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The 31st EFAD General Meeting will be online on 23 October

We are delighted that four change makers – Hans Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe; Stella Kyriakides, EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety; Rocco Barazzoni, Chairman of ESPEN; Nathalie Farpour- Lambert, President of EASO - accepted EFAD’s invitation to share their views. 

COVID-19 has kept us all busy this year. We are proud of the dietetic workforce who have shown how dietitians are crucial to creating the care paths for dietary treatment. Dietitians have impact.

Please contact Reka Kegyes for more information.

nDay 2020 - 12 November 2020

nutrition Day 2020 takes place on 12 November 2020. Join the worldwide one day audit on nutrition care.
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World Obesity - Obesity Masterclass Series goes virtual

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, EASO will host the 2020 edition of our popular Train the Trainer online. This will now be offered as an ‘Obesity Management Masterclass Series,’ covering management in adult and childhood obesity.

It will provide valuable opportunities to network and collaborate with faculty and fellow attendees. Learn more about the Masterclass learning objectives and apply to join us in November and December.
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Europe's Beating Cancer Plan: Bridging the gap in breast cancer care

To mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 'Transforming Breast Cancer Together' members would like to shed light on the challenges and often invisible realities of living with early and advanced breast cancer.
We will present recent studies and ongoing initiatives focused on addressing the unmet needs in early and advanced breast cancer care, raise awareness around the burden of the disease and facilitate the discussion with EU stakeholders and policymakers about the daily challenges patients face.
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First International Day against food waste: how are consumer groups doing their share?

BEUC - To mark the first International Day against Food Losses and Food Waste, here is a snapshot of what consumer groups are doing to help consumers bin less food. To benefit both the environment and consumers’ pockets, our members help consumers slash the amount of food that ends up in the bin. 
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70th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe

On 14 September, WHO Europe and the European Commission reaffirmed their partnership at this year’s session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe, focusing on cooperation in five priority areas: health security; health systems; non-communicable diseases with a focus on cancer; sustainable food systems and health as well as health cooperation with non-EU countries. 
EFAD was represented by Annemieke van Ginkel-Res, Honorary President.
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New Registered Trademark - De Leefstijldietist

KDOO have released a new registered trademark, De Leefstijldietist, which translates as The Lifestyle Dietitian. The name stands for a quality label that KDOO want dietitians to achieve as obesity dietitians.

Please contact Ellen Govers at for more information.
Policy and Strategy Updates

EU4Nutrition LIVE is now available ON DEMAND!

October 1, Members of the European Parliament and many renowned European experts shared their views on nutrition, policy, cancer and COVID and called upon the European Commission and the EU Member States to include nutrition and nutritional care in all EU health programmes and recommendations for national health policies.

The on-demand sessions from Brussels, Amsterdam and Madrid are now available on-demand for you to watch & share! Find out more

Free EFAD webinar "Public procurement as a tool for sustainable meals" 29 October 6-7pm GMT

During the webinar, we will provide a brief introduction about public procurement and the opportunities that exist to obtain what we want. We will also present the recommendations that are used in the planning of public meals in Sweden.

Summing up, we will show some real examples from municipalities that succeeded with their offers. Why is good public affairs important? Can we serve local food? How can we get high-quality products at affordable prices? All these questions will be answered during the presentation. 
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Childhood Obesity Stakeholder Dialogues conference

The Science & Technology in childhood Obesity Policy (STOP) project, a European Commission funded Horizon 2020 project, is organising its second Childhood Obesity Stakeholder Dialogues bringing together key stakeholders to share knowledge and discuss the drivers, challenges and solutions to improve the obesogenic environment in which children live. 

We would like to invite you to attend the Childhood Obesity Stakeholder Dialogues conference which will take place online on Tuesday 20 October – Thursday 22 October. 

Maria Hassapidou, the Lead of the EFAD ESDN Obesity will represent EFAD.
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BNF Webinar

British Nutrition Foundation is hosting a free webinar aimed at food industry professionals on the communication of health claims, 1-2pm GMT on 3 December 2020. Find out more and register

FIT4FOOD2030 Final Conference

The FIT4FOOD2030 Final Conference is a culmination of all the project’s activities. It will take place virtually on ZOOM on 24 and 25 November 2020.

In this two-day virtual conference, participants will get the chance to learn about the systems approach to food system transformation and gain practical tools and solutions developed by FIT4FOOD2030 to support responsible research and innovation in food system transformation, which will help them to have an impact on the challenges our food systems currently face within the local, national or European context.
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FOX – Food Processing in a Box Best Practices for Innovation workshop with European farmers

The FOX-Food Processing in a Box project is pleased to invite you to its online workshop Best Practices for Innovation workshop with European farmers on 24 and 27 November 2020 8:30am-12:30pm (CET).

The focus? Sharing experiences, good and best practices of farmers and other stakeholders with experiences in the domain of (on-farm) processing of fruits and vegetables.

Register today! Contact, before October 30, Peter Holl ( & Tessa Avermaete (

CHRODIS PLUS coming to an end: Closing conference on 27 October 2020

All good things come to an end: CHRODIS PLUS will hold its closing online conference on 27 October 2020. This conference will illustrate the impact that CHRODIS PLUS has had on public health systems across EU member states over the past 3 years. Find out more and register

Vocal Europe: EU Project Management Training & Proposal Development virtual training

Vocal Europe cordially invites you to participate in the virtual training EU Project Management and Proposal Development 23-24 October 2020, which provides a thorough understanding of EU Grants, proposal developments and practical fundamentals of project management.

Due to limited seats available, you are kindly invited to register latest by 16 October 2020. Once we receive your email, we will send you the registration form. Find out more and register
Global Updates

FAO Publication

New publication: Climate change: Unpacking the burden on food safety
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