Dietetic Internship Award Recipients

Dietetics in Healthcare Communities Board Scholarship

The DHCC Board Scholarship was established in 1988, to award scholarships to junior or senior level college students, dietetic interns, or graduate students in dietetics who are pursuing an advanced degree. The recipient should have an interest in practicing as a consultant dietitian in health care facilities. Selection of the recipient and administration of the fund is handled by the ADA Foundation.


Kelly Smith (2014)

Debra Ahola (2014)

NYSDA Jack Bellick Award

This award recognizes a student member or active member (credentialed within the past 3 years) that has a consistently participated in district or state activities. The winner is awarded an all expense paid trip to the NYSDA Annual Meeting as well as the Assembly/Board of Directors meeting.

Award Recipients

Kimberly J. Woloszyn (2003)

Cynthia Cave-Gaetani (2002)

Karen Anderson (2000)

NYSDA Ruth Harmon Award

NYSDA offers an award as a memorial to Ruth Harmon, one of the NYS Dietetic Association's pioneers in legislative and public policy activities who died in 1994. The recipient is awarded $1000 towards expense to attend the AND Public Policy Workshop in Washington, D.C., one of the most exciting AND events each year.

Award Recipients

Kimberly Woloszyn (2001)

Christine Hom (1999)

Outstanding Dietetic Intern Award

The purpose of the Outstanding Dietetic Intern Award program is to recognize the emerging leadership and achievement of students in ACEND-accredited and approved dietetics and education programs and encourage their participation in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. A student from each type of education program within a state will be selected by each state association (a maximum of four per state).

In addition to publishing the list of outstanding students in the Journal, each awardee will receive a congratulatory letter and certificate signed by the president of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Criteria for Selection of Outstanding Dietetic Intern:

  1. Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Students must be members by January 1st of the year in which they would receive the award. Students must supply their membership number; membership identification numbers will not be provided to a third party.
  2. Student enrolled in ACEND-accredited or approved dietetics education program.
  3. Demonstrated academic achievement as documented by letters from program faculty or preceptor.
  4. Demonstrated leadership and professional potential; e.g., honors, student dietetic association activities, community service activities, etc.

Award Recipients

Rebecca Hassinger (2008)

Katerine Lysyczyn(2007)

Petra Robinson (2006)

Susan Indilicato (2005)

Karen Gonyea (2004)

Katherine Streeter (2001)

Leslie Folley (1999)

Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year (RYDY)

The purpose of the RYDY program is to recognize the competence and activities of younger dietitians in The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and to encourage their continued participation in Academy affairs. This group will be an additional resource from which the leadership of The Academy will develop both at the district, state and national levels.

In addition to publishing the list of RYDY's in the Journal of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, each awardee will receive a formal certificate of recognition from the President of the Academy.

Criteria for selection of RYDY:

  1. Member of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  2. Age limit as of April 1 deadline, 35 years or younger.
  3. Active participation in the national, state or district association.
  4. Not previously selected as an RYDY.
  5. Demonstrated concern for the promotion of optimal health and nutritional status of the population.
  6. Demonstrated leadership, e.g. in legislation, research, education, management, etc., either in the Academy or employment.

Award Recipients

Cynthia Cave-Gaetani (2004)

Jodi Denton Land (2002)

Isabelle Hallahan Award

The Isabelle A. Hallahan Award is granted by the New York State Dietetic Association to honor both the recipient and Mrs. Hallahan. The award recognized accomplishments by a female dietitian working directly in a food service management capacity. Nominees must be a member of AND, registered or eligible for registration and has or is pursuing a master's degree in food service management or related field. Its purpose is to recognize a person who shows great potential in becoming a leader in the dietetics profession and related professional associations. Isabelle was a forward thinker who always remained ahead of her time. She never feared taking stands on issues because they are unpopular.

Award Recipients

Stephanie DiBacco (2007)

Barbara George (2004)

Excellence in Legislative Advocacy:

Maria Museler (2004)