NDA SFS Toolkit Grants

ICDA member National Dietetic Associations (NDAs) can apply for a 1,000 USD Sustainable Food Systems (SFS) Toolkit grant. Four grants were awarded, scroll down to learn more about those NDAs and what they are doing with the funding.

There are six more $1,000 USD grants available for 2022.

The grants aim to:

  • Increase diversity of perspectives, languages, and cultures shared in the ICDA SFS Toolkit
  • Spread sustainability (see SFS Learning Modules)
  • Maximise participation and learning among your NDA members
  • Produce new tools and/or learning from the ICDS SFS Toolkit
  • Increase sharing on solutions and practical implementation for a wide variety of Dietitian-Nutritionists

The next Deadline is: 2022 September 15

Apply through your NDA contact in 2 easy steps:

  1. Read the Application Criteria and discuss your idea with your NDA contact.
  2. If you meet the criteria, follow the instructions, and fill out the Application Template with your NDA.

Four grants were awarded in the first round of applications to:

🇦🇺 Australia is revising and expanding their Eco-Friendly Food Challenge. They aim to increase the capacity of diverse educators to facilitate the Challenge with their students and encourage self-reflection of the environmental sustainability of their diets. They will use the grant to overhaul the original materials to ensure: (i) the tasks reflect current evidence on healthy and sustainable diet-related practices; (ii) the materials can be used by a number of different target groups e.g. children, teenagers, tertiary students, and practicing health professionals including dietitians; and (iii) the materials can be monitored by Dietitians Australia’s Food and Environment Interest Group to ensure they are well-maintained.

🇩🇪 Germany is increasing the awareness of German speaking dietitians (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) towards their sustainable achievements in the field of nutrition and dietetics and how to present these within the ICDA SFS-Toolkit. They have a number of products and processes that will be developed in a participatory manner, then spread via the toolkit and local structures such as: Webinars, Powerpoint, Articles, Social media, NDA congress, setting up regional contacts, and reaching out to schools and universities.

🇬🇷 Greece is improving and spreading the “Straight from Nature” YouTube Channel which teaches about foods as they come from nature in a comprehensive way aiming to support food sustainability. The grant will help expand the work by increasing the number of videos / products and reaching bigger audiences.

🇪🇸 Spain is working on “Transitioning to sustainable diets: a tool to identify people’s barriers and motivators for following a sustainable diet”. They will develop and validate a questionnaire to identify the motivators and barriers for following a sustainable diet among Spanish citizens living in an urbanized area and sensitive to socioeconomic differences. The tool that will be developed intends to provide the means for dietitians, and other stakeholders involved in public health, for the development of interventions aiming to equitably promote healthy and sustainable diets.

Download the Application Criteria:

Download the Application Template:

Feedback? Questions? Ideas? Contact the ICDA SFS Coordinator:  ICDAsfs.coordinator@acadiau.ca