Current Award Winners


Award of Excellence

The 2017 Nutrition Education for the Public Award of Excellence has been awarded to Claudia Sealey-Potts.  Claudia has worked hard to create an outstanding program that serves low income children and their parents within the Jacksonville community. The program, which makes nutrition and physical activity education and programming more accessible within the community through teachers and parents, aims to reduce childhood obesity among its target demographic.


Outstanding Member

The Nutrition Education for the Public DPG has chosen Gail Frank to receive the 2017 Outstanding NEP Member Award. Gail has made an exemplary contribution to the Nutrition Education for the Public Dietary Practice Group. Through written articles in the NEP newsletter, her position as Treasurer, and countless other contributions over the past two years, Gail has shined bright as a member of our DPG.


The NEP team is proud and honored to congratulate both of these members on such great accomplishments and contributions in the field of nutrition!


Student Award Winners

NEP is pleased to award two student NEP members scholarships to help support their attendance at FNCE® 2017 in Chicago. Our awardees are Gina Fung and Lauren Ince.



Gina Fung (above, left): "There are so many topics that are going to presented at FNCE that I am excited to learn about. Specifically, my goals are to learn more about the profession of dietetics, medical nutrition therapy, counseling and behavior change, and public health nutrition. I am excited to go beyond the classroom experience and to learn from working professionals in the field."

Lauren Ince (above, right): "I am looking forward to have the opportunity to network with other dietitians across the US and to learn nutrition information that I can use in my dietetic internship and in my dietetic career."