Fonds Accession nos: 1992-010 / 1994-037 / 1994-186 1997-009 / 1997-138 / 2000-006 and MG 20 Vols. 1450-1456, 3472-3475 - Nova Scotia Dietetic Association fonds

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Nova Scotia Dietetic Association fonds

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Accession nos: 1992-010 / 1994-037 / 1994-186 1997-009 / 1997-138 / 2000-006 and MG 20 Vols. 1450-1456, 3472-3475

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3.5 m of textual records and other material

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A planning committee chaired by Juanita Arnold, Provincial Director of the Canadian Dietetic Association (CDA), met in April 1955 to draw up a provincial constitution to be submitted to the CDA. The Professional Dietitians Act (SNS, 1958, c. 114) established the Nova Scotia Dietitians Association (NSDA) as the licensing body to approve the qualification of prospective members and to keep a register of licensed members. Membership was established as necessary to practice as a dietitian in the province. The first meeting of the NSDA was held with 35 members present at the Lord Nelson Hotel in Halifax in 1958, with President Hazel Rowland presiding. The association formed with 51 charter members upon incorporation on 2 May 1958. The objects of the NSDA, as outlined in the 1973 Act, are to promote and improve the status of dietitians and improve professional knowledge and competence of members, as well as to regulate standards of training and practice.

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Fonds consists of acts, by-laws, constitution, minutes, reports, annual reports, correspondence, committee documentation, conference and workshop materials and programs, newspaper clippings, briefs, directives, published materials, promotional materials, photographs, audited and unaudited financial reports, membership lists and registration cards, elements of displays and awards information. The contents of the fonds document the history and development of the association.

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Donated by the Nova Scotia Dietetic Association between 1985 and 2000.


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Marjorie Bell papers

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Includes: approximately 125 photographs and 4 diskettes.

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