EFAD Weekly Newsflash 26.01.2016



  • Manuel Monino was appointed as the lead of ESDN Public Health Committee.
  • Two new members were appointed into the ESDN Obesity Committee. Warm welcome to Antonis Vlassopoulos (HDA) and Odysseas Androutsos (EDDE).
  • Jacqueline Commandeur (NVD) was appointed as a member of ESDN Oncology Committee.

EFAD extends a warm welcome to all the new volunteers. Calls for more ESDN committee members will be coming out soon.


Member News


General Council of Dietitians-Nutritionist Spain
CGDN-E informed EFAD that on 9 November 2016 the Spanish Foundation of Dietitians-Nutritionists (FEDN) became the Spanish Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation, which from now on will be known as the Spanish Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This step ensures maximum scientific and academic recognition is given to the scientific disciplines of Human Nutrition and Dietetics in Spain.


European News



The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) offers a MOOC to contribute to capacity-building of regional and local authorities with regard to EU affairs, more particularly on EU budget and funding for regions and cities. The course (6 modules) will attempt to fill the knowledge gap of how the EU budget works and what are the possibilities for accessing EU funds. Find more information (registration, previous available course material, etc) here



What is needed for healthy ageing?

More at http://www.who.int/topics/ageing/en/



2nd D-ECCO Workshopat the 12th Congress of the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation (ECCO) 
February 17, 2017,
Barcelona, Spain
Target audience: IBD dietitians,IBD nurses, Physicians
Application deadline: February 1, 2017
The D-ECCO Workshop provides the opportunity to reach and educate IBD dietitians and IBD nurses from across Europe. The course has been conceptualised by the Dietitians Working Group of ECCO and offers interactive discussions.
Please register in advance, no onsite registration possible.
Further information on this course and the course programme can be found here



The Nutrition Day team would like to remind you of the second date of nutritionDay 2016 for all of those who could not take part in November 2016. Join nutritionDay on the 23rd of February 2017 and receive your benchmarking report covering aspects of quality indicators and economics. Alternatively, you may also choose a Thursday until 9th of March 2017. http://www.nutritionday.org/



What we eat and how we eat it is both a pleasure and an art. Today in Europe, we have access to a wider variety and quality of food and drinks that our grandparents could only have dreamt of. However, with our hectic modern lives, people may experience a lack of balance in how much they consume, affecting the quality of their health and lifestyles. This is why FoodDrinkEurope has been taking actions, with their members, partners (old & new), and stakeholders, to tackle today’s societal challenges related to health and nutrition. More at http://www.eatandlivewell.eu/
Global News



The 140th meeting of the WHO’s Executive Board will take place in Geneva on 23rd-30th January 2017. Agenda items include:

Full details are available here



Why not consider PEN as a member benefit to joining your dietetic association?
PEN can be included as part of association membership*, providing members with quick online access to the most up-to-date, critically appraised evidence on more than 190 nutrition and dietetic-related topics all in one handy, easily searchable system. PEN users are provided with their own login and member area. If you would like more information, please contact Sammie Gill at the BDA.
*Please note that PEN as part of association membership is different to that of a PEN site licence which is ideal for academic institutions/universities.