Contribution of terrestrial animal source food to healthy diets for improved nutrition and health outcomes: a new systematic review by FAO

Date:  Tuesday, December 5, 2023
Time: 12:00 - 13:00 ET


Speaker: Lynnette Neufeld, PhD (FAO)

Webinar description:  
At its 27th Session in October 2020, the Committee on Agriculture (COAG) requested the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) “to produce a comprehensive, science and evidence-based global assessment of the contribution of livestock to food security, sustainable food systems, nutrition and healthy diets”.  The report series is co-led by the Animal Production and Food and Nutrition Divisions of FAO, overseen by the Livestock Sub-Committee of COAG.  During this presentation Dr. Neufeld will present an overview of the findings of the first in the series of 4 reports, this first document focusing on the Contribution of TASF to healthy diets and improved nutrition. 

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Moderator: Rajavel Elango, PhD (University of British Columbia)

About the Speaker:   

Dr Neufeld began her career in an academic position at the National Institute of Public Health in Mexico where she led a variety of implementation research and impact evaluation studies to improve the impact potential of social protection programs in Mexico and the region. She then brought her passion for improving the generation and utilization of evidence in program design and delivery to non-governmental organizations, most recently the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, before joining FAO as Director of the Food and Nutrition Division in early 2022.  Dr Neufeld is President of the International Union of Nutrition Scientists (IUNS), Past-Chair of the Micronutrient Forum Steering Committee, former Board member of the American Society of Nutrition, and has been member of several WHO and other technical advisory groups.  She has published over 150 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters and holds a Master’s and PhD in International Nutrition from Cornell University.

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