Member's News - The Netherlands
From The Netherlands
former Honorary President of the Dutch Dietetic Association, Mrs Gerdien Melis
has been invited to present a paper to the ICD in Chicago, 2004. Together
with Mrs Saskia van Kleef, the person who was in charge of the project at
Nutricia company, she will describe a successful campaign to prevent
malnutrition in The Netherlands.
The Dutch Dietetic Association has played a successful role in national plans to prevent and treat obesity. Together with the National Diary Association a campaign to raise awareness of the growing problem of obesity in children was launched. This campaign set the agenda for addressing the problem. The Association is now participating in a national debate on the subject with a view to drawing up national guidelines on the prevention and treatment of obesity.