Medallion Award Spotlight

Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond in their dietetics career? Someone that has made overwhelming contributions to the profession? Consider nominating them for the Medallion Award in 2020! Each year, the Iowa Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics accepts nominations for several awards that will be honored at our annual meeting in November.


The Medallion award recognizes a member of the Iowa Academy who has demonstrated leadership above and beyond job requirements in either the Iowa Academy or place of employment and has made outstanding contributions to the dietetic profession. The criteria of the award includes:

  • Active membership in The Academy for at least the previous 10 years.

  • Active participation in The Academy, Iowa Academy, or District Dietetic Association as demonstrated through leadership and/or inspiration.

  • Not previously selected for this award.

  • Demonstrated leadership beyond expectations of the position and/or employment requirements: o Outstanding role model or mentor to younger professionals. o Outstanding contributions to the dietetic profession.


The 2019 Medallion Award recipient is Alison St. Germain, a Practicum Coordinator/ Instructor for the Dietetic Internship Program at Iowa State University. She serves as the advisor for the Body Image and Eating Disorder Awareness (BIEDA) student organization at Iowa State University, which advocates for body positivity and prevention and awareness of eating disorders. Alison created and teaches the course Dysfunctional Eating Behaviors for Iowa State University’s new Master’s in Professional Practice in Dietetics. She has been a member of the Iowa Academy for over twenty years and has held several leadership positions. Most recently she helped create a new task force within the Iowa Academy: Establishing Relationships with Healthcare Professionals, of which she is currently the chair.


Think you might know someone to nominate for the Medallion award?

Be sure they fit the criteria and contact Awards Chair at awardseatrightiowa@gmail.com by

February 7, 2020.

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