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The Jamaica Association of Professionals in Nutrition and Dietetics (JAPINAD) is a non-profit professional organization that represents all practitioners in the field of Dietetics and Nutrition. This local association was launched in 2002 and to date we have a membership of over 400 professionals and para-professionals. Our members are employed largely to the Ministries of Health and Education; tertiary institutions and in the private sector. JAPINAD is managed by an Executive and a Board of Directors. Since its inception in 2002 JAPINAD has had annual technical seminars. The first technical Session, entitled ‘Nutrition and HIV/AIDS’, was put on with sponsorship from the National STI Programme of the Ministry of Health and the Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute (CFNI) in August 2003 at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Montego Bay. The second technical session, entitled ‘Nutrition and Early Childhood Development’ was held in August 2004 at the Golf View Hotel, Mandeville. This event was sponsored by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). The third technical session was in conjunction with the 2005 conference highlighted above. The fourth technical session, entitled ‘Wellness opportunities and Strategies in Nutrition and Dietetics’ was held at the Medallion Hall in Kingston on August 25, 2006. This event was sponsored by PAHO and the Environmental Health Foundation.