International Lecture at US Annual Conference
  • The Academy Foundation was proud to present the 2015 Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim International Lecture: “The Changing Face of Nutrition and Evolution in Dietetics in Asia” in Nashville, Tennessee, during the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food & Nutrition, Conference & Expo (FNCE). The session was presented by Winnie Chee, PHD, MSC, from Malaysia. Winnie currently serves as the President of the Malaysian Dietitians’ Association and the Secretary of the Asian Federation of Dietetic Associations (AFDA).  During the session, Winnie discussed the rapid economic transition and multi-cultural factors that impact diet, nutrition and health status in Asian populations. She also described a situational analysis of dietetics development via the scenario of a double burden of malnutrition in Asia, providing examples of successful initiatives for recognition of Asian dietitians. An audio recording of the session can be found on the Foundation’s website: