5044.0 Global Perspectives on Innovative Strategies to Improve Human Nutrition

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 8:30 AM
Involving community leaders and providing services that are specific to the needs of households is critical to developing strategies to improve nutrition for poor, rural parts of the world. The scope and approach of involvement is unique to projects and regions. Additionally, new grassroots and sensible ideas continue to be attempted, with some gaining success. Presenters will highlight joint action planning methods with community leaders, a model of assessment examining micro and macro level factors for a political ecology perspective and innovative approaches featuring arid plantings in India and micro-credit loans in Bangladesh.
Session Objectives: 1)Identify methods utilized to impact hunger and malnutrition in rural, developing countries 2)Discuss micro and macro level factors and the importance if engaging community leaders to participate in planning of initiatives to improve nutrition outcomes for poor, vulnerable households
Noel Chávez, PhD, RD

8:30 AM
Senegal: A successful community-based strategy to improve child nutrition
Amadou Gaye, MD, Moussa Sarr, MD, Ryan Lander, MPH and Luis Tam, MD DrPH

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Organized by: Food and Nutrition
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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