Nutrition Research: Making a Difference

For 25 years, CFDR has been investing in research that contributes to the health of Canadians. By strategically funding projects across the country, we're helping to push the boundaries of nutritional knowledge, improve dietetic practice and public health policies, and provide insight into emerging issues that will shape the future of the profession.

CFDR-Funded Research

Annually, CFDR provides research grant awards to dietitians who wish to explore a question that relates directly to their practice and will be directly applicable to improving the nutritional health of Canadians.

The following are the 2017 Grants Awards:

Type 1 Diabetes and Eating Disorders: Status and Challenges of Nutritional therapy
Katherine Desjardins1, M.Sc. RD and Mona Gupta2, MD, FRCPC, PhD
1l’Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM);
2Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM)

A Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) to evaluate the effectiveness of the Pure Prairie Living Program (PPLP) in a Community Setting
Catherine Chan, PhD and Fatheema Subhan, PhD. RD
University of Alberta

Nutritional Status of Anabaptist Women and Children in Southwestern Ontario
Natalee Ridgeway1, MScFN, RD and Janis Randall Simpson2, PhD, RD, FDC
1Perth District Health Unit
2University of Guelph

Evaluation of an Integrated School Food Program
Sarah Woodruff, PhD, CEP
University of Windsor

Validation of a tool to assess appetite in children
Andrea M. Haqq, M.D., M.H.S, FRCP(c)
University of Alberta

Exploring relationships between weight-related behaviours and sleep patterns in Canadian university students. What are the implications for dietitians?
Efrosini Papaconstantinou1, RN, PhD and Virginia Quick2, PhD, RD
1University of Ontario Institute of Technology
2Rutger’s University

View all project abstracts in CFDR's Research Room.

For highlights about these and previous CFDR awards, view CFDR news releases.


CFDR funded research projects are posted to Research Room, a virtual gathering place for dietetic researchers and those interested in nutrition and dietetic practice research. Connect with researchers, read about published and ongoing research, and more. Find out more at CFDR’s Research Room 


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