Member's News - The Netherlands


News From The Netherlands

The 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.