EFAD Weekly Newsflash 25.08.2016

30.8.2016

 

EFAD Newsletter
The deadline for submission of articles for the Autumn newsletter is 31 August. Please send your articles of 200 to 400 words, with pictures if possible, to editor@efad.orgEFAD 27 General Meeting
27th General Meeting of the European Federation of the Associations of Dietitians will be organized in the Palace of Congress, Paseo de Violon S/N, Granada, Spain, Room Andalusia B on Tuesday 6th September 2016 from 15:30 to 19:30 – a maximum of two delegates from each Full and Affiliate member association may attend. Please register here: https://docs.google.com/a/codine-edineo.org/forms/d/1SCitHS2-qa3dbgLoAAshaZ7_ZM28s0Q5iTj8q4SXxFI/viewform
Delegates can download background materials on www.efad.org/folders/5457
On Tuesday, September 6th will be a transport bus to go to Associations Leaders Dinner. The departure time will be 19.30 hours. Location: Congress Palace Granada.EFAD Presidents’ Meeting
Presidents of EFAD Full Member Associations are invited to this meeting, which will take place on Friday 9th September 13:30 to 15:00 in room seminar 8.
Please note only the Presidents themselves may attend, not their representatives. Please register here: https://docs.google.com/a/codine-edineo.org/forms/d/1SCitHS2-qa3dbgLoAAshaZ7_ZM28s0Q5iTj8q4SXxFI/viewform

ICD Granada2016 – EFAD Hydration Symposium


Join the EFAD symposium on the Sept. 9th, 8:30 am, room PICASSO at ICD2016:
a session dedicated to hydration science and a opportunity to discuss current knowledge and practices for healthy hydration. Low level of the vasopressin hormone, achieved by hydration, is a promising and safe candidate for the prevention of cardiometabolic disease. Dr. Olle Melander, from Sweden will present the scientific evidences linking hydration, vasopressin, and cardiometabolic disease.

 

European News

 

Dietary reference values: EFSA publishes advice on choline
EFSA has set dietary reference values for choline as part of its review of scientific advice on nutrient intakes. Choline plays an important role in the human body, in particular for the maintenance of normal liver function. http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/press/news/160817

 

7th Annual Conference
entitled “Resistance! Antibiotics, Politics and Public Health” will take place in Brussels on 7 and 8 September. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/resistance-antibiotics-politics-and-public-health-epha-7th-annual-conference-registration-20886937392

 

Royal Society for Public Health England
A report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation shows that poverty costs public services approximately £69 billion with £21.8bn being spent on acute health care, £7.1bn on primary care, £1.6bn on public health and £4.6bn on adult social care. More information at https://www.jrf.org.uk/report/counting-cost-uk-poverty

 

Global News

 

The UK government has introduced legislation that would make a company’s failure to fall in line with EU infant formula and baby food marketing laws a criminal offence subject to fines.The health community has welcomed the changes, while also cautioning that they still fall short of international minimum standards recommended by UN human rights organisations. UK criminalises infant formula marketing offencesWorld Obesity Day – 11th October
The topic of this year’s World Obesity Day is ‘Ending Childhood Obesity’, following the decision by WHO member states to support the report of the WHO’s Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity (ECHO). Watch this space for more information over the coming months!

 

IFA-Webinar
entitled “Online Book Presentation: “Innovation Strategies in the Food Industry: Tools for Implementation” on September 6, 2016 at 16:00-17:00CET. Feel free to forward this invitation to people who might be interested.
Please register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9126454861288688899
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.