News from the Dietitians Association of Nigeria  
  • Greetings from Dietitian Association of Nigeria (DAN)
    The global corona virus pandemic has brought a general change in mode of gathering and association in Nigeria. Most of the association’s event have been virtual, in tandem with keeping to the recommended precautionary measures against Covid 19 which remains the gateway to staying safe. The association has kept her members updated and informed via virtual collaborative workshops as shown: 



    The year kick-started with the test of professional proficiency examinations and induction of newly registered dietitians across the nation. A total of 190 Dietitians were inducted into the association for the year 2020. 
    To ensure a qualitative and uniform practice, the association in her wisdom organized the first ever training of trainers (ToT) in conjunction with the Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia, at the kickoff of her maiden unified Dietetics internship programme, titled “Harmonized Internship Training, Foundation for Qualitative Practice”. The workshop aimed at reiterating the codes and ethics of dietetics practice, documentation of nutrition and dietetic practice using the Nutrition Care Process and reviewing the curriculum for dietetics internship in Nigeria. 
    In commemoration of the World Obesity Day, the President of DAN, Prof. Elizabeth Ngwu made a webinar presentation titled “Obesity, Diabetes & Dietary considerations: Actions for better outcomes. The association was also represented at the 1st Hollandia Dairy Day Conference and emphasized “The Role of Diary in Achieving Optimal Health and Nutrition”.



    The Dietitians Association of Nigeria is also happy to announce that AJOL (African Journals Online) has completed the assessment of the Journal of Dietitians Association of Nigeria(JDAN) and (www.jdan.org.ng) has been accepted for indexing and hopes to achieve a three-star tier soonest. JDAN also celebrates 12 years of uninterrupted publication. DAN hopes to commission a comprehensive website for the association soon, watch out!
    Stay Strong! 
    Stay Nourished!! and 
    Stay Safe!!!
    Pat Chimah M.Sc. RDN- Associate Editor for DAN-DNAW articles
    Prof. Olivia Afam-Anene- Chairman, Education Committee, DAN
    Dr. Aloysius Maduforo- Associate Editor, JDAN
    Dt. Emmanuel Ogbuigwe- National Secretary, DAN