The Japan Dietetic Association

International Exchange Activities

The JDA as a member of ICDA

About ICDA

The International Confederation of Dietetic Associations (ICDA) is an organization of national associations of Dietitians and Nutritionists. With a national dietetic association member in over 40 countries, ICDA is widely recognized as the international organization for nutrition and dietetics professionals. The national associations that belong to ICDA represent about 160,000 Dietitians and Nutritionists around the world.

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ICDA Newsletter

JDA in the ICDA website

JDA is one of the ICDA members.

Introduction of JDA in the ICDA website

JDA in the ICDA Newsletter JDA's Article published in the ICDA Newsletter is available here;

Establishing August the 4th as "Nutrition Day," and Aug. 1st. - 7th. as "Nutrition Week," to promote "Enjoy Nutrition" nationwide!

Dietetics Around the World 2013 Vol. 20 Issue 1

National Dietetic Association Reports:Establishment of the Japan Dietetic
Association - Disaster Assistance Team (JDA-DAT) and its Roles

Dietetics Around the World 2013 Vol. 20 Issue 2

National Dietetic Association Reports:In Japan, the Government and the Private
Sector Unite to Promotion"Shokuiku" (food and nutrition education)

Dietetics Around the World 2014 Vol.21 Issue 2

National Dietetic Association Reports:Japan Launches Dietitian Training Program in Vietnam

Dietetics Around the World 2016 Vol.23 Issue2

National Dietetic Association Reports:Activities of the Japan Dietetic Association’s
Disaster Assistance Team

Dietetics Around the World 2016 Vol.23 Issue3

Encomiums for Sandra Capra - from fellow ICDA directors Teiji Nakamura

JDA as a member of the AFDA

About AFDA

The Asian Federation of Dietetics Associations (AFDA) was formed in 1990 as a means to support and advance the profession of dietetics in Asia. The activities conducted by the AFDA conform to the objectives of the ICDA, such as studies related to the education and work of dietitians and nutritionists, and raising the standards of education and the profile of dietitians and nutritionists in the region.

The Asian Federation of Dietetic Associations hosts a congress every four years, providing more opportunities, between the International Congress of Dietetics, for dietitians and nutritionists to exchange knowledge and perspectives about dietetics education and practice and providing a venue for AFDA representatives to meet with leaders of the dietetics profession in Asia.

JDA in the AFDA website

JDA is one of the AFDA members, which consists of 12 countries.

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ACD2022 was held in Japan

About the Asian Congress of Dietetics

The Asian Congress of Dietetics (ACD) is organized every 4 years by the Asian Federation of Dietetic Associations (AFDA). The first ACD was held in Indonesia in 1994, followed by Korea (1998), Malaysia (2002), Philippines (2006), Thailand (2011) and Taiwan (2014). Following the previous ACD held in Hong Kong in 2018, the ACD2022 was held in Japan hosted by the JDA in August 2022.

ACD2022 was held as an in-person conference

The 8th Asian Congress of Dietetics (ACD2022) was held at Pacifico Yokohama in Yokohama city, Japan, from 19-21 August 2022. The theme of ACD2022 was "Realizing a sustainable healthy society for a bright future in Asia: Responding to modern problems and confusion in nutrition information". The conference brought together 1,137 dietitians, nutritionists and other professionals from Japan and other 17 Asian countries to discuss nutrition challenges, measures and policies in their respective countries through 23 lectures, symposium and workshops, and 272 poster presentations.

Signing on the Yokohama Declaration

As an outcome of the congress, the 'Yokohama Declaration' was announced and signed on the stage of the closing ceremony by the representatives of each country.

See you in India in 2026

A video documenting the three days and a promotional video of the next host country, India, were shown.

Major congresses in the field of nutrition and dietetics (2008~)

Year Name of congress Host city, country Date
2008 The 15th International Congress of Dietetics (ICD2008) Yokohama, Japan September 8-11
2009 The 19th International Congress of Nutrition (ICN2009) Bangkok, Thailand October 4-9
2010 The 5th Asian Congress of Dietetics (ACD2010) Bangkok, Thailand November 10-12
2011 The 11th Asian Congress of Nutrition (ACN2011) Singapore July 13-16
2012 The 16th International Congress of Dietetics (ICD2012) Sydney, Australia September 5-8
2013 The 20th International Congress of Nutrition (ICN2013) Granada, Spain September 15-20
2014 The 6th Asian Congress of Dietetics (ACD2014) Taipei, Taiwan August 21-24
2015 The 12th Asian Congress of Nutrition (ACN2015) Yokohama, Japan May 14-18
2016 The 17th International Congress of Dietetics (ICD2016) Granada, Spain September 7-10
2017 The 21st International Congress of Nutrition (ICN2017) Buenos Aires, Argentine October 15-20
2018 The 7th Asian Congress of Dietetics (ACD2018) Hong Kong, China July 6-8
2019 The 13th Asian Congress of Nutrition (ACN2019) Bali, Indonesia August 4-7
2021 The 18th The International Congress of Dietetics (ICD2020) Cape Town, South Africa September 1-3
2022 The 8th Asian Congress of Dietetics (ACD2022) Yokohama, Japan August 19-21
2022 The 22nd International Congress of Nutrition (ICN2022)
Tokyo, Japan December 6-11
2023 The 14th Asian Congress of Nutrition (ACN2023)
Chengdu, China September 14-17
2024 The 19th International Congress of Nutrition and Dietetics (ICND2024)
Toronto, Canada June
2025 The 23nd International Congress of Nutrition (ICN2025) Paris, France September 24-29
2026 The 9th Asian Congress of Dietetics (ACD2026) Mumbai, India To be decided
2030 The 10th Asian Congress of Dietetics (ACD2030) Bali, Indonesia To be decided