Activities of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, USA
  • Global Nutrition Forum
    A Global Nutrition Forum was hosted in Amsterdam in 2015 by the Academy, its Foundation and the European Federation of Associations of Dietitians (EFAD). The forum brought together dietitians and nutrition experts to identify collaborations to reduce malnutrition on a global scale. The Academy will serve as the Secretariat of the resulting Global Nutrition Consortium. Funding was provided by the Foundation’s Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim Fund.
     
    Society of Latin American Nutritionists (SLAN) Conference
    AODA Academy members Marianella Herrera, Vicky Tijerina Walls, Sylvia Escott-Stump, Camilla Rising and Katie Brown, the Academy’s Foundation’s Chief Global Nutrition Strategy Officer, presented “Defeating malnutrition at the regional level in Latin America” at the 2015 SLAN conference in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Sylvia Escott-Stump also represented the ICDA at a breakfast meeting hosted by the International Union of Nutrition Societies (IUNS).
     
    United Nations Women’s Health Forum
    Former Academy president and Foundation chair Susan Finn represented the Academy and the nutrition and dietetics profession in February 2015 at the first World Women’s Health and Development Forum held at the United Nations headquarters in New York City. The forum was sponsored by the Programme of the Royal Academy of Science International Trust (RASIT), an independent international NGO that promotes women and girls’ health, research, and policy development.
     
    International Work Through the Evidence Analysis Library (EAL)
    Collaborative projects include Malnutrition in Pregnancy, Chronic Kidney Disease, and Nutrition in Athletic Performance established with Dietitians of Canada, the International Society of Renal Nutrition and Metabolism, and the WHO. A systematic review with global mapping exercise for nutrition guidelines has also been initiated.
     
    World Health Organization (WHO) Collaboration
    Following a visit to the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS and WHO facilities in Geneva, Switzerland, the Academy will work with WHO on a systematic review of interventions to promote and support exclusive breastfeeding in HIV-infected women.
     
    Nutrition Care Manual for Adolescence and Adults Living with HIV
    In collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development, National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Tufts University, the Academy is developing a nutrition care manual for adolescents and adults living with HIV, primarily for use in Africa.
     
    Meeting with Chinese Nutrition Society
    The Academy hosted a meeting in 2015 at its headquarters with leadership from the Chinese Nutrition Society, the Chinese Academy Member Interest Group, the Board of Directors and Academy staff. Discussions included development of both the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the Dietary Guidelines for China, research activities, and sustainability issues.
     
    Sylvia Escott-Stump
    ICDA Director and Country Representative
    USA
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