Since its establishment in 1944, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Nutrition Award (renamed the AAP Samuel J. Fomon Nutrition Award in 2008) recognizes an individual or a project for outstanding achievement in research relating to the nutrition of infants and children. The award is made for research conducted in the United States and Canada that has been completed or publicly reported. The award is open to all regardless of age. No current member of the Committee on Nutrition or liaison shall be eligible for the award.

Nominations must be in writing and should be limited to one per nominator. The letter should contain a description of the nominee's achievements and state clearly the basis for the recommendation (including references to the literature that describes his/her work). It is requested that the nominee's curriculum vitae, bibliography, and nominating letter be submitted. Letters supporting the nomination (no more than five) are to be solicited and screened by the nominator and forwarded to the attention of:

Debra Burrowes, Manager
American Academy of Pediatrics
345 Park Boulevard
Itasca, IL 60143

The Academy appreciates your effort to assist in the appropriate selection of a deserving person for this award. The selection of the Award recipient is made by the Committee on Nutrition of the American Academy of Pediatrics, contingent upon approval by the Board of Directors.

The Nutrition Award provides an honorarium of $3000, a round trip tourist class airfare and two days lodging for the recipient and a guest to attend the award presentation dinner in the fall at the AAP Headquarters in Itasca, Illinois.

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