Calling All Rising RDNs

Registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) are food-loving innovators, critical thinkers and altruists who possess a strong desire to positively impact our ever-changing health and nutrition environment. Whether locally, nationally or globally, an RDN has the potential to change the way consumers and brands view, feel and talk about food.

Key Dates

Nomination Period:
July 15 - Aug. 15, 2019

Winners Announced:
October 2019

FoodMinds would like to recognize individuals who have recently begun a career as an RDN and have wasted no time in making a notable splash in the nutrition community.

Thank you to everyone who nominated

Check back in October for our upwardRD™ class of 2019!

The Judges


Five winners will be selected from all nominees and will be contacted in early September. Our winners will be recognized at a FoodMinds event in October and will be featured on the FoodMinds upwaRD™ webpage. Each winner will also be awarded a $500 cash prize to use toward furthering their food and nutrition career and/or continuing education. See our upwaRD class of 2018 here.