Nutrition and Chronic Digestive Diseases: An Action Plan for Europe

June 06, 2019

We must act now! 

Together with Member Societies and other stakeholders UEG has developed a report to increase awareness of nutritional and digestive health diseases.

This May, on the occasion of Digestive Health Month, UEG has released the report Nutrition and Chronic Digestive Diseases: An Action Plan for Europe, in order to increase awareness of nutritional and digestive health diseases.

Coinciding with the celebration of Digestive Health Month, the release of UEG’s most recent thought-leadership report, Nutrition and Chronic Digestive Diseases: An Action Plan for Europe, includes the latest information on a range of nutritional and digestive health diseases. The report details an action plan for change to deliver improved nutrition across the continent and reduce the significant societal and economic impacts of digestive diseases.



The report was endorsed by twelve medical associations including: The Association of European Coeliac Societies (AOECS), Digestive Cancers Europe (DiCE), The European Association for Gastroenterology, Endoscopy and Nutrition (EAGEN), The European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL), The European Cancer Organisation (ECCO), The European Federation for Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis Associations (EFCCA), The European Helicobacter and Microbiota Study Group (EHMSG), The European Society of Digestive Oncology (ESDO), The European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility (ESNM), The European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN), The European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) and the World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO). 

UEG continues to highlight the considerable prevalence and impact of often poorly understood and underfunded digestive health conditions. With chronic digestive diseases placing an unprecedented strain on healthcare systems across Europe, Digestive Health Month has become an increasingly important initiative in promoting healthy nutritional recommendations and lifestyle choices that can act as preventative measures against a variety of diseases. 

During Digestive Health Month, UEG released a range of sharable content on social media. Key awareness dates were also marked with their own specialised shareable content too; including, International Coeliac Awareness Day, World IBD Day and World Digestive Health Day.