Members of the SNEB International Division will be especially interested in these upcoming programs.
Global Food Systems: Solutions for a Growing World
12:45 – 2:15 p.m., Monday, 8/1, Grand Ballroom C
Moderator: Seung-Yeon Lee, PhD, SNEB Division of International Nutrition and Education
Speakers: Andrew Jones, PhD, University of Michigan Department of Nutritional Sciences, School of Public Health; Angie (Anchi) Mei, AICP, MLA, MCP, International Rescue Committee; Rishi Kumar, The Growing Home
Nutrition professionals play a role in finding solutions to provide food that is safe and nutritionally sound for the growing population. This session will begin with an overview on food systems and how it impacts public health nutrition at both a regional and global level. Participants will learn the nutritional challenges in feeding a growing population and the health, economic and environmental impacts of our current food system. Speakers will share their approaches used to address the challenges faced in our global food system. A group discussion will follow that allows the audience to interact and brainstorm solutions together.
- Describe the potential implications of food systems in low-income countries, especially agricultural biodiversity, on the quality of diets and the nutritional status of vulnerable populations
- Learn about the economic and environmental impacts of our current food system and explore local and sustainable approaches used to address these impacts for the benefit of our health.
- Understand the importance of urban farms and gardens as connection points for children to have access to healthy foods and environments.
Food Insecurity: Double Burden of Malnutrition
12:45 – 2:15 p.m., Tuesday, 8/2, Grand Ballroom C
Moderator: Kavitha Sankavaram, MS, PhD, University of Maryland, College Park
Speakers: Daniel Remley, MSPH, PhD, Ohio State University Extension; Stacia Nordin, BS, RD, Never Ending Food; Paige Harrigan, MS, Save the Children; Kavitha Sankavaram, MS, PhD, University of Maryland, College Park
Over 800-million people suffer from hunger and nearly two billion people from undernutrition/ underweight putting them at-risk for chronic diseases. This double-burden threatens the economies of countries due to increased healthcare costs associated with nutrition-related illnesses. To meet the challenge of providing nutrition guidance in a world where undernutrition and over nutrition co-exist, nutrition/healthcare professionals must understand the complex interplay of economic/social/environmental and behavioral factors that prevent people from consuming and fully benefiting from healthy diets. This session explores dual paradoxes of obesity/ undernutrition and hunger and strategies to improve national and international nutrition programs addressing all forms of malnutrition.
- Explain the dual paradoxes of food insecurity related to obesity and hunger and its connection to health and environmental sustainability.
- Learn about the Rainbow of Colors Choice Food Pantry Model and how it might impact dietary quality and food insecurity.
- Understand processes, research efforts and approaches used to improve national and international agriculture nutrition programs and policies and identify strategies to address all forms of malnutrition.