• 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 2

    ICDA .                                                                                                                                                                 July 2019


    Feature Article 


    Research Agenda for Dietetics in the Netherlands for the Preparation of A Multi-Year Research Program for Professional Groups in the Country


    Nutrition plays an essential role in prevention and treatment of a large number of diseases. Moreover, with the use of the right diet, socio-economic health differences can be reduced to a large extent. Despite the importance of nutrition in prevention and as (support for) the treatment of diseases, the positive contribution of nutrition is often underestimated by doctors and policy makers.

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    ICDA Board of Directors

    News from the Board


    ICDA undertook a survey to collect information about the work settings of Dietitian-Nutritionists in member countries.  Nearly 50% of the member countries responded to the survey.

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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 Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute

    The Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute (INDI) celebrates 60th anniversary in Dublin

    On the Occasion of its 60th anniversary celebrations, the INDI hosted an event for members and guests in the Royal Irish Academy on Dawson Street in Dublin in October 2018. Over 100 dietitians and students gathered to celebrate the growth of the profession in Ireland to the current almost 900 dietitians working in hospitals, industry, research, industry and private practice. 

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    News from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

    Nutrition Care Process

    The Academy has developed a Global Evidence Based Nutrition Care Process (NCP) Train-the-Trainer program to address the need for high quality NCP training around the globe that weaves in evidence-based recommendations.

    News from International Affiliate of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (IAAND)

    Country Representative (CR) Program

    One of the unique features of the IAAND is the
    Country Representative (CR) program. It is important to have a way for reaching out and getting feedback regarding the cultural and practice differences between countries and identifying local members’ professional interests and needs.


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    News from the India Dietetic Association 

    Winning the bid for ACD 2026
    In a toughly fought contest, IDA clinched the bid to host the Asian Congress of Dietetics (ACD) in 2026, based on the presentation made by our members at the ACD 2018 Hong Kong meeting. This is the first time that IDA won the bid to host this prestigious event.

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    News from the Hungarian Dietetic Association 

    Nutrition and Hydration Week
    We celebrated our 5th Nutrition & Hydration Week this year. We have so many special memories, our very first tea party was in a nursing home and in the afternoon, at the Institute for Adult Blind People. In the past few years, our message reached every generation, old and young.

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    News from the Dietitians Association of Australia 

    Calling for a National Nutrition Policy
    Australia has not updated our National Nutrition Policy in over 26 years and as Australia’s health has deteriorated, it’s time to call for change!

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    News from the Japan Dietetic Associations 

    Preparing the Dietary Environment Required for the Tokyo 2020
    The Japanese era name has changed to Reiwa, and we are now faced with the start of the Tokyo 2020. In March, the design of the theme of the Olympic Torch relay was finalized as "Cherry" (Sakura in Japanese), and preparations are underway in a variety of fields for the start of the events scheduled to begin in a year.

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    Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim ICDA 

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

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

    The First International Nutritionist/Dietitian (FIND) Fellowship for Study in the USA, awarded by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation, is given to assist a foreign national who is pursuing postgraduate work in the USA and has a clearly articulated plan to return to his/her country.

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    Release of Clinical Dietetics Manual
    At IDACON 2018, IDA released the 2nd edition of its Clinical Dietetics Manual which serves as a handbook for practicing dietitians and dietetics students covering the recent advances in MNT in the management of disease conditions.

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    Announcements/Calendar of Events


    ICD 2020 Call for Abstract 

    The International Congress of Dietetics 2020 Call for Abstracts is now open!

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    Annual Conference of the Indian Dietetic Association - IDACON2019

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    Dietitians Association of Australia 36th National Conference

    We’re looking forward to hosting more than 700 dietitians from around Australia and overseas on the sunny Gold Coast, 12 – 14 August 2019.
    The conference will focus on key issues surrounding indigenous health, mental health from nutrition and dietetics perspectives, and the nutritional issues of children – our future!

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    8TH Asian Congress of Dietetics (ACD)

    Theme: Realising a Sustainable Healthy Society for a Bright Future in Asia: Responding to Modern Problems and Confusion in Nutrition Information.

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    EFAD: Newsflash and Conference

    The EFAD Conference will be taking place in Berlin, Germany on 1-2 November 2019. Our programme is now available online, with events including 'how is ESPEN working with EFAD to break professional boundaries?', 'strategic partnerships to achieve better health for citizens' and 'interventions in children'.

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    Nutrition Day 2019

    Nutrition Day 2019 will take place on 7 November. Nutrition Day is a worldwide initiative to fight malnutrition in health care institutions, through improving knowledge and awareness and enhancing the quality of nutritional care.

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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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