About The Foundation

NFEF initiatives are made possible by the generous support of our founding corporate partners:

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The Nutrition & Foodservice Education Foundation envisions a future in which the health of the nation is improved through advancement of innovations and best practices in food safety and foodservice management.


The Nutrition & Foodservice Education Foundation engages in innovative research, education, and charitable causes that promote the vital role of the Certified Dietary Manager as the expert in the profession of foodservice management and food safety.

The Nutrition & Foodservice Education Foundation supports the goals of the Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals (ANFP) and works to strengthen the overall nutrition and foodservice profession. As ANFP’s philanthropic arm, the Foundation is organized to advance the foodservice and nutrition profession to stay ahead of rapid change by fostering innovative thinking, cutting-edge research and new ideas. Our highest priority is research and education for the future.

• Education. The Foundation provides educational opportunities to help advance the careers of promising individuals who are committed to the field of nutrition and foodservice. It also helps support general education initiatives aimed at deepening the knowledge, skills and expertise of everyone in the profession.

• Best practices and standard-setting. The Foundation supports initiatives that lead to better standards of quality for the nutrition and foodservice profession and to the development of best practices.

• Research support. The Foundation encourages and supports research intended to help advance the profession and ensure dining experiences for the public that are nutritionally sound, safe and fulfilling.

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January 2014


Nutrition & Foodservice Education Foundation
406 Surrey Woods Dr.
St. Charles, IL 60174

Tel: 800.323.1908
Fax: 630.587.6308

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Making Contributions

Become a permanent part of the bright future of ANFP and Nutrition & Foodservice Education Foundation (NFEF) by purchasing a personalized brick, a part of the “Foundation for the Future” walkway.  This brick walkway, installed at ANFP headquarters building, showcases ANFP members, chapters, corporate partners, schools and NFEF supporters who want to leave a visible and lasting legacy to the future of our industry. 

Three sizes of brick available:
Standard 6x4 brick - $50
Large 6x8 - $100
Extra Large 8x13 - $200

Buy Online >> OR
Brick Order Form (PDF) >>
Brick Order Form for Corporate Partners >>

Download the order form, print and mail to:
Nutrition & Foodservice Education Foundation
Re: “Foundation for the Future”
406 Surrey Woods Dr
Saint Charles, IL 60174


Board & Advisors

Emerging Dining Trends in Long-Term Care White Paper

NFEFoundation recently partnered with Technomic, one of the nation’s leading food research firms, on a project that yielded data-driven evidence about the emerging trends in the dining habits and preferences of long-term care residents.

Nutrition & Foodservice Edge: Emerging Dining Trends in Long-Term Care >>

Nutrition & Foodservice Edge: Facilities Implement Change to Meet Emerging Trends >>

NFEF study highlights foodservice innovations >>

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The professional environment for nutrition and foodservice management in the United States is rapidly changing. Consumers have become more empowered and choice-driven, with higher expectations for their culinary experiences when dining in foodservice settings.

Cafeterias and foodservice centers across the country are experiencing this change, particularly in health-care settings, such as hospitals and senior care facilities. As this environment continues to change, the nutrition and foodservice profession will need to adapt.

Recognizing this need, the Nutrition and Foodservice Education Foundation has been re-launched with a new focus and mission. The new NFEF is helping the foodservice and nutrition profession stay ahead of rapid change by fostering innovative thinking, cutting-edge research and new ideas.

Our highest priority is education for the future. We encourage and reward nutrition and foodservice leaders and organizations who are helping our profession adapt, grow and change. We share their ideas and knowledge to benefit those we serve and to ultimately achieve a healthier society. Learn more here.

Making Contributions

Board of Trustees

Click the link below to view the Board of Trustees and select Foundation Trustees.

Board of Trustees


Scholarship Opportunities

Who May Contribute

You can help shape the future of nutrition and foodservice management in the United States by donating to NFEF!

Individuals, corporations and other foundations may contribute tax deductible funds and other resources, such as training materials, computers and the like. The contributions can be given to support all programs or they can be earmarked for specific projects.

The Foundation is an IRS 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization. Individuals and corporations may claim specified tax deductions. Contributions can be made to the Foundation by:

• Click above 'Donate Now' button.
• Sending a check of any amount you choose.
• Designating gifts to honor loved ones and professional colleagues, living or deceased.
• Naming the Foundation in your will or as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy.

ANFP members may also make a donation to the NFEF when they pay their dues online.

Be a part of our new mission – and help us build a stronger profession!

Print a donation form >


See the complete 2014-2015 Annual Fund Donor List

Making Contributions

NFEF is proud to support grant opportunities for nutrition and foodservice professionals and students. Special grants are available for members to cover registration fees to ANFP educational events that include the Annual Conference & Expo and Regional Meetings. The Foundation also offers grants to off-set ANFP Approved School course costs and CDM Exam registration fees.

To start the application process follow the link for which grant you are interested in applying for, log into ANFP, click on "Grants and Scholarship" on the left hand side of the homepage and select the type.

Applications and Deadlines

  • Certification Exam Grant
    Click here for Application
  • If you do not receive a CDM exam grant, you may apply for the next deadline.
    Application Deadline: September 1, 2015
  • 2015 UND NFEF Scholarship
    Click here for Application
    The University of North Dakota is offering a scholarship for foodservice managers desiring to further their education and career potential by becoming a CDM, CFPP. UND has offered the Nutrition & Foodservice Professional Training Program (Dietary Managers Course) by distance education for nearly 40 years. This scholarship is for our online training program; which enables students from around the country to participate in the UND program.

If you have any questions, please contact Mindy Schaff.


Watch our video to hear from one of the grant recipients at the National Leadership Conference and Leadership Institute experience.



Chef Robert Winther, CDM, CFPP
2012 CDM Exam Scholarship Recipient

"In 2012, I received the NFEF scholarship to sit for the certification exam, two months later my results arrived! I was empowered to do more! Passing the exam gave me a renewed motivation to look for better opportunities, and take on more responsibilities. By becoming a CDM, I realized this is only the beginning of my career; I can do what I love and be a professional in the culinary industry, as well as the health care industry. I set very high standards for myself each and every day and I expect the same of other professionals. It is a challenge to “get it right”, every day for our residents, but feel it is my responsibility to do so. I feel blessed to have found my niche’ in life. To cook from my heart and to help others through the nourishment from our foods. Each day I learn from my mistakes as well as triumphs. I plan to continue my training and culinary education and want to continue to attend ANFP and ACF educational opportunities. The NFEF was just a kick start for who I will become."