First meeting of the FBDG Working group

Dear friend, we now have finalized the planning for a first meeting of our FENS-FBDG-Group at the 21/22. of September in Brussels. In cooperation with this group, we could continue our plans to increase the collaboration between the different groups in the Southern European Region.

FENS Working group on Food Based Dietary Guidelines - status

Dear members, thanks for the nomminations. You can see from the  list  that we have now a very good group together. A first meeting will be organized by the Belgian Nutrition Society in Brussels at the 21/22 September 2017. Invitation will soon be send to the working group members.

Delphi process regarding ethics

Dear members, CEDAR of the University of Cambridge started an initiative to evaluate ethics for the relation between science and food industry. The scientific group in Cambridge is going to approach also the Nutrition Societies for input. Thus, it could be that you are already been contacted. Otherwise, if you are interested to participate you might contact the organisors for being involved.

Task force update

Dear friends, we did receive some responses to our request to submit names for the FENS-working group on Food Based Dietray Guidelines. However, it is the aim to have one name per member Society in order to have a good coverage of Europe and persons that bring the results of the Task-Force activities back to the member societies. Please, be so kind and give official response when you have identified the respresentative Person for this task force if not done yet. Below a further description about the purpose of the task force. Attached is the list of nominees as currently recorded.

FENS is a registered stakeholder of EFSA

Dear friends, we recently got the letter that FENS is now a registred stakeholder of EFSA. This will give us new possibilities to represent the Nutrition Societies in this EU Institution. We currently do not know the procedures how this role could be filled and how the decision process works. Also, FENS is now registered in the Transparency Register of the EU. We will have the possibilities of commenting upcoming EU initiatives. We keep you informed.

Best regards