• 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.

    2017 Vol 24 Issue 1

    March 2017


    ICDA Board of Directors


    News from the ICDA Board

    The new ICDA Board of Directors met from 28th February - 2nd March 2017 with the main purpose of developing a Strategic Plan for 2017-2020.

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    Feature Article


    The British Dietetic Association’s Journey to Acquiring Prescribing Rights for Dietitians in the UK

    Many words can be used to describe the characteristics of dietitians. In this case, resilience and determination are the terms that best describe our journey leading to prescribing rights for the UK Dietetic profession in March 2016.

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    Introducing Chika Ndiokwelu, the new editor of Dietetics Around the World

    Chika Ndiokwelu, dietitian-nutritionist and ICDA Representative from Nigeria, is the new editor of DAW.

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    International Congress of Dietetics (ICD)


    News from the Association for Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA) – Save the Date!

    As you may know, the ICD 2020 Conference will be hosted by the Association for Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA) in beautiful Cape Town, South Africa. As the ICD 2020 Committee begins to plan the conference programme, we invite members to share ideas on what you would like to see at the conference.  

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    ICD 2016 experiences at Granada, Spain

    Samuel Durán Agüero (Chile) and Chika Ndiokwelu and Lauretta Ejei-Okeke (Nigeria) reflect on their experiences at ICD 2016 in Granada, Spain. 

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    National Dietetic Association Reports


    ADSA’s Position Statement on the Proposed Taxation of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages in South Africa

    From April 2017, a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) will be introduced in South Africa to help reduce excessive sugar intake in the South African population. ADSA acknowledges that many South Africans are at a greater health risk due to the high consumption of free/added sugars, and is in support of the proposed taxation of SSBs.  

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    Report from AADYND

    During the year 2016 the Argentinean Association of Dietitian and Nutritionist -Dietitians (AADYND) carried out face-to-face, distance workshops and training courses. A total of 650 professionals and students participated in these activities.  

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    Report from Austria

    In Austria, registration for Members of the Medical Health Professions has now been enacted by law. By 01.01.2018 registration will be manadatory.  

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    Conbran - Brazilian Congress of Nutrition

    Conbran (Congresso Brasileiro de Nutrição), the largest nutrition congress in Latin America, was conducted in late October 2016 by Asbran (Associação Brasileira de Nutrição), the Brazilian Nutrition Association, and was attended by more than 3,500 people.

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    Summary of a Round Table Presentation at the ICDA Conference in Granada/Spain 2016 and it’s further outcome

    An international exchange program took place in August 2015, after a request by the co-founder/director of Dietitians Explore! Education Exchange Inc. (DE), a non-profit organization located in Toronto, Canada, to the ICDA representatives from the German National Dietetic Association.

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    Summary of the ENDietS, dietetic students day at the ICDA Conference in Granada/Spain 2016

    The second ENDietS Student Day was held along with the ICD in Granada on the 6th September 2016. ENDietS continues to provide European and international students with unique experiences, not only in the dietetic field, but also in communication and networking.

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    New Members


    Welcome to our newest members

    It is with pleasure that we welcome the following National Dietetic Associations (NDAs) as new members of ICDA...

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    Awards & Grants


    International Awards and Resources through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation

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    Just launched...new Dietitians Association of Australia website

    The Dietitians Association of Australia has seen 2017 in with a bang . . . launching a new website in January!  

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    New Perspectives on Nutrition – Definition and Practice

    Patricia Thompson has published Integrated Food and Nutrition Sciences – Caribbean Nutrition, Foods and Health, which was written primarily to satisfy the needs for the newly revised Advanced Caribbean school curriculum in Food and Nutrition and is also relevant for higher education and other regions.  

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    Calendar of Events


    Dietitians Association of Australia 34th National Conference

    18 – 20 May 2017, Hobart, Australia


    Dietitians of Canada 2017 National Conference

    June 7-10 2017, St John's, NL, Canada


    2017 National Meeting of Dietitians NZ

    31 August – 1 September 2017, Wellington, NZ 


    10th EFAD Conference

    28 – 30 September 2017, Rotterdam, Netherlands


    Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™

    21 – 24 October 2017, Chicago, USA


    19th Congress on Nutrition and Metabolism in Renal Disease

    J26-30 June 2018, Genoa, Italy


    7th Asian Congress of Dietetics (ACD)

    July 5 – 8, 2018, Hong Kong

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