NHF recently conducted an on-line survey in relation to the Kids Size Me initiat

ives with
the members of the Restaurant Association of Ireland (our project partner), to
determine the level of participation in the initiative, positive/negative effect
s of
involvement and barriers to involvement. NHF will drive the project forward base
d on
results.
NHF is still working with the Camogie (the female national sport) Association on
a
nutrition and physical activity booklet and diary for 14 - 18 year old players.
A launch
date of the week of the 19th of November is anticipated.
NHF & safefood are awaiting feedback from Dáil (the Irish Government) catering
manager with regards to tent cards for canteen tables with tips on nutrition and
physical activity for customers.
NHF met with consultant obstetrician from the national maternity hospital in rel
ation to
developing a pregnancy related phone application.
NHF is currently developing a pilot study with measurement for revamp of NHF's
workplace wellbeing campaign. NHF received numerous applications for an inaugura
l
research bursary; the award will be made early November.
Interesting Research
June 2012: International application of sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) taxation
in
obesity reduction: Factors that may influence policy effectiveness in country-sp
ecific
contexts.
rition Foundation of Italy
Interesting Research
A consensus document (signed by a group of Italian scientific societies) on Moder
ate
Alcohol Consumption and Health. Paper in preparation for publication in a peerrev
iewed
journal.
Fatty acid profile of Italian patients with acute myocardial infarction AMI: a c
ase-control
study. One paper submitted for publication.
Ongoing epidemiological survey on sugar and fluid intake in a representative sam
ple of
the adult Italian population - in cooperation with the Italian Society of Genera
l
European Nutrition Foundations update, Winter 2012
Practitioners (SIMG).
Editorial activities
Books
Coffee and health in preparation with Springer Verlag
Information to consumers on foods and beverages in the European Union in press
Feeding animals in the European Union: A health and food safety issue in preparati
on
Journals
Nutrafoods: an international, peer-reviewed quarterly journal focusing on nutrac
euticals and
covering dietary-food supplements, herbals, functional foods and beverages and o
ther topics in
the field. Editor: Andrea Poli; Co-editor: Franca Marangoni- Editorial office: N
FI
Events and any other business
International Conference Feeding animals in the European Union: A health and food
safety issue (Cremona, Italy,6th November 2012)
International Scientific Consensus Summit on Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load -
(Italian Lakes District, 6th 7th June, 2013)
The website will shortly undergo major restyling
Turkey
The Sabri Ulker Food Research Foundation (GAV)
Current or recent work within the organisation:
In the Spring term, GAVs Balance Nutrition education project was implemented in
10 schools in each of 4 cities as a pilot scheme, and reached more than 20,000 c
hildren.
To evaluate the success of the pilot scheme we applied the Self Check questionna
ire,
developed by a cooperation of GAV Science Committee Members and Hohenheim
University, to the children and their teachers. Some 267 teachers involved in th
e
Schools Education programme have completed the self-check programme. Preliminary
analysis shows a diversity of knowledge and eating habits prior to the intervent
ion
though it is too soon to draw any specific conclusions. The self-check programme c
an
be accessed via www.gavenst.org and www.yemektedenge.org (in Turkish).
GAV announced the latest developments in the "Balance Nutrition" education proje
ct at
a press conference on 17th of April in Istanbul. The meeting was attended by: Fu
nda
Kocabiyik, Director General of Basic Education Department at Ministry of Nationa
l
Education; Prof. Dr. Tanju Besler, Dean of Hacettepe University Faculty of Healt
h
Sciences; Dr. Zeki Ziya Sozen, GAV Scientific Committee member (also the host);
and
Roy Ballam, Education Program Manager of BNF, . The June 2012 issue of Food a Fa
ct of
Life Newsletter highlighted the GAV education program, and the GAV-BNF cooperati
on.
It also included the website link of the project for teaching in Turkish speakin
g schools.
This academic year, GAV are targeting the same cities (Istanbul, Izmir, Gaziante
p and
Trabzon) for the pilot programme but have increased the numbers of the schools t
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