The purpose of the Excellence in Practice in Women’s Health Award is to recognize a member of the Women’s Health Dietetic Practice Group (WH DPG) who has exhibited outstanding service, dedication and/or innovation to the field of women’s health nutrition.

A. Criteria for Selection
1. Member of WH for a minimum of 3 consecutive years immediately prior to application date,
2. Minimum of 5 years of practice as an RDN,
3. Not a previous recipient of the Excellence in Practice in Women’s Health Award,
4. Developed, or was a major contributor to, innovative approaches in the practice of nutrition for women’s health;

And/or

Demonstrated, or was a major contributor to, the practice of nutrition in women’s health in education or research/publications;

And/or

Provided leadership on policy development, legislation and/or program development within the practice of nutrition for women’s health, resulting in effects of local, state, national, and/or international significance.

5. Innovative approaches must be the work of the individual and not by a third party. Funding and/or technical assistance provided by private sources is acceptable; however, must be disclosed on the application form. Accepted funding is allowed only from companies that comply with the policies set by the DPG.

6. Members of the WH nominating committee and of the WH executive committee are ineligible to apply for this award.

B.         Procedure for Selection

The complete responsibility for the selection of the Excellence in Practice in Women’s Health Award rests with the WH DPG nominating committee.

All applications are scored blindly. In the event of a tie, the WH DPG Chair will make the final decision.  

C.        Action Following Selection

The selected individual will receive an award of $500.00 and a certificate presented at the annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo™ (FNCE®).

The individual will also be featured in the WH newsletter Women’s Health Report.

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* 1. WH Member Making Nomination:

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* 2. Contact Information:

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* 3. Nominee Contact Information:

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* 4. Years as member of WH DPG:

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* 5. Academy #:

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* 6. Years as Practicing RDN:

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* 7. Current Employment (Position, Title, Organization, Location):

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* 8. Did the Nominee receive funding and/or technical assistance by private sources for the project or work described in this nomination? 

*If yes, please indicate source of funding:

After completing this nomination form survey, please send the following materials to info@womenshealthdpg.org:

1. No more than 1 page describing how nominee meets the following criteria: (1 page) 
Please identify how the Nominee has:

a. Developed, or was a major contributor to, innovative approaches to the practice of nutrition in women’s health. 

And/or

b. Provided leadership on policy development, legislation and/or program development within the practice of women’s health nutrition, resulting in effects of local, state, national, and/or international significance.

And/or

c. Demonstrated, or was a major contributor to, the practice of nutrition in women’s health in education or research/publications. 

2. Provide Current CV or resume of the individual being nominated. (5-page maximum)

3. Two letters of recommendation from professionals and/or community members who have worked closely with the Nominee. (3 page maximum for each letter; up to 6 pages total)

The WH member submitting the nomination should also complete and submit all forms.

Application packets can be submitted to info@womenshealthdpg.org, and are due by June 15, 2018.

Individual members can self-nominate.

Note: Please adhere to these requirements and do not send in additional information. Application packets should NOT exceed 12 pages. Failure to do so may cause the award committee to reject the application.Note:

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