Nutrition Security and Equitable Access to WIC Nutritious Foods: United States Federal Policy Implications

21jul9:45 am10:45 am9:45 am - 10:45 am(GMT-04:00) Nutrition Security and Equitable Access to WIC Nutritious Foods: United States Federal Policy ImplicationsSession TypeHealthy and Sustainable Pathways for Children and Youth

Event Details

Empowering food citizens to promote healthy diets and sustainable food systems can be achieved through multiple ways based on needs and available resources in different countries. Nutrition programs targeting early ages are particularly critical because they can help children reach their optimal growth and development with life-long impacts. This session will start with a brief overview of policy, systems, and environmental changes to promote food and nutrition security. Speakers will present success stories and challenges in their food and nutrition programs offered in schools and daycare centers to promote healthy, sustainable eating, targeting children and adolescents in Ghana, Pacific Islands region, and South Korea. The programs include school-feeding program, menu planning program with management support and nutrition education, and food procurement programs. Education for future nutrition professionals via international collaboration will also be shared. It will end with a panel discussion and Q&A.

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(Friday) 9:45 am - 10:45 am(GMT-04:00)

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