Newsletter - January 2023

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Board Update

In 2020, the Board of Directors established its strategic directions. The following is a summary of initiatives taken related to its plan to address equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI).  

The Integrated Competencies for Dietetic Education and Practice (2020) and NSDA Standards of practice (2020) articulate expectations related to EDI in dietetic practice.

The NSDA has invested in education on EDI for board members and staff.  In 2021, the education component of its AGM addressed EDI related to dietetic practice and has been incorporated into the Jurisprudence e-Learning Module.

NSDA actively recruits for representation of diverse populations on NSDA committees and committees’ terms of reference have been revised to reflect the need for representation from equity-seeking groups.

NSDA commites to person-centred, gender-inclusive and cross-cultural language in communications and documents (e.g., Jurisprudence e-Learning Module, policies, etc.).

In the coming months, the Board will publish an infographic reporting its Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) commitment.

Kolten MacDonnell, PDt