Deposit N153 - Dietitians Association of Australia National Office deposit

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Dietitians Association of Australia National Office deposit


  • 1946 - 2005 (Creation)

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(1976 -)

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The organisation's predecessor, the Australian Association of Dietitians, was registered in the Australian Capital Territory on 5 January 1976. Branches operated in each state and territory encompassing offices that had existed before the formation of the national body. The organisation's name was changed to the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) on 7 May 1983. In September 1994 the DAA passed a by-law to provide for the credential, Accredited Practising Dietitian - available to those dietitians who meet the required criteria. Since 1987, the DAA has published an official peer-reviewed journal, Nutrition and Dietetics. This includes the Journal of Dietitians New Zealand. Prior to this, the Commonwealth Department of Health published the Journal of Food and Nutrition (originally as Food and Nutrition Notes and Reviews in 1944).

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The deposit includes memorandum and articles of association, constitution, strategic plans, minutes, annual reports, members’ directories, manuals, discussion and position papers, background information statements, media releases, handbooks, manuals, records of the Accredited Practising Dietitian program, special grants publications, conference proceedings, printed material, oral history tapes and papers of dietitians Joan Mary Woodhill and Elizabeth Richardson. Includes records of predecessor the Australian Association of Dietitians, the Dietetic Association of Victoria 1935-1965 and the Dietetic Association of New South Wales 1939-1975.


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Entered from deposit description 6 August 2012; amended 15 October 2012




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