Tomorrow, March 12th, is Registered Dietitian (RD) in the United States. It is a day to celebrate, share and congratulate dietitians for they work. As I said in the previous post, there was no RD day prior to 2008. This is the 6th time that is celebrated in the US. But, what about other countries? Some have a long tradition celebrating dietitian-nutritionist day like Argentina. In Argentina nutritionist day is every August 11th to commemorate Dr. Pedro Escudero, the father of the profession in the country and Latin America. We don´t have nutrition month in Argentina.
A few days ago, we were having an online conversation with colleagues in the American Overseas Dietetic Association (AODA), the international affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, when we found out that many countries don´t have dietitian day. We thought that this is a great opportunity for dietitians abroad to promote a dietitian day, maybe using the American one. Here are some examples about dietitian or nutritionist (name of the credential may vary in each country):
Argentina: August 11 th
Australia: March 14 th
Brazil: August 31th
Costa Rica: No dietitian day
Germany: No dietitian day
Hong Kong: No dietitian day. AODA members adhere to US dietitian day
Venezuela: October 2nd
Singapore: No dietitian day
South Korea: No dietitian day. Celebrates Nutrition Day
If you need more information about the profession in other countries, I always recommend to visit the International Confederation of Dietetics Associations (ICDA). Click here: http://www.internationaldietetics.org/NDAs.aspx
I want to congratulate also my DTR (Dietetic Technician Registered) colleagues for the wonderful job they do every day. Let’s all celebrate and make our contributions visible to the world!
HAPPY DIETITIAN´S DAY!!!
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