Award - EDL

Emerging Dietetic Leader (EDL) Award

The Emerging Dietetic Leader Award, established in 2000, recognizes the competence and activities of members, regardless of their age, who are at the beginning of their dietetic careers. Nominees should have significantly supported the promotion of optimal health and nutritional status of the public through demonstrating leadership in legislation, research, education, management, or other areas related to the profession.

Criteria for Selection of EDL
•Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
•Initial practice experience not less than 5 years and not greater than 10 years.  Interrupted careers or time periods not in practice, are not to be considered or rationed into the 5-10 years of professional practice experience.
•Active participation in the national, state, or district association for at least 5 years.
•Not previously selected as an RYDY or RDTY.
•Demonstrated concern for the promotion of optimal health and nutritional status of the population.
•Demonstrated leadership, e.g., in legislation, research, education, management, etc., in the Academy, community or employment

You will submit your application online.
- Link here for an overview of the information you'll be submitting
- Link here to submit your application