Deposit N155 - Dietitians Association of Australia Victorian Branch deposit

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Dietitians Association of Australia Victorian Branch deposit


  • 1935 - 1990 (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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Minutes of meetings, annual reports, correspondence and membership records. A large series of subject files, newsletters and printed material. Includes records of predecessors the Dietetic Association, Victoria (established in April 1935) and the Dietitians Industrial Association of Victoria.


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The Dietetic Association, Victoria was founded on 4 April 1935 at a meeting held at the Alfred Hospital, Victoria convened by Isobel Bradshaw (later, Conn) with Elizabeth Wilmot for the purpose of forming an association of members employed in dietetic work. Isobel Bradshaw was elected as the association's first president at this meeting. The association's first quarterly newsletter appeared in 1943 and in March 1949, the Journal of the Dietetic Association, Victoria.

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Entered from deposit description on 6 August 2012. Box list revised 2019




A history of dietetics in Victoria by Jean W McNaughton

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