Our History
  • 1950 to present


    The International Confederation of Dietetic Associations has a history that began in 1952 with the first International Congress of Dietetics in Amsterdam. From that point forward an international committee and a national dietetic association hosted the International Congress of Dietetics every four years

    1996, Vision 20/20 presented at the XII International Congress of Dietetics set a new course for an international organization. Dietetics Around the World was launched as ICDA’s regular newsletter.

    2000, at the XIII International Congress of Dietetics, official delegates of national dietetic associations adopted a new name and the first Mission statement for the International Confederation of Dietetic Associations.

    2004, at the XIV International Congress of Dietetics official Representatives approved the first international standard.

    2006, the International Confederation of Dietetic Associations was incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation in Canada.

    2010, we have over 40 national dietetic associations Members, who together represent over 160,000 Dietitians.

    2012, at the annual meeting new Articles and a new By-law were approved for continued incorporation under a new Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act.  The new By-law permits up to two national associations of dietitians within a country to be Members.

    Early proposals and decisions about an international forum for dietitians are described in A History of the British Dietetic Association. Newman Books; London; 1961; pp 65 - 69