AFDA was formed in 1990 as a means to support and advance the profession of dietetics in Asia, aiming at studies of the work, standards of education and to raise the profile of Dietitians and nutritionists in the region.
PNDS is an active member of Asian Federation of Dietetic Association (AFDA). Some of the PNDS members have also had the privilege of being an invited speaker in their conferences.
International Confederation of Dietetic Associations(ICDA)
ICDA is an Association of national dietetic associations. Together, the Members represent about 150,000 dietetics professionals around the world.In November 2010, PNDS was also approved to represent Pakistan as a professional body in the field of Nutrition and Dietetics by ICDA.
ICDA is widely recognized as the international organization for dietetics professionals with a national dietetic association Members in over 40 countries. Dietetics associations are professional societies whose members have education qualifications in food, nutrition and dietetics recognized by a national authority. Dietitians and Nutritionists are widely recognized as health professionals who promote health through food and nutrition.Click the link for PNDS Nutrition Research Symposium: 2013 update in ICDA newsletter 2013 & PNDS Tharparker Camp Report in 2014 ICDA Newsletter Web link: http://www.internationaldietetics.org/NDAs/Pakistan.aspx
In November 2013, Trustees of the Nutrition Society (UK & Ireland) have signed an MOU with PNDS and look forward to working closer together in the future.
The Nutrition Society is the largest learned society for nutrition in Europe and the Pakistan Nutrition and Dietetic Society is the foremost society for nutrition science in Pakistan. Together, they announce a joint initiative for improved understanding and co-operation between the two Societies in nutritional matters of common interest and concern on an equal and reciprocal basis.
Areas of co-operation will be explored potentially including exchange visits of speakers at Society conferences, exchange of Society information and announcements, joint meetings, international co-study, scientist exchanges, joint funding opportunities and enhanced research collaboration and publications.Web link: www.nutritionsociety.org
In Sept 2013 ASN collaborated with PNDS on education, training, and capacity building activities.
American Society for Nutrition(ASN) was founded in 1928 as the American Institute for Nutrition. Today, the Society encompasses both research and clinical focuses and is building upon its rich 80-year history. In 2005, the American Society for Clinical Nutrition, the American Society for Nutritional Sciences (formerly the American Institute for Nutrition) and the Society for International Nutrition merged to form ASN. Web Link : www.nutrition.org