EFAD Weekly Newsflash 30.03.2017

04.4.2017
EFAD News
28 EFAD General Meeting 


Registration is open for the 28 EFAD General Meeting in Rotterdam, on 28 September 2017. The 28th General Meeting will be in two parts: a business meeting in the morning and non-business/workshops sessions in the afternoon. Attendance of the Business Meeting (09:00 to 12:30) will be strictly limited to a maximum of two delegates from each Full Member Association. Attendance of the afternoon session is open to two delegates from each Full, Affiliate and Education Associate member, plus the leads of the Committees, ESDNs and ENDietS. Invited delegates must register for the General Meeting http://efadconference.com/general-meeting/ using the special code emailed to them by the EFAD secretariat. To obtain your code please contact admin@efad.org

EFAD is looking for volunteers!

Calls for nominations are open now for:

Chair of Education and Lifelong Learning Committee deadline: 28 May

Members of Education and Lifelong Learning Committee deadline: 15 May

Members of Professional Practice Committee deadline: 15 May

Members of Research and Evidence Based Practice Committee  deadline: 15 May

Lead of ESDN Food Service Committe deadline: 15 May

Lead of ESDN Older Adults Committee  deadline: 15 May

Members of ESDN Older Adults Committee deadline: 15 May

Members of ESDN Diabetes Committee  deadline: 15 May

 

ENDietS

All student dietitians are invited to the ENDietS Student Day
Before the official EFAD conference starts, join ENDietS for a day dedicated exclusively to students!
Where? The World Trade Centre in Rotterdam
When? 13:00-18:00 on the 28th September 2017
Price? Register for the EFAD conference before the 1st May to get our ‘early bird’ discount and join the students day free of charge!
Find out more information about the student day via: ENDietS Facebook event
For more information on the student day and the main EFAD conference and to register, please follow the link

CALL FOR SPEAKERS….
Are you a dietetic student working on a project you want to show to other people?
Would you like to share your experience of placement, exchange or internship?
Are you now a professional in the field of Nutrition, Dietetics or Food Science?
Do you want to tell us about your experience at your work?
How did you find your working place?
What challenges do you face? How do you tackle them?
What would you suggest to change in your education, what to deepen?

If you are chosen to speak at the student day, you will benefit from a reduced entry fee of 145 euros for the 10th EFAD conference on the 29th and 30th of September 2017.
For your chance of becoming a speaker, email endiets@efad.org
with the following information:
* CV
* Introduce yourself (max. 300 words)
* Short abstract of your work/project/internship, etc.

An opportunity to attend the 10th EFAD conference FOR FREE!!
The International Sweeteners Association (ISA) is offering 2 lucky students the chance to attend the 10th EFAD conference completely free of charge- in exchange for your help on their stall at the conference.
If you can speak both Dutch and English fluently, please send an email explaining why you should be chosen for this opportunity to Mrs Caroline Hance atisacomms@ecco-eu.combefore 30th March.

Any questions?
If you have any questions about the EFAD conference or the ENDietS student day, please do not hesitate to contact us via email: endiets@efad.org or via one of our social media pages
We hope to see you there!

Member News
BDA
Many words can be used to describe the characteristics of dietitians. In this case, resilience and determination are the terms that best describe our journey leading to prescribing rights for the UK Dietetic profession in March 2016. Read more
European News
Steps discussed on how to reduce children’s exposure to advertising for unhealthy foods
On 8 March in Brussels, the members of the High level Group on Nutrition and Physical Activity discussed the next steps to reduce the expose of children to marketing and advertising of unhealthy foods. Read moreAdded sugars report
Please find here the report on the added sugars survey in Switzerland in French. Download.
The WHO European Food and Nutrition Action Plan 2015-2020
The WHO European Food and Nutrition Action Plan 2015-2020 calls for countries to develop and implement front-of-pack labelling (FOPL) systems that are easy-to-understand and provide additional interpretation of nutritional information to consumers. France’s recent decision to recommend the Nutri-Score system, a straightforward labelling system that uses colour codes to guide consumers at a glance on the nutritional value of food products, marks an important achievement for nutrition in the WHO European Region.http://www.euro.who.int/en/countries/france/news/news/2017/03/france-becomes-one-of-the-first-countries-in-region-to-recommend-colour-coded-nutrition-labelling-system
Global News
A systematic review and meta-analysis has shown that price increases of 10% result in 6% reduced consumption of unhealthy foods, and a price subsidy of 10% results in 12% increase in consumption of healthy foods. Increased consumption of fruit and vegetables has a significant effect on BMI. Tax and subsidy interventions have a significant impact on consumption and BMI
World Salt Awareness Week
The theme for this year’s World Salt Awareness Week is ‘Salt: The Forgotten Killer’. It ran from March 20-26 2017. This year World Salt Awareness Week was focussing on Hidden Salt. For more information please click here .
New Practice Questions on COPD including:In individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which screening process can be used to identify nutritional risk?In individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which nutrition assessment process can be used to diagnose malnutrition and to identify nutritional risk?And lots of new COPD tools and resources For some handy booklets on the different sections within each ‘Knowledge Pathway’ and when you would use then, click here

 

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