EFAD Weekly Newsflash 03.11.2016



ESDN Obesity
EFAD is calling for nominations of specialist dietitians who would be happy to contribute to the work of the ESDN Obesity Committee. More information on theEFAD website.ESDN Older Adults
Elisabet Rothenberg, lead of ESDN Older Adults presented about coffee and cognitive function to the 12th International Congress of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society. The programme and the presentation can be found onhttp://www.efad.org/specialists/6076/5/0/80.


European News

Consumption of fruit and vegetables in the EU
Only 1 in 7 persons aged 15 or over eats at least 5 portions of fruit or vegetables daily … while 1 in 3 does not eat any fruit or vegetables every dayhttp://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STAT-16-3435_en.htm?locale=en
Regular consumption of fruit and vegetables is considered an important element of a healthy and balanced diet. In the European Union (EU) however, slightly more than a third (34.4%) of the population aged 15 or over did not eat them on a daily basis in 2014, while less than 15% (14.1%) consumed at least 5 portions each day.Full text available on EUROSTAT website


Public consultation on a draft scientific opinion on Dietary Reference Values for thiamin
This document proposes dietary reference values for thiamin for adults, infants and children, pregnant and lactating women.
Deadline: 9 Nov 2016
More on https://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/consultations/call/161005EFSA has set adequate intake (AI) for vitamin D at 15 µg per day for healthy individuals over one year of age. EFSA also published a “Scientific opinion on dietary reference values for vitamin D”. The publication was accompanied by a technical report on the outcome of a public consultation. There was also a “Joint explanatory note” by EFSA and the UK Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) on their respective approaches in deriving DRVs for vitamin D (EFSA-related links are now active).


Ireland publishes obesity plan that aims to reduce average person’s weight by 5% 
The Irish government’s Healthy Weight for Ireland Plan includes a number of key components including healthy eating guidelines to be published next month and support for a sugar-sweetened drinks levy, expected to be introduced by 2018.http://health.gov.ie/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/A-Healthy-Weight-for-Ireland-Obesity-Policy-and-Action-Plan-2016-2025.pdf


INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FOOD STUDIES (IJFS) Vol 5, No 2 (2016) just published! Please find here the table of contents: http://www.iseki-food-ejournal.com/ojs/index.php/e-journal/issue/view/21IFA-webinar
Within the frame of the European Food-STA projecta series of webinars will take place in the next years on a regular basis. The first webinar is the following: 17 November 2016 - Emerging microbiological hazards bring new challenges to food safety by Florence Dubois-Brissonnet from AgroParisTech.
For more details please visit: https://www.iseki-food.net/webinars


Global News


School children from 20 countries participated in European School Sport Day
As reports come in from the second European Week of Sport, early results point to the European School Sport Day® as the EU initiative’s biggest event, moving approximately 1.5 million school children in 20 countries across in Europe on 30 September 2016. The event expanded significantly from last year when it was organised in three countries (Hungary, Bulgaria and Bulgaria) as an international pilot programme supporting the first European Week of Sport. Read the full story here