• 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 2

    July 2017


    ICDA Board of Directors


    News from the ICDA Board

    The ICDA Board would like to be in touch with the members on a regular basis and keep the members updated about the ICDA activities. The Board Communications Committee has created a strategic plan to increase the interaction between the Board Members and National Dietetic Association (NDA) representatives.

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    Feature Article


    Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Announces New Policy Stance

    Consumers seeking health guidance must be protected from those who are not educated or licensed and do not receive ongoing professional development. Many members of the ICDA including the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in the United States are grappling with questions about the manner in which non-registered dietitian nutritionist professionals are providing medical nutrition therapy and similar services.

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    National Dietetic Association Reports


    Indian Dietetic Association Celebrates Dietetics Day

    Indian Dietetic Association (IDA) celebrates Dietetics Day nationwide every year on 10th January to promote awareness regarding appropriate diet, nutrition and good health in the community 

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    Report from Dietitians New Zealand – New Governance Structure, New Website and 75th Anniversary Celebration

    In 2014 a review of Dietitians New Zealand (Dietitians NZ) governance was undertaken which opened the pathway to further strengthen governance level accountability and advance Dietitians NZ by transitioning from a model of a regional representative Executive Committee (EC) into a skills-based national Council.  

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    Pakistan Nutrition and Dietetic Society (PNDS) March Nutrition Month Activities

    Every year in March, Pakistan Nutrition and Dietetic Society (PNDS) organize Nutrition Month with various activities to provide nutrition related information and guidance to public. This year theme was “Healthy Eating for Healthy Pakistan”.  

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    Report from AADYND

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

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    Report from Japan Dietetic Association

    Establishing August the 4th as "Nutrition Day," and August 1st. - 7th. as "Nutrition Week," to promote "Enjoy Nutrition" nationwide!

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    New Dietitians NZ Website

    Dietitians NZ new website goes live on 1st June 2017 and will be officially launched at the 2017 National Meeting in September.  

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    Pakistan Nutrition and Dietetic Society’s Website

    Pakistan Nutrition and Dietetic Society launched its new website with new features and new outlook in April 2017.  

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    Calendar of Events


    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

    26-30 June 2018, Genoa, Italy


    7th Asian Congress of Dietetics (ACD)

    July 5 – 8, 2018, Hong Kong

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