Saudi Arabia is witnessing rapid development in the health sector in many aspects including the building of qualified personnel to work in various health disciplines, as well as quality assurance through the work of the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties in dealing with the licensing and regulation of practitioners in the health sector. The Commission also gives authorization to create different health associations for health practitioners, including dietitians.
The Board of Trustees in the Saudi Council for Health Specialties approved the establishment of the Saudi Dietetic Association at its first meeting for the year 1430 as of 18/3/1430 AH. The Board of Directors of the Association was elected on 7 / 7 / 1430 to achieve the aims and vision of the association "to be the main reference in clinical nutrition locally, regionally and in the Arab World" which we are keen to achieve through our work and activities. Our services will be primarily for dietitians and to the workers in health sector and society in general. This is achieved through the adoption and dissemination of policies and procedures of clinical nutrition and raising the competence of their workers through organizing conferences and educational seminars another aspect of the associations work aims to raise the health awareness of the community.