We are delighted to announce the following winners: 


DIFM Professional Development Stipends 2017-2018

Tamsin Jordan- Student Stipend

Gail Feldkamp, MS, RDN, CD- RDN Stipend


DIFM Diversity Award 2017-2018

Cynthia Johnson, DRPH, MS, LDN


Excellence Awards 2017-2018

Excellence in Practice Award:  Lisa Dorfman, MS, RD, CSSD, LMHC, FAND

Excellence in Service Award:  Alicia Trocker MS, RDN,IFNCP


DIFM Visionary Award 2017-2018

Rita Batheja, MS, RDN, CDN, FAND, AFMCP

Click below to learn more about the available DIFM stipends

Professional Development Stipend- RDN Member

DIFM Professional Development Stipends-We Encourage YOU to apply!

Application Deadline:  fall 2018

One $250 Stipend for a DIFM RDN Member

The Executive Committee of the DIFM DPG believes it is important for DIFM DPG members to attend and/or participate in professional meetings related to integrative, functional and holistic medicine, nutritional genomics, whole foods, dietary supplements, and natural healing modalities in order to enhance our members’ knowledge and increase the visibility of the DIFM DPG. The purpose of these professional development stipends is to provide financial assistance to one RDN member and one Student member to attend a suitable educational event.  Recipients of these stipends are responsible for a newsletter article featuring coverage of the topic of the event.  Further information on this stipend and the application form and procedure is available here:

Professional Development Stipend- Student Member

DIFM Professional Development Stipends-We Encourage YOU to apply!

Application Deadline:  fall 2018

One $250 Stipend for a DIFM Student Member

The Executive Committee of the DIFM DPG believes it is important for DIFM DPG members to attend and/or participate in professional meetings related to integrative, functional and holistic medicine, nutritional genomics, whole foods, dietary supplements, and natural healing modalities in order to enhance our members’ knowledge and increase the visibility of the DIFM DPG. The purpose of these professional development stipends is to provide financial assistance to one RDN member and one Student member to attend a suitable educational event.  Recipients of these stipends are responsible for a newsletter article featuring coverage of the topic of the event.  Further information on this stipend and the application form and procedure is available here:

Diversity Award Stipend

DIFM DIVERSITY AWARD

This DIFM Diversity Award is for RD/RDNs, Dietetic Interns, and Students who are enrolled in an accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) or a supervised practice through a Dietetic Internship (DI) program. Applicants should be working with or intend to work with diverse clientele including people of lower socioeconomic status.

Applicant requirements: Must be DIFM member, active RD/RDN status OR enrolled in accredited DI/DPD program.  Application requires a personal statement (maximum 500 words) on your background and interest in spreading integrative and functional medicine/nutrition to diverse populations as well as a thorough description of the project.
Current members of the DIFM Executive Committee or Leadership Team are not eligible for this Diversity Award.

Within your personal statement, please also include the answers to the following questions:
Please make sure your goals are specific and measurable.

  • What are some of the changes you are trying to make with integrative/functional nutrition in multicultural community?
  • Who is your target audience?
  • Why does this population matter to you?
  • How will this award help you accomplish your project?

All applicants must submit their personal statement and completed application form by September 1, 2018. Please email to Miho Hatanaka, RDN mihohtnk@gmail.com

If you have any questions, please contact Miho Hatanaka, RDN at mihohtnk@gmail.com.

Diversity Award Application 2018- application available after June 1, 2018

Conference Speaker/Presenter Stipend

Conference Speaker/Presenter Stipend

Speaker/Presenter Stipends are intended for those invited to speak/present or whose submission has been accepted, but are not limited to, a conference, academic institution, state affiliate, local district, or international dietetic meeting. Speaker stipends are not intended for presentations associated with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ annual Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (pre-FNCE or FNCE), as the Academy offers its own honorarium.

This application will be differentiated from the Application for Conference Attendance, as it is intended specifically for speaker/presenters and experts in the field presenting on an integrative and functional medicine topic, simultaneously being able to promote DIFM and further support DIFM’s mission and vision within the presentation. These individuals will be regarded as DIFM Ambassadors.

DIFM Speakers will not accept invitations to meetings and events that involve or require endorsement and/or positioning of a commercial product(s) or service(s).

It is expected that whenever possible, expenses of DIFM Speakers who are asked to attend meetings and events at the invitation of other organizations will be reimbursed by that organization. This application may also be completed if the stipend may assist in complimenting any compensation from the requesting organization that may not be sufficient for travel, lodging or time.

In order to share the education, opportunities and relevant topics with all of our DIFM members, it is a requirement to provide a review of the presentation(s), in a newsletter article (guidelines and requirements will be provided by our Newsletter Editor), as a blog, webinar, or on a social media platform within two months of the presentation’s completion. The DIFM speaker/presenter may also be highlighted on the website. A photo and bio may be requested and should be easily available upon request. The DIFM board also reserves the right to request to preview the presentation to make sure it is aligned with the strategic plan, mission and vision prior to granting the stipend.

Marketing materials, official logo e-files and additional items will be available for the DIFM speaker/presenter to utilize. Coordination of these items will be done with Executive Assistant, in a timely manner prior to the speaker engagement. Materials are to be responsibly distributed and promoted. The DIFM video may be shared with attendees and on individual websites with the completion a WAIVER RELEASE FORM (see website for details or contact our Member Services Chair).

The voting members of the DIFM board will review the application and approve or deny financial support for this engagement. The voting members may also ask key Executive Committee members to review the application if pertinent (such as the Speaker Bureau Chair or other officers) that may objectively contribute to the evaluation process and final decision. If an applicant(s) is a voting member(s), they will be recused from the review and approval process.

Applications may be completed and emailed to DIFM’s Executive Assistant at info@integrativerd.org

Please submit as early as possible due to the process and time necessary for each evaluation. Please note there are a limited number of applicants accepted per fiscal year (for example June 1, 2017-May 31st 2018).

Application and Policy.  Speaker/Presenter Stipend word doc

Application and Policy.  Speaker/Presenter Stipend pdf

Conference Attendance Stipend

Conference Attendance Stipend

Invitations to meetings and events will be individually evaluated using the External Representation Assessment Tool and Application for Conference Attendance documents.

DIFM does not accept invitations to meetings and events that involve or require endorsement and/or positioning of a commercial product(s) or service(s).

It is expected that whenever possible, expenses of DIFM representatives asked to attend meetings and events at the invitation of other organizations will be reimbursed by that organization.

In order to share the education, opportunities and relevant topics with all of our DIFM members, it is a requirement to provide a review of a session(s) or conference in a newsletter article (guidelines and requirements will be provided by our Newsletter Editor) or on our website as a blog within 2 months of conference attendance. A webinar or other educational tool may be requested upon approval as well at the executive board’s discretion.

In conjunction with the completion of these documents the DIFM representative must complete and fulfill all obligations and requirements stated within these documents within 2 months of returning from the event.

The voting members will review the assessment tool and application and approve or deny financial support for attendance to the event. The voting members may also ask key Executive Committee members to review the application if pertinent (i.e. Speaker Bureau Chair or other officers) that may objectively contribute to the evaluation process and final decision. If an applicant(s) is a voting member(s), they will be recused from the review and approval process.

Please submit as early as possible due to the process and time necessary for each evaluation. Documents may be completed and emailed to Amy Jarck at info@integrativerd.org

Application and Policy Conference Attendance  word doc

Application and Policy Conference Attendance pdf