October 23, 2018

FoodMinds Announces upwaRD™ Class of 2018

Five up and coming RDNs are recognized for their contributions to the food and nutrition industry


CHICAGO (Oct. 22, 2018) – FoodMinds, a food and nutrition consultancy and division of Padilla, has announced its inaugural class of upwaRD™. The awards program was created to recognize registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) who have recently begun their careers and are already making an impact in the food and nutrition community.

We proudly present our 2018 inaugural class:

These five industry leaders and health advocates demonstrate a passion for the nutrition community.

Our judges, Jonathan Valdez, MBA, RDN, CSG, CDN, CCM, ACE-CPT; Amy Gorin, MS, RDN and Sylvia Klinger, DBA, MS, RD, LDN, CPT selected upwaRD™ honorees using a curated set of qualifications, including leading innovative nutrition education initiatives.

Read more about our winners here.

About FoodMinds

FoodMinds is a division of Padilla, an independently operated, globally resourced public relations and communication company with offices across the United States. The food and nutrition experts at FoodMinds navigate science, public affairs, consumer values and communication to create breakthrough strategies and help clients tell a better story. The firm has 40 employees, including 20 registered dietitians, along with a global network of nutrition affairs experts. We are consumed by food. Connect with us at FoodMinds.com.


Media Contact: Michelle Kijek, (312) 248-8861, [email protected]

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