EFAD Weekly Newsflash 01.12.2016



Deadline for nominations for all positions is 10 December 2016.EFAD is calling for:

  • Chair of Education and Lifelong Learning Committee
  • Lead of European Specialized Dietitians Network for Public Health
  • Committee members for Education and Lifelong Learning Committee
  • Committee members for European Specialized Dietitians Network for Primary care

Please click here for more information. Please inform the relevant experts in your organisation.

ESDN Obesity ESDN Obesity will present a webinar about insulin resistance on Friday, 2 December at 14:00CET. The webinar is free of charge – please inform all your colleagues who are working in diabetes and obesity. Presenter: Ellen Govers, lead of ESDN Obesity. To register please click hereESDN Older Adult During a recent meeting in Amsterdam ESDN Older Adults worked on a Position Paper on Older Adults, a journal article on the Role of the Geriatric Dietitian in preventing and treating malnutrition in older adults, updated their 2017 work plans and committed to posting information/sharing articles/lectures/relevant documents on the EFAD website. Grainne Flanagan was replaced by Dorothy Loane (both of the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute) on the ESDN OA committee. ESDN OA members met with Dr. Ceri Green (Nutricia Global Medical Affairs Director) and Aldwin Vriesena (Nutricia Medical Director Benelux) to discuss the ONCA campaign and the work of ESDN older adults in promoting the specialist field of geriatric/gerontologic dietetics.

European News

Public Consultation launched on the mid-term evaluation of the 3rd Health Programme (2014-2020) Complete this short questionnaire to share your opinion and help provide the European Commission feedback to strengthen and improve the Health Programme. New WHO/Europe report calls for urgent action to protect children from digital marketing of food Digital media is not well regulated in many countries, leaving kids increasingly exposed to persuasive, individually-tailored marketing techniques through, for example, social media sites and “advergames”.
Awareness Week on Alcohol Related Harm 2016 The aim of the Awareness Week on Alcohol Related Harm (AWARH) is to raise Awareness among EU policymakers of the harm caused by alcohol. AWARH 2016 was held from 21st to 25th November 2016. This year’s theme was: Alcohol: A Cross-Border Health Determinant The AWARH partners called on Members of the European Parliamentto grasp this opportunity and improve the Audiovisual Media Services Directive.

Global News

Multi-level Advocacy for Nutrition  Policy advocacy has played a critical role in pushing nutrition up national and international agendas; it has raised awareness among key stakeholders of the underlying and immediate causes of malnutrition and its human, economic and other consequences. This report draws on a review of the literature on policy science, policy advocacy and social movements to identify opportunities and constraints as well as key factors either fostering Multi-level Advocacy (MLA) or explaining its absence, in situations of high levels of malnutrition. More on http://www.ids.ac.uk/publication/multi-level-advocacy-for-nutrition
Action Initiative Webinar #2 – Using data and evidence to achieve change The Action Initiative webinar will take place next Tuesday 6th December, 11-12 GMT. All fantastic line up of speakers are advocates of World Obesity’s Action Initiative. They will share the various different types of data they have collected to help support their efforts to achieve change in their respective areas of work. Register now! https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5101887163230636802After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.