European Federation of the Associations of Dietitians
The European Federation of the Associations of Dietitians (EFAD) was established in 1978 and aims to:
- Promote the development of the dietetic profession
- Develop dietetics on a scientific and professional level in the common interest of the member associations
- Facilitate communication between national dietetic associations and other organisations – professional, educational, and governmental
- Encourage a better nutrition situation for the population of the member countries of Europe.
Membership of the Federation is open all National Associations of Dietitians from member states of Europe and Higher Education Institutes worldwide that teach dietetics.
In October 2015 EFAD had 34 National Dietetic Association members, representing over 35,000 dietitians in 27 European countries and 35 Education Associate Members, covering an additional two EU countries. EFAD has links with other organisations in the field of nutrition and dietetics and with other professionals.