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faculty member

  • Ms. Yosefa kachal
  • Lecturer
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Nutritional Sciences – M.Sc
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  • Public health nutrition

    Geriatric nutrition


    Oral health

  • Date and place of birth: February 10, 1953, Johannesburg, South.Africa.
    Immigration date: October, 1954.
    Home address: 39 Nachal Lachish St., Ashdod 77707, Israel.
    Tel.: (08) 8641464.
    Office address: Tel Hai college
    1972 - 1975: Faculty of Agriculture, Hebrew University of Jerusalem,
    B.Sc. degree in Human Nutrition.
    1996 - 2002: Brown medical school, School of Public Health, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    MPH (Masters in Public Health) . Thesis: Effect of Folate, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12 on Homocysteine Levels in Free Living Elderly.
    Retired from the ministry of health in 2000

    1976 - 1992: Head District Dietician, District Health Office, Ministry of Health,
    Haifa, Israel.
    1992 - 2000: Head District Dietician, District Health Office, Barzilai
    Medical Center, Ministry of Health Ashkelon 78306, Israel.
    2000-2020 Dietician, Head Geriatric Nutrition, Division of Nutrition, Ministry of Health, Jerusalem

  • 1985 - 1990: Lecturer in Nutrition, Rambam Nursing School, Haifa, Israel.

    1993 2000: Instructor within a workshop for internship students in nutrition  
                            “Professional Education of The Community Nutritionist”, Barzilai

                            Medical Center, Ministry of Health Ashkelon 78306, Israel.

    1994 - 2000: Lecturer in Nutrition, Barzilai Nursing School, Ashkelon, Israel.

    1995 - 2011: Visiting Lecturer in 3 courses “Public Health Nutrition”, “The Community     Nutritionist”,  Introduction to Research Methods in health and Nutrition. School of Nutritional  Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Hebrew University of   Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel.

    2002-present: Visiting Lecturer in nutrition, School of Nutritional Sciences, Tel-Hai College, affiliated to the Haifa University, Haifa, Israel.


  • Honors and Awards

    The Brown Prize for the Best Health Professional Team in Kupat Cholim Klalit, Haifa District, Israel, 1987.

    Honorary Award for the Best Professional Worker, Barzilai Medical Center, Ministry of Health Ashkelon, 1996.

    Honorary Award for the Best Professional Worker, Ministry of Health, Jerusalem, Israel, 1996.

    Ministry of Health Award for Excellent Program in Nutritional Health Promotion in Kindergartens in Ashkelon, 1998.

    Recipient of a research grant from “Miphal Hapayis”, 1999.

    Minister of Health Honorary Award for the Best Program in ‘Health Promotion at the Workplace (Ashkelon)’, Ministry of Health, 2001.

    1. 1. Community Nutrition, WHO Workshop Report, Norway, 1984.
    2. Nutritional Guidelines for Infants and Children (Pat Kat) in Naamat Day Care Centers, 1989.
    3. A Report on a Nutritional Survey and Intervention in Barzilai Medical Center Workers, 1996.
    4. A Report on the Evaluation of the Nutritional Survey in Barzilai Medical Center Workers, 2000.
    5. Kachal Y, Nitzan Kaluski D. Primary and secondary prevention of malnutrition in the elderly. In: Lebenthal E, ed. Nutrition for longevity. Danone Institute. Jerusalem: ISAS International Seminars Ltd, 2003: 311-25.
    6. Kaluski DN, Stern F, Kachel J, Leventhal A. Soy and phytoestrogens consumption health policy-hesitation or certitude. Harefuah 2002;141:61-7.
    7. Shahar A, Shahar D, Kachel J, Nitzan Kaluski D. Low-weight and weight loss as predictors of morbidity and mortality in old age. Harefuah. 2005;144:443-8, 452.
    8. Remond D, Shahar DR, Gille D, Pinto P, Kachal J, Peyron MA, Dos Santos CN, Walther B, Bordoni A, Dupont D, Tomas-Cobos L, Vergeres G. Understanding the gastrointestinal tract of the elderly to develop dietary solutions that prevent malnutrition. Oncotarget, Advance Publications 2015;6 : 13858-98.
    9. Shemesh A, Rasooly I, Horowitz P, Lemberger J, Ben-Moshe Y, Kachal J, Danziger J, Clarfield M, Rosenberg E. Health behaviors and their determinants in multiethnic, active Israeli seniors. Arch Gerontol & Geriatr 2008;47:63-77.
    10. Greenberg I, Kachal Y, Enten RS, Shahar DR. Dietary lutein and zeaxanthin in the prevention of age-related macular degeneration in the elderly. Current Nut & Food Sci 2010;6:176-81.
    11. Nitzan Kaluski D, Stern F, Kachal J, Goldsmith R, Shimony T, Dichtiar R, Keinan-Boker L. Less healthy elderly eating less food are identified by a modified MNA tool. J Aging Res Clin Practice 2013;2: 71-7.
    12. Elbaum –Rachman S, Porat-Katz BS, Kachal J, Stark AH. Documentation of the dietetic care process: developing a sectoral, tailored system. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2016), 1–13. 13.. Elbaum –Rachman S, Stark AH, Kachal J, Johnson T, Porat-Katz BS.  Online training introduces a novel approach to the Dietetic Care Process documentation Nut Diet 2017.DOI: 10.1111/1747-0080.12331
    13. Icht M, Bergerzon-Bitton O, Kachal J, Goldsmith R, Herzberg O, Endevelt R(2018) Texture-modified foods and thickened fluids used in dysphagia: Israeli standardized terminology and definitions J Hum Nutr Diet
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