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Real Stories

Enjoy stories and messages from grant recipients, volunteers, donors and staff.

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Member Spotlight

Leaving a Legacy for a Loved One: The Venesa W. Strong Memorial Scholarship

Lester and Vanesa Strong, RDN, were married for more than forty years. When Vanessa passed away in 2016 after a long struggle with dementia, he knew the best way to honor her memory and love of nutrition and dietetics was to establish a scholarship in her name through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation.

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Foundation News

December Monthly Message

Our Foundation Makes a Significant Impact Through Scholarships, Awards and Research Grants!

“I am so thankful to have received this scholarship, as it will help […]

November Monthly Message

The Academy Foundation Thanks You for Your Support! Having just returned from FNCE® and celebrating the Academy’s 100-year anniversary, it’s hard not to feel exhilarated […]

October Monthly Message

Our Foundation is Building the Pipeline of the Next Generation of RDNs!

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation scholarship recipients for 2017 were just […]

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Foundation Videos

Kids Eat Right is an initiative childhood obesity prevention efforts.

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The Academy Foundation is your Foundation. We invest in our members to help them improve the lives of kids, families and other members every day.

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A video featuring Janice Giddens, MS, RDN, LD, and her projects and program, including Gardens for Health International.

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Childhood hunger remains at a record high. Help raise awareness about nutrition and food insecurity.

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See how Foundation donors are changing the lives of our Academy Members and helping create a better world through the power of food and nutrition.
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A video featuring Tatyana Yousef El-Kour, MS, RDN, FAND, and Marie Spiker, MSPH, RD, recipients of a Foundation fellowship and scholarship.

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Hear from recipients of the Foundation’s scholarships, research grants, awards and fellowships.
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Foundation Research Grant Recipient Brittany Jarrett, RDN and Mary Abbott Hess Award winner Lauren Haska MS, RDN, share their stories.
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A video showcasing Foundation scholarship and fellowship recipient Lauren Au, Phd, RDN, who works in the field of nutrition policy.

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The Foundation has provided essential funding to thousands of dietetic students.

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USA Women’s Hockey Silver Medalist Hilary Knight points to the importance of nutrition and exercise in helping kids eat right and perform at their best in school and sports.

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Learn about Vanesa Strong and the scholarship that was created in her honor.
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A partnership between the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation, the General Mills Foundation and the President’s Challenge.

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The Academy Foundation’s Kids Eat Right Initiative gives RDNs additional resources to educate children and families about shopping smart, cooking healthy and eating right.

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Learn about what past Foundation scholarship recipients have achieved in their career since receiving a scholarship.

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A video highlighting the Kids Eat Right and Future of Food programs from the Foundation.

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The Academy Foundation is the Foundation of your profession.

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