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

Congratulations to our upwaRD™ class of 2021

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 leaders who have recently begun their careers and have wasted no time in making a notable splash in the world of nutrition communication.

Meet the 2021 class of upwaRD™!

Kylie Sakaida MS, RD, LDN
Mackenzie Burgess RDN
Huma Chaudhry RD, LDN
Antonio Castillo MS, RD, LDN

Thank you to everyone who applied or nominated an up-and-coming RDN and we look forward to sharing more from our winners throughout the year!

Past Winners

Alice Figueroa MPH, RDN
Ariana Haidari RD
Brianna Tobritzhofer MS, RD, LD
Drew Hemler MSc, RD, CDN
Melissa Groves RDN, LD
Valerie Agyeman RD
Tessa Nguyen RD, LDN
Julie Harrington RD
Stefanie Dove RDN, SNS
Emily Kyle MS, RDN