DBC Awards


Dietitians in Business and Communications (DBC) DPG bestows the Rising Leader Award (formerly called the Circle Award) and the Outstanding Leader Award (formerly called the Founders Award) annually.

These awards honor two members for their contributions to the DPG. The Rising Leader is a member who has promoted business and communication food and nutrition professionals within and beyond the DPG, helping stakeholders appreciate our distinctiveness as leaders. Similarly, the Outstanding Leader Award recognizes a leader who promotes our members within and beyond the DPG and has served on the DPG leadership team.

Award nominations are due September 19, 2022. Self-nominations are permitted. The Grants and Awards Committee will review nominations and notify recipients the last week of September.

Awardees will receive a monetary prize of $100, will be featured via DBC’s social media and e-communications platforms, and will be recognized at this year’s DBC FNCE® members’ event in Orlando: DBC and NE DPG Joint Networking Event: Magic of Connection. Complimentary registration to the event is included.

Submit a Rising Leader Nomination HERE.
Submit an Outstanding Leader Nomination HERE.

Please reach out to Milton Stokes, Grants and Awards Committee Director, with questions.