|Welcome to your fortnightly EFAD Newsflash – please share this important update with your colleagues and ask them to sign up to receive it too.|
|Survey: Help us understand the obesity management situation in Europe|
The EFAD European Specialist Dietetic Network for Obesity is running a survey to map the existing guidelines around the dietetic management of obesity in adults and children. Please fill in the survey, which should take less than 10 minutes.
|Join the new ESDN Obesity Facebook group here.|
|The high protein meal recipe competition is underway!|
|In collaboration with PROMISS, and supported by ENDietS, EFAD’s high protein meal recipe competition is now open to dietitians, nutritionists and students.|
Recipe submissions that meet all the criteria will be published in a recipe book to inspire older adults to create healthy, high protein meals.
|EFAD European Dietetic Fellowship Award open for nominations|
EFAD is calling for members to nominate fellow dietitians for an EFAD European Dietetic Fellowship Award.
The award, which is EFAD’s highest honour, recognises those who have made a continuous outstanding and significant contribution to the advancement of dietetic practice, research or education, at a national, European, or international level.
|Call for EuHHAC Project officer |
EFAD is recruiting a Project Officer for the European Healthy Hydration Awareness Campaign (EuHHAC). The deadline for applications is 20 April.
Find out more about the role – including how to apply – here.
|As part of a regular feature, we look at the amazing work EFAD’s committees have recently achieved, and have planned over the coming months. This time it’s the turn of the Research and Evidence Based Practice Committee (REPBC):REBPC welcomed two new members – Eleanor Johnstone and Doris Eglseer – late last year.REBPC evaluated the COVID-19 evidence on the EFAD website and updated the webpages to support dietitians engaging with the materials.Two committee members, Sharleen O’Reilly and Eduard Baladia, contributed to a piece in the inaugural edition of the Kompass journal on COVID-19, exploring EFAD’s response and what needs to be done more broadly in nutrition and dietetics for this area. Sharleen presented this work, with some additional analysis by Eduard and colleague Patricia Martínez, at the 10th International Nutrition and Dietetics e-Congress.The REBPC report on dietetic working areas across Europe was finalised and the full report will be available on the EFAD website shortly. REBPC is developing a research in practice project that will be commencing this year.REBPC will be working with the EFAD Congress Scientific Programme Committee to support research dissemination and developing a workshop for the pre-conference day.|
REBPC committee members: Sharleen O’Reilly (pictured right), Meropi Kontogianni, Ludivine Soguel Alexander, Samantha Cushen, Eduard Baladia, Brian Power, Sofie Joossens, Eleanor Johnstone, Doris Eglseer.
|From the EFAD journal|
|Article spotlight: How did the pandemic affect diabetes management?|
In this knowledge transfer, What the COVID-19 pandemic showed us: Limited time resources as an important factor of diabetes management, Dr. Zoe Pafili from the Department of Clinical Nutrition in Evaggelismos General Hospital (Athens) discusses the effects of the measures taken to combat the COVID-19 spread on diabetes management.
Read the article for free here.
|Subscribe to the ENDietS newsletter|
ENDietS Talks is launching in the ENDietS newsletter, featuring monthly interviews related to nutrition and dietetics science. If you are a nutrition and/or dietetic student, don’t miss out – subscribe to ENDietS Newsletter here.
|Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute (INDI) shares update on latest projects|
|You can read a short summary – or download a more in-depth report – of what INDI has been working on recently on our website here.|
70% discount available on IEDNC Diabetes Educator Course
|This course, from Internationally Educated Dietitians Network of Canada (IEDNC), is designed to enhance your knowledge, teach the basic knowledge of diabetes, explore the complexities of diabetes management and advance the practice of a health professional or non-health professional to support individuals with diabetes. |
On completion of the course, dietitians receive IEDNC Certificate In Diabetes Education.
Find out how you can sign up today and save 70% ($354).
|Europe must not turn its back on the Mediterranean diet|
Behind each product with an EU quality seal penalized by Nutriscore, there are smallholder farmers, producers, agricultural workers and a whole industry hit hard by COVID-19, says Adrián Vázquez Lázara who is an MEP with the Renew Europe group. Read the article here.
EFAD’s position on nutrient profiling can be read here.
The Commission welcomed the enforcement of the EU4Health programme, marking the final step towards making €5.1 billion available to strengthen the resilience of health systems and promote innovation in the health sector.
What is the Transparency Regulation and what is its purpose? Two DG SANTE food directors discuss this question, and the key stages in bringing forward this important Regulation.
Read the article here.
|Calls for submissions|
Early career researchers encouraged to submit research on healthy hydration
|Hydration for Health is encouraging researchers working on hydration to submit extracts to be in with a chance of pitching their work at the 13th Hydration for Health Digital conference on 23 June.|
This is a great opportunity for talented students with an interest in water and fluid intake to discuss, be coached and challenged by experts, and improve presentation skills and public speaking.
The deadline is 16 April. Find out more here.
Submit your gastroenterology abstracts for UEG Week Virtual
|United European Gastroenterology (UEG) Week has become a premier world meeting offering a platform to present clinical and basic gastrointestinal and liver research.|
If you want to share your science with the worldwide GI community, UEG Week Virtual is the platform for you. Find out more here. The deadline is 30 April.
|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!
|9 April 7pm CET|
ENDietS Webinar – Spillover effects of a food choice nudge in a practical environment
The Nudge Theory suggests cost-effective methods that have the potential to improve individuals’ healthy eating decisions which are often used as public health nutrition strategies.
This presentation will discuss what happens after someone’s food choice was nudged – the spillover effect.
Speaker: Iris Montez de Sousa (Portugal)
Register for the free webinar here.
|15 April 10am CET|
EU4Nutrition LIVE – Implementing optimal nutritional cancer care at EU member state level
The European Nutrition for Health Alliance, through its Portuguese team and the Portuguese Ministry of Health, will host a live digital conference to identify concrete implementation recommendations at EU member state level and to explain how patients and healthcare systems can benefit from Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan.
The preliminary programme is now available. Register for free here.
|20 April 7pm CET|
EFAD Webinar – Dietetic management of obesity in Europe: Gaps in current practice
EFAD’s ESDN Obesity published ‘Dietetic management of obesity in Europe: Gaps in current practice’ in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Two surveys that collected data on existing dietetic guidelines and the current practice of dietitians in Europe highlighted the need for a more unified approach in the dietetic management of obesity in Europe.
Speaker: Dr. Antonis Vlassopoulos
Register for free here.
|20 – 21 April|
6th JPI HDHL conference
|One of the main recurring issues of JPI HDHL’s international conferences is how nutrition often falls in the gap between the themes of health and food.|
JPI HDHL aims to ensure that nutrition research and policy receives the attention it deserves.
Find out more about the event, including speakers and details on how to register.
|27 April 7pm CET|
EFAD/ PROMISS Webinar –
Practical implications on daily protein intake in older adultsSpeakers: Dr. Ilse Reinders, Dr. Christine Yung Hung, Riikka Niskanen
Moderator: Dr. Amalia Tsagari, ESDN Older Adults
Greetings: Rob Wullems, PROMISS Project Officer
Register for free here.