EFAD launches a new Learning Library


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EFAD launches a new Learning Library



This new academic season, we are delighted to announce that the EFAD Learning Library, has officially launched. This has been a highly anticipated EFAD project, supported by unrestricted educational grants by Danone and Nestle, which we warmly thank.

Our main goal is to support the lifelong learning of all European dietitians and that is why our courses are dietitian-led and evidence-based, with materials to embed in practice and take your learning in new directions. The EFAD Learning Library will be an online resources educational platform that will host courses, podcasts, webinars, and many more to come.
We aim to support your learning with diverse yet relevant topics that apply to the daily professional challenges. EFAD believes that learning is an integral part of our professional development. As an EFAD Learning member, you will have free access to our flexible and self-directed courses developed for all career stages from students to experienced dietitians.

Each course has educational resources developed by our international experts that bring practical and real-world experience to each topic. 

Three new online courses are now available and part of the EFAD Learning Library: 

   Sustainability in Dietetics
   Health through Gut 
   Digital Nutrition Communication

As there are limited seats available, make sure that you secure your registration as soon as possible. If you don’t make it this time, keep an eye on our next Newsflash and our social media, so you don't miss the announcement for when new registrants’ “seats” become available.

 Join for free now.


EFAD urges nutritional care to be the topic of focus at WHO Regional Committee Europe meeting


A call to embed nutritional care into the prevention and control of Non-Communicable Diseases was the message EFAD made in its statement at the 72nd session of the WHO Regional Committee meeting for Europe. The statement was co-signed by 10 other European Organisations. 

Nutrition interventions improve clinical and socioeconomic outcomes as well as health-related quality of life and therefore should be integrated in policies and interventions taken to address NCDs. Every European citizen must have access to nutritional care. Here is a video message from Annemieke van Ginkel-Res, Honorary President of the European Federation of the Associations of Dietitians (EFAD) to explain more.

EFAD also joined other statements made at the 3-day meeting, on the importance of integrating Behavioural & Cultural Insights, the WHO Digital Health Action Plan, the European Alcohol Framework, and recommendations on Obesity.

In 2018 EFAD was accredited to the WHO Europe as a non-state actor. This allows us to improve further collaboration at a European level and work maybe work towards better health across Europe.

 Read all the statements.


EFAD calls for officers for dietetic network committees

EFAD is calling for nominations for enthusiastic colleagues who wish to contribute to the work of the various specialist dietetic network committees for 2022 to 2026. The deadline is Friday 30 September 2022.

 Find out more today.


Kompass Nutrition and Dietetics Journal


The Influence of Oral and Gut Microbiota on Nitrate Supplementation and Sports Performance

This article looks at how the oral/gut microbiota plays a significant role in nitrate metabolism and how it can assist in improving sports performance.

 Read the article.



Empowering consumers to make healthy and sustainable choices


The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published the results of four scientific studies related to food information to consumers. This covers front of pack nutrition labelling, market analysis of the labelling of alcoholic drinks, food information through other means than on labels and origin labelling.

 Read more here.


IARC researchers predict increase in colorectal cancer by 2040


In a new study, researchers from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) provide estimates of the incidence of and mortality from colorectal cancer in 185 countries in 2020 and predictions of the future burden in 2040. 

The authors predict that by 2040 the burden of colorectal cancer will increase to 3.2 million new cases per year (an increase of 63%) and 1.6 million deaths per year (an increase of 73%). The authors predict that by 2040 the burden of colorectal cancer will increase to 3.2 million new cases per year (an increase of 63%) and 1.6 million deaths per year (an increase of 73%).

 Read more here.


Events and webinars


EFPC Conference 2022: Integrated Community Care: a new opportunity for Primary Care
25-27 September
Ghent, Belgium or online

The European Forum for Primary Care (EFPC) Organizing Committee is now facilitating the EFPC 2022 Conference virtually - so all those interested in joining, but who cannot get to Ghent, can register for online participation and access the main lectures.

 Find out more and register.


11th Central European Congress on Food and Nutrition
27-30 September
Čatež ob Savi, Slovenia

The theme for this congress is "Food, technology and nutrition for healthy people in a healthy environment".

 Find out more and register.


ESPEN Webinar - Clinical nutrition in surgery

11 October 

This webinar will have a range of speakers who are experts in clinical nutrition. The full programme is available on the ESPEN website.

 Find out more and register.


WholEUGrain Final Conference
25 October 
Ljubljana, Slovenia

The WholEUGrain project, which was launched with an aim to transfer the Danish best practice model for a whole grain partnership to other countries will be having a summary conference in October.

 Find out more and register.

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