Register now for the 2nd PNDS Conference – Karachi, Pakistan

TRIPLE BURDEN OