• 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 3

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    Feature Article 


    ICDA-SFS Workshop


    The ICDA supported Sustainable Food Systems (SFS) workshops were held on September 1, 2020 in a virtual mode, sharing and releasing the beta-version of the ICDA Sustainable Food Systems Toolkit: Supporting Sustainability in Nutrition.  The response to the workshops was overwhelming from the ICDA member associations and the registrations closed within 2 days. 

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    ICDA Board of Directors


    Introducing the new ICDA Board of Directors

    At the September 2020 Annual General Meeting of Members, a new slate of Directors for the International Confederation of Dietetic Associations was approved. 

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    From Giuseppe Russolillo, New Chair of ICDA Board

    New Reimbursement for the Support of Overweight Children by Registered Dietitians in Belgium

    Dear ICDA members, I would like to send to all member countries greeting of hope and encouragement. We are living through difficult times in humanity. The COVID pandemic has been a hard stroke to Humanity and it is teaching us how important human relations are and the need to live together in a more just, respectful, and in solidarity with all society, with all races, religions, gender identities, life options and peaceful ideologies.

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    International Congress of Dietetics (ICD), 2021

    New dates announced.

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    National Dietetic Association Reports

    News from The Spanish Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

    In Spain, the state of alarm was declared on 14/03/2020 and at the beginning of the pandemic, many media outlets were echoing questionable home remedies to prevent COVID-19 and there was also some confusion as to whether food could be a vehicle for the disease.  

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    News from Swedish Association of Clinical Dietitians (DRF) 

    The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Responds to the COVID-19 Pandemic

    The Swedish Association of Clinical Dietitians (DRF) has been promoting the value of nutrition and healthy eating habits through various projects since 2013. Two years earlier, The Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare had released their "Evidence-based National Guidelines for Methods of Preventing Disease", presenting methods for disease prevention through supporting patients' efforts to change unhealthy habits, notably unhealthy eating, tobacco use, hazardous alcohol use, and physical inactivity.

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    News from Dietitians Australia

    Introducing Dietitians Australia

    We have been busy here down under! In May, after nearly 12 months of planning, we evolved from the Dietitians Association of Australia to Dietitians Australia. We launched our new visual identity as well as a new member database and communications platform, Share Plate.

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    News from The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and its Foundation

    International Affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics [IAAND] and the Global Member Interest Group [GMIG]

    The IAAND is an affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics focusing specifically on Academy members who live/work outside the United States or are interested in associating and/or collaborating with international members.

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    News from Nutritionist-Dietitians’ Association of the Philippines

    66th Nutritionist-Dietitians’ Association of the Philippines First Virtual Conference Set

    The country’s largest accredited organization of health care professionals in the nutrition and dietetics fields, the NDAP , will again lead another series of scientific sessions that aims to address the most pressing issues impacting the profession in the upcoming 66th NDAP Annual Convention set from February 20 to February 27,2021 with the theme “The Power of Nutrition: Today and Beyond”.

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    News from Indian Dietetics Association

    India stands on the threshold of health and looks forward to striking the balance between the depths of health challenges and the lamp of wellbeing.

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    Announcements & Calendar of Events

    Updates from the Indian Dietetics Association

    "I am happy to Welcome Prof. Jagmeet Madan, as the new National President and ICDA Representative of Indian Dietetic Association. She took over the mantle of leadership from Sheela Krishnaswamy from 16th of September 2020. I look forward to our working together."

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    ADSA's (South Africa), quarterly e-newsletter

    Please see within ADSA's (South Africa), quarterly e-newsletter shared with members.

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