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  • Dietetics Around the World


    The ICDA newsletter features reports from member national dietetics associations about advances in dietetics and association news as well as announcements of awards, events, and resources and feature articles of interest to the international community of Dietitians and Nutritionists.

    Dietetics Around the World is published three times a year - in March, July and November.The due date for submission of articles is January 31, May 31 and September 30.
     

    2018 Vol.25 Issue 2

    ICDA
    July 2018

     

    Feature Article 

     

    Report of the Nutrition Congress and the 1st International Congress of Food and Nutrition held in Portugal

    The XVIIth  Congress of Food and Nutrition & 1st  International Congress of Food and Nutrition 2018 is a remarkable year for the Portuguese Association of Nutrition, as well as was 2017. In fact, this is the first year in which the renewed institution – now with a technical-scientific focus, presents the Food and Nutrition Congress along with the 1st  International Congress of Food and Nutrition. 


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    ICDA Board of Directors

     

    News from the ICDA Board of Directors

    Dr. Elizabeth Solis Pérez as Member, Board of Directors, ICDA, was present at the Fifth World Health Professions Regulation Conference 2018, organized by the World Health Professions Alliance in Geneva Switzerland.  In this important event were discussed perspectives, challenges and opportunities for effectiveness and accountability in health professional regulation.  


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    ICD Information and Reminders

     

    International Congress of Dietetics (ICD) - 2020

    The next ICD congress will be held in 2020 in South Africa and the Association for Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA) is proud to be the host of the first congress in the African continent. ADSA promises to offer an unforgettable experience in the magnificent city of Cape Town. 


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    National Dietetic Association Reports

     

    News from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

    Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics – More Internationally Focused
    As part of a more globalized and integrated world, international Dietitians have a growing interest towards collaboration and participation with the Academy. To better serve those interests, the Academy’s international chapter recently changed its name to International Affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (IAAND).


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    News from the Japanese Dietetic Association

    Authorized Nutritional-Care Stations
    Recently, in order to ensure that elderly citizens can live out their lives in the local region they are used to and in their own life-style, there has been a growing demand for authorized, comprehensive regional care stations.


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    News from the Argentinean Association of Dietitian and Nutritionist-Dietitians (AADYND)

    Every year, AADYND promotes the continuous training of Licensed Dietitians. Numerous online courses have been started which address multiple topics such as vegetarian, good manufacturing practices and management of food services, child nutrition, gluten-free foods, gastroenterology, gerontology, community nutrition and audit of food services.


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    Report from the Indian Dietetic Association (IDA)

    Dossier to the Health Ministry
    When a newspaper article regarding the regulation of our profession caught the attention of the IDA national committee, the committee put together a dossier which was submitted to the health ministry. The dossier contains suggestions to create or improve the standards of dietetics education and practice in India


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    Awards/Grants

     

    Dr Ólöf Guðný - most promising Nordic researcher in gerontology 2018

    An Icelander, Dr Ólöf Guðný  was chosen as the most promising Nordic researcher in gerontology 2018. Geirsdóttir, Ólöf Guðný Geirsdóttir was born in Reykjavik, Iceland. She is a Nutritionist, PhD and achieved her masters and PhD degrees in Human Nutrition at the University of Iceland. 


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    First International Nutritionist/Dietitian (FIND) Fellowship for Study in the USA

    The First International Nutritionist/Dietitian (FIND) Fellowship for Study in the USA, awarded by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation, is given to assist a foreign national who is pursuing postgraduate work in the USA and has a clearly articulated plan to return to his/her country.


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    Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Competitive Essay Award of the Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim Fund for International Exchange in Nutrition, Dietetics and Management

    The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Competitive Essay Award of the Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim Fund for International Exchange in Nutrition, Dietetics and Management supports an annual essay contest.


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    The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim ICDA Welcome fund

    The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim ICDA Welcome fund provides financial support to new ICDA members. Contact Nicci Brown at nbrown@eatright.org for information.


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    Announcements/Calendar of Events

     

    International Conference on Diabetes and Cholesterol Metabolism

    International Conference on Diabetes and Cholesterol Metabolism will be held in Dubai, UAE. Date: October 15-17, 2018. For more information about the conference, please visit the website https://metabolicdiseases.conferenceseries.com/.


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    Resources

     

    An international exploration by Utrecht University, the Netherlands

    Request for help to reach health professionals for an international exploration by Utrecht University, the Netherlands.

    The exploration concerns potential interest in a new master’s programme - “Clinical Sciences for Health Professionals” that might be interesting for international dietitians with an interest / ambition in research. 


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