LAHIDAN Trinko Service Award
The purpose of the LAHIDAN Trinko Service Award is to formally recognize a LAHIDAN member who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and service.
- Active Member of the Academy and LAHIDAN.
- Current members of LAHIDAN Executive Committee are ineligible.
Trinko Candidate Criteria:
- Demonstrated leadership and service to the Academy or LAHIDAN
- Demonstrated leadership in the field of nutrition and in the community of Latinos and Hispanics (in the US or abroad).
- Contributed to the advancement of the profession and/or the LAHIDAN Member Interest Group.
- Candidate’s Vitae must also be included with nomination form to provide additional information on the candidate.
- Trinko award recipient will be notified by email and announced in the Spring 2012 Adelante Newsletter and the 2012 FNCE Program Book.
- The Trinko award will be presented at the 2012 FNCE LAHIDAN member reception. A one-year LAHIDAN membership will also be given to the recipient for the consecutive year.
- Download form: LAHIDAN Trinko Service Award (2013)
Previous Award/Scholarship Recipients
2010 LAHIDAN Distinguished Trinko Service Award
Cecilia Pozo Fileti, MS, RD, FADA
Cecilia Pozo Fileti, MS, RD, FADA, serves as president of C.P. Fileti Associates Inc.and Latino Health Communications, a bilingual consulting firm servicing food, health, and government organizations. Her firm supports general market and Hispanic focused outreach through social initiatives, strategic communications, and qualitative research. Prior to initiating her firm, Pozo Fileti served as Division Director for major health systems in the East coast and the Midwest. Her responsibilities included direct oversight of nutrition, health, and wellness programs, including specialized education for physicians and allied professionals. Pozo Fileti has represented the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), the world’s largest food and nutrition association, as national speaker, adjunct and experienced media spokesperson. Pozo Fileti received her Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Dayton in Ohio, and a Master’s degree in Human Nutrition from Eastern Michigan University. Cecilia holds postgraduate certifications in several subspecialty areas of practice. As an author and contributor to the field, she has received various national awards. Pozo Fileti is the founder and past president of several organizations including Latinos and Hispanics in Dietetics and Nutrition, a Member Interest Group, and Latinos Unidos, a local community service organization. As a leader representing AND she served as a member of the Board of Directors, the Legislative and Public Policy Committee, as well as other committees. She serves on the Advisory Board of the American Council for Food and Nutrition and provides strategic services for a variety of organizations focused on closing gaps in health disparities.
2010 Student FNCE Scholarship Recipient:
Amanda Longoria - University of Texas at Austin
Amanda Celine Longoria attended the University of Texas at Austin and completed a double major in Nutrition (BS) and Plan II Honors (BA). She is the president of the Texas Student Dietetic Association, vice president of external affairs of the University of Texas at Austin’s Student Dietetic Association, and is currently an intern at the University of Texas at Austin’s Coordinated Program in Dietetics. Amanda’s capstone thesis project for the Plan II Honors Program was titled Everything’s Bigger in Texas: An Action Plan to Reduce Texas Elementary School Children’s Expanding Waistlines. This project cemented her passion for child nutrition, and she aspires to work with children to help them establish life-long healthy eating habits. Felicidades/Congratulations Amanda on receiving the first student scholarship of LAHIDAN!