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DSM at the Micronutrient Forum Global Conference 2016

DSM presented the latest science and evidence-based solutions to address micronutrient deficiencies at the Micronutrient Forum Global Conference 2016.

DSM contributed with a team of experts to present and discuss the latest nutritional science and solutions to address malnutrition and hidden hunger at the Micronutrient Forum Global Conference 2016, held in Cancun (Mexico), 23-28 October. The 2016 Conference highlighted the importance of positioning women’s nutrition at the center of sustainable development, as they are a prime focus of nutrition interventions and key partners in the delivery of programs – for children, families and communities. Thus, the health and well-being of women and girls are critical to achieve several of the Sustainable Development Goals. During the weeklong program, DSM joined discussion sessions, presented a number of symposia.  
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Héctor Cori, Nutritional Science Director, Latin America, addressed the importance of quality in micronutrient interventions in ‘Quality, a critical driver for the effectiveness of nutrition programmes’ during the ‘The responsibility of industry in public health nutrition’ symposium. Read more…

Mauricio Adade, President of DSM Nutritional Products, Latin America, discussed how broad, multi-stakeholder partnerships that combine the private and public sectors are key to eliminate hidden hunger at the  symposium ‘Country ownership and leadership in working with multiple actors to promote policies, enable innovation and fund effective national micronutrient strategies’. Read more…

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Manfred Eggersdorfer, Professor for Healthy Ageing, University of Groningen and Senior Vice President, Nutrition Science & Advocacy at DSM joins Tufts University hosted the symposium ‘Hidden hunger in older adults: an urgent, yet preventable, global health and economic problem’. The panel discussed the global issue of hidden hunger, which affects people of all ages living in both high and low income countries, alongside the long-term benefits offered by micronutrients and the role women play in ensuring good nutrition throughout life. Read more…

Anthony Hehir, Nutrition Improvement Program Director, took part in the panel ‘Bridging discovery and delivery: future directions for the Micronutrient Forum’ in order to discuss ways in which the Micronutrient Forum could strengthen its mission to bridge scientific discovery and program delivery for micronutrients across multiple sectors in the future.

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Free copies of the brand new publication “Good Nutrition: Perspectives for the 21st Century” were distributed. Click here to download the PDF version of the book. 

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