International Year of Pulses 2016

Let’s get ready to work together to promote the International Year of Pulses 2016!  Earlier this year, the ICDA Board agreed to support World Water Day, World Food Day and the International Year of Pulses 2016 (IYOP 2016). These three official United Nations events provide us with an opportunity to profile the role of dietitians in supporting the health of the population through food sustainability. For example, pulse crops are one of the most sustainable crops a farmer can grow.
Dietitians of Canada volunteered to prepare resources to support ICDA members to promote the IYOP 2016. By December 1, 2015, there will be resources to support your national dietetic association and your members posted to the ICDA website at
The official site of the IYOP 2016 is You can download the official IYOP 2016 logo from this website. The logo is available in nine different languages. Pulse organizations around the globe including the Global Pulse Confederation have posted toolkits, videos, and other resources to their websites. You may find some of these resources helpful too.
If you have questions or suggestions about plans to promote the IYOP 2016, contact Janice Macdonald ( 

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