.

  • The author must be a professional dietitian or nutritionist.
  • The project described should be easily adaptable to a variety of settings.
  • The essay title should be specific and informative, conveying the findings of the project.
  • The essay winner must submit the essay for publication in a dietetics related newsletter or magazine.
  • Authors must be willing to share with others the ideas mentioned in their essay.
  • Authors must include the name and website address of all orginaizations that are mentioned within their essay.
  • Authors must provide contact information such as an email address within their essay in the event that readers would like to get more information about the project or program described.
  • Essays should be between five and seven typed pages, double spaced, Calibri font size 11, with one-inch margins.
  • Essays must be submitted in PDF format.

Any questions may be directed to Laura Nitowski lnitowski@eatright.org.

Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim Winning Essays

Below is the most recent essay topic and essay competition winner. View winning essays from previous years by visiting the Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim essay competition archive.

2018 Winning Essay
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:

  • Rupal S. Shah, MSc, CDE
    Healthy India Campaign

2018 Runners-Up

  • Andrea P. Guzmán, LN
    Nutrition and Agriculture: Organizations collaborating together to fight malnutrition in rural Guatemala
  • Pradtana Tapanee, MSc
    International Culture Classroom: Study abroad in Thailand
  • Ahmed C. Saddam, MS
    Strategies for the Control of Malnutrition in Iraq

Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim International Lecture

The Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim Fund for International Exchange in Nutrition, Dietetics and Management has established an annual international lecture at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE). The focus of the lecture is to raise the nutritional health of the world community by highlighting original international projects in food and nutrition, dietetic education, research and foodservice management.

Listen to and learn more about past lectures.

2018 Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim Essay Award Application
The 2018 application has closed; we invite you to return in the winter of 2019 for more information regarding next year’s topic.

Please contact Laura Nitowski at lnitowski@eatright.org with any questions.