40th Anniversary of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes Online event, 21 May 2021

Please join us as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the adoption of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes (the Code) by the 34th World Health Assembly.   Let’s celebrate our achievements by learning about the Code, and get equipped to take on country-level Code implementation.

Hear from leading speakers on:

  • The achievement of the Code in its first 40 years,
  • How the baby food industry marketing practices influence feeding decisions and public health,
  • How governments enforce legislation to protect against these marketing practices,
  • Tools and strategies for strengthening the Code and subsequent resolutions in years to come.  

Get inspired and engaged by hearing the voices of Government from countries around the globe discussing the strategies they have used to protect mothers and babies from inappropriate marketing and promotion of breastmilk substitutes and the stories of mothers themselves impacted by the Code.  

Sponsored by the Global Breastfeeding Collective, including UNICEF, the World Health Organization, and more than 25 prominent international agencies calling on governments, policy makers, development partners and civil society to increase investment in breastfeeding worldwide.  

21 May 2021 at 14:00 to 15:30 CET (8:00 am New York, 14:00 Geneva, 15:00 Nairobi, 17:00 Islamabad, 21:00 Tokyo) in English, Russian, French, Spanish, and Arabic. (Click here to see the event time in your area.) Live stream via Zoom. Free registration required: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.  

For more information, visit the event page.     

Free Webinar – Nutritional oncology: the tip of the iceberg and what is looming underneath

The Candian Nutrition Society has extended their series of Webinars.

The next free webinars takes place on Thursday, April 01 12:00 – 13:00 (ET)

Dr. Carla Prado from the University of Alberta discusses the importance of nutritional status and challenges and opportunities in nutrition research and clinical practice as it relates to nutritional oncology.

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Nutrition and Cancer TF- Virtual Dialogues Series Starts April 12th 2021

ICONIC (International Collaboration on Nutrition in relation to Cancer), the IUNS Task Force, are pleased to announce that they will be hosting a series of Virtual Dialogues over the next year in collaboration with the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to address key questions in nutrition and cancer through online expert presentations and panel discussions.

The first Special Focus Dialogue takes place on April 12th 2021, on the topic “Nutrition and cancer in children, teens and young adults: current understanding and future opportunities”.

The event will provide a chance to connect, exchange knowledge in this area, access expert insights, and identify research priorities moving forward. There are plans to host further dialogues later in the year.

More information and registration details are available here. Regular updates on all the Dialogues will be on Twitter (@iuns_iconic).

Spring Webinar Series: Canadian Nutrition Society

The Canadian Nutriton Society has a series of webinars beinging Friday, February 19th, 12:00 – 13:00 (ET) with “Improved Efficiency, Safety, Nutrition and Cost: The Case for a Plant-Based Menu in Child Care: A Case Study”

Featured speakers Valerie Trew and Abby Galvez from the University of Guelph offer their perspective of plant-based diets in child care in a case study.

Other upcoming webinars from the Canadian Nutrition Society:

COVID-19 happened. Now what? The pandemic’s legacy on our relation with proteins

February 23, 2021 12:00 – 13:00 (ET)
Speaker: Sylvain Charlebois, PhD

Canada’s Commitment to the Production of Sustainable Protein

March 01, 2021 13:00 – 14:00 (ET)
Speaker: Nathan Pelletier, PhD
Moderator: Jim House, PhD

Medical Nutrition Therapy in the 2020 Canadian Obesity Guidelines

March, 11 2021 12:00 – 13:00 (ET) Speakers:
John Sievenpiper, MD, PhD
Jennifer Brown, MSc, RD, CBE
Moderator: Vicky Drapeau, PhD, RD

COVID-19, Nutrition and Lifestyle Factors in the Canadian Population

March 17, 2021 12:00 -13:00 (ET) Speakers:
Stéphanie Chevalier, RD, PhD
Didier Brassard, RD, MSc, PhD(c)
Moderator: Daiva Neilsen, PhD

Digging in to the social and environmental factors that shape eating patterns: Implications for health and the environment

March 18, 2021 9:30 – 11:00 (ET) Speaker: Catherine L. Mah MD, FRCPC, PhD

For more information or to register for any of these webinars please visit:

Upcoming Events – CNS – SCN – Canadian Nutrition Society (cns-scn.ca)

NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE Call for Abstracts

Share Your Science with a Global Audience: Submit Abstracts by February 8, 2021 for NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE being held virtually June 7-10, 2021.

The American Society for Nutrition’s annual NUTRITION meeting is known for its great science – and now, as a virtual event, it’s a highly visible platform for your work.

Submit your abstract for a poster or oral presentation at NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE by February 8. Last year’s event attracted 30,000 nutrition professionals from 108 countries, offering significant recognition for your research among a global audience. Accepted abstracts will also be published in ASN’s Current Developments in Nutrition open access journal. Learn more and submit here: meeting.nutrition.org/abstracts

International Science Council – COVID-19: From Recovery to Sustainability.

As the new year gets underway, ISC is taking a look at some of the key themes for science and policy that they expect to hear more on in 2021.

On 25 and 26 January, ISC will convene key thinkers to discuss steps towards a sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and the priority research needed to build back better.

Join ISC on 25 January to learn more about the UN Research Roadmap for the COVID-19 Recovery, and on 26 January for the soft launch of the thematic reports produced under the IIASA-ISC Consultative Science Platform “Bouncing Forward Sustainably – Pathways to a Post-COVID World”.

 Register HERE.

WHO DG Dialogue – Social Participation and Accountability Within and Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic

WHO extends invitations to all civil society members to participate in an interactive civil society dialogue with WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, on the theme “Social Participation and Accountability Within and Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic”.

The virtual event will take place on Tuesday 13 October 14:00-15:30 Central European Summer Time (GMT+02:00). More information on the third CSO dialogue meeting with WHO DG Dr Tedros can be found here.

To request invitation details, please contact silberschmidtg@who.int.

2nd IUFoST Global Food Summit: Strategies and Actions for Sustainability of Future Food Systems

Nations around the world are facing serious challenges relating to food, water and energy security, health and environmental change, and the ever-increasing demand for science advice. The United Nations is convening a Food Systems Summit in 2021 as part of its Decade of Action to achieve Sustainable Development Goals.  The global pandemic has accelerated the need for a comprehensive and collective global response to the needs of future food systems.

IUFoST, the global scientific body for Food Science and Technology, announces the 2nd  Global Food Summit, Strategies and Actions for Sustainability of Future Food Systems, to be held virtually on 18 September 2020, beginning at 07:50. Eastern Time North America (GMT-4).

Visit here for more information on the programme and registration details.

World Obesity: Live Webinar

In response to the current COVID-19 Pandemic, the World Obesity Federation and colleagues launched a series of webinars on COVID-19 & Obesity.

This debate-style webinar will bring together World Obesity members and policymakers from around the world to discuss what and how needs to happen to fast track action on obesity globally in this moment of crisis but also opportunity.

The eight World Obesity Live webinar, ‘The time is now: action on obesity in the time of COVID-19’ will be taking place on the 17th September at 12:00 BST!

Learn more by visiting www.worldobesity.org/webinar-series. To register for this webinar, click here