Kraft Foods sponsors several awards through the American Society for Nutrition.
The Conrad Elvehjem Award for Public Service in Nutrition
This award, sponsored by Kraft Foods, is given in recognition of scientific and distinguished service to the public through the science of nutrition. The recipient is awarded $1500 and an engraved plaque.
2011 Recipient: Dr. Paul Coates, Office of Dietary Supplements-National Institutes of Health
The David Kritchevsky Career Award in Nutrition
Established in 2006, this award, sponsored by Kraft Foods, is given in recognition of lifetime achievements and contributions to the public through the science of nutrition. The recipient is awarded $2500 and an engraved plaque.
2011 Recipient: Dr. James O. Hill, University of Colorado
Kraft Pre-Doctoral Fellowship
This award, sponsored by Kraft Foods, provides a $5,000 non-renewable award to Graduate Student members of ASN.
2011 Recipient: Krystle Zuniga, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Other Awards for University-Based Programs
Kraft Foods Endowment Fund for Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign—College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Science
This Endowment is designated to provide support for one graduate fellowship as a 2-year cycle award.
Support for Division of Nutritional Sciences
Funds will be used to provide support for graduate students enrolled in the Division of Nutritional Sciences.
Support for Research at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Research will assess snacking behavior and the nutritional contributions of snacks in the diet.
Food and Nutrition Corporate Affiliate Membership – Purdue University
Membership funds support Food and Nutrition Programs at Purdue University
Bangalore Boston Nutrition Collaboration (BBNC) – St. Johns Research Institute
Support for students attending the BBNC short course in Bangalore. This program prepares and trains Nutrition Scientists in developing countries.
Nutrition Foundation-Kraft Foods Nutrition and Food Science Fellowships
In 2005, Kraft Foods and the International Nutrition Foundation (INF) launched the INF-Kraft Foods Nutrition and Food Science Fellowship Program. Through this program in 2009, Kraft Foods sponsored 12 emerging leaders from various countries to attend the International Congress of Nutrition in Bangkok, Thailand. Pictured below are representatives from the organizing committee in Thailand, INF leaders, Kraft Foods representatives and the 12 fellows.
The International Nutrition Foundation (INF) is recognized internationally for capacity building, policy and program implementation. The program is by invitation and is directed and administered by the International Nutrition Foundation.