The EPHNA likes to share important documents on nutrition and health. On this page, you will find guidelines on nutrition information, as well as fact sheets on all sorts of subjects that are important to the EPHNA.
EPHNA is combining the strength of the national partners by exchanging information, expertise and experiences of good practice (on changing behaviour and environment). In 2017 a working group on healthy school meals was started. The aim: to identify and list good practices from the different EPHNA partners regarding healthy school meals.
View the recently updated list, with a selection of good practices throughout the EPHNA countries.
Offical report of EPHNA meeting 2019
On the 14th of October 2019 the EPHNA members came together in Dublin, Ireland for their annual meeting.
Official report of annual EPHNA meeting
This is the official report of the annual EPHNA meeting held in Brussels on the 9th and 10th of October 2018. It gives an overview of what was discussed during the meeting and the plans for 2019.
FOOD LITERACY in relation to childhood obesity
Presentation by Gerda Feunekes (the Netherlands) on Food Literacy, during the EU conference in Vienna on the 22nd and 23rd of November 2018.
Official EPHNA-WHO joint meeting report
Here you can read the offical report of the joint meeting of the WHO and the EPHNA held in September 2017 at the WHO Regional Office for Europe in Copenhagen, Denmark.
General presentation EPHNA
The presentation given during the nutrition conference, in september 2016, in Granada. It gives general information on the EPHNA. Besides that it gives information on few members of the EPHNA.
Factsheet Storage of food
Storing food properly brings many benefits. Products last longer, you have to throw less away, and bacteria grow less quickly. This factsheet shows what is meant by 'properly stored'. Also it provides practical recommendations on how to store food properly.
Factsheet Influence of the physical environment on eating behaviour
The environment can tempt people into unhealthy eating behaviour, which ultimately can cause people becoming overweight. This factsheet discusses the physical environment in relation to diet and the way people make food choices within that environment.
Factsheet Elderly and nutrition
This fact sheet addresses the specific recommendations and difficulties associated with diets for elderly people. Additional dietary recommendations may be needed for those suffering from an illness, disability or loss of appetite, for example.
This factsheet underpins the Dutch recommendations for pregnant or lactating women, for children and for other specific groups.
Factsheet Consumer food waste
In 2012, between 1.7 and 2.6 billion kilos of food was wasted in the Netherlands. This factsheet focuses on food waste by consumers. How much do they waste, why do they waste and how can they reduce waste?
Breastfeeding – what else?
This poster informs young couples about advantages of breastfeeding.
Diet and exercise during pregnancy
Presentation boards for conversations between expectant parents and (health) professionals. While the parents see illustrated and easy to understand messages on the front of a chart, the professional has access to further information and explanatory notes on the back.
Factsheet Diet and pregnancy
In the period before and during pregnancy, a woman lays the foundation for her child’s health. A good, safe diet helps to give a child a healthy start. This factsheet restricts itself to pregnancy and diet. It does not cover other lifestyle factors that are important for pregnancy.
Presentation boards for conversations between parents with infants and (health) professionals. While the mums and dads see illustrated and easy to understand messages on the front of a chart, the professional has access to further information and explanatory notes on the back.
Staying fit throughout pregnancy
Four tips that are good for the mum and good for the baby.
Factsheet Recommendations for vitamins, minerals and trace elements
Dietary reference values (DRV) have been determined for healthy individuals’ micronutrient requirements. This factsheet is a summary of the DRVs for vitamins, minerals and trace elements used by the Netherlands Nutrition Centre.
Factsheet Recommendations for vitamin, mineral or trace element supplementation
Vitamins, minerals and trace elements are essential for the maintenance of good health and for the prevention of chronic diseases. In most cases we get these vital micronutrients through a healthy diet, however, this may not be the case for everyone. This factsheet gives recommendations for vitamin, mineral or trace element supplementation for specific population groups.
The Wheel of Five
Poster on the Wheel of five with detailed information.
Healthy eating with the Wheel of Five
Create your own healthy diet with the Wheel of Five. This flyer give information on how to eat healthy with the principles of the Wheel of Five.
Reliable, scientifically supported information about nutrition and health, and advice on how to convert this information into action is needed to help people lead healthier lives. The Flemish Institute for Healthy Living (expertise center on health promotion for the Flemish government) created a new visual representation of food based dietary guidelines. It contains the most recent insights about nutrition and health, and includes aspects of sustainable food choices.
The new Food Triangle was developed with a group of independent experts in the field of nutrition, but also communication and behavior change. It was thoroughly tested in the general public, with a focus on disadvantaged groups.
This new food guide and its accompanying information and tools will form the outline for communicating with the general public and health professionals. Moreover, it will appeal to other influencers, such as producers, caterers, retailers and policymakers on local, regional (Flemish) and national (Belgian) levels. Learn more about the Food Triangle and sustainability and physical activity.
Keep fit during pregnancy
This brochure gives moms to be infomation on a healthy diet and excersice during pregnancy.
Tips and tricks for mums
5 tips all mums to be should know.
Breastfeeding What else?
A brochure for mums and dads with information on the importance of breastfeeding and tips on how to, where to and when to.
The best food for babies
The birth of your child marks a new and exciting stage in your lives. And there will be plenty of changes — food, for instance. From now on, you will have to make sure that your baby is well fed. This brochure will show you what to look out for. The schedule will guide you through the first year without a hitch.
Meal schedule for babies
A handy meal schedule for babies from 1 till 12 months.
Tips and tricks for babies
7 tips all parents should know when accompanying their baby through its first year.
What young children need
Use the tips for a better diet and lots of exercise you will find in this brochure as guidance to help you accompany your child on his or her journey of discovery!
Tips and tricks for young children
7 tips all parents should know when accompanying their 1- to 3-year old child.
Food chart for pregnant women
A chart that clearly shows which foods are suitable to eat during pregnancy and which to avoid.
Factsheet healthy eating during pregnancy and breastfeeding
This factsheets gives all the information on healthy eating during pregnancy and when breastfeeding.
Factsheet healthy eating for babies
This factsheets shows what nutrition a baby needs from when he or she is born.
Infografic on infant nutrition
This infografic show clearly what nutrition babies need during their first year.
Factsheet healthy eating for toddlers
At the age of about 12 months, toddlers can eat the asame foor as their families. This factsheets shows how often toddlers should eat and what foods are good for them and which are better to avoid.
Infografic on nutritrion for toddlers
This infografic show clearly what nutrition toddlers need from the age of 1 to 3.
Steps to a healthy school cantine
A healthy school canteen facilitates making healthy choices through its vibrant and healthy appearance, and by offering predominately healthy foods. These Healthy School Canteen Guidelines can help in this regard.
Austrian quality criteria for solid food starter products
Quality criteria for solid food products that are best suited for starting babies on solid food.