Obesity is recognised as one of Europe’s priority health challenges, however specialised obesity services are not widely available and obesity treatment and care can therefore vary enormously across European regions.  The EASO COMs Exchange and Mentoring Programme provides a solution by supporting the establishment of new centres that improve access to and delivery of quality, multi-disciplinary care.… Read more »


As part of the planned updating of WHO guidance on complementary feeding, the FAO Nutrition and Food Systems Division (ESN) and the WHO Department of Nutrition for Health and Development (NHD) are establishing an expert group on nutrient requirements which will update nutrient requirements for children aged 0 – 36 months. The first 3 nutrients… Read more »


The full schedule for the upcoming FENS Summer School is now available. The Summer School will take place in Belgrade (19 – 23 August 2019) in collaboration with the Serbian Nutrition Society and the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Belgrade on the topic “Scientific basis for FBDGs – new challenges”. This Summer School is aiming… Read more »



Giract is now accepting applications from PhD students studying in Europe and specialising in Flavour Research for their Best PhD Thesis Award and bursaries for first year PhD students. The programme has run for 10 years and is sponsored by seven industrial leaders. It aims to raise awareness of the industry and career opportunities in… Read more »


Are you a young graduate looking for a challenging experience in a stimulating, dynamic and multicultural working environment? Do you want to contribute to keeping the food of more than 500m people safe? Applications are open until midnight 1 July 2019 for a traineeship at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), based in Parma, Italy.… Read more »


Royal DSM and the Federation of European Nutrition Societies (FENS) invite nominations for the DSM Science & Technology Award 2019. The Award accompanies a cash prize of €5,000. This prestigious award has been established to recognize and reward excellence in innovative PhD research related to Human Nutrition. The theme for the 2019 award is personalised nutrition… Read more »



In the lead up to FENS2019, NS will be publishing regular blog posts of items found, and people at the heart of FENS. It will also host an interactive archive in Dublin. For more information about this project please follow the Link. If you would like to contribute material or information please contact archives@nutritionsociety.org


FENS wishes to encourage all its members to support and participate fully in the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) work in the field of nutrition. 3 July 2019 – Parma Italy 93rd Plenary Meeting of the NDA Panel on Nutrition, novel foods and food allergens is now open. If you wish to attend as an… Read more »