Danielle Gallegos – Australia
  • Over 50 Australian delegates made their way to Granada to catch up with old dietetic friends and to make new ones. Spain did not disappoint! From the fantastic Flamenco dancing and opera singing at the opening ceremony to a wonderful program which had something for everyone. Whether you were a dietitian working in public health, food service, medical nutrition therapy or education there were practical strategies to think about and potentially implement. The focus on sustainability caused us to stop and reflect on the ability of food to not only feed but to nourish - our earth, our bodies and our relationships. Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) has just undertaken a process of competency and accreditation standard renewal so it was particularly interesting to contemplate the ICDA's progress towards international standards and the challenges and opportunities these pose for many countries. Finally, after over 16 years of outstanding service we would like to publicly acknowledge the commitment made to the ICDA and the international community of dietetics by Professor Sandra Capra. Thank you Sandra!
     
    Danielle Gallegos
    ICDA Representative for Australia