• 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.

    2019 Vol.26 Issue 1

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    Feature Article 


    Dysphagia: Belgian dietitians learn how to implement International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI)


    Dysphagia is a major health concern among older adults living in healthcare institutions in Belgium. Many nursing homes are willing to adopt IDDSI terminology in order to improve their quality of care.

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    ICDA Board of Directors

    News from the Board


    The ICDA Commission for Dietitian-Nutritionist Education and Accreditation (I-CDEA) has been progressing on work to establish a business model and the operational and administrative processes that need to be put in place for implementation of this important ICDA accreditation project.  

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    ICD Information and Reminders


    International Congress of Dietetics (ICD) - 2020

    The Association for Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA) is proud to host the International Congress of Dietetics (ICD) September 15-18, 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa. This is the first ICDA (International Confederation of Dietetic Associations) congress to be held on the African continent and ADSA promises to offer an unforgettable experience.

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    National Dietetic Association Reports


    News from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

    The Academy’s Nutrition Care Process (NCP) goes to the University of Monterey

    The interest in the NCP/NCPT (NCP/Nutrition Care Process Terminology) continues to grow and countries who are looking to adopt the NCP/NCPT frequently reach out to the Academy to inquire about NCP/NCPT training. 

    Guatemala Research Projects and Foundation Fellowship

    In November 2018, Academy representatives and RDNs, Beth Jimenez, Gaby Proaño and Jen Brewer, met with staff from Wuqu’ Kawoq/Maya Health Alliance (MHA) in Tecpán Guatemala to discuss the study protocol and data collection methods for a research project aimed at evaluating the effects of a family garden intervention in rural Guatemala.  

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    News from the Portuguese Nutrition Association

    Food Sustainability Program

    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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    News from German Association of Dietitians 

    The integration of dietitians into the German Health Care system has changed over the years. Legal developments lead to new working fields even in financially tight times.

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    Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim ICDA 

    The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim ICDA Welcome fund provides financial support to new ICDA members.

    Fund 2018 Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim International Lecture at FNCE

    At the 2018 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) in Washington, DC, the Academy Foundation presented the 2018 Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim International Lecture, "Innovative Partnerships: How Collaboration Leads to Stronger Global Dietitians" on October 21.

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    PEN® System achieves remarkable milestone with its 200th Knowledge Pathway

    The global PEN: Practice-based Evidence in Nutrition® knowledge translation system, which supports dietitians to position themselves as leaders in evidence-based practice has achieved a remarkable milestone with the launch of its 200th Knowledge Pathway, entitled "Outcomes of Dietitian Interventions".

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    Canada launches new Food Guide and Dietary Guidelines

    Check out these new updated resources recently launched by Health Canada (Federal Government Department).  The long-awaited guide is being applauded for being modern, relevant and informed by scientific evidence.  Canadian dietitians and Dietitians of Canada played a significant role during the consultation process. 

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    Announcements/Calendar of Events


    Dietitians of Canada National Conference 

    Capitalize On Our Connections, Ottawa, June 5 – 8, 2019 

    The Dietitians of Canada National Conference is THE annual event where Canadian dietitians, students, new professionals, educators and researchers gather to explore current issues and challenges in dietetic practice.

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    2nd AADYND Congress August 13th to 15th at the San Miguel Palace, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires

    The Scientific and Teaching Committee of AADYND and its Board of Directors are currently planning the 2nd AADYND Congress under the theme: "Food: starting point of knowledge".

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    European Network to Advance Carotenoid Research and Applications in Agro-Food and Health

    You are invited to attend the Final Conference of the European network to advance carotenoid research and applications in agro-food and health, held under the auspices of the COST action.

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    World Health Summit Regional Meeting 2019 - Kish Island, Iran

    The World Health Summit Regional Meeting 2019 is just around the corner. The event will bring global health experts from different sectors to Iran’s Kish Island, where they’ll work together to strengthen cooperation and improve health worldwide. We hope to see you there in April!

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    The Portuguese Association of Nutrition will organize on May 16th and 17th  2019, the XVIII Congress of Food and Nutrition, in Porto

    On May 16th and 17th 2019, more than 1650 professionals from the food and nutrition sector will be united at the Congress Center in Alfandêga do Porto for the XVIII Congress of Food and Nutrition, organized by the Portuguese Association of Nutrition under the theme “The Value of Nutrition”.

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    Save the Date: World Health Summit 2019 in Berlin - October 27-29

    Registration for the World Health Summit 2019 will open in May. In the meantime, mark your calendar and see the growing list of confirmed speakers!

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    Call for Applications – Master of Science in International Health

    The Master of Science in International Health is a degree program at Charité – Universitäts medizin Berlin. With both full-time and part-time enrolment options, the curriculum includes quantitative and qualitative health research methods, global health challenges, and principles of efficient health care.

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