EUPHIX - The European Public Health Information and Knowledge System –

The launch of EUPHIX ( ) the web-based European Public Health Information and Knowledge System has been announced. Acting as a platform for EU public health project results, EUPHIX aims to serve health professionals, policy makers and interested citizens.

Eurreca is in dialogue with EUPHIX to ensure information on our research, audit and integrated work on micronutrients is made available through this portal.



EUPHIX is a web-based knowledge system for health professionals, policy makers and others. It presents structured European public health information, giving a special insight into similarities and differences between EU Member States.

Information presented in EUPHIX:

EUphact, presenting data and explanatory text on topics related to:

• Health Status (perceived health, mortality, diseases, etc.)

• Determinants of health (lifestyle, environment, biological, etc.)

• Health interventions & systems (promotion, care, resources, etc.)

• Health policies (broad policies and specific policies)

• Demography (population projections, age distributions, etc.)

EUphocus, covering:

• broader public health themes, often linking interrelated EUphacts or showing the outcomes of European public health projects.

Useful Links

EURRECA is happy to provide links to websites which are considered helpful to either EURRECA Network members or those with an interest in nutrition and micronutrients. These may include national and international agencies and private businesses. EURRECA cannot, however, confirm the accuracy of information provided by such websites. See our disclaimer below.


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European/International Nutrician Societies

National Nutrition Societies

EU Funded Projects/Networks

EU Institutions & agencies

World Health Organization

Requests to add to the Useful Links pages



European/International Nutrition Societies:

EANS The European Academy of Nutritional Sciences >

EANS is an association of individual nutritional scientists with the aim to be the custodian of the quality of the European nutritional science; to support the high quality education of young nutritional scientists and to to create a platform for discussing, summarizing and communicating important nutritional issues.


EFAD European Federation of the Associations of Dietitians>

The European Federation of the Associations of Dietitians (EFAD) was established in 1978 in Copenhagen, Denmark with the aim of promoting the development of the dietetic profession; developing dietetics on a scientific and professional level in the common interest of the member associations, facilitating communication between national dietetic associations and other organisations – professional, educational, and governmental and encouraging a better nutrition situation for the population of the member countries of the Council of Europe.

EUFIC The European Food Information Council >

The European Food Information Council (EUFIC)is a non-profit organisation which provides science-based information on food safety & quality and health & nutrition to the media, health and nutrition professionals, educators and opinion leaders, in a way that consumers can understand.


FENS The Federation of European Nutrition Societies >

To conjoint efforts for nutritional development in Europe for health global promotion.


IUNS International Union of Nutritional Science >

To promote advancement in nutrition science, research and development through international cooperation at the global level; to encourage communication and collaboration among nutrition scientists as well as to disseminate information in nutritional sciences through modern communication technology.


The Micronutrient Forum >

The Micronutrient Forumestablished in 2006 in response to the growing interest in the role of multiple micronutrients, and their interactions. The Micronutrient Forum consolidates and expands upon thirty years of successful leadership by the International Vitamin A Consultative Group (IVACG) and the International Nutritional Anemia Consultative Group (INACG).


UN Standing Committee on Nutrition >

The mandate of the SCN is to promote cooperation among UN agencies and partner organizations in support of community, national, regional, and international efforts to end malnutrition in all of its forms in this generation. It will do this by refining the direction, increasing the scale and strengthening the coherence and impact of actions against malnutrition world wide, and raise awareness of nutrition problems and mobilize commitment to solve them at global, regional and national levels.


