2019/20 NCDA Award Nominations are open!

Know an outstanding RDN or student? Nominate them for one of our NCDA Awards by February 1st!

Winners will be announced and acknowledged at our annual Member Appreciation Dinner on February 20th at the Food Bank for Larimer County in Loveland. Members will be awarded a certificate and free 2020/21 NCDA membership at the Member Appreciation Dinner. 

Outstanding Dietitian Award:

This is the top honor presented to a NCDA member. This individual has contributed to NCDA through active, long-term participation and service. This includes but is not limited to service as an officer, committee chairman or member and/or association member. They have been an inspiration to others in the field and demonstrated high standards of professionalism and spirit of service to others in the field of dietetics or allied health fields. Additionally they have made contributions to the profession as a part of a broader contribution to human progress and improvement. 

Emerging Dietetic Leader:

This award recognizes the competence, leadership and activities of dietitians, regardless of age, who have made distinctive contributions to NCDA/CAND and AND early in their dietetics career (practicing between 5-10 years). Not previously selected as RYDY or RDTY. 

Recognized Dietetic Technician of the Year:

This award recognizes the professional contributions of dietetic technicians in NCDA and CAND and to encourage their continued participation in Association affairs. This individual has demonstrated leadership in the Association and concern for the promotion of optimal health and nutritional status of the population.

Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year:

This award recognizes the competence and activities of younger dietitians in CAND and to encourage their continued participation in Association affairs. This individual must be 35 years of age or younger. They must have demonstrated leadership and concern for the promotion of optimal health and nutritional statuses of the population.

Outstanding Dietetic/Nutrition Student:

This individual must have demonstrated academic achievement as documented by letters from program Faculty or Preceptors. Additionally, they must have demonstrated leadership and professional potential.


To nominate a RDN or student for a NCDA award please send an email to Ashley Stoker, MS, RDN, at ashleystoker@me.com titled: "NCDA Award Nomination" by February 1, 2020. Include your name (the nominator), the nominee's name and credentials, award you're nominating them for, and their contact information. All nominees MUST be ACTIVE Academy and NCDA members.

Nominees will be contacted and asked for a short biography, resume, Academy information, and a photo all to be included on the poll.
Please direct any questions to Ashley Stoker, Awards Chair.