Rewatch our COVID-19 Nutritional Rehabilitation Webinar



COVID-19 Briefing Paper

Last week we launched our briefing paper 'Role of Dietitians in the fight against COVID-19'. This briefing outlines the core role that dietitians are playing in the response to COVID-19, from the front line in acute care to population level advice and support in acute community care, primary care, food service and education.

Our briefing paper establishes the role of dietitians in the fight against COVID-19 in the following areas:

  • Treating COVID in critical care
  • Helping people get back on their feet
  • Supporting vulnerable people with technology
  • Supporting Public Health
  • Tackling harmful myths

As well as providing information on what you can do to help during this pandemic.

Read our paper in full.


Alongside the launch of our briefing paper 'Role of Dietitians in the fight against COVID-19'. We also published a press release to promote our paper. 

In it we call for recognition of the important role of dietitians and appropriate dietetic care
during each phase of the Covid-19 journey. 

Read our press release in full.


Rewatch our Covid-19 webinar

Our Covid-19 webinar - 'Nutritional Rehabilitation after Covid-19 infection: Homeward-bound after hospital discharge’ that took place last week got over 600 viewers. This webinar discussed the need for nutritional care after Covid-19 hospital discharge and provided practical guidance on nutritional care pathways in the community for these individuals, the digital booklet for this webinar is also available.

Rewatch now.

EFAD quoted in report to European Parliament

On 20 May 2020, the European Commission adopted the Report to the European Parliament and the Council regarding the use of additional forms of expression and presentation of the nutrition declaration. Our work on the importance of nutritional labelling was quoted in the report.

Read the report in full.


Full EuDAP report

The European Dietetic Action Plan (EuDAP) 2015-2020, launched by EFAD in October 2015, is a commitment by dietitians throughout Europe to take actions that will achieve better nutrition and sustainable health, through pro-active engagement with Health 2020 and the European Food and Nutrition Action Plan (2015-2020).

For the first time, the EuDAP Full Report 2018 has been created in the form of an online database. The data in this report is based on European dietetic activities from 2018, which were collected in the 2019 EuDAP Survey.

Read the report in full.


Policy and Strategy Updates

Covid-19 Care Pathway

As the first Covid-19 patients are starting to be discharged from hospital wards, these patients are being directed towards dietitians to begin their recovery phase. The information these discharged patients receive in terms of nutritional guidance in their home-setting is often limited.

As dietitians are expected to support those discharged from hospital after Covid-19, it is important there are clear guidelines and a care pathway in place. Based on the available literature and insights gathered from these patients’ first experiences in their recovery phase, Diëtheek has created the Nutrition during the recovery of Covid-19 care pathway.

These guidelines are intended for all dietitians working in the primary healthcare setting and who are managing this patient group.

Read the care pathway in full.


ECHAlliance Member only Collaboration and Funding Opportunities

ECHAlliance have seen their membership grow and expand which, as a member organisation, means more connections and opportunities for members and ecosystems. As a result of Covid-19 there has been an increase in demand for collaboration and connections, which has been aided by ECHAlliance's regular member communications, to further this success they are now launching their first regular Member Only Collaboration and Funding Opportunities Newsletter which will be starting in June. 

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European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing Newsletter

European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing recently published their latest newsletter. This edition saw a number of funding opportunities available across Europe as well as a number of opportunities. These include calls for authors in the public sector and online events on the future of digital innovation and webinars on European Hospitals reacting and adapting to Covid-19.

Read the newsletter in full.


Farm to Fork Update

The Farm to Fork Strategy is at the heart of the European Green Deal aiming to make food systems fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly. Food systems cannot be resilient to crises such as the Covid-19 pandemic if they are not sustainable. Putting our food systems on a sustainable path also brings new opportunities for operators in the food value chain. New technologies and scientific discoveries, combined with increasing public awareness and demand for sustainable food, will benefit all stakeholders.

Find out more about Farm to Fork.



UK Dietitians Week 2020

Although Covid-19 means face to face campaigns and events aren’t possible, the British Dietetic Association (BDA) is continuing with UK Dietitians Week 2020 1-5 June 2020. The week will be a social media only celebration of #WhatDietitiansDo. EFAD member organisations and dietitians across Europe are encouraged to join in and take part using the hashtags. The BDA particularly want to hear about how dietitians have been adapting to face the Covid pandemic.

Find out more.



EUFIC materials survey

EUFIC develops engaging science-based materials to inspire and empower people to make healthier and more sustainable food and lifestyle choices.

The materials that they produce are often used by professionals - health professionals, educators, media, etc. - and they'd like to hear specifically from you how we could make them even more relevant and useful.

Take the survey.




You can join this rich, interactive experience from anywhere in the world. It offers great lectures, scientific sessions, satellite programs, virtual abstract presentations, virtual exhibits, and more.

This online event will take place 1 - 4 June. Register now.


World Obesity Live - Covid-19 and obesity: Emerging insights and policy implications

In response to the current Covid-19 Pandemic, the World Obesity Federation and colleagues are running a series of webinars on Covid-19 and Obesity. This webinar will explore the latest data that is emerging on Covid-19 and obesity, with a particular focus on the policy implications and policy response to date on obesity. Taking place a week after the WHO’s World Health Assembly, the webinar will also reflect on some of the opportunities for raising the profile of obesity on the global health agenda.

Register to attend.


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