Every European citizen should have access to nutritional and dietary care.
Nutritional care is important as an integrated part of policies and interventions to address critical or chronic health conditions. Yet nutrition and dietetic service coverage within the existing healthcare system is not yet available in each country.
Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer and diabetes, are responsible for 90% of premature death in the WHO European region.
To discuss best practices and lessons learned in integrating brief interventions for different risk factors (tobacco, alcohol, nutrition, physical activity) and their links to NCD management a meeting was organized by WHO European region in Barcelona, on 24-26 April 2023. Wineke Remijnse, EFAD’s executive director participated as an expert in this intercountry consultation.
EFAD encourages integration of nutritional care into public health policies and patient care pathways, based on human rights, equity and economic benefits. Curious about what the dietitian can mean within your healthcare system, please contact EFAD via firstname.lastname@example.org. We are open to discussing this.