From Giuseppe Russolillo, New Chair of ICDA Board
 
  • From Giuseppe Russolillo, New Chair of ICDA Board


    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.
    Dietitian-Nutritionists are part of the societies living in countries around the world that have been affected by this big health crisis.

    As has happened in other historical moments of our profession, once again, the role of dietitians is key in this new world context where we are all fighting against the coronavirus. Adequate nutrition and correct advice on nutrition and food safety to the population is essential to stop this pandemic.
    I sincerely hope and wish that this pandemic has not affected you in your homes, your family or your friends, and in that case, I send you my condolences and solidarity.
    I will conclude with a message: together we will win the battle against this virus.
    On behalf of the ICDA Board of Directors and myself, I send you all our support, affection, and encouragement in these difficult moments.
    Do not doubt that we will continue to work for the profession.
    We are at your disposal.
    Please, take care of yourselves.
     
    Giuseppe Russolillo Femenías, RD, PhD.
    Chair, International Confederation of Dietetic Associations (ICDA).
    Chair, Spanish Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
    Secretary, Iberoamerican Alliance Iberoamericana of Nutritionists (AIBAN)