COVID-19 updates


We have collated and translated all the information we have received from our members to help dietitians, and other healthcare professionals across Europe, to offer optimal nutritional support to patients with COVID-19.

In order to make this information as accessible and as easy to navigate as possible, we have split the information and resources we have received into the following categories:

These pages will continue to be updated with information and resources as we receive them. Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo. any resources you may have produced in response to COVID-19. 


EFAD and ENDietS webinars

ENDietS have collated their own webinars along with EFAD webinars into a playlist for nutrition information for risk groups relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Watch the playlist here.


PEN is now open access

With the spread of COVID-19, the day-to-day practice of dietitians, dietetic students and interns around the world has changed fundamentally.

During this period, PEN is now open access!

Log in here.

WHO launches chatbot

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently launched a chatbot app in order to get acute COVID-19 information available to people in multiple languages. The partnership with Rakuten Viber gives WHO the potential to reach over 1 billion people in their local language directly through their mobile phones.

Access the app here.


Global Nutricia Webinar Series

A Global Nutricia webinar series focusing on Intensive Care Units has been launched in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Watch the previous webinar on 'Managing the nutrition support of COVID-19 patients in ICU'

Register to attend the upcoming webinar on 'Strategies for the nutritional management of COVID-9 patients here post-ICU' on 12 May at 5pm (CEST).



Upcoming ENDietS webinar

The next ENDietS webinar will take place on 28 May, 7pm (CEST) - 'Fuelling for the work required: the art and science of carbohydrate periodisation', hosted by James Morton, Professor of Exercise Metabolisms at Liverpool John Moores University.

The webinar will discuss the concept of ensuring high carbohydrate availability before, during and after competition in order to promote performance and recover. They will also outline the translation of science to practice to achieve the nutritional objectives of CHO periodisation.

Register now!


Accessing EFAD policy papers

A number of our policy papers are now available online.

This includes:

See our papers.



European Public Health Week 2020

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Public Health Week (EUPHW), 11-15 May, is changing focus: Joining Forces for Healthier Populations.

Governments, scientists, health professionals and the civil society must work together to tackle the pandemic and raise awareness about public health.

EUPHW is encouraging you and your team to host online events 11-15 May to share knowledge and experiences about COVID-19. You can link the pandemic to any of the 5 EUPHW themes or focus your event exclusively on COVID-19 and share your event across Europe. 

Find out more and how to get involved on the European Public Health Association website.



Innovative Teaching Approaches

The International Union of Food Science and Technology is conducting a survey on Innovative Teaching Approaches in Food Studies. Their Education Committee has prepared the online survey to be completed by educators in the field of food higher education.

The main objective of this survey is to:

  • Evaluate the status of higher education teachers on the use of different teaching resources, especially open access, and methods in the field of food studies.
  • Assist in the preparedness with methods and resources that can accelerate change due to the anticipation that the COVID-19 pandemic will lead to significant changes in methods and resources for teaching.

Find out more and take the survey.


Online Learning

CME-accredited content covering diabetes and obesity

The Academy for Science and Continuing Education in Diabetes (ASCEND) is a CME-accredited programme designed to improve the care of people living with diabetes and obesity worldwide. Led by an international faculty, ASCEND provides practical, independent content about diabetes and weight management for medical practitioners.

Find out more.


Call for submissions

Contribute to a special edition of Applied Sciences journal

A special issue of the journal of Applied Sciences focusing on "Functional Foods and Human Health" has put out a call for journal submissions.
The submission deadline is 31 October 2020. Submitted papers should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Authors are encouraged to send a short abstract or tentative title to the Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo. in advance.

Find out more and how to apply.


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