• 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.

    2016 Vol.23 Issue 2

    July 2016


    ICDA Board of Directors


    From Sandra Capra, Chair of the ICDA Board of Directors

    Hope the year is bringing you all success and prosperity.  Only 2 months to go now until the 17th ICD in Granada!! This is a really busy period for the ICDA – getting ready for all the meetings, seminars and symposia that we are involved with.

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    Feature Article


    1st Asian Dietetics Forum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    For the first time, member countries of Asian Federation of Dietetic Associations (AFDA) came together to create a forum for dietetics in Asia.  Hosted by Malaysian Dietetic Association under the leadership of Prof Winnie Chee, the 1st Asian Dietetics Forum was held on May 25, 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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    ICD 2020 Booth at Granada

    The Association for Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA) is proud to announce that Maryke Gallagher (current president of ADSA) and Claire Julsing-Strydom (former ADSA president) will be attending the ICD Granada 2016 conference in order to promote the ICD 2020 conference which will be hosted in South Africa, Cape Town.

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    National Dietetic Association Reports


    Revised National Competency Standards in Australia

    In late 2015, after an extensive consultation process, the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) released revised National Competency Standards (NCS) for dietitians in Australia. 

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    Dietitians in Austria use Video-Translator during Diet Counseling

    The Villach Regional Hospital has taken a decisive step in the care of people of other nations in their native languages. Since one year, a Tablet is being used during the counselling of patients, mostly migrants, for translating purposes. 

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    E3 Health Program in Hungary

    A health promotion program, called E3 - Energy Balance Health Program for University Students, organized by the Hungarian Dietetic Association, was held recently. The program comprised of free individual counselling and was aimed at promoting healthy eating habits and energy balance among students of the three biggest universities in the country.

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    Icelandic Workshop on Nutrition Therapy for Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes

    A Workshop on Nutrition Therapy for Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes held in Iceland concluded that the primary health care system needs nutritionists and is important to promote teamwork.

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    Activities of the Japan Dietetic Association’s Disaster Assistance Team(JDA-DAT)

    The Japan Dietetic Association-Disaster Assistance Team was established after the 2011 Tōhoku Earthquake and Tsunami hit the north-eastern coast of Japan on March 11, 2011.  The team provides prompt support for activities related to nutrition and diet when a large-scale natural disaster occurs.  

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    Combating Misinformation in the Media: The Dietitians New Zealand Approach

    While New Zealand may well be at the bottom of the earth, it has not been immune to the sensationalist claims and misleading reports made by the media in the field of nutrition. In an effort to help combat misinformation in the media and to raise the profile of dietitians in New Zealand, Dietitians New Zealand (DNZ) established a Media Special Interest Group (SIG) in March 2015.

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    New Nutrition and Dietetics Law in the Philippines

    Nutritionist-Dietitians in the Philippines are looking forward to reforms in the profession with the signing of Republic Act (RA)10862 – the Nutrition and Dietetics Law of 2016 on May 25, 2016 by Philippine President Benigno Aquino III.

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    NDAP’s 61st Convention tackled Sustainable Development

    The 61st Annual Convention of NDAP held on February 24-26, 2016 focused on the third strategy pillar of NDAP – Integration. The theme “Integrating and Innovating Nutrition and Dietetics in Sustainable Development” aimed to take nutrition and dietetic practice to sustainable development goals (SDG).

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    Did you see the resources for IYP 2016?

    Dietitians of Canada volunteered to prepare resources to support ICDA members to promote the International Year of Pulses 2016 (IYP 2016). We have posted on the ICDA website eight images you can use on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and in power point presentations.

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    Resources from Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 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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    Calendar of Events


    National Nutrition Congress 2016

    September 3-5, 2016, Cape Town, South Africa


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

    September 7-10, 2016 in Granada, Spain


    49th National Conference of Indian Dietetic Association

    September 23 – 25, 2016, Mumbai, India


    7th Asian Congress of Dietetics (ACD)nger

    July 5 – 8, 2018, Hong Kong

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