• Dietetics and Nutrition 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 and Nutrition 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.

    2011 Vol.18 Issue 1

    ICDA Newsletter
    March 2011

    ICDA Board of Directors

    From the Chair of ICDA Board of Directors

    Welcome to 2011. I hope you all had a successful 2010 and that 2011 has started well for everyone. Your Board of Directors is excited by the new year, after a very successful 2010 for ICDA. We hope you like the new web pages, and thanks to all of you for providing the information about member associations. The new website we think is appealing and easier to you. It marks a change in our focus from looking back at our history, to looking forward to our achievements as a profession world wide. The new logo we feel really captures this focus.

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    New international definition of Evidence Based Dietetic Practice announced

    The Board of Directors of the ICDA is delighted to announce that international consensus has been reached on the definition of Evidence Based Dietetic Practice.

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    Expressions of interest to host ICD 2020 are due September 4th

    Members National Dietetic Associations are invited to express their interest in hosting the International Congress of Dietetics in 2020.

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    Feature Article

    Dietitians in Europe Meeting Challenges

    The beginning of a fascinating story for European dietitians took place in Roskilde, Denmark in 2003 when a challenge was thrown down by the European Federation of the Associations of Dietitians (EFAD) to meet professional issues such as the diversity of education, registration and quality of practice in dietetics across Europe.

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    Call for Abstracts for 16th ICD at Sydney

    The Call for Abstracts for the 16th International Congress of Dietetics is now online at http://www.icd2012.com. Abstracts are due to the Congress Organizing Committee June 30th. The International Congress of Dietetics (ICD) is a premier event for Dietitians around the world to share their work, learn from international colleagues and expand personal Networks. ICD is held every four years, and the next event is in Sydney, Australia September 5-8, 2012

    New Pricing Improves Access To Standardized Language For Dietetics

    The ICDA Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the American Dietetic Association (ADA) has offered international pricing to ICDA Member associations in an effort to make the Nutrition Care Process and supporting International Dietetics and Nutrition Terminology (NCP/IDNT) resources accessible and affordable to Dietitians around the world.

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    International Dietetics and Nutrition Terminology under review

    Submissions for Changes or Additions to the ADA’s International Dietetics and Nutrition Terminology are welcome from Dietitians around the world up to June 30, 2011.

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    Expert Reviewers are needed for International Dietetics and Nutrition Terminology

    The American Dietetic Association’s (ADA) Nutrition Care Process/Standardized Language (NCP/SL) Committee is seeking nutrition professionals from the international community to be volunteer reviewers for the International Dietetics and Nutrition Terminology (IDNT).

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    National Dietetic Association Reports

    Indonesian Dietetic Association

    Dietetic service in Indonesia was initiated in 1952 when for the first time 2 nutritionists were placed in a job at the Cipto Mangunkusumo General Hospital Jakarta to manage food service. Later on, in 1957, the nutritionists developed and initiated a Nutrition Clinic where nutrition consultation and counseling was given to the patient referred by mostly the internist.

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    Leading to the Evidence

    New Zealand Registered Dietitians have been benefiting from a recent focus on Evidence Based Practice (EBP). Dietetics in New Zealand is a relatively small profession (approximately 350 practicing members), and has limited resources to both developing and implementing evidence based practice that could positively impact upon health care resources.

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    Dietitians Association of Nigeria

    Dietitians Association of Nigeria (DAN) is a national association of dietitians (professional) and dietetic technologists (sub-professional) cadres in Nigeria. It is registered as a non-profit making organization with the Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria and was formally inaugurated on 19th of March, 2009.

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    Pakistan Nutrition and Dietetic Society

    Pakistan Nutrition and Dietetic Society (PNDS) is a coalition of qualified people with an interest in nutrition and dietetics in Pakistan. It was founded and registered in 2003 as a professional society. The aim was to represent, promote and advance the science and profession of nutrition to achieve better nutrition status for the population in Pakistan through an organized and professional body.

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    Taking the Journey Towards a “Healthier You”: The Philippine Experience

    In 2004, the World Health Organization (WHO) formulated the Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health in response to the global increase in deaths caused by non-communicable diseases (NCDs), as evident in the World Health Report published in 2002.

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    A Great Step Forward in Spain

    The Spanish senate has worked nearly 2 years to find out which are the human resources that the National Health System needs. The Senate created a committee that included 65 people who represent professional associations, syndicates and politicians, in order to gather their points of view.

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    BDA Celebrates 75 Years

    2011 is an important year for the British Dietetic Association. In 1936 a group of dietitians met to propose the setting up of an association of dietitians in the UK. Exactly 75 years later on 24th January 2011, Council of the BDA met in the Grand Committee Room of St Thomas Hospital, the same location as the first meeting of the Association.

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    Networks Provide New Ideas to Strengthen ADA’s Outreach Goals

    The American Dietetic Association (ADA) has always valued the collaboration of working with other organizations to reach project goals. We have done this through a variety of programs such as, professional development conferences, position papers, and publications.

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    Awards and Grants

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

    First International Nutritionist/Dietitian (FIND) Fellowship for Study in the USA This award is given to assist foreign nationals who are pursuing postgraduate work in the USA and have a clearly articulated plan to return to their country. Deadline to apply is December 1, 2011. Award amount: $2000 (US).

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    Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim Fund for International Exchange in Nutrition, Dietetics and Management Essay Award

    This award is given to provide for the international exchange of needed nutrition, dietetic and/or management information for the benefit of the nutritional health of the world community. Award amount: $1,000 (US). Up to two awards may be given. Deadline to apply is December 1, 2011.

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    Calendar of Events

    The World Congress of Nephrology

    The World Congress of Nephrology will be held in Vancouver, Canada, 8-12 April, 2011. http://www.wcn2011.org/

    The British Dietetic Association Conference and Exhibition 2011

    The British Dietetic Association Conference & Exhibition 2011. 9-11 May 2011, Novotel London West, London, UK. www.bdaconference.com

    International Scientific Conference on Probiotics and Prebiotics – IPC 2011

    Date: 16th June 2011
    Place: Kosice, Slovakia
    Tel.: +421 904 837153
    +421 918 707371
    Fax: +421 41 4000123
    Webpage: www.probiotic-conference.net
    Contact e-mail:    info@probiotic-conference.net

    XI Asian Congress of Nutrition 2011

    The Singapore Nutrition and Dietetics Association will be organising the XI Asian Congress of Nutrition 2011 at Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre on 13 - 16 July 2011. http://www.acn2011.com

    2011 Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo

    2011 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, Sponsored by the American Dietetic Association, September 24-27, 2011, San Diego, California. For more information visit www.eatright.org/fnce