The European Nutrition for Health Alliance


Facts about the ENHA.

Today, malnutrition is not given the place it deserves on national or European policy agendas. Nutrition strategy has all too often concentrated on dealing with the problem of over-nutrition (i.e. obesity) which is indeed very important; however, the equally important problem of malnutrition has been largely neglected.

The Alliance is co-chaired by Olle Ljungqvist, representing the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) and Jean-Pierre Baeyens, representing the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGMS) and has a board of trustees who are responsible for decision making. The ENHA also has members known as partners. For more information on the governance of the Alliance, please see our Governance Page.

ENHA does not solely focus its activities on changing political priorities. Aiming further than this, the Alliance is dedicated to implementing change across Europe. In order to achieve this, ENHA strives to serve as a bridge across professional and sectoral divides and to unite and support physicians and other health care professionals, hospitals, healthcare managers, health insurers, industry, advocacy institutions, and policy-makers in the fight against malnutrition.

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A document covering the history of the European Nutrtion for Health Alliance is available to download.

Download the European Nutrition for Health Alliance flyer.