The Award of EFAD European (Honorary) Dietetic Fellowship is EFAD’s highest honour and is reserved for those dietitians who have made a continuous outstanding and significant contribution to the advancement of dietetic practice, research or education, at its broadest level, at a national, European or international level. (Honorary) EFAD Fellows should also be individuals who are seen to add value to the profession, often through their leadership skills, and have an active ongoing involvement with the EFAD.


EFAD Fellowship is reserved for individuals who have been nominated and supported by their peers in recognition of outstanding professional qualities.


The proposals should be submitted to the Executive Director by way of a written proposal (there is no formal submission document), evidence and argument for the individual by 30 June 2021.


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2021 Early Career Researcher Award

Early Career Scientist working on hydration are encouraged to submit their abstract and get a chance to pitch their science at the 13th Hydration for Health Digital conference on June 23rd.

It is a great opportunity for early career researchers to discuss, to be coached and challenged by experts, and to improve their presentation skills and public speaking. A chance for them to create a privileged connection with our dynamic network.

It would be great if you could share this call around you and with your student network.
Since fluid intake and water are an important part of nutrition, I guess you have talented students interested to apply in your network.

More information & application:
Deadline: April 16th

EFAD Dietetic Fellowship Award 2019

The EFAD Honorary European Dietetic Fellowship Award 2019 was given to Marian de van der Schueren from HAN University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands.

Marian has in almost 30 years built up a multifaceted and thorough expertise in the dietetic field of patient care, research and education. Her research activities cover most of the professional field of dietetics.


She maintains regional, national and international networks in healthcare, research and education. Her goal is to use her ability to inspire people to get along in both the professional field and research to take dietetics to a higher level.


Marian’s Fellowship lecture has been postponed to 2021


EFAD Dietetic Fellowship Award 2018

The EFAD Honorary European Dietetic Fellowship Award 2018 was given to Prof Agneta Hörnell of Umea University in Sweden.


Agneta will give the Fellowship Award presentation to the 2019 Conference in Berlin.

Agneta graduated as a dietitian in 1987 and worked clinically for about a year before slipping into research. During the following 30 years she worked with various professionals groups both in research and teaching at university. She has been engaged in EFAD since 2006 when her Department became a member of DIETS.  She was a member of the Executive Committee 2010-2016, and ESDN Food Service from 2017.

In the EFAD European Dietetic Fellowship Award lecture, Agneta focussed on some of the things she has done and learned over the years

– view fellowship lecture:

or watch the video:

The recording of the speech can be found here.