National Nutrition Societies:

Austria >;

The Austrian Nutrition Society – Osterreichische Gesellschaft fur Ehrnahrung

Contact: Prof. Dr. Ibrahim Elmadfa


Contact: Mr R. Van Havere


Bulgarian Scientific Society of Nutrition and Dietetics

Contact: President Bojidar Popov, MD. DSc


Contact: Asst. Prof. Antoinette Kaic-Rak

Czech Republic

Spolecnost pro výzivu/Czech Society of Nutrition -

Contact: Prof. Dr. Jan Pokorny

Denmark >

Selskabet for ernæringsforskning/The Danish Nutrition Society

Contact: Inge Tetens, ph.d.,


Contact: Dr Jelena Nikolajeva, Ministry of Social Affairs, Health Protection Department

Finland >

The Finnish Society for Nutritional Research - Suomen Ravitsemustieteen Yhdistys

Chairman: Hannu Mykkänen, Professor

France >

Union Française pour la Nutrition et l'Alimentation (UFNA)

Contact: Dr Daniel Lemonnier


Germany >

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ernährung/ German Nutrition Society

Contact: Dr Helmut Oberritter

Greece - Contact: Prof Antonia Trichopoulou, Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology

School of Medicine, University of Athens


Magyar Táplálkozástudományi Társaság/ Hungarian Society of Nutrition

Contact: President Prof Mária Barna M.D., Ph.D.


The Icelandic Society of Human Nutrition

Contact: Björn Sigurður Gunnarsson, Unit for Nutrition Research, University of Iceland


The Irish Section of the Nutrition Society

Honorary Secretary, Dr Mairead Kiely

Italy >

The Italian Society on Human Nutrition – Soceita Italiana di Nutrizione Umana (SINU)


Secretary (From Jan 08): Dr Guilia Cairella

The Netherlands >

The Netherlands Society for Nutrition and Food Technology/ Nederlandse Vereniging voor Voedingsleer en Levensmiddelentechnologie (NVVL)

Contact: Alice Mathijssen

Norway >

Norwegian Nutrition Society/Norsk Selskap for Ernaering

President: Nanna Lien


Polskie Towarzystwo Nauk Zywieniowych/Polish Society of Nutritional Sciences

Contact: Prof Dr hab. Anna Gronowska-Senger


Sociedade Portugesa de Ciências da Nutricäo e Alimentacão/ Portuguese Society of Nutritional and Food Sciences

Contact: Dr Pedro Graça


Romanian Society of Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases

Contact: Prof Dr. I. Mincu

Serbia & Montenegro

Yugoslovensko drustvo za ishranu/ Yugoslav Nutrition Society (YNS)

President: Prof Petrica Ruzic petrica@EUnet.yu

Spain >

The Spanish Nutrition Society/ Sociedad Española de Nutricion (SEN)

Contact: Dr. Begoña Olmedilla

Sweden >

Svensk Förening för Näringslära/ Swedish Nutrition Society

Chair: Gunnar Johansson


Schweizische Gesellschaft für Ernährungsforschung/Swiss Society for Nutrition Research /

Société Suisse de Recherches sur la Nutrition

President: Dr. Ulrich Moser

UK >

The Nutrition Society

President: Professor John Mathers


Other EU funded projects:


the Early Nutrition Programming Project



EuroFIR (European Food Information Resource Network) the world-leading European Network of Excellence on Food Composition Databank systems


NuGO is a European-funded Network of Excellence, the full title of which is 'The European Nutrigenomics Organisation: linking genomics, nutrition and health research'.


European Union institutions and agencies:

EFSA the European Food Safety Agency >

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is the keystone of European Union (EU) risk assessment regarding food and feed safety. In close collaboration with national authorities and in open consultation with its stakeholders, EFSA provides independent scientific advice and clear communication on existing and emerging risks.

Gateway to the European Union >

official website


EU Public Health >

the public health portal of the European Union


Health and Consumer Protection Directorate General >


Agencies of the European Union >


World Health Organization

World Health Organization in Europe >


World Health Organization global portal >


Requests to place a link on the EURRECA website

The EURRECA Communications Team will consider submissions or requests for external links on the EURRECA webpages depending on the relevance to the subject under discussion and a general commitment to deepen knowledge and provide context on subjects related to the projects remit. Each submission will be considered on its own merits in relation to the value such a link may add to the Network, its members and associates.


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