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PDA  Awards

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PADA Outstanding Dietitian Award

The highest honor bestowed upon a member of the Pennsylvania Dietetic Association, recognizes a Pennsylvania dietitian whose leadership and service is exemplary and whose contributions to PADA and the public have been longstanding and exceptional.

The Keystone Award
Recognizes Pennsylvania dietitians who have through their leadership ability demonstrated outstanding professional standards to serve and advance the aims of the PADA.

Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year
Presented to members of the Association who are 35 years of age or younger who have demonstrated leadership qualities and performance in public relations, research, community outreach, management, legislation, education, and other areas related to the profession, on the job and in the community.

Recognized Diet Technician of the Year
Honors the contributions of diet technicians to the profession. Award recipients have demonstrated leadership qualities and performance in the Association or their employment through clinical nutrition, food service management, education, career guidance, legislation and public relations. 

Emerging Dietetic Leader Award
Recognizes the activities and competence of dietitians regardless of their age, who have made distinctive contributions early in their career to the AND.

Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award
Recognizes the excellence of educators in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics accredited and approved dietetic education programs.

The Outstanding Dietetics Student Award
Recognizes emerging leadership and achievement of students enrolled in CADE-accredited and approved dietetics education programs and encourages participation in the Association. 


PDA Scholarships

A scholarship of $500 is available
to candidates determined most qualified by a selection committee of the Philadelphia Dietetic Association.

Undergraduate applicants must be enrolled in a ACEND-accredited Didactic Program, Coordinated Program, or Dietetic Internship in the Philadelphia area.

Registered Dietitians currently enrolled in a nutrition-related, advanced degree program in a regionally accredited college or university in the Philadelphia area are also invited to apply.

Awardees will be chosen by committee and should show promise of being an active, contributing, and skilled member of the profession in the Philadelphia area.

Awardees must be US citizens and members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Philadelphia Dietetic Association. Scholarship awards are announced at PDA's spring meeting.



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