NEWS – CroAN becomes a member of FENS
In July 2018, at the annual meeting/general assembly of the Federation of European Nutrition Societies (FENS) the Croatian Association of Nutritionists (CroAN) became its full. Since the FENS policy requires that only one association from each country can be its member (possibly a professional association), and the Republic of Croatia has not had a member in the past couple of years, CroAN had met all the membership requirements. Although the work of CroAN with FENS started in 2017 by participating in the elaboration of Food-based dietary guidelines, the applications of potential new FENS members are discussed in FENS once a year, at the annual meeting/general assembly, and for the official confirmation of CroANs membership, it was necessary to wait for the summer of 2018. We are very excited to continue working with experts from the field of nutrition from other parts of Europe as well as to the future FENS Conference which is organized every 4 years and the next one in October 2019 in Dublin.
CROATIAN FEDERATION OF NUTRITIONISTS
Croatian Federation of Nutritionists (CFN) is a national organization which acts as an umbrella society of nutritionists and dieticians in Croatia. CFN was founded on the 3rd of June 2017 in order to unite nutritionists and nutritionists’ associations into a unique and powerful association that works together to promote, develop, improve and preserve the nutritists’ and dietitian’ professions which have a clearly defined education.
The Croatian Federation of Nutrition Associations is the organizer of the International Congress of Nutritionists which is held every year. This Congress is unique as it brings together not only nutritionists, but also experts from various fields of science with same interest and aim: food technologists and engineers, agronomists, medical doctors and other allied health professionals, pharmacists, kinesiologists, and psychologists and offers them the platform for exchanging the latest scientific knowledge related to nutritional science.
The vision of the Croatian Federation of Nutrition Associations is to bring together all the existing associations of nutritionists and/or dieticians in order to improve cooperation and support among nutritionists on the territory of Croatia in purpose to promote the social status of nutritionists in Croatia and creating high quality conditions for work, scientific research and international cooperation.
The mission of the Croatian Federation of Nutrition Associations is to improve the social status of nutritionists and their competences by taking care of their professional needs and interests as well as lifelong education and training, but also to promote, raise awareness and educate the public on the importance of proper nutrition in line with the campaigns of City, State, European and World healthcare institutions and organizations as well as food industry and educational institutions.
The general aims of Croatian Federation of Nutrition Associations are:
Dear colleagues and friends,
we are pleased to invite you to the 6th International Congress of Nutritionists, which will be held from 26th to 28th October 2018 in Zagreb.
Namely, for the sixth year in a row we successfully organize The International Congress of Nutritionists, and the specificity of this 6th Congress is that for the first time it is being organized by the Croatian Federation of Nutritionists - the National Federation of Nutritionists and Dietitians Associations in the Republic of Croatia.
This Congress is special because it gathers not only nutritionists but also experts from different branches of the science, starting from medicine, pharmacy, kinesiology, food technology, agricultural science to psychology. Participation at the Congress is regularly awarded with scores by all relevant chambers related to health care in the Republic of Croatia. In average over 400 participants, not only from Croatia but from all over the world, attend our Congress.
The Congress is designed through a series of lectures, workshops and panel discussions where experts from different fields present and explain the latest scientific knowledge related to nutrition as a science, nutrition as the part of the health treatment process and nutrition as the part of the sustainable development. In addition to the rich scientific part, we have also prepared a varied social program for the purpose of mutual introductions, exchange of experience and networking. Those activities will include interactive wine and food events, educational excursion, and a highlight of the Congress – the traditional Gala dinner.
Promotion of the healthy life style is the subject of interest for vast number of people, not only on the individual level but also at the global level. Considering this, media pay a lot of attention to this topic, so the 6th International Congress of Nutritionists will be highly accompanied by media.
Therefore, it is our great honour to invite you to the 6th International Congress of Nutritionists. We hope you will recognize the potential of the 6th International Congress of Nutritionists and see our mutual interest.
Organization Committee of the 6th International Congress of Nutritionists