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Sectors: Health, Information, Public Management

Beneficiaries: Administrations States, Agencies Chambers, Banks, Corporations, Development NGOs, Federations Unions, Investment Funds, Local and Regional authorities, Non-profit organisations, Research centres, Schools, SMEs, Training centres, Universities

Regions: European Union

Category: Call for proposals

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Responsible: European Commission

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This call for proposals aims to support interventions related to healthy diet in early years and ageing population.

Priorities and funded actions:

Priorités
1. Promoting a balanced diet and adequate nutrition status in all ages
2. Screening for nutritional status in older people
3. Implementation of good practices in nutrition management in clinical and community settings

Objectives
1.
– To support public, effective educational campaigns to make the general population (whether children, adult or elderly) aware of the need of adequate nutrition and balanced diets and to educate the public on how to adjust their nutrition to their status habits, tastes and needs, while keeping in mind that an adequate level of physical activity is key to promote health and well-being
– To inform, train and further develop competences of health professionals as regards how to identify malnutrition, the nutrition needs of older people and the importance of a balanced diet and good nutritional status
– To inform and train informal care-givers and the general population on the nutrition needs of older people and on the importance of a good nutritional status and a balanced diet

2.
– To support routine screening of older patients with standardized tools in hospital wards, primary care settings and community homes
– To support screening for nutritional status as a risk factor for frailty status and pre-frailty status in older people in the community
– To support the identification of nutritional risk and nutritional needs among older patients

3.
– To support the implementation of good practices that help overcome barriers to adequate diagnosis and treatment of malnutrition in older people
– To support the implementation of evidence based nutrition and balanced diet guidelines and protocols to improve clinical outcomes and quality of life of patients and general population
– To support good practices that improve the quality and the quantity of food eaten by older people

Among financed actions
– Case studies
– Training activities
– Monitoring actions
– Awareness and dissemination actions
– Counselling and mentoring activities
– Research and collection activities
– Dissemination of information