• 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.

    2015 Vol.22 Issue 2

    July 2015


    ICDA Board of Directors


    From Sandra Capra, Chair of the ICDA Board of Directors

    Only 15 months to go to the next Congress – our 17th in Granada! The open call for papers is out and I encourage all of you to put forward your work, and to start your plans for attending now. If you are a national representative you need to plan for an extra two days ahead of the congress as we will be starting our member meeting in the afternoon of Monday September 5th, 2016.

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    World Food Day 16 October

    The Board would encourage all dietetic associations and dietitians to use these opportunities for promotion of the profession. In countries where there is no dedicated dietitian/nutritionist day, week or month, World Food Day would be a good time to start.

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    ICDA Partners with 2015 Obesity Week

    ICDA has partnered with 2015 Obesity Week which will be held in Los Angeles, California, USA, from November 2nd to 7th, 2015.

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    National Dietetic Association Reports


    Dietitians Association of Australia Advocacy Stops Baby Diet Book Going to Print

    Earlier this year Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) led a successful advocacy campaign to stop the controversial book ‘Bubba Yum Yum: The Paleo way for new mums, babies and toddlers’ being published by the large publishing house, Pan Macmillan Australia. DAA’s intervention, which was supported by the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA), means the book won’t appear on the shelves of major book retailers in Australia.

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    32nd Nutrition Congress of Austrian Association of Dietitians

    The 32nd Nutrition Congress of the Austrian Association of Dietitians was held on March 19th – 20th2015 in Vienna, Austria. The Congress focused on health policy issues. It became clear that dietitians could make significant contributions to a healthy population. The experts agreed that a stronger integration of the dietetics profession in the health care system is needed to meet the challenges of the future.

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    Findings from the first Hong Kong Total Diet Study - Mineral Consumption in the Population

    The first Hong Kong Total Diet Study (1st HKTDS) commenced in 2010 with the aim to estimate dietary exposures of the Hong Kong population and assess any associated health risks. This article serves as a summary to report findings on mineral consumption released in December 2014.

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    Surveying the dietary habits of 4-10 year old Hungarian children for effective intervention

    The Hungarian Dietetic Association and Nestlé Hungary established a professional cooperation in order to survey the BMI, dietary intake and physical activity patterns of children between the age of 4-10.

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    Dietitians New Zealand Embraces the Challenge to Improve Nutrition in Ageing

    Older people (65+ years) sustain about 37% of health loss in New Zealand despite making up only 12% of the population. Changes are needed for older people to maintain their independence and quality of life, and increased emphasis on improving the diets of older people is a key priority.

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    Nutrition Policy to Practice in Pakistan: Exploring the Challenges and Research Opportunities

    As part of the ‘British Council Researcher Links’ funded research grant programs, nutrition colleagues from Khyber Medical University, Dow University of Health Sciences, Noor Foundation, University of Central Lancashire Preston, University of Nottingham & University of Chester UK organized a joint workshop on "Nutrition Policy to Practice in Pakistan: Exploring the Challenges & Research Opportunities". This workshop was held from 8-11 March, 2015, at Serena Hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan and provided an opportunity for 35 early career researchers from the two countries to interact, learn from each other, and explore opportunities for building long-lasting research collaborations.

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    International Student Resources – USA

    International students enrolled in food, nutrition or dietetics educational programs located and accredited outside of the United States can now gain access to resources offered through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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    Academy Position and Practice Papers – USA

    These are USA Academy papers published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics during the past program year since June 2014...

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    Awards and Grants


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

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

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    Colgate Palmolive Fellowship in Nutrition, Oral Health/Dental Education

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    Calendar of Events


    9th EFAD Conference – Dietitians meeting the Food and Nutrition Action Plan

    October 23-24, 2015, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Obesity Week 2015 - Where Science and Treatment Meet

    November 2-7, 2015, Los Angeles, CA

    XVII Congress of the Latin American Society of Nutrition

    November 8-12, 2015, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

    13th National Conference of Nutrition & Dietetics & 2nd Panhellenic Congress of Clinical Nutrition

    November 27-29, 2015, Athens, Greece

    MDA-AODA Conference 2016 – Translating evidence based into skills and competency

    May 25-28, 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    17th International Congress of Dietetics (ICD) - Going to a Sustainable Eating

    September 7-10, 2016 in Granada, Spain

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