Do you know a HEN member who...
- Goes above and beyond each day and deserves recognition?
- Has made a difference in the community with innovative, sustainably focused programs?
- Has simply impressed or inspired you by their work?
Each year, the Hunger and Environmental Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recognizes the outstanding work of our members through three awards:
Excellence in Hunger and Environmental Nutrition (2 Awards)
Excellence in Hunger and Environmental Nutrition Leadership (1 Award)
These award recipients are chosen through nomination by peers in the field. Nominees must be members of the HEN DPG and have been involved in hunger or environmental nutrition related to work as a dietetic professional or volunteer. Awards will be presented at the Annual HEN Film Feastival during the annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE). To receive the Excellence in Hunger and Environmental Nutrition Award or the Excellence in Hunger and Environmental Nutrition Leadership Award, nominees must meet at least one of these criteria.
If you wish to nominate a HEN member for an award, please send a note requesting application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Available Education Awards
The Dr. Robert E. Putz Memorial Education Award
The Hunger and Environmental Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group (HEN DPG) awards a reimbursement scholarship to support a HEN student member’s attendance at a conference that will further their knowledge of conservation or the environment.
Currently a student member of the HEN DPG.
HEN International Education Award
The Hunger and Environmental Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group awards a one-year paid membership to both the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and to the HEN DPG to an RD who is working internationally in the food security or sustainable food systems arenas. One scholarship in the combined amount reflecting the dues costs for Academy and HEN membership will be awarded each year.
Currently eligible for Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics membership.
Currently working internationally in the food security or sustainable food systems arenas.
How to Apply for Education Awards: Please send a note requesting the desired education award application to email@example.com. Follow directions on the application.
Deadlines and Notification of Education Award Winners: The deadline for all submissions is April 17, 2021. All winners will be notified by May 15, 2021. Please e-mail completed applications or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
HEN Speaker Bureau Grant
Do you want to speak at a conference but are feeling limited by the expenses involved? HEN can help!
The HEN Speaker Bureau Grant Program offers grant funding to HEN members to increase access for public speaking engagements. HEN members are eligible to apply for funding through HEN to defray travel expenses, conference registration fees, speaker honorarium and/or costs associated with HEN promotion at an affiliate conference or event. The maximum reimbursement available for 2020-2021 is $500 USD.
For more information about this HEN member benefit, email email@example.com.
Past Speaker Bureau Grant Recipients
Mary Purdy, MS, RDN - With the growing concerns around climate change, the role that the RDN can play in promoting a more sustainable & regenerative global food system is as important as ever. HEN Board Member, Mary Purdy, Integrative Eco-Dietitian, provided an online webinar in March as part of National Nutrition Month to IAAND - The International Affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - on the topic of “Eating to Save the Planet: The Role of the RDN.” 88 audience members from all over the world were in attendance representing countries like Lebanon, Spain, United Kingdom, Mexico, Japan, and Pakistan.
Check out Mary's presentation slides HERE.
For more information on our member's Speaker Bureau, visit here.