EFAD Congress, MAW 2023, Food Insecurity project and more..


The 14th EFAD Congress is 35 days away!
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The 14th EFAD Congress is just around the corner, only 35 days away! 🗓️

Are you ready to embark on a journey of knowledge and innovation in the world of dietetics and nutrition? Join us for this extraordinary event that promises to be a game-changer in our field.

📢 This is your friendly reminder: Register today to secure your spot at the EFAD Congress!

Don't miss out on the opportunity to network with experts, engage in insightful discussions, and stay at the forefront of the latest developments in dietetics and nutrition. We can't wait to see you there!

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Exciting opportunity for Hungarian students: Join EFAD Congress and Student's Day for free with ISA!

Are you a native Hungarian and fluent in English? Would you like to join the EFAD Congress, including the Student’s Day, for free? The International Sweeteners Association (ISA) is recruiting two motivated students who are willing to support the ISA team with informative activities at their booth (including sharing of ISA materials). Interested? Then do not hesitate to send your CV and short application letter by 14th September to Emily Platts, ISA Junior Communications Manager, at Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.


Don't miss the webinar/ roundtable discussions on "Fighting fractures and falls with food: from science to practice"

Dietetic care must be integrated as an essential part of nutritional care, leaving no one behind. EFAD declares to promote dietitians by contributing, developing, and implementing nutritional and dietetic guidelines & nutritional care paths.

EFAD will be organizing Malnutrition Awareness Week 2023 from September 18 to September 22.

Don't miss the webinar "Fighting fractures and falls with food: from science to practice" organised by EFAD and supported by the European Milk Forum, scheduled on September 19th at 6 pm CET. The latter part of the webinar will highlight an engaging live discussion - a roundtable featuring expert dietitians from ESDN Older Adults, who will delve into the practical aspects of implementing this knowledge into dietetic practice.

 Register now.


EFAD's visit to hospital Gelderse Vallei's innovative meal service

The visit by EFAD's Executive Director, Wineke Remijnse, and Daniel Buchholz to the Hospital Gelderse Vallei's "Care with Good Nutrition" meal service, the past summer, showcased the potential for healthcare facilities to elevate their approach to nutrition and patient care.

The emphasis on delicious, protein-enriched meals, coupled with the dedication of the hospital's staff and the critical role of dietitians, sets an inspiring example.

Moreover, the "Goede zorg Proef je" project exemplifies a broader commitment to enhancing healthcare through improved nutrition. It is clear that this journey to Ede, The Netherlands, was a testament to the transformative power of good nutrition and excellent healthcare.

 Read more.


Hungary joins ONCA Alliance during the 14th EFAD Congress opening session

During its inaugural day, the 14th EFAD congress will stage the official launch of the Hungarian ONCA Alliance, recognizing and celebrating the strong and enduring partnership between ONCA and EFAD. Hungary's participation will mark a significant milestone, as it becomes the 20th country to join the ONCA campaign.

 Find out more.


EFAD Learning

🌍 Join the Fight Against Food Insecurity! 🍽️

Within EFAD, we are passionate about making a positive impact on the world, and we need your help to do it.

The recent publication by Elena Carrillo-Álvarez, member of ESDN Public Health, Perspective: Food and Nutrition Insecurity in Europe: Challenges and Opportunities for Dietitians, proves that the interest in food and nutrition insecurity in high-income countries has skyrocketed.

We are excited to announce that EFAD is currently initiating a project focused on tackling food insecurity.

Food insecurity is a pressing issue that affects millions of people globally, and we believe that by working together, we can make a real difference. That's why we are reaching out to experts and organizations who share our commitment to combating food insecurity.

If you are an expert in this field or represent an organization that wants to be part of this important initiative, we invite you to join hands with us. Your expertise, insights, and contributions are invaluable in addressing this critical issue.

 To get involved, please send an email to Elwira Gliwska, EFAD Learning Officer, at Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.


ENDietS News

ENDietS Students' Day

As part of the 14th EFAD Congress, EFAD's Student Network, ENDietS is organising the Student's Day on October 12, 2023. ENDietS Students' Day is a remarkable event created by students, for students, with the aim of providing them a platform to express their voices and opinions.

This event serves as a unique opportunity for students in the field of dietetics and nutrition to come together, share their experiences, and contribute to the ongoing conversation in their respective fields and ENDiets is calling all European dietetic students to not miss this opportunity.

 Find more and register.


