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  • Worldwide Impact of Dietetic Practicing. Dietitian-nutritionist is key
    The dietitian-nutritionist should be an active agent in our society who could influence decisively in the sustainability of our environment at all levels.
    • Dietetic Practice based on Evidence
      Sustainability should be an important factor to be considered when researching and investigating dietetic and nutrition evidence. Likewise, the dietetic practice should be included essentially as sustainable in the Health System, so it works efficiently.
    • The dietitian-nutritionist and food habits
      The advice given to the population on selection, preparation and consumption of food and, ultimately, on eating habits and dietary planning, have a direct impact on production systems and the environment.
    • Sustainable food and Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD)
      The burden of chronic non-communicable diseases amongst the worldwide population could be, at the same time, cause and effect of some human, social, economic and environmental circumstances that are far from sustainability and a balanced system.
    • Dietetics and Sustainable Development of Society
      The demographic diversity between regions of the planet is a key factor in sustaining effective health, social and productive systems. At different stages in life, Dietetics plays a crucial role within society so everyone benefits from a healthy society and sustainable environments.
  • Equity and Professional Ethics within the Dietetic Professional Practice
    Professional ethic is essential when training, practicing and developing Dietetics; but these values along with equity must be transversal to our society in all areas, like health, education, economy, etc.
    • Food Security
      Inequality in food security is a serious consequence of the lack of fairness in certain environments where the dietitian-nutritionist must adapt to the pertinent circumstances in order to help cover population needs and attempt, through an ethical and responsible practice, to modify and improve the development of such environments.
    • Professional Ethic: Codes of Conduct and Good Practice to promote Healthy and Sustainable eating
      The dietitian-nutritionist is an active agent in the society and is exposed to situations that may risk its adherence to his/hers professional ethics. This is why efforts to maintain ethical standards in the code of conduct and good professional practice are fundamental in the training and development of dietitians-nutritionists.
    • Food Production and Global Health
      Food production systems have a direct impact on the population's quality of life and on the environments in which it operates. The consumer is at the center of strategies labeled by the food industry and production systems, which affects people's health but also the planet's health. The dietitian-nutritionist is an agent that can have influence on this impact and can inform about sustainability (directly with patients / consumers using media devices or press).
    • Training dietitians-nutritionists
      The quality on training of the dietitian-nutritionist is the base of a solid ethical, equitable, responsible and sustainable professional practice. The dietitian-nutritionist's professional career can and should be a tool to develop and continue training throughout by behaving as an active agent. Academic and professional systems must have the necessary mechanisms to ensure quality and sustainability in professional practicing, within multidisciplinary areas and with the lowest possible jurisdictional tensions.
  • Research, Development and Innovation in Dietetics
    The integration of dietitians-nutritionists to the new social, economic, cultural and health environments, and to the mega-trends of systems, is necessary so their effect of people is suitable and efficient. Dietetics R&D science and its application to professional practice helps the dietitian-nutritionist connect, in a sustainable and effective way, with their professional environment.
    • Dietetics and 3.0 Technology
      Novel technologies and new social networks are tools that the dietitian-nutritionist should use within their professional practice and while developing his/her professional career through life.
    • Biotechnology in Food Development and Commercialisation
      Food manufacturing and the food industry are areas where the R&D is applied in a competitive manner and sometimes is misaligned with the realities of our environment, affecting negatively towards a sustainable development. Safety in food production and consumption is a growing concern within the worldwide population. The dietitian-nutritionist cannot ignore these realities and should seek knowledge and participate where possible for a sustainable food industry.
  • The power of dietitians-nutritionists to make a difference in Society
    Dietitians-nutritionists workforce can promote constructive changes, contributing to improve society through a regulated and qualified professional practice. The dietitian-nutritionist is the ideal professional to fulfill the needs of society in food habits and nutrition, always taking into consideration the tastes, traditions, cultures and the individual or collective situations amongst the population.
    • Regulation of the dietitian-nutritionist's Profession
      Dietitians-nutritionists must have a regulated and protected profession in all countries in order to secure the highest level in the quality of their training, the maximum development of skills unique to their profession and their lifelong learning. Corporations who protect the profession are key so the dietitian-nutritionist is able to work in an ideal teamwork environment.
    • Dietetics as an efficient tool for the Health System
      The intervention of the dietitian-nutritionist in the health system is a cost-efficient solution. Those systems where the pertinent professional practices will notice a reduction on health costs, an improvement on the quality of life of citizens and an overall sustainable development in health resources.
    • The dietitian-nutritionist's role within the Local, National and International Health Systems
      The role of the Dietitian/Nutritionist will develop in different areas within the health system and society. Aiming for the highest level of speciality and competence must be within the main objectives of the dietitian-nutritionist and those corporations that regulate and protect the profession.
    • The contribution of the dietitian-nutritionist to achieve the "Millennium Challenges"
      Dietitians-nutritionists workforce can motivate and cause changes at all levels in the system in a way that a better society can be created. The major global health challenges have a close relationship with nutrition and dietetics.
  • Multiculturalism of a Global Society
    Globalization is a reality that has permeated in all cultures and societies, but this is nothing new; civilizations, people and their cultures, rituals, customs and lifestyle have fused together for centuries making the world as we know it today. However, these unique adaptations have opposed to a sustainable development. Cultural exchange has been fruitful, but the loss of cultural memory could be an obstacle for sustainable environments.
    • Food Transition
      Food, as the central axis for tradition and cultural exchanges, determines our health. The migration of people in the past and the new commercial and social communication systems influence how the population chooses food. Appearance, price, marketing or availability moulds our eating habits.
    • From Global to Local
      Our eating habits have a direct impact on the environment and in food production systems. Dietitians-nutritionists can improve the current situation by teaching the population with effectiveness training. The ability for selecting, preparing and preserving foods are tools that we can use for a favourable and sustainable development.
    • The Consumer as catalyst of the eating changes
      The consumer is an active agent who can make a difference. His/her awareness in sustainable systems and optimal environment offers a strong and real opportunity to promote a change towards the perception of protecting the planet and what it offers to our future generations and our selves.