• 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 3

    ICDA .                                                                                                                                                                 November 2019


    Feature Article 


    Research Sinapore Nutrition and Dietetics Association (SNDA)'s role in the "War on Diabetes in Singapore: A multi-Probged abd Whole of Society Approach towards Winning"


    Diabetes is a serious health problem in Singapore affecting 1 out 9 Singaporeans.  Health Minister of Singapore, Mr Gan Kim Yong declared the War on Diabetes and a new task force was set up in 2016. The key strategic thrusts involved healthy living, better disease management, early detection and intervention, public education and stakeholder engagement.

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    ICDA Board of Directors

    News from the Board


    New ICDA Chair of Board of Directors, new board of Director, change of ICDA Newsletter name DAW to DNAW

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    Encomiums for Marsha Sharp


    From fellow ICDA Directors

    Members of the board shares messages of appreciation and gratitude for former chair and director Marsha Sharp

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    ICD 2020 Reminder


    International Congress of Dietetics (ICD), 2020

    ADSA is proud to host the International Congress of Dietetics (ICD), 15 – 18 September 2020 in the beautiful city of Cape Town. This is the first ICDA congress to be held on the African continent and ADSA promises to offer an unforgettable experience. Member country representatives are urged to assist in communicating information of the congress to their association members and equally share with colleagues and students in the field.

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    National Dietetic Association Reports


    News from Pakistan Nutrition and Dietetic Society (PNDS)

    PNDS Nutrition Month Activites 

    Every year in March, Pakistan Nutrition and Dietetic Society (PNDS) organize Nutrition Month with various activities to provide nutrition related information and guidance to the public. This year’s theme which was “Food for Health”, focused on public awareness activities in relation to nutrition and health promotion messages to the public, through a media press conference and walk at Press Club. PNDS members participated in the campaign with great enthusiasm by organizing various public awareness activities during the month of March at all PNDS chapters in Islamabad, Lahore and Faisalabad.

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    News from the Swiss Association of Registered Dietitians (SVDE ASDD)

    A Survey of dietitians in Switzerland

    In 2017 Andrea Mahlstein and Esther Weishaupt conducted a survey of dietitians in Switzerland. The work entitled ‘occupational statistics on dietitians in Switzerland – work settings, job conditions, education and professional development of dietitians as well as their assessment of the profession’s attractiveness’ was published at the end of 2018. Currently the report has been published in English. Click for a short summary of the work, the complete article can be found under the following link: http://www.svde-asdd.ch/ernaehrungsberatung-als-beruf/

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    News from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

    Global Fellowships

    The Academy’s fellowship program aims to convene stakeholder groups of internal and external partners to create opportunities that engage credentialed practitioners at all career levels and align fellow experiences to support innovation projects in line with the Academy’s new vision for the next 100 years.

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    News from the Dietitians Association of Australia 

    Dietitians Day in Australia

    On Thursday 19 September 2019, we celebrated Dedicated Dietitians working in Australia and abroad for Dietitians Day. Dietitians Day is an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the dedication and inspiring work of the many Accredited Practising Dietitians (APDs) going above and beyond to help build healthier communities through better nutrition.

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    News from the Taiwan Dietitian Association

    The aggravating ageing population is a common global phenomenon. Taiwan has the second fastest growing aging population in the world. Long term care health system is one of the most important welfare policies of the Taiwan government. In response to the aging population, the extension of Healthy Life Expectancy (HALE) is the main goal of the policy and improving nutrition status is an extremely crucial step. In order to reach the goal, Taiwan launched the community nutrition education counselling program in 2017, and has selected three cities for test runs.

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    News from the Congress of the Portuguese Council of Nutritionists

    As diet is one of the determinants with the greatest impact on health, the Portuguese Council of Nutritionists is committed to define and clarify about the most appropriate policies and practices from a scientific and technical perspective, respecting the right of all citizens to quality nutrition.

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    News from the Norwegian Association of Clinical Dietitians

    The first national celebration of Norwegian Registered Dietitians

    Authorised clinical dietitians is a rapidly growing group of a fairly new profession in the Norwegian Health Care System (NHCS), and in private industry. The Norwegian Association of Clinical Dietitians affiliated with The Norwegian Association of Researchers has almost reached 600 members, which is a great increase from 20/25 members in the mid –80's.

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    News from Dietitians Assocation of Nigeria (DAN)

    2019, has been an eventful year for Dietitians Association of Nigeria. The year has been adorned with impactful events organized by the Association for her members. The activities carried out within the year included the following:

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    2019 Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim International Lecture

    2020 First International/Dietitian (FIND) Fellowship for Study in the USA

    Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim ICDA Welcome Fund  

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    Announcements/Calendar of Events


    Annual Conference of the Indian Dietetic Association - IDACON2019

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    Annual Conference of the Indian Dietetic Association - IDACON2019

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    Annual National Scientific Conference and General Meeting of Dietitians Association of Nigeria

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    EFAD: Newsflash

    See the latest Newsflash for a roundup of the EFAD Conference, see policy and strategy updates and submit your abstract for ICD 2020 here.

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    New Member

    ICDA welcomes two new members, the Association of Nutritionist-Dietitians of Benin (ASNUDIB-Bénin and the Haitian Association of Dietitians-Nutritionists. Click read more for info.

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    Secretary's Report

    Click below to read the report from ICDA Secretary, Carole Middleton.

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