Kompass Nutrition & Dietetics

Primary Healthcare Service: Important Support for the Patient at Home

Individuals living with cancer often experience multiple nutrition-related side effects from cancer treatment, including changes in taste and smell, nausea, diarrhea, loss of appetite, and pain during eating. These side effects can profoundly impact nutritional status and quality of life. The purpose of this study was to explore experiences with nutrition-related cancer treatment side effects among cancer patients and their family caregivers, the way they manage such side effects, and the resulting changes in food preferences and behaviors. 

 Read the article.


Call for Contributions - Kompass Nutrition and Dietetics Issue 2/23

We are excited to announce that preparations for the upcoming issue of Kompass Nutrition and Dietetics (issue 2/23) have officially commenced.
This is your opportunity to share your valuable information and make a significant impact in the field. We are specifically seeking contributions for two sections: Kaleidoscope and Calendar of Events.

 Find more and submit.



Perspective: Food and Nutrition Insecurity in Europe: Challenges and Opportunities for Dietitians

In recent years, the interest in food and nutrition insecurity in high-income countries has skyrocketed. However, its recognition in Europe is still developing. This perspective summarizes the evidence on food and nutrition insecurity across Europe in terms of prevalence, consequences, and current mitigation strategies, with the aim of outlining the challenges and opportunities for dietitians. 

 Read the article by Elena Carrillo-Álvarez.


EUFIC - In the news: do ultra-processed foods increase the risk of heart disease and stroke?

Recent news stories have reported that eating ultra-processed food increases the risk of heart attack and stroke, based on results from two new research studies. The use of the degree of processing of foods as an indicator of their healthfulness is a hotly debated topic in nutrition and food science. 

 Read the article.


Achieving consensus on the language of obesity: a modified Delphi study

A very interesting study that uses expert consensus to provide insight into the language used to describe obesity as a chronic disease, and forms the basis for a unified language of obesity, with the contribution of Ellen Govers, deputy-lead of ESDN Obesity.

 Read the article.


ESPEN Factsheet on nutritional risk screening

With the Malnutrition Awareness Weeks being right around the corner, let's take a look at this ESPEN Factsheet on Nutritional Risk Screening, based on the GLIM Criteria.

 Access the factsheet.


Events and webinars

45th ESPEN Congress on Clinical Nutrition & Metabolism
11 - 14 September 2023
Lyon, France

 You can find out more.


Dietary Protein for Human Health | International Symposium
The International Symposium: Dietary Protein for Human Health will cover a broad range of topics concerning the role of protein in human nutrition, health and well-being. 
14 - 16 September 2023
Utrecht, The Netherlands

 You can find out more.


Ultra-processed Foods Part 2 - Panel discussion

JPI HDHL is hosting the second part of the "Ultra-processed Foods" webinar series, building upon the insights shared during the initial webinar held in June. This follow-up session aims to delve deeper into this complex subject, offering comprehensive answers to participants' questions.

📌 When: 19 September 2023
📍 Where: Online

 Find out more and register.


14th EFAD Congress

The 14th EFAD Congress will be held from 12-14 October 2023 in Budapest, Hungary. This year’s theme is “Dietetic care, a human right: moving forward into a new era’’.

📌 When: 12-14 October 2023
📍 Where: Budapest, Hungary

 Find out more and register.

ENDietS Students' Day - 12th October 2023

The ENDietS Students' Day is taking place on the 12th of October 2023, as part of the 14th EFAD Congress and it addresses all European Dietetic Students. This year’s theme is “We Learn, We Inspire, We Grow’’.

📌 When: 12 October 2023
📍 Where: Budapest, Hungary

 Find out more.


16th European Public Health Conference: "Our Food, Our Health, Our Earth: A Sustainable Future for Humanity"
📌 When: 8-11 November 2023
📍 Where: Dublin, Ireland

 You can find out more.


INPRO closing seminar (30/11) and field visit (01/12)

The INPRO consortium will share the outcomes of 3 years of collaboration and research during a 2-day INPRO event.
Together partners of 4 universities of applied sciences and 3 rehabilitation centres worked towards the goal of further enabling a smooth transfer from interprofessional education to the work field.

 Find more.


10th ESPEN Symposium - Nutrition for the older adult: Current concepts
3 - 4 December 2023
Istanbul, Turkey

 You can find out more.


17th Panhellenic Nutrition and Dietetics Conference

The Hellenic Dietetic Association is organizing the 17th Panhellenic Nutrition and Dietetics Conference from the 8th until the 10th of December 2023 at the Megaron Athens Concert Hall in Athens. 

📌 When: 8 - 10 December 2023
📍 Where: Megaron Concert Hall, Athens

 Read more.

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