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2015 Side Events

Building Human Capital: Nutrition is Fundamental hosted by BIFAD

10/14/2015 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Des Moines Marriott, Salon D

Building Human Capital: Nutrition is Fundamental

Salon D: Des Moines Marriott Downtown Hotel

October 14, 2015

The economic impact of malnutrition in the developing world results in the loss or impairment of human capital.  Sub-optimal nutrition can severely compromise development goals, and its impact is often underappreciated in both the development community and among the general public. The BIFAD seeks; therefore, to highlight this important issue and begin a dialogue with the nutrition community and other interested parties.


9:00 AM               Welcome and Introduction. Dr. Brady Deaton, Chairman, BIFAD

9:05 AM               USAID’s nutrition strategy under Feed the Future. Dr. Rob Bertram, Chief Scientist Bureau Food Security

9:15 AM               Emerging Trends in the Global Pattern of Malnutrition:  

Under-Nutrition, Obesity, and Micronutrient Deficiency. Dr. William Masters, Tufts University

9:30 AM               Cognitive and physical development of children and/or adults. Dr. Jessica Fanzo, Johns Hopkins Univ.

9:45 AM               Economic and social impacts of malnutrition. Dr. John Hoddinott, Cornell University

10:00 AM             Lessons from successful nutritional interventions.

Dr. Grace Marquis, McGill University, Canada and Dr. Ana Lydia Sawaya, Federal University of Sao Paolo, Brazil

10:30 AM             Robust discussion with panel and audience

11:00 AM             Concluding remarks, Dr. Brady Deaton, Chairman, BIFAD


Links to Selected Papers Authored by Presenters and USAID Nutrition Policy

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