HAND Awards

Hawai‘i Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Awards

HAND recognizes members for active participation in our Academy, demonstrated leadership, and contributions to promote optimal health and nutrition. We accept nominations in the following categories:

  • Outstanding Dietitian of the Year (ODY)
  • Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year (RYDY)
  • Emerging Dietetic Leader (EDL)
  • Recognized Nutrition and Dietetic Technician of the Year (RNDTY)
  • Outstanding Dietetic Student (ODS)

For detailed information, please go to HAND Awards Nominations

Past Recipients of HAND Awards:

Outstanding Dietitian of the Year

1993 Jean Hankin
1994 Lynn Dennie
1995 Robynette Wong
1996 Eva Young
1997 Matsuko Kawaharada
1998 Deanna Nakamura
2001 Patricia Iida
2002 Sheryl Pollack
2003 Jo Ann Yasutake
2004 Ellen Morishita
2005 Mae Isonaga
2006 Amy Tousman
2007 Alice Matsuno
2008 Sandra Nagareda
2009 Kristine Wallerius Cuthrell
2011 Corilee Watters
2012 Sally Belles
2013 Cyndy Kahalewale
2014 Ann Ditzler
2016 Justin Miyashiro
2017 Nena Harringtom

Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year

1974 Ellen Morishita
1975 Lucy Taylor
1976 Monica Lee
1977 Davelynn Chun
1979 Judith Walker
1980 Sheila Beckham
1981 Jan Okamura
1982 June Karamatsu
1983 Eva Taira
1984 Rachel Johnson
1985 Darlene Chun
1986 Susan Matsumoto-Nonaka
1987 Carol Boushey
1989 Patricia Cantin
1992 Joni Ishihara
1993 Amy Tousman
1994 Kendis Kado
1995 Deborah Wong
1996 Joda Derrickson
2001 Tate Yoshimura
2005 Carrie Blitz
2008 Kourtney Inoue
2010 Kim Manzo
2011 Zale Hisashima
2014 Li Tang
2016 Zale Hisashima
2017 Tabitha Zamarripa

Emerging Dietetic Leader

1999 Mae Isonaga
2008 Angela Miyamoto
2012 Justin Miyashiro
2014 Carrie Peacock

Student of the Year

2010 Brandi Love
2016 Ericka Yiu (Undergraduate)
2016 Kasey Kawamoto (Dietetic Intern)
2017 Cherese Shelton (Undergraduate)
2017 Nicole Tormey (Dietetic Intern)

Affiliate Nominee for Grassroots Excellence

2011 Sally Belles