Building Human Capital: Nutrition is Fundamental hosted by BIFAD
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
- USAID Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy
- Providing micronutrients through food-based solutions: A key to human and national development – J. Nutr.
- Agricultural policy for improved nutrition in Africa and Asia: Evidence to guide the US Government’s investments in food security – Food Security
- The role of food and nutrition system approaches in tackling hidden hunger – Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health
- The economic rationale for investing in stunting reduction – Matern. Child Nutr.
- An integrated microcredit, entrepreneurial training, and nutrition education intervention is associated with better growth among preschool-aged children in rural Ghana – J. Nutr.
- Height and weight gains in a nutrition rehabilitation day-care service – Public Health Nutr.