Supporting Canadians' Health through
Applied Dietetic and Nutrition Research

Together Advancing Nutrition

The Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research (CFDR) is a registered charitable foundation that provides grants for research in dietetics and nutrition. This research supports quality advice, programs, resources and service delivery—based on credible scientific evidence—that ultimately enhances the health of Canadians. Our work is made possible through the support of corporations, dietitians, individuals and other organizations who share our concern for the nutritional wellbeing of others.

CFDR Early Bird Abstracts now OPEN for submission to the  2022 Research Showcase

The Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research (CFDR) is now accepting abstracts for the Early Bird Research Showcase at the 2022 Dietitians of Canada National Conference which has transitioned to a FREE, virtual experience for DC members September 15th, 2022.  This Showcase provides an excellent opportunity for dietitians as well as students in the field of dietetics and nutrition to showcase their work and completed research.

Five CFDR research presentations will be included in the live, virtual Conference on September 15th. In addition, there is an opportunity for an e-Poster displaying your work on the Conference platform. All accepted abstracts will also be posted on the CFDR website and published in the Fall 2022 edition of the Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research.

We are seeking a diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds, and viewpoints. We strongly encourage applications from First Nations, M├ętis and Inuit peoples, racialized persons and those who identify as 2SLGBTQ+. Preferences will be given to project submissions that reflect a collaborative approach to research.

CFDR abstracts should be submitted via email at The deadline for submissions is 4:59 PM [ET] on April 30th, 2022 for DC or non-DC members in either English or French.

 Visit the CFDR website at for full submission criteria and information.

Consider choosing CFDR for a donation

Do you want to give back and support research in your field of practice? The Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research (CFDR) is calling on dietitians, researchers and those passionate about food and nutrition to support the development of new evidence-based knowledge. Donate Here.

Over the past 30 years, CFDR has invested over $2.0 million in research undertaken by Canadian dietitians with 128 projects completed or underway. Read about this year's 2021 Grant Awards and also check out the research abstracts from the DC conference. Your support will enable CFDR to continue funding quality research each year — research that dietitians can use to inform their work to the benefit of Canadians of all walks of life.
CFDR 2021 Annual Report now available!
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CFDR Announces Funding for Six Research Projects 
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CFDR Tracking Nutrition Trends reports and data sets are available Click the image to download

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