UPWARD - Class of 2018

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 9 - August 15, 2018

Winners Announced:
October 2018

Enter Nomination

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

The Judges

How to Nominate

Know an all-star RDN who is 5 years or under in their career? We'd love to hear more! Please provide the nominee's full name and contact information, in addition to how you or your colleague, peer or mentor meets the criteria. Nomination ends August 15th, 2018.


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 prize to use towards furthering their food and nutrition career and/or continuing education.