EFAD Weekly Newsflash 10.11.2016



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.


EFAD Press release for World Diabetes Day
The European Federation of the Associations of Dietitians (EFAD) and its European Specialist Dietetic Network (ESDN) for Diabetes supports the International Diabetes Federation on World Diabetes Day 2016 in spreading the message that diabetes and its complications can be preventable, or delayed, by early diagnosis and by adopting healthful dietary and lifestyle habits. Read the Press release here


European News

Directorate-General Research and Innovation published a call for projects on childhood obesity and sweeteners:http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/wp/2016_2017/main/h2020-wp1617-food_en.pdf Under the part ‘Healthy and safe foods and diets for all’, you will find more information on childhood obesity (page 75) and sweeteners (page 76). Deadline for submission is 14 February 2017 at 17:00 (second stage deadline is 13 September 2017 at 17:00).

Scientific Opinion
On 09 November 2016 at 11:00 CET, EFSA published a Scientific opinion on “Erucic acid in feed and food”. More onhttp://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/press/news/161109


A new report WHO Regional Office for Europe was launched last Friday, on ‘Tackling food marketing to children in a digital world’. For the first time, researchers and health experts have undertaken a comprehensive analysis of the concerning situation in the WHO European Region of digital marketing to children of foods high in fats, salt and sugars. The findings are published in a new report from the WHO Regional Office for Europe: http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/disease-prevention/nutrition/publications/2016/tackling-food-marketing-to-children-in-a-digital-world-trans-disciplinary-perspectives-2016


The final translations of the NutritionDay hospital survey in each language are now available on the NutritionDay website athttp://www.nutritionday.org/en/30-.languages/languages.html


In support of WDD Dr Aimilia Papakonstantinou, lead of ESDN DM, has prepared a report for World Diabetes Day. Please follow this link to see the report. Consistent to the commitment to help raise awareness on diabetes prevention and management, the International Sweeteners Association (ISA) supports World Diabetes Day (WDD) with the publication of three video interviews with Prof Anne Raben, Dr Aimilia Papakonstantinou and Dr Caomhan Logue, talking about World Diabetes Day and translating the science on the role of dietary and lifestyle changes in diabetes into simple messages that can help people achieve good glycaemic control. ISA has also produced an infographic in several languages.


Global News


The European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA) invites stakeholders the second European Summit on Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing, to be held in Brussels, The Square, on the 6th and 7th December 2016. The Summit is organised by the European Commission in cooperation with the European Parliament and the European Committee of the Regions.


World Health Organisation
The World Health Organization has issued a new series of recommendations to improve quality of antenatal care to reduce the risk of stillbirths and pregnancy complications and give women a positive pregnancy experience. By focusing on a positive pregnancy experience, these new guidelines seek to ensure not only a healthy pregnancy for mother and baby, but also an effective transition to positive labour and childbirth and ultimately to a positive experience of motherhood.http://www.who.int/reproductivehealth/news/antenatal-care/en/ .


The International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) on 7 November released its latest Scientific Information Bulletin (SIB), which addresses the evolving food industry focus on Food Fraud. The purpose of this IUFoST SIB is to provide an introduction to the issue, a review of incidents, the fundamentals of prevention and insights into the optimal role of Food Science and Technology. Download from here.Research links excess body fat with increased risk for many common cancers. Why is this and what can we do about it? This video breaks down what you need to know about obesity and cancer risk.


World Medical Association adopts statement on childhood obesity
The 67th General Assembly of the World Medical Association adopted 17 recommendations to tackle childhood obesity, including a focus on the need for a population approach with recommendations on price and availability of nutritious foods, access to education, controls on advertising and marketing, information, labelling and other areas specific to regions and countries, similar to that for tobacco. Recommendations on physical activity, professional training and weight management services were also made.