The International Confederation of Dietetic Associations (ICDA) is an organization of national associations of Dietitians and Nutritionists. Dietetics associations are professional societies whose members have education qualifications in food, nutrition and dietetics recognized by a national authority. Dietitians and Nutritionists are widely recognized as health professionals who promote health through food and nutrition. The nationally recognized professional title in some countries is Dietitian and in other countries it is Nutritionist. Some countries officially recognize both titles.
We develop international standards of good practice by building consensus among national dietetics associations around the world.
We enhance the image of the profession by communicating the ethical standards, standards of good practice and education qualifications of dietetics professionals.
We raise awareness of the dietetics profession through affiliation with regional and international food, nutrition and health organizations and professional associations.
We study the work and education of Dietitians and Nutritionists around the world.
We support collaboration among dietetics associations to promote sharing of knowledge and professional perspectives across the world.
We support dialogue among Dietitians and Nutritionists around the world to promote sharing of knowledge, practice perspectives and resources through our networking service, newsletter and the International Congress of Dietetics.