EFAD Weekly Newsflash 08.12.2016

Please inform the relevant experts in your organisation that  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.

Deadline for nominations for all positions is 10 December 2016.

ESDN Older Adult
Elisabet Rothenberg, lead of ESDN Older Adult, made two presentations to the EUGMS Conference in Lisbon on 5-7 October 2016. „Nutrition, Coffee and Age-Related Cognitive Decline. Implications for healthcare advice” and „The role of the Dietitian in the Geriatric Team”
You can view the presentations here.


EFAD Webinars

ESDN Obesity
ESDN Obesity presented a webinar about insulin resistance on Friday, 2 December. The webinar can be viewed here

Join us in the upcoming webinar on December 15th 19.00 CET to get an insight into the dietetics student associations across Europe. Who are they, how did they start and what activities do they organize? Get all the information and ask your questions on how to be part of ENDietS and how to run a student association in our last webinar for 2016. Click here to register: here


European News
On 1 December a coalition of over 40 European and national health organisations and NGOs organised an event “What about the Kids?” The Press Release ‘AVMSD: Once in a decade opportunity to protect children from alcohol and unhealthy food marketing’, is available on http://www.efad.org/news/6167/7/0/80


Health Policy Platform The final draft Statement on Health Inequalities and a short summary document are now available here. You can apply to join the Health Policy Platform if you wish at https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/hpf/


Community of Practice The Community of Practice meets several times a year in Brussels. The 8th plenary meeting of the Community of Practice for better self- and co-regulation (the CoP) will be on 26th January 2017, in Brussels, at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) premises.
While the CoP pilot phase is coming to an end, the meeting will start by considering the learnings gathered during the first seven plenaries. The practical modes of mainstreaming SRCR in Better Regulation will then be discussed, with a series of participative workshops addressing diverse aspects, such as the inclusion of codes of conduct provisions in hard law or the monitoring of ongoing SRCR processes. Register your participation. The full programme and all relevant documents will soon be available on the CoP platform


Greece moves to raise awareness about salt consumption
At an event on salt reduction in Athens on 4 November 2016, Dr João Breda from WHO/Europe presented an overview of salt reduction strategies in Europe, noting that such initiatives for salt reduction are consistent with the objectives of the WHO European Food and Nutrition Action Plan 2015–2020. In collaboration with the Hellenic Dietetic Association, the Hellenic Food Authority also launched its new salt-reduction infographic. More at http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/disease-prevention/nutrition/news/news/2016/11/greece-moves-to-raise-awareness-about-salt-consumption


The European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies hosts a “Health Systems and Policy Monitor (HSPM)”
This is an innovative platform that provides a detailed description of health systems in every European country and provides up to date information on reforms and changes that are particularly policy relevant. http://www.hspm.org/mainpage.aspx


Global News


Juan A. Rivera is director of the Mexican Research Centre in Nutrition at the National Institute of Public Health explains how introduction of a sugar tax in Mexico did reduce consumption of sugary drinks.http://www.wcrf.org/int/blog/articles/2016/11/mexicos-sugar-tax-did-it-make-difference


The International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) is developing two books in the fields of nutrition and food safety that they would like to be sure meet the needs of a global audience. If you work or have an interest in these areas, please take a few short minutes to share your needs and preferences for professional reference and educational materials.
This survey should take no more than 4 to 10 minutes to complete. None of the information you provide will be shared with third parties, and your responses will be anonymous unless you choose otherwise.
To accept this invitation and complete the survey, please use the following link:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ILSI_Survey_2016