The Irish Nutrition & Dietetic Institute (INDI) is the professional organisation for clinical nutritionists/dietitians in Ireland. Founded in 1968, the Institute has grown steadily and it now represents clinical nutritionists/dietitians throughout Ireland as well as having members world-wide. INDI members have extensive scientific background. Dietitians apply knowledge of food, nutrition and other related disciplines such as biochemistry, physiology and social science to promote health, prevent disease and aid in the management of illness.
We aim to keep all our members and the general public updated with the most accurate information in relation to nutrition and dietetics. This is achieved in a number of ways:
- Continuing Professional Development
- Fact Sheets
- Annual General Meeting and Annual Study Day
Continuing Professional Development
Continuing Professional Development will become an integral part of all clinical nutritionists/dietitians daily practice with the imminent arrival of statutory registration. Clinical and non-clinical meetings are held as part of this developing area (generally on a monthly basis) on a variety of specialist topics. Guest speakers from a diverse range of backgrounds, as well as own members present at these meetings. To view more information on upcoming meetings.
The official newsletter of the INDI is "INDI Matters" and is published 6 times per year. Each edition features news, information and contributions from INDI Council and members. Most issues profile a member which keeps everyone informed about the range of work carried out by dietitians in Ireland at present.In every issue there is an INDI workplan to let members know what issues are active and to keep members up to date with the work that is ongoing.
Annual General Meeting and Annual Study Day
For the last couple of years the INDI have held their AGM & Annual Study Day conjointly in November to facilitate all its members. At the AGM new Council members are announced and issues of importance for the Institute are discussed and voted upon. Topics for the Annual Study Day are drawn from a variety of areas and in recent years have taken the form of workshops.