Eligibility Criteria

Criteria for Life Membership:

A. Graduate degree (minimum three years) in Nutrition & Dietetics OR B. Graduate degree (minimum three years) with any of the 3 nutrition-related subjects given here in the undergraduate level from a UGC recognised university – Nutrition-related subjects – Human Physiology, Nutritional Biochemistry, Dietetics / Clinical Nutrition / Diet Therapy / MNT, Food & Nutrition, Basic Nutrition, Community Nutrition, Food Science + PG Diploma OR PG Degree in Nutrition & Dietetics from a UGC recognised institution.

Criteria for Student Membership:

Students who are pursuing graduation (Clinical Nutrition / Nutrition & Dietetics / Home science with Nutrition Hons.)

Criteria for Associate Membership:

Anyone, who does not fall under the above criteria of Lifetime / Student membership, is eligible to be an Associate member*. This membership criteria is only for allied health professionals.

PS: Though the associate membership is for life, it comes without any voting rights and does not make the member eligible for any positions in the Executive Committees either at the National level or at the Chapter level). Associate members do not get a membership certificate. *subject to approval by IDA Chapter Committee

*subject to approval by IDA Chapter Committee

Membership Application Form

Currently, all IDA membership applications are on hold , Please visit the website after 2nd Week of November 2022.

Thank you for your patience. We regret the inconvenience caused.

Note * –
1. After verification of your documents email regarding payment details will be sent to you.
2. After payment confirmations membership will be granted and you will receive username/password via email.
3. You can then have an access to latest guidelines, news and various CMNE’s and events.


The Code of Ethics applies to all members of the IDA working in the sphere of nutrition and dietetics as academics, dietetics practitioners, researchers, members engaged in community service or any other area of work. By accepting membership to the IDA, the individual agrees to abide by this Code.

The Nutrition and Dietetics Practitioner agrees

  • To discharge his / her responsibilities in all honesty, integrity and fairness.
  • To provide professional services with objectivity, accountability and confidentiality keeping in mind the health, safety and welfare of the public at all times, and do no harm.
  • To adhere to high standards of professional competence and practice, following evidence based principles and current information which is updated from time to time, assuming a life-long responsibility and accountability for professional competence.
  • Not to engage in advertising or endorsement of goods, services or products in a manner that is false, deceptive or misleading but to provide accurate and truthful information to the public or individuals.
  • Not to invite, accept, or offer gifts, monetary incentives, or other considerations that affect his/her professional judgment.
  • To be committed to educating and mentoring students, interns and colleagues.
  • To provide objective and fair professional evaluations of performance for employees,colleagues, job applicants, students and interns.
  • To encourage research in the field of dietetics, participate in leadership and other roles that support, advocate and advance the profession.
  • Not to use IDA name or platform or logo or Dietetics Day name or platform or logo for self promotion.
  • To respect the IDA, its code of ethics, and its code of conduct while representing the association in various regional, national and international forums.

The Nutrition and Dietetics Practitioner understands that the IDA reserves the right to revoke or suspend her/his membership in the IDA and/or standing as a Registered Dietitian if she/he is found to be in violation of this Code of Ethics.