EFAD Newsflash 300622


From the Journal

Disharmony in gut microbiota – should this be a priority for public health nutrition?

This narrative review highlights the most important recent advances linking high fat diet-driven dysbiosis and high fat diet-related inflammation, presents the pathomechanisms for these phenomena, and examines the possible causative relationship between pro-inflammatory status and gut microbiota changes.

 Read the article.


Professional Practice Committee spotlight

An update on what the Professional Practice Committee (PPC) has been working on.

So far this year

  • In April, PPC Chair Jose Tiebie (the Netherlands) gave a presentation at the University of the Balearic Islands about the differences and similarities between the Nutrition Care Process (NCP) which is used in 26 countries worldwide vs the Dietetic Care Process (DCP) which is used in four countries (Germany, Austria, Belgium and the Netherlands). The terminology of the two different systems has been discussed.
  • We welcomed two new members, Vivian Detopoulou (Greece) and Carla Mihail (Romania).
  • In June the Code of Ethics was rewritten by Silvia Kurmann (Switzerland) and Naomi Trostler (Israel) and approved by EFAD.

Upcoming projects

  • Ana Catharina Moreira (Portugal) and Vivian Detopoulou are working on an update of the Dashboard of Registration together with the Education and Lifelong Learning Committee Chair Fiona McCullough. They will give a workshop at the 33rd EFAD General Meeting on 22 October. 
  • In October we will hold a webinar on a case of a patient with diabetes, in the NCP and DCP processes and their standardized languages. The case study will be presented by Sandra Jent (Switzerland) and Sytske Runia (the Netherlands).
  • Naomi Trostler and Jose Tiebie will update the PPC's mission and vision paper at the end of the year.
  • The PPC has been working on translating the INIS Study by four European countries: Austria, Germany, Netherlands and Belgium. The INIS study itself starts in 2023 under the supervision of Elin Lovestom. Silvia Kurmann and Jose Tiebie met with the four countries in March 2022.


British Dietetic Association (BDA)'s Dietitians Week celebrates #WhatDietitiansDo

The BDA encouraged Dietitians to talk about their role, what they do and how they make a difference to their patients and clients during last week's annual Dietitians Week. More than 5,000 tweets were posted from almost 1,700 contributors across the week, celebrating the impact and value Dietitians have.

 Check out some of the top tweets shared across the week.


Become a certified cancer prevention promoter

Cancer Prevention Europe’s (CPE) Learning Centre provides learning modules to build capacity and support knowledge transfer on cancer prevention. The first CPE multilingual online programme on primary and secondary cancer prevention has now been launched. It is aimed at cancer prevention promoters and advocates.

The programme consists of two sets of free, self-paced, e-learning modules:

  1. The European Code Against Cancer (ECAC) 4th edition - 13 certified modules about the messages within the ECAC and the methodology underlying the ECAC.
  2. Latest evidence, myths & controversies - 12 modules presenting new evidence emerged since the publication of the ECAC and busting myths related to the topics addressed by the 4th edition of the ECAC. 

 Check them out here.


EU-funded project aimed at millennials highlights benefits of fruit and vegetables

The Life is Better with Fruit and Vegetables campaign is an EU-funded programme that targets millennials and aims to increase their level of knowledge regarding the nutritional benefits, versatility, sustainability, and practicality of fruit and vegetables. Young Europeans aged 25 to 35 represent a key demographics of consumers, as they are still shaping their purchasing and eating habits.

 Find out more.


WHO Europe publishes report on minimum pricing for alcohol

The WHO European Region has some of the highest levels of alcohol consumption and corresponding rates of alcohol-related harm in the world. Pricing policies and taxation are among the most effective measures that policy-makers can use to address these harms, but they remain underutilized across the Region. 

There has been growing interest in recent years in a relatively new form of pricing policy to decrease alcohol affordability and consequently consumption – minimum pricing. This report discusses this (as yet) not widely used policy and its potential for improving public health and examines how minimum pricing policies should be applied alongside alcohol taxation measures.

 Read the report.


FoodDrinkEurope launches action plan on sustainable food systems

Working together, we can reverse malnutrition and diet-related health conditions and provide a food environment that makes it easier to choose healthy and sustainable diets. Sara Lamonaca from FoodDrinkEurope presents the way forward for the food and drink industry.

 Read it here.


Events and webinars

Summer school on dairy nutrition and health for professionals
4-15 July

FrieslandCampina Institute and Wageningen University and Research collaborate to bring to you the second edition of the online Summer School on Dairy Nutrition and Health.

Are you interested in engaging with experts with both scientific knowledge and practical experience in the dairy world? Do you want to know more about dairy products, in relation to the current interest for plant-based diets? Are you eager to learn how processing affects the nutrient values of dairy products? Are you interested in translating dairy science into relevant practice? Then this interactive Summer School on Dairy Nutrition and Health is the right programme for you.

 Find out more and register.


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 also 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.


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