Samuel Durán Agüero – Chile
ICD 2016 in Granada has been a wonderful experience for Chilean nutritionists (Chilean College of Nutritionists) we were able to share our work, we also learned about the work of nutritionists and dietitians from all over the world and bring those experiences to Chile. Nutritionists in Chile have spent 77 years working for the health of Chileans in the past and contributed to eradication of childhood malnutrition. We are now working to reduce obesity and chronic diseases.
Chika Ndiokwelu and Lauretta Ejei-Okeke – Nigeria
Granada ICD 2016 was a great experience for dietitian-nutritionists from Nigeria. It was a wonderful time for brain-storming and experience sharing with professional colleagues from other nations of the world. The social aspects which included twin festival, conference dinner, organized tour to watch flamenco dancers were pleasant opportunities to relax, enjoy the Spanish cultural and social activities.
The paper presentations provided opportunities for academic interaction with colleagues from different parts of the world. It was a great opportunity to compare dietetic training and practice in Nigeria with that in other countries and to make useful contacts. We learnt a lot from those presentations.
The exhibitions created opportunity for interaction with multinational companies and gave us the opportunity to purchase Food replicas from Kellogg. Our trip to Spain was quite educative and enriching. It was worth every naira we spent on the trip. A member’s husband (a Professor of Dentistry) who accompanied us on the trip will forever remember the conference. The vegetarian meals were of special delight. Ever since that trip, there has been a deep yearning within our hearts and it centres on “when shall we start having these experiences in Nigeria, our sweet home?
Chika Ndiokwelu, PhD, RDN,
ICDA Representative, Nigeria/DAW Newsletter Editor
Retired Deputy Director(Dietetics), Lecturer, University of Calabar, Nigeria
Members from Nigeria and South Africa
(L to R) – Maryke Gallagher, Hannah Chinyere Enuka, Etisiobi Ndiokwelu, Chika Ndiokwelu, Claire Julsing Striding, and Loretta Ejei-Okeke.