• 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 2

    ICDA Newsletter
    September 2011


    ICDA Board of Directors


    From the Chair of ICDA Board of Directors

    During 2011, the Board of Directors has been working on those activities that we identified in our work program for 2008-2012, within the three key result areas: ICDA Leadership, Strong Networks and Profile for the Profession. These continue to bring our mission to life.

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    Feature Article


    Working group to Develop an International Model for Dietetic Practice

    A goal of ICDA is to add to the body of international standards of education and good practice. Therefore in June 2011 the Board of Directors of ICDA agreed the terms of reference of a working group to develop an international model for dietetic practice.

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    A Reminder About ICD 2012

    As a world leader in nutrition, DAA is proud to be hosting the 16th International Congress of Dietetics (ICD), to be held in Sydney from 5-8 September 2012.

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    Call for Representatives to join the Working Group on International Model for Dietetic Practice

    ICDA representatives and national associations have been requested to identify representatives to the working group and to share any existing models of dietetic practice.

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    New Member


    AADYND, National Dietetic Association in Argentina

    The ICDA Board has recently welcomed AADYND, the national dietetic association in Argentina, as a member of ICDA. Established in 1947, the association has 735 dietitian members.

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    National Dietetic Association Reports


    Communication and Marketing Activities in DAA

    The Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) is thrilled to have the opportunity to update ICDA colleagues on our recent initiatives. In this issue, I’d like to focus on some of the Association’s communications and marketing activities that are helping us achieve our strategic goals.

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    Brazilian Congress of Nutrition – CONBRAN - 52 Years of Evolution

    The Brazilian Association of Nutrition organizes the Brazilian Congress of Nutrition – CONBRAN - as a forum for updates on technical and scientific issues and debates about trends in food and nutrition problems and its action programs.

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    The Dietitian Workforce in Canada

    Dietitians of Canada in collaboration with the provincial dietetic registration organizations conducted workforce surveys by province and territories from 2007 to 2011. The resulting Meta-Analysis Report identifies workforce issues affecting the profession.

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    The Association of Clinical and Public Health Nutritionists in Finland

    The Association of Clinical and Public Health Nutritionists in Finland, RTY, is the educational and professional interest organization for nutritionists in Finland. RTY works to promote development in the field of nutrition and health education.

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    Weight-loss Diet is not Without Risk

    On 25 November 2010, The French Agency for Food Safety (ANSES) published an expert report on the risks related to dietary weight-loss practices and submitted this report to all stakeholders including the French Association of Nutritionist Dietitians (AFDN) for consultation.

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    Changing of the German Dietitian Law

    The political activities of the German Dietitian Association (VDD) are primarily focused on changing the professional title and the academic recognition of dietitians in Germany.

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    Activities of Hellenic Dietetics Association

    The Hellenic Dietetics Association (HDA) was founded in 1969 in Athens, Greece, and constitutes the official professional representation body of the university dietitians in Greece. Its scope is public health promotion through informing scientists and the public on the latest news regarding nutrition and health.

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    Individualised Diet Counseling

    After graduation, Hungarian dietitians can work in various fields of nutrition, like clinical nutrition, prevention, health or wellness centers, food industry etc. Most of these fields are about face-to-face relation with clients, so professionals have to adopt a client-centered approach, and treat each person on an individual basis.

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    Indian Dietetic Associaiton (IDA) Institutes Founders’ Oration

    The Founders’ Oration is delivered every year by a person who has contributed significantly to the field of dietetics and nutrition.

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    Farmer-To-Farmer USAID/Florida A & M University Program

    The American Dietetic Association Board member, Evelyn Ford Crayton EdD, RD, volunteered to work for 20 days with the AgriPark Cooperatives at the University of Fort Hare in Alice, South Africa.

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    Website of the ADA-Renal Practice Group

    ADA-Renal Practice Group website and KDOQI Best Practice Guidelines for Nutritional Care of Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease.

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    Seize Chronic Kidney Disease

    Resources for dietitians, nurses, social workers and technicians.

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    Chronic Kidney Disease and Acute Kidney Injury: United Kingdom

    The 5th edition of the National Clinical Guidelines are published on line together with their development status and review dates.

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    The Asian Food Phosphate Guide for Kidney Patients

    Edited by Winnie Chee Siew Swee PhD, RD and Tilakavati Karupaiah APD, RD, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Kebangsaan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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    Awards and Grants


    Colgate Palmolive Fellowship in Nutrition, Oral Health/Dental Education

    This grant is given to support research in nutrition and oral health or dental education by a student in a masters, doctoral or post-doctoral program in dietetics/nutrition or public health nutrition and has an expressed interest in nutrition and oral health/dental education. Grant amount: $15,000. Non-US residents may apply. Deadline to apply - April 1, 2012.

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

    This award is given to assist a foreign national who is pursuing postgraduate work in the USA and has a clearly articulated plan to return to their country. Award amount: $2,000. Deadline to apply--December 1, 2011.

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

    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. Up to two awards may be given. Deadline to apply -- December 1, 2011.

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    2011 The Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim International Lecture

    Join three of your colleagues as they discuss the dynamic opportunities in a variety of international employment sectors. For more information about this lecture or other event at ADA Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, please visit the ADA website at www.eatright.org/fnce/

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    Calendar of Events


    2011 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo

    San Diego, California, September 24-27, 2011. www.eatright.org/fnce

    1st International Physical Activity, Nutrition and Health Congress (IPANHEC)

    Antalya, Turkey, from November 23 to 26, 2011. www.ipanhec2011.org

    16th International Congress (the First Renal Nutrition Week)

    Honolulu, Hawaii from 26-30 June 2012. www.renalnutritionweek.com

    16th International Congress of Dietetics

    Sydney, Australia from 5-8 September 2012. www.icd2012.com

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