15 WORLD GASTROENTEROLOGY NEWS JULY 2016 Editorial | Expert Point of View | Gastro 2016: EGHS-WGO | WDHD News | WGO & WGOF News | WGO Global Guidelines | Calendar of Events WDHD 2016: The Campaign So Far… With the celebration of World Diges-tive Health Day (WDHD) every year on May 29th comes a plethora of tools, resources, events, and activities developed by experts and community leaders from around the world to mark the day. The World Gastro-enterology Organisation (WGO) and the WGO Foundation thanks each member society, organization, healthcare professional and participant for helping spread the word about gut and diet health. We are happy to share with you some of the wonderful highlights from the campaign this year so far. Tools and Resources The WGO Handbook on Diet and the Gut is here! Explore various top-ics written from the viewpoints of experts from around the world that focus on understanding gut health, the management and role of dietary fibers in disease prevention, FOD-MAPs, the role of food in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), food allergy and the digestive tract, and many more! Visit the WDHD 2016 Tools and Resources page at www.worldgas-troenterology. org/wgo-foundation/ wdhd/wdhd-2016/tools--resources to view and download your copy of the e-publication today! While you are there, download the WDHD 2016 “Campaign Informa-tion” and “Tips and Facts” sheets for use at your upcoming WDHD event! These tools are now available in Eng-lish, Spanish, Portuguese, and French! Also, stay tuned for an announce-ment regarding the release of the WGO Celiac Disease Global Guide-line, updated as a part of the WDHD 2016 campaign. WDHD Events and Success Stories The success of WDHD 2016 con-tinues, with over 30 events from 20 countries reported so far this year! Since April, events ranging from dietary management lectures and workshops, fitness demonstrations, gluten-free and ecologic food tast-ing, policy debates, walk-a-thons, panel discussions, “Diet and the Gut” themed television programs, and many more have taken place in honor of WDHD 2016. TAKE ACTION • Host an academic conference or symposium featur-ing scientific programs, plenaries, poster presenta-tions, forums etc. on “Diet and the Gut” topics. • Coordinate nutritional health assessment and screening sessions in your community. • Create and distribute a cookbook of healthy recipes and tips for gut health. • How will you TAKE ACTION to support WDHD? CELEBRATE • Host a walk-a-thon fundraiser to rally your commu-nity in support of World Digestive Health Day 2016. • Generate awareness of “Diet and the Gut” topics by developing a social media campaign. • Engage your local media with public service an-nouncements, press releases, radio advertisements, videos, etc. • How are you planning to CELEBRATE WDHD?
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