Current Award Winners


Award of Excellence

The 2016 Nutrition Education for the Public Award of Excellence has been awarded to Kristen DiFilippo, MS, RD, LDN for the development of the nutrition education tool, AQEL (App Quality Evaluation). This tool will have widespread impact as the number of nutrition and health-related apps continue to grow. To remain as the experts with evidence-based advice, dietitians need a tool such as AQEL to provide an objective, science-based approach to derive recommendations for their clients. Dietitians who work with the public and need to make an informed decision when asked about particular apps for issues such as weight loss or food shopping, will benefit from this nutrition education project.  Read more about Availability of Mobile Apps using the AQEL tool. – coming soon.

Kristin DiFilippo, MS, RD, LDN

Congratulations, Kristin!


Outstanding Member

The Nutrition Education for the Public DPG has chosen Fran Alloway, MA, RD, LDN to receive the 2016 Outstanding NEP Member Award. Fran, has worked as a Senior Nutrition and Family Living Educator with Penn State Cooperative Extension in Delaware County for 19 years. Currently, she manages two federal nutrition education programs (EFNEP and SNAP-ED) and regional programming for the Dining with Diabetes program. Fran provides nutrition education trainings on local, state and national levels and writes county newsletter articles for the Lancaster Farming and Families Living Well blog. Fran has also provided exemplary leadership the field of dietetics by participating in many state and local professional food and nutrition organizations, most notably, serving as the NEP chair in 2014. 


Fran Alloway, MA, RD, LDN

 Congratulations, Fran!


Student Award Winners

NEP was pleased to award two student NEP members scholarships to help support their attendance at FNCE® 2016 in Boston. Our awardees are Pey-Li Littler and Katherine Bechdo.

Pey-Li Littler

Katherine Bechdo