ADSA (the Association for Dietetics in South Africa) is a young organization, formed in 1987 in response to a need felt by dietitians throughout South Africa. ADSA has now grown into a national association, with over a thousand members in eight regional branches: Eastern Cape, Western Cape, Northern Province, KwaZulu Natal, Gauteng South, Pretoria, Free State, and Mpumalanga.
Situated in Gauteng are ADSA's National Office, which coordinates administrative and membership functions; the Continuing Education Office, which monitors education activities; and the PPD Office, which serves the special needs of dietitians in private practice.
ADSA is an equal opportunity association that upholds the values of professional excellence, scientific integrity, and creativity. We foster respect for the individual, and encourage a multi-disciplinary approach.
To represent and develop the dietetic profession to contribute towards achieving optimal nutrition for all South Africans
As the registered professionals in the field of dietetics and nutrition we support and promote the continued growth of the profession of dietetics in South Africa
The primary aims of the Association shall be:
1. to serve the interests of dietitians in South Africa; and
2. to promote the nutritional well being of the community.
To further these primary aims, the Association shall strive to attain the following subsidiary aims:
a). To act as spokesperson in negotiations affecting all matters of the dietetic profession
b). To improve and maintain quality of service rendered by dietitians by setting guidelines and creating opportunities for continuing education,
c). To formulate and publicise statements based on scientific facts regarding d. dietetics and nutrition
d). To build up and maintain contact with food, nutrition and related industries.
e). To have input on draft legislation on food, nutrition and related matters.
f). To build up and maintain contact with organisations and associations which provide nutrition information to communities and individuals in South Africa.
g). To improve and maintain quality of service rendered by establishing and monitoring standards necessary for continuous quality improvement.