Who we are

Malaysian Dietitians’ Association (MDA) was established in 1994 with Professor Dr Fatimah Arshad as the first president.

Back in the early 1970s and 1980s, there were less than 10 dietitians in Ministry of Health and only 2 to 3 dietitians in private medical centres. The only institution of higher learning that produced dietitians for the country then was Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). The first batch of dietitians graduated from UKM in 1989.

As years went by, the number of dietitians in Malaysia increased. The early dietitians saw the need to form an association to drive and guide the growth of the profession. In 1994, the Malaysian Dietitians’ Association’ (Persatuan Dietitian Malaysia) was born. The establishment of the Code of Ethics is the first step by the association to increase the professional integrity of all dietitians in Malaysia. This code of ethics remains an integral part of MDA today.

Our vision

We are the advocates of nutrition and dietetics for the health and well-being of the nation

Our mission

  • Collaborating with related professionals and organisation to achieve the vision.
  • Support innovations, evidence-based practice and continual professional development of dietetics.
  • Provide strategic leadership for the profession.
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Malaysian Dietitians’ Association (MDA)

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+603-4023 4700 | 603-4025 4700 | 603-4025 3700Phone Number
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Established since 1994Year of Establishment
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