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Building Global Nutrition Policies in Health Care: Insights for Tackling Malnutrition from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2019 Global Nutrition Research and Policy Forum

      Abstract

      Around the world, the burden of malnutrition remains high despite significant efforts to thwart both undernutrition and overnutrition. The links between food security, dietary choices, and health outcomes pose a dilemma: What can nutrition policymakers and health care professionals do to harness the benefits of nutrition to improve health outcomes for young and old? The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics gathered a group of health care policymakers, physicians, and credentialed nutrition and dietetics practitioners from around the world for a Policy and Nutrition Forum that took place on August 31, 2019 in Krakow, Poland. Participants from countries in Asia, Europe, North America, and Latin America presented on nutrition and policy from their perspective and took part in discussions about the effects of nutrition policies on health and health care. To extend the conversation about food and nutrition and to build a healthier future for people worldwide, this report highlights information from the Forum.
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      Biography

      M. Herrera Cuenca is chair of the Council on Research, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Chicago, IL, and on the faculty of the Center for Development Studies (CENDES), Universidad Central de Venezuela, Venezuela.

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      G. V. Proaño is the research, international, and scientific affairs team project manager, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Chicago, IL.

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      J. Blankenship is vice president, policy initiatives and advocacy, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Washington, DC.

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      C. Cano-Gutierrez is a professor and director of the Institute of Aging of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, and director of the geriatric unit, Hospital Universitario San Ignacio, Bogotá, Colombia.

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      S. T. H. Chew is a senior consultant, Geriatric Medicine Department, Changi General Hospital (CGH), and an adjunct assistant professor of medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS), Yong Loo Ling School of Medicine.

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      P. Fracassi is a senior nutrition and food systems officer, Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations, based in Rome, Italy.

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      H. Keller is the Schlegel Research Chair in Nutrition & Aging, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

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      M. G. Venkatesh Mannar is a special advisor on nutrition to the Tata Trusts and The Tata Cornell Agriculture & Nutrition Initiative, Mumbai, India.

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      M. Milewska is a clinical dietitian and an assistant professor, Department of Clinical Dietetics at the Medical University of Warsaw, Poland.

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      A. Steiber is the chief science officer, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Chicago, IL.