ICDA Affiliations
  • Asian Federation of Dietetics Associations (AFDA) was formed in 1990 as a means to support and advance the profession of dietetics in Asia.  AFDA activities align with ICDA objectives such as studies of the work and education of Dietitians and Nutritionists and raising the standards of education and the profile of Dietitians and Nutritionists in the region.  The Asian Federation of Dietetic Associations hosts a congress every four years, providing more opportunities, between the International Congress of Dietetics, for Dietitians and Nutritionists to exchange knowledge and perspectives about dietetics education and practice and providing a venue for ICDA representatives to meet with leaders of the dietetics profession in Asia.

    European Federation of Associations of Dietitians (EFAD) was established in 1978.  The aims of EFAD are to:

    • Promote the development of the dietetic profession
    • Develop dietetics on a scientific and professional level in the common interest of the member associations
    • Facilitate communication between national dietetic associations and other organisations – professional, educational, and governmental
    • Encourage a better nutrition situation for the population of the member countries of Europe.


    DIETS2 - Dietitians Improving Education and Training Standards - is a key initiative of the European Federation of Associations of Dietitians that is engaging the expertise of a large and diverse Network of partners and through innovative use of information and communications technologies to enable dietetic students to learn about enquiry-based learning, Life Long Learning and how to reach new environments to support better nutrition.  DIETS2 aims to improve access to courses, work standards and the means for postgraduate dietitians to record progress towards supporting change in nutritional health. ICDA is an Associated Partner in the DIETS2 Network and will actively contribute to and collaborate in the work of the Network as it develops.

    Health Professionals Global Network (HPGN) is part of the new Global Knowledge Gateway supported by the World Health Organization and by leadership in the professions to maximize the potential of all health professionals through a virtual network, foster inter-professional collaboration, and contribute to the global health agenda.  ICDA representatives are participating in the HPGN virtual network to ensure Dietitians and Nutritionists are part of early discussions on a framework of action.  

    International Union of Nutritional Sciences founded in 1948 to promote advancement in nutrition science, research and development through international collaboration at the global level and to encourage communication and collaboration among nutrition sciences through modern communications technology.  IUNS has consultative status with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO), and UNICEF and linkages with international science organizations; ICDA is recognized as an affiliated body.  Current overlapping objectives are evidence-based nutrition and dietetics practice and promotion of the International Congress of Dietetics and the International Congress of Nutrition.