Final Partners Meeting

The Final Partners Meeting of the project took place in Athens, on 20.03.2024

It has been an amazing journey of learning, growth, and collaboration. During our meeting, we delved into various aspects of the project:

Project Overview: We reviewed our journey, evaluating our performance against key metrics and goals.

Evaluation of Project Results: We assessed content, outputs, communication, and collaboration.

Evaluation of General Project Performance: Further feedback was gathered through poster sessions, focusing on content, communication, challenges, lessons learned, and best practices.

Budget and Final Report: An overview of financials was presented.

Next Steps and Future Plans: Discussions revolved around ongoing tasks, follow-up activities, and how we can leverage this project for future collaborations. We’re immensely grateful to all our partners, stakeholders, and supporters who contributed to the success of SustDiet. Together, we’ve made significant strides towards promoting sustainability in athletes’ dietary choices, fostering a healthier and more environmentally conscious future.

Stay tuned for more updates on our journey and future endeavors!

Final Conference

The Final Conference of the project concluded successfully in 19.03.2024 at the Impact Hub Athens!

Here’s a quick overview of the event:

Inspiring addresses by representatives from the General Secretariat of Sports, the ▪️ General Secretariat of Public Health, and the city of Athens set the tone for an impactful event! ▪️ Engaging talks from the Academic Director of Aegean College and a passionate yoga & pilates instructor followed, adding insight into the importance of sustainable diets in the athletic community. ▪️ Project’s partners from Germany (KMGNE), Malta (Malta Exercise Health and Fitness Association), Greece (Μαθαίνω Διατροφή), Portugal (Sport Evolution Alliance), Spain (Defoin)& Turkey (Bolu Project Office) presented some truly groundbreaking findings on athletic population dietary habits, along with guidelines to enhance sustainability in the sports field. An innovative online training and awareness-raising program was unveiled, while policy recommendations and practical advice for national authorities were shared, paving the way for systemic change. ▪️ Participants were also provided with essential instructions on navigating the project’s web application, ensuring access to resources and support.

We want to thank all attendees for the positive energy during the conference.

SustDiet project is paving the way for a healthier, more sustainable future in sports, and we’re excited to see the impact continue to grow!

Gudelines for sustainable diet

The gudelines for sustainable diets were developed !

This guide justifies  and explains the importance of implementing more sustainable choices in athletes’ diets, providing critical information and practical recommendations on how can athletes implement a more sustainable diet without compromising their athletic performance. It also considers the repercussions on the health of those professionals whose diets are important for athletes’ personal and professional development.

National Reports

Six national reports (Greece, Malta, Portugal, Germany, Spain and Turkey) were produced.

Those reports aim to present the results of a number of interviews taken to elucidate the situation sourrounding athletes’ dietary choces in each national context. The interviews involved a number of different target groups, namely athletes, coaches, and sport nutritionists/dieticians, who were inquired on eating habits, knowledge on healthy and sustainable diets, as well as on their willingness to change towards more sustainable options, and perceived barriers. All results are presented disaggregated by country, and by professional status (athletes, coaches, sports nutritionists/dietitians).

TPM in Portugal

The second Transnational Partner meeting was held in Oerias  in Portugal on 30 and 31 March 2023.

Purpose of the meeting: reporting on project management and setting further procedures, reviewing and assessing the results of the already implemented activities under Result 1 and 2, planning for the remaining activities under Result 2 (and addressing any issues or problems having arisen), organising the further project dissemination activities, as well as planning for the implementation of Result 3.

TPM in Germany

The Transnational Partner Meeting (Kick off meeting) was held in Karnitz, on 27 and 28 September 2022.

The purpose of the this two days meeting is to analyse the project, to set the management procedures, to organise next steps and to discuss the already implemented activities.

The first day the Project Steering Committee has formed while all results of the projects are analysed and for each one of them, the lead partner provided a full presentation fot eha way that the partnership will work. Project management issues also analysed (analysis of the Project Management Handbook, interim report, analysis of the budget etc). The second day special emphasis was given to the desk research, the findings and the problems that arose while stricly guidelines on how the field research will be implemented also provided. The raising awareness and dissemination activities also were discussed in details.