• 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 3

    November 2017


    ICDA Board of Directors


    ICD: Information and Reminders

    ADSA is proud to be the host of the 2020 congress. It is the first ICDA congress that will be held on the African continent and ADSA promises to offer an unforgettable experience in the magnificent city of Cape Town. More information will be available about the congress in due course, so keep an eye out on the congress website: www.icda2020.com.

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    Feature Article


    Food Sustainability Programme in Portugal

    Since May 2017, the Portuguese Nutrition Association has been conducting a Food Sustainability Program that aims to reflect on the main pillars of food sustainability (e.g. sustainable and healthy diets, food by-products, food waste), to raise awareness and motivate change in the consumption pattern of the community.  

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    National Dietetic Association Reports


    News from the Association for Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA)

    From an association perspective, we have had a very busy 2017. The new ADSA Executive Committee took the reins at the beginning of July and we have some exciting plans and goals for our term as we aim to unite the dietetic profession in South Africa.  

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    75 years of the SVDE

    The Swiss Association of Registered Dietitians was founded on the 21st of April 1942. On that day, in the middle of the Second World War, around 20 dietitians met at Kongresshaus Zurich to establish what was initially called “Berufsverband des DiƤtpersonals Schweiz”. The purpose and motivation behind this association was "to maintain contact with professionals, to promote the exchange of experience and to take a position as a useful body serving the sick". These objectives, along with others, are still pursued today.  

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    Report from Singapore Nutrition and Dietetics Association 

    According to Singapore Health Statistics, diabetes is the 10th leading cause of death in Singapore accounting for 1.7 per cent of total deaths in 2016. Armed with the latest statistics, the Singapore government decided to adopt a multi-pronged and comprehensive strategy to manage diabetes on five fronts. To support the government’s initiative, Singapore Nutrition and Dietetics Association  released a joint position statement with Health Promotion Board, advocating wholegrain consumption as one of the key approaches towards diabetes prevention and management.  

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    Report from AADYND

    In recent months, the Argentinean Association of Dietitian and Nutritionist-Dietitians (AADYND) has carried out multiple academic activities. A workshop regarding the nutritional management of critical patients was carried out. In addition, the Vegetarian Nutrition Counseling Course and the Intensive Course of Nutritional Care of Diabetic Patients took place.

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    Report from Dietitians Association of Nigeria

    This year’s World Dietitians Day was celebrated in Nigeria on Wednesday 8th of March, 2017 all over Nigeria. Nigeria Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist celebrated the day so as to commemorate the dedication of RDNs as advocates for advancing the nutritional status of Nigerians, especially the most vulnerable. 

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    International Lecture at US Annual Conference

    The Academy Foundation is proud to present the 2017 Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim International Lecture: “How Global Nutrition Collaborations Impact Change – Lessons from Four Continents” on October 22 in Chicago, IL during the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics annual Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE).   

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    Scientific Conference and Annual General meeting of Association of Nigerian Dietitians (AND)

    Dietitians Association of Nigeria and Institute of Dietetics in Nigeria (Association of Nigerian Dietitians) is happy to announce the epoch making 2017 National Unity Conference tagged “AND Abuja 2017”. It is slated to take place from 14th to 15th November 2017. The conference theme is “Diabetes Management and Prevention in Nigeria: The Strategic Role of Dietitians”.  It will be an opportunity for RDNs in Nigeria to join the global community to celebrate the World Diabetes Day. 

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    Nutrition Education Resources for Health Practitioners

    Nutrition resources for developing areas of Central America are available through the Academy’s Foundation. This open-access collection includes background information on key nutrition-related topics in Central America, including how to explain health and nutrition concepts to this population, educational illustrations, and nutrient comparison charts unique to the local food supply.   

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    International Directories for Dietetic Professionals and Students

    The Foundation offers International Directories for Dietetic Professionals and Students. It includes information and general guidelines for numerous organizations that offer financial assistance for studies in the United States and other countries.  

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    Dietitians Association of Australia Journal Update

    DAA’s Journal, Nutrition & Dietetics, has been undergoing a comprehensive strategic review over the past few years with the Journal’s editorial team and committee undertaking a number of steps to improve the Journal’s performance on the world stage.  

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    New Member 


    Welcome our newest member - Belgium 

    We are happy to welcome a new member Association from Belgium: Vlaamse Beroepsvereniging van DiĆ«tisten (VBVD).  

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