• 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.

    2020 Vol.27 Issue 1

    ICDA .                                                                                                                                                                 March 2020


    ICDA Board of Directors 


    Message from the ICDA Board


    All representatives of ICDA member countries, please check the home page of ICD 2020 every week (www.icda2020.com).  Updates on COVID-19 and ICD 2020 are being posted by the organizing committee.  Kindly inform your members, especially those who plan to attend the ICD 2020.

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    Feature Article

    Front of Pack Nutritional labeling regulation: news from Israel


    On 1 January 2020, regulations concerning the nutritional labeling came into force. This action was a breakthrough, which requires a prominent red mark on the front of the food packaging, if sodium, saturated fat and/or sugar, exceed threshold values. 

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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 the Taiwan Dietitian Association

    Nutrition for critically ill patients was seen in Taiwan

    In 2015, a globally known public safety incident, the Dust Explosion at Formosa Fun Coast happened in Taiwan. The incident affected 499 patients with an average burn area ​​over 40%, of which 95 patients received critically ill notification.

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    News from Dietitians of Australia (DA)

    Supporting members and advocating for dietetic jobs in Aged Care

    On 1 July 2019, new Aged Care Quality Standards were introduced in Australia, providing an opportunity for DAA to support members working in this space.

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    News from the Hellenic Dietetic Association

    The Hellenic Dietetic Association celebrated its 50-year anniversary at the highly successful 15th Hellenic Congress on Nutrition and Dietetics.
    The Hellenic Dietetic Association is proud to present the key features and success factors of the 15th Hellenic Congress on Nutrition and Dietetics that took place in Athens, Greece, on 13-15 December 2019.

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    News from The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

    Undernutrition is a prevalent global issue, with 150 million children experiencing stunting and 20% being underweight. In Guatemala, stunting in children under 5 years old can range from 50% to up to 70% in areas with a high indigenous population, putting these children at risk for negative developmental and economic outcomes.

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    News from the Brazilian Nutrition Association (ASBRAN)


    In 2015, Asbran published norms prohibiting partnerships with industries, companies, and institutions that market, promote, advertise, or encourage drinks of low nutritional content, alcoholic beverages, foods that are transgenic or contain high amounts of sugar, saturated fat, trans fat, or sodium, or products for weight loss or "esthetic nutrition" for which there is no supporting scientific evidence.

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    News from The French Association of Nutritionist - Dietitians (AFDN)


    Authorised clinical dietitians The French Association of nutritionist -dietitians (AFDN) has been working since 2017 with the French Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism Society (SFNCM) on the harmonization of standard and therapeutic diets in health facilities, with the aim of...

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    News from the Association of Clinical and Public Health Nutritionists in Finland


    The Association of Clinical and Public Health Nutritionists in Finland is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. This association was officially formed in the year 1970 and the very first post of a dietitian was also established same year in a Finnish hospital.

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    News from Dietitians of Canada

    Update of the Integrated Competencies for Dietetic Education and Practice Complete July 2020

    A rigorous review and update of the education and practice competencies that underpin dietetic education in Canada is expected to be complete by the end of July 2020. 

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    News from Caribbean Association of Nutritionists and Dietitians (CANDi)


    In lieu of the increases in chronic non-communicable disease, the USC HEALTH AND WELLNESS PROGRAM, caters to the faculty and staff of the South Caribbean Conference, and University of the Southern Caribbean.  

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    Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Update

    Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim ICDA Welcome Fund

    As a result of the very successful pilot program in spring 2019, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation (Foundation) is pleased to announce that it will again offer the Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim Global Information Sharing Experience in Nutrition and Dietetics at U.S. Universities.

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    Announcements/Calendar of Events

    COBRAN 2020

    (Congresso Brasileiro de Nutrição), the largest nutrition congress in Latin America, will be conducted on August 2020 by Asbran, the Brazilian Nutrition Association, and will be attended by more than 3,500 people.

    Academy’s Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™

    Make plans to attend the 2020 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™, October 17-20 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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    EFAD: Newsflash

    See the latest Newsflash for a roundup of the EFAD Conference, see policy and strategy updates here.

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