Further Activities

SNFS & GVF symposium: Results presentation of research projects on Healthy Ageing

The Society of Nutrition and Food Science (SNFS) e.V. & the Gesellschaft für angewandte Vitaminforschung e.V. funded three research projects of early-career scientists investigating the role of nutrition in healthy ageing.

The results of these projects were presented during a digital symposium on February 22, 2022 as detailed below:

Prof. Eggersdorfer (GVF) and Prof. Frank (SNFS) 
Welcome and short introduction of GVF and SNFS

Annika Köhler (Department of Clinical Nutrition and Prevention, University of Hohenheim) supervised by Lena Stiefvatter and  Prof. Dr. Stephan C. Bischoff
Dietetic challenges in in the elderly: sarcopenia and impaired fatty acid status

Magdalena Zach (Nutritional Systems Biology, TU Munich) supervised by Prof. Dr. Veronika Somoza
Improving the sensory quality of liquid nutritional supplements used in long-term care nutrition of older adults by adding appetite- stimulating aroma compounds

Thorsten Henning (Molecular Toxicology, DIfE) supervised by Dr. Daniela Weber and Prof. Dr. Tilman Grune
Development of an analytical method for the simultaneous determination of vitamin K homologes and vitamin D in human serum by LC-MS

Wrap-up and discussion 

SNFS as one of the cooperation partners of the Networking and Strategy Meeting "Nutrition and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD): Achieving the UN Goals (SDGs) Together"

September 3, 2019, Bonn, within the framework of the 3rd Bonn Nutrition Days (3. Bonner Ernährungstage)

At the pre-conference "Agenda 2030: Nutrition strategies in Germany and worldwide", which took place on March 19, 2019, in Giessen on the occasion of the Scientific Congress of the DGE, one of the recommendations for action was to pursue sustainability in nutrition more strongly. This impulse was further developed into a networking and strategy meeting on September 3, 2019, within the framework of the 3. Bonner Ernährungstage (3rd Bonn Nutrition Days). Representatives of the following German institutions in the field of nutrition and household invited to the event: 

•  Arbeitsgruppe Nachhaltige Ernährung e.V. (AGNE) 
(Working Group Sustainable Nutrition)

 BerufsVerband Oecotrophologie e.V. (VDOE) 
(Professional Association for Oecotrophology)

 Bundeszentrum für Ernährung (BZfE) 
(Federal Center for Nutrition)

 Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ernährung e.V. (DGE) (German Nutrition Society) 

 Verband der Diätassistenten – Deutscher Bundesverband e.V. (VDD) (German Federal Association of the Dietitians)

The closer circle of these institutions has been extended to include actors active in education for sustainable development, consumer education, development education or environmental education. German universities dealing with sustainable nutrition were also invited to this networking and strategy meeting. Around 50 experts from the above-mentioned fields met and thus expressed their interest in cooperation, among them SNFS.

A first exchange and brainstorming took place on the following key question: How can nutrition experts and actors in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) as well as universities jointly use their potential to support the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? These include the goals "1. No poverty", "2. No hunger", "3. Health & well-being", "6. Clean water" and "13. Climate protection" (sustainabledevelopment.un.org). This question will be dealt with in the further process. The time earmarked for the implementation of the Agenda 2030 is just over ten years and the urgency is increasing in view of climate change and extinction of species as well as poverty, hunger and refugee flows. It is therefore necessary for actors in the field of food and ESD to network with each other and to strive for a common approach with high intensity. Another goal is to make nutrition more visible in the public discussion on sustainability. 

The brief report of the inviting institutions (in German) can be found here

"The trend must go towards plant foods"

Interview (in German) by Julia Bosch with Prof. Dr. Jan Frank, President of SNFS

Published: May 29, 2019, Stuttgarter Zeitung (StZ), page "Tagesthema" (daily topic)

"Only half the meat“ - The nutrition expert Jan Frank explains, why we cannot continue eating meat as we do today

Interview (in German) by Julia Bosch with Prof. Dr. Jan Frank, President of SNFS

Published: 29 May 2019, Stuttgarter Nachrichten (StN), page "Wissen" (knowledge)

TV broadcast on the topic of "The miracle drug curcuma - Curry for Alzheimer's disease and cancer?“ on May 28, 2019

On May 28, 2019, Prof. Jan Frank, President of SNFS, spoke as a studio guest on "hr Fernsehen" on the topic of "The miracle drug curcuma - Curry for Alzheimer's disease and cancer?“.

Television broadcast (in German): hr-fernsehen, "Die Ratgeber: Wundermittel Kurkuma – Mit Curry gegen Alzheimer und Krebs?“, 28.05.2019, 18:45 Uhr

Website: https://www.hr-fernsehen.de/sendungen-a-z/die-ratgeber/sendungen/was-sie-bei-kurkuma-tabletten-und-kapseln-beachten-sollten,artikel-ratgeber-kurkuma-100.html 

The broadcast (in German) can be found here

Photo: Pixabay

PURE Interview

On May 29, 2018, Volker Mrasek, freelance science journalist, spoke with Prof. Stefan Lorkowsi and SNFS president Prof. Jan Frank about the validity of the data presented in the PURE study for and interview that was aired on  Deutschlandfunk. Please also see the related scientific comment of SNFS.

The interview (in German) can be found here as text and audio stream