Association of Clinical and Public Health Nutritionists in Finland
  • The Association of Clinical and Public Health Nutritionists in Finland:
    50th anniversary this year 
    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. 
    The number of dietitians working in the health care sector is now around 200. Compared to the zero situation about 50 years ago, the development is positive. However, the current number of is still insufficient and increasing the number, is a permanent task for our association. 
    We are celebrating our anniversary year by renewing our website and we will also organize a get-together party for our members.  As a part of the program, we will be reviewing the achievements the association has made, evaluating the current situation and also forecasting future events. 
    We will especially, try to re-energize our members within this our anniversary year.  The spirit of our current strategy is “Together we are more”.  We want to concretize it by inspiring our members to organize local Nutrition Days where the benefits of the work of dietitians will be made visible. 
    Leena Rechardt,
    Executive Director