The Board of Directors approved evidence-based dietetics practice as a new international standard of good practice as proposed by a working group of national dietetics association Members. The international standards express those important matters to which Members can all agree. All Member associations were invited to participate in development of the standard and a consensus Delphi process was used to achieve agreement.
The International Confederation of Dietetics Associations has published the evidencebased dietetics practice international standard at http://www.internationaldietetics.org/International-Standards/Evidence-based-Dietetics-Practice.aspx. Plans are underway to provide professional development related to the standard at the next International Congress of Dietetics in 2012. A full Report describing the consensus development process can be downloaded from the web site.
The Board of Directors extends appreciation to Debbie MacLellan, PhD, RD and Jayne Thirsk, PhD, RD, FDC of Dietitians of Canada for their leadership on this initiative.Appreciation and thank you is also due to thirty-eight (38) Dietitians and Nutritionists from 16 countries that participated in development of the evidence-based dietetics practice international standard.