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|Join us for European Public Health Week|
|We look forward to welcoming you to the webinar “Sustainable and Nutritious Diets for Healthier Populations” co-hosted by EUPHA and EFAD to kick off the theme of the fourth day of the European Public Health Week (20 May 2021): “All for One Health”.|
This is a joint event by EFAD and EUPHA to kick off the Thursday theme of European Public Health Week, “All for one health”.
Confirmed speakers include EFAD European Specialist Dietetic Network for Public Health’s Manuel Monino.
|EFAD collaborates on project to teach children about hydration|
|Initiated by Hydration for Health and developed by Danone Nutricia Research with the support and educational expertise of EFAD and the European Association for the Study of Obesity, Splash! entertains children while communicating key messages on hydration at the same time.|
Splash! is an educational programme aimed at promoting the hydration reflex in a fun and creative way. It will provide a library of downloadable and printable content dedicated to children aged from three to 13, parents and educational staff around the world.
|ΕFAD, PROMISS and ENDietS would like to thank all recipe creators that have submitted their high-protein meals for older adults. We received 108 high-quality recipes from 76 participants representing 16 different countries.|
Recipes will now be evaluated by the EFAD & PROMISS judging panel and winners will be announced by 1 June.
|PROMISS-EFAD webinar a huge success|
This webinar aimed to provide all the latest information and research outcomes of the PROMISS Research Project about the “Practical implications on daily protein intake in older adults”.
It was a huge success, with 342 attendees joining the live webinar, peaking at 250 simultaneous attendees. The recording will be available on demand soon.
|In case you missed it|
|– EFAD European Dietetic Fellowship Award is still open for nominations|
– The European Specialist Dietetic Network for Obesity needs your help with this survey to map the existing guidelines around the dietetic management of obesity in adults and children.
– The EFAD Congress is set to take place virtually this year between 26 – 30 October. The congress theme is “The Vital Link To Health” and we will be exploring all aspects of this over five vibrant virtual days.
|From the EFAD journal|
|Article spotlight: Effects of COVID-19 Home Confinement on Eating Behaviour and Physical Activity|
|An international online survey was launched last April to explore the behavioural and lifestyle consequences of COVID-19 restrictions.|
This report presents the results from the first thousand responders on physical activity and nutrition behaviours.
Read the article for free here.
|Vote for Ireland: Support INDI’s bid to host ICD2028|
|The Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute (INDI) has submitted a bid to host the 2028 International Congress of Dietetics. As part of their bid, they have created a stunning video showcasing the best of Ireland, and Irish dietetics.|
New Zealand, Mexico and India have also submitted bids. By watching, liking and sharing INDI’s video, you are supporting their bid – so please share as widely as possible and help bring the event to Europe!
COVID-19 nutritional care study results published
|Results of the COVOED study which investigated the nutritional complaints, nutritional status and risk of sarcopenia in patients with COVID-19 have been published in Clinical Nutrition ESPEN. |
Find out more, access the fact sheet and video here.
|– The Commission has issued a call for participants in the stakeholder contact group on the implementation of Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan, which was adopted on 3 February. Find out how you can join here.|
– Check out the Global Obesity Observatory – World Obesity Federation’s data hub – including a vast database of information pertaining to the prevalence and epidemiology of worldwide obesity.
This technical report contains guidance on the promotion of safe and healthy food in traditional markets within the WHO European Region, targeting all stakeholders from policy-makers to market workers.
|Calls for submissions|
Final call: Alpro Foundation calls for research submissions
|Alpro Foundation is calling for systematic reviews or meta-analysis with a research question focused on cardiometabolic health.|
The aim is to understand the role of plant-based eating patterns, plant-based foods and dietary patterns on cardiometabolic health, weight management, MAFLD (metabolic dysfunction-associated fatty liver disease), obesity and diabetes.
The deadline for submitting a short proposal is 15 May. Find out more here.
The Scientific Advisory Committee of Alpro Foundation will shortlist proposals, and a research grant should begin in 2022.
|Events and webinars|
|If you’re attending a webinar or event that our members would love to hear about, let us know!|
We are calling for EFAD members to get involved in live sharing of key info and summaries from events and webinars you’re attending, so that we can share on the EFAD Twitter account. Get in touch if you’d like to get involved or find out more!
|10 May 5pm CET|
Obesity Policy Engagement Network Webinar –
“Going beyond primary prevention: building resilient policy frameworks for obesity”
|The panel will review developments in Europe and look at what is working well in current strategies and initiatives, what is missing, and provide further insight and guidance on what is needed to ensure government strategies incorporate a whole-systems approach to obesity.|
|The European Association for the Study of Obesity is pleased to announce that the 28th annual European Congress on Obesity, ECO2021, will be held online from 10-13 May.|
ECO2021 is more than a scientific congress. It is a learning platform for disseminating the best obesity research and practice in Europe, and a platform for discussion, collaboration and sharing.
At 10am CEST on 13 May, EFAD will take part in “Medical Nutrition Therapy Recommendations”, represented by ESDN Obesity lead Maria Hassapidou.
Find out more and register here.
|17-21 May||European Public Health Week (EUPHW)|
|The EUPHW aims to make the case for public health and a more inclusive society across Europe, raise awareness on specific public health themes and create trust and innovative ways of collaboration among all professionals contributing to public health at local, national, regional and European level.|
In each of the upcoming Newsflashes we will be revealing a theme for each of the five days, so you can prepare to get involved.
Friday, 21 May – Leaving no one behind
“The pandemic has had a devastating impact on the most disadvantaged groups, increasing health inequalities. How can public health responses protect the most vulnerable?”
|9 – 11 June||NUTRICON 2021 Congress, Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia|
|NUTRICON 2021 will bring together the scientific and expert work of food professionals to gain comprehensive insight and understanding of today’s food quality, safety, health, and nutrition issues.|
|11 June 12pm CET||ELLLC Webinar – “Salutogenic Principles for the design of positive health strategies”|
|The salutogenic approach to healthy eating is the origin of the positive approach to health.|
It is a holistic orientation towards food and eating. It focuses on how to do things, not to know facts.
After a short introduction to salutogenesis, two cases of salutogenic intervention design will be discussed.
Stay tuned for registration details.