Awards and Honors

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 & Environmental Nutrition 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 Leadership Nutrition (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) this year in Nashville.

To receive the Excellence in Hunger and Environmental Nutrition Award or to receive the Excellence in Hunger and Environmental Nutrition Leadership Awardnominees must meet at least one of these criteria.


The full nominations packet must be received by Awards Committee by August 18, 2017.

Nomination packets must include:

  • Nominees and Nominator's name, e-mail and telephone contact information.
  • Description of the nominee's achievements and justification for the nomination.
  • Two letters of support

Please send nominations and packets to: Jessica Gutgsell ( ).