upwaRD™ is a professional recognition and development
program for emerging nutrition communicators.

Calling all RDs and RDNs!

At FoodMinds, we believe in the value of registered dietitians (RDs) and registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) — and that’s why we employ more of them than any other communications agency. Through upwaRD, we’re elevating the voices of up-and-coming nutrition communications leaders.


Winners will have the opportunity to connect with seasoned nutrition communications professionals, learn about partnering with food and beverage brands and receive recognition on FoodMinds’ digital and social media channels.

Key Dates

Nomination Period
Thank you for your interest, the application period has closed.
Winners Announced
June 30, 2021

Sound Interesting?

Check out the candidate criteria and brief application below. You’re welcome to self‑nominate or nominate someone else!

Candidate Criteria and Selection

To enter, please fill out the form below. Ideal candidates should be a RD/RDN with between one to five years of experience and should demonstrate the following in their submission materials:

  • Creative and effective communications – balancing evidence-based content with compelling storytelling
  • Proven experience in traditional and/or social media
  • Credible and relevant content
  • Forward-thinking – building on new trends in food and nutrition

Applications must be received by May 10 to be considered. Winners will be announced in late June.