ESDN: Older Adults

We translate scientific knowledge on ageing and geriatric nutrition to evidence-based practical information and tools, enabling dietitians in Europe to improve dietetic care of older adults.


Overall, we aim to promote the role of the dietitian in the specialist field. We will accomplish this aim by:

  • developing and updating position papers and briefing papers on the role of the dietitian in the specialist field 
  • developing advanced competence statements for dietitians working in the specialist field
  • sharing and learning from dietetic practices for older adults across Europe
  • engaging all dietitians working in the specialist field across Europe through the ESDN members
  • liaising as appropriate with other European professional groups and monitor the developments in education and LLL of other health professionals in the specialist field
  • liaising with other EFAD committees to develop the specialty in Education, Research and Professional Practice
  • developing research proposals (research questions, design, methodology) in order to promote the participation of dietitians in EU and other research projects.

Who we are

Amalia Tsagari Committee Lead

Specialisations or expertise: Gastrointestinal Health, Older Adults

KAT University Hospital, Aegean College, Greece
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Stacey Jones Committee member

Principal Lecturer in Quality and Curriculum Review

Coventry University, UK
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Mar Ruperto Lopez Committee member

Professor of Human Nutrition and Dietetics.

Health Sciences Faculty. Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio, Spain
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Dilek Ongan Committee member

Associate Professor

İzmir Kâtip Çelebi University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Turkey
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Katarzyna Brukalo Committee member

Clinical dietitian

SezaM–Association of patients with multiple sclerosis, Poland

Maria Armanda Marques Committee member

Coimbra Health School


Blanka Vékony Committee member

Assistant lecturer

Semmelweis University Department of Dietetics and Nutritional Sciences, Hungary
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Cecilia Morais Committee member


Faculty of Nutrition and Food Sciences of the University of Porto, Portugal

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Shelly Rachman Elmbaum Committee member


Rebeka Veress Bereczky Student member


Role Statements

Categories: Role Definition

Role of the Dietitian in Prevention and Management of Nutrition in Older Adults

Last Modified: September 2017
Other language version: French, Greek, Hungarian, Slovenian, Spanish, Turkish
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Categories: Briefing

Briefing Paper on the Role of the Dietitian in the Prevention and Management of Nutrition-related Disorders in Older Adults

Last Modified: October 2015
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