The Philippines Dietitians to Celebrate Diamond Jubilee 2015
  • The Nutritionist-Dietitians’ Association of the Philippines’ 60th Diamond Year - 2015 - is almost here. Many exciting events are already in the creative program committee including the release and launch of the most celebrated limited edition memorabilia, Nutrition and Dietetics in the Philippines: Second Edition, which will highlight the association’s achievements from 1985 to 2014. As NDAP prepares for this once-in-a-lifetime celebration, the Diamond Jubilee Committee is focused on making this a unique historic occasion and a powerful way to celebrate, to create a legacy and to build a corporate history that conveys vision, innovation, and strength.
     
    The NDAP with its 15 highly active Chapters throughout the Philippines has become stronger through the years in its mission to “RAISE nutrition practices expertly and ethically” and realize its vision of “adequate nutrition for a healthy nation.”  RAISE stands for the NDAP pillars of Research, Advancement, Integration, Service and Education.
     
    NDAP President Prof. Dr. Adela Jamorabo-Ruiz’s thrusts for 2013-2015 include Respect and recognition of the expertise of nutritionist-dietitians, Unity in diversity with a common vision for the profession, Inspiration to innovate nutrition products and services and Zeal to preserve and protect the niche of nutritionist-dietitians in health and wellness.  Dr. Ruiz sees that nutritionist-dietitians are challenged to be more resilient to build credibility especially in the social space where credentials might be overlooked in favor of celebrity status or hype.
     
    The 2014 Convention on “We Learn, We Share, We Grow through Research” highlighted the first pillar of NDAP which is RESEARCH. It explored the latest researches on current topics in foods and food service, clinical nutrition, nutrition education and public health nutrition by bringing together 1100 researchers and dietetic practitioners for a two-day program and was dedicated to increasing knowledge, stimulating research and promoting the prevention and management of nutrition-related disorders.
     
    The 2015 Convention to be held on February 17-19, 2015 will highlight the second pillar of NDAP – ADVANCE and will focus on Advancing Nutrition and Dietetics Practice in the global and local arena. Speakers from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics will provide updates on various topics with AND President Ms. Sonja Connor as keynote speaker. There will also be post-convention educational, hospital and culinary tours. Visit www.ndap.org.ph.