EFAD Weekly Newsflash 09.02.2017




Please register for Free ENDietS webinar – “Nutrition, Ageing, and HIV” presented by Alastair Duncan on Feb 16, 2017 7:00 PM CET at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8106813961297541123. Join us to learn more on how we can support nutrition, dietetic and wider health needs for people living with HIV in the first ENDietS webinar for 2017.


EFAD European Specialist Dietetic Network members
EFAD is delighted to welcome
Manuel Monino, of General Council Dietist-Nutritionist Spain as lead of the ESDN Public Health Committee,
Jacqueline Commandeur of the Dutch Dietetic Association as a member of the ESDN Oncology committee
Odysseas Androutsos (of Union of Nutritionist-Dietitians Greece) and Antonis Vlassopoulos (of Hellenic Dietetic Association) as members of the ESDN Obesity committee.


European News



Common Agriculture Policy
Please be aware of the public consultation on the Common Agriculture Policy. Given the important links to public health of this major EU policy area and financing envelope, please take a moment to fill out the questionnaire and circulate it as widely as possible in Your network. You may wish to add health-specific input especially in questions 13, 15 and 33. The deadline is 2 May 2017. Read moreEU platform for action on diet, physical activity and health 
A report on the added sugars survey in Switzerland was published. It is available only in German with the summary reports in English, French and Italian language (at pages 3- 6 of the report). More athttps://www.blv.admin.ch/blv/de/home/lebensmittel-und-ernaehrung/ernaehrung/massnahmen-ernaehrungsstrategie/zuckerreduktion.htmlProcurement of school food for better health: Malta takes a lead was published.
Improving the provision of school food for better child health is listed as a priority by the Maltese government during its Presidency of the EU, Jan-June 2017. A report on procurement of food has been prepared jointly by Malta and the European Commission for publication during February. Further details from sandra.caldeira@ec.europa.eu or camelia-marcela.constantinescu-braescu@ec.europa.eu



OpenFoodTox is the new EFSA database that provides instant access to a wealth of information from over 1,650 EFSA scientific outputs about the toxicity of chemicals found in the food and feed chain. An editorial published in the EFSA Journal describes how to use the database. All the info at http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/press/news/170118-0See an overview of planned upcoming EFSA consultations at: http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/calls/consultations



Obesity treatment training tool
EASO has just launched an online obesity treatment training tool, which will be translated into several European languages as funding is secured. It is funded through an industry grant and so it is offered to HCPs completely free of charge. More on http://www.efad.org/education/6272/7/0/80



The European Code Against Cancer suggests 12 ways to reduce your risk. It focuses on actions that individual citizens can take to help prevent cancer. Successful cancer prevention requires these individual actions to be supported by governmental policies and actions. More on http://cancer-code-europe.iarc.fr/index.php/en/



Europe is confronted by an obesity challenge. Therefore, the growing prevalence of obesity also affects healthcare expenditures and labour supply in the economy. On current trend, obesity will in future have a significant impact on healthcare spending and the productivity of Europe’s economies. Read more http://ecipe.org/publications/europes-obesity-challenge/?mc_cid=542818a28c&mc_eid=9b201572cd



Technology is continually changing the way people live, interact, learn, play and work, offering new opportunities to change the way Public Health England reaches out and interacts with people. It requires new thinking about public health delivery models, data, governance, partnership and engagement. The report can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/digital-first-public-health/digital-first-public-health-public-health-englands-digital-strategy



UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe has launched a new commitment to reduce by 10% added sugars in their products by 2020. This new commitment will effectively triple the reduction pace by adding another 10% reduction over the next five years (2015-2020) and will be rolled out across Europe, impacting over 500 million consumers. This initiative addresses consumer preferences and answers the important call for action from the European Commission and Member States embedded in the EU Roadmap for Action on Food Product Improvement and the Annex on Voluntary Reduction of Added Sugars


Global News



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