12:45 pm - 2:15 pm | Independence E | Agricultural Development to Achieve Food Security and Sustainable Food Systems: Global Policies and Best Practices

Agricultural Development to Achieve Food Security and Sustainable Food Systems: Global Policies and Best Practices

12:45 pm - 2:15 pm | Sunday, 7/23 | Independence E

Moderator: Kathleen Cullinen, PhD, RDN, François-Xavier Bagnoud Center, Rutgers University
Speakers: Tatyana El-Kour, MS, RDN, FAND; Kathleen Dietrich, PhD, Food Bus, Inc.; Carmen Byker Shanks, PhD, Montana State University; Luiza Torquato, MS, Federal Council of Nutritionists, Brasília, Brazil

This session will focus on the targets of SDG 2: End hunger, achieve food security, and promote sustainable agriculture and SDG 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.  In the context of sustainable food systems, the session will particularly highlight 1) what policy commitments and best practices have been made to address food insecurity and malnutrition globally; 2) how multi-sectoral, collaborative partnership can contribute to ease hunger by reducing food waste in the US and other countries; and 3) what aspects researchers and educators need to consider from the perspectives of learners to deliver effective community-based nutrition education programs.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Provide global gender-responsive examples of polices, best practices and multi-sectoral partnerships related to local food systems to avert large-scale future food shortages and to ensure food security and good nutrition for all.
  2. Share information about best practices to reduce and recycle global food waste.
  3. Discuss the role of innovative nutrition education and behavioral approaches to meet targets and indicators of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals 2 and 12. 

Session sponsored by the International Nutrition Education Division.