Board of Nutrition and Dietetics

Accredited Professional Organization (APO)

Nutritionist-Dietitian's Association of the Philippines (NDAP)
Unit 1106 Herrera Tower, V. A. Rufino St.
Salcedo Village, Makati City 1227
Telefax:  845-1651
Fax:  753-3598
Re-accredited:  Res. No. 02 dated May 5, 2009

The Nutritionists-Dietitians Association of the Philippines (NDAP), formerly known as the Dietetic Association of the Philippines (DAP), was established on February 21, 1955.

In 1959, the then DAP began efforts to gain membership in the International Dietetic Association (IDA), culminating in its accreditation in the mid-sixties. In 1960, the DAP led the successful effort which required all hospitals to employ licensed dietitians.

On February 25, 1978 the DAP changed its name to NDAP in accordance with Presidential Decree 1286 or the “Nutrition and Dietetics Decree of 1977.”

Among the objectives of the Association are:

  1. to promote the professional growth of members of the Association to enable them to maintain high standards of professional practice in the field of Nutrition and Dietetics;
  2. to foster personal dedication, involvement and a sense of identification with the Association
  3. and to contribute to national development by supporting national policies and coordinating with entities involved in food, nutrition, dietetics and allied fields.

The NDAP also seeks to promote public consciousness of the role of the nutritionist-dietitian in improving health; to initiate and support legislation on matters concerning the profession as well as the rights of individual members in relation to the practice of the profession; to provide opportunities for communication and information exchange among members; and to promote relations with national and international organizations in food, nutrition and allied fields.

The NDAP has established linkages with various national dietetic associations abroad through the International Congress of Dietetics. Accredited by the PRC on July 22, 1976, it was adjudged as the “Most Outstanding Accredited Professional Organization” in 1996.

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