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March 2014


The Award provides a cash gift of US$1,000 and a plaque* courtesy of Dr. Leh-Chii Chwang, the donor.

Qualifications of the Nominee:

  1. Should be a dietetic professional, preferably a practitioner;
  2. Has made significant contributions, locally as well as internationally, toward enhancing the dietetic profession.

Nomination Procedure:

  1. Nominations should be submitted by or come from members of the Asian Federation of Dietetic Association (AFDA) only;

  2. Only one candidate should be submitted per member country or region;

  3. Nomination letters should be accompanied by the following documents:
      a) A letter of recommendation from the national dietetic association;
      b) An updated curriculum vitae of the nominee

  4. Nomination documents should be sent to:
      Secretary General of AFDA
      cc to Dr. Leh-Chii Chwang, Chinese Dietetics Society, Taiwan
      Email address:

  5. Nominations should be received three months prior to the Asian Congress of Dietetics (ACD) that is on or before April 5, 2018.

The Selection Committee:

The Selection Committee shall be composed of the following:

  1. The current President of the AFDA;
  2. The immediate past president of the AFDA
  3. Dr. Leh-Chii Chwang, who will serve as the convenor of the selection process.

Note: If the nominator or the nominee happens to be a member of the Selection Committee, he/she should withdraw from the Selection Committee to avoid conflict of interest. The withdrawn selection committee member should notify the Secretary General of AFDA by email and he/she should be replaced by the immediate past/or previous president.

*The plaque, worth US$100, is to be designed and prepared by the host Organizing Committee.







 The 1st Dr. Leh-Chii Chwang Asian Award was given to Dr. Fatimah Arshad, Malaysia Dietitians’ Association at the 2nd Asian Congress of Dietetics 1998 in Seoul, Korea


The 2nd Dr. Leh-Chii Chwang Asian Award was given to Miss Murni Muhilal, Indonesia Dietetics Association at the 3rd Asian Congress of Dietetics 2002 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


The 3rd Dr. Leh-Chii Chwang Asian Award was given to Miss Velona Corpus, Nutritionist-Dietitians’ Association of the Philippines at the 4th Asian Congress of Dietetics 2006 in Manila, Philippines


The 4th Dr. Leh-Chii Chwang Asian Award was given to Dr. Hyun Kyung Moon, Korea Dietetic Association at the 5th Asian Congress of Dietetics 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand


 The 5th Dr. Leh-Chii Chwang Asian Award was given to Dr. Sunrad Taechangam, Thailand Dietetic Association at the 6th Asian Congress of Dietetics 2014 in Taipei, Taiwan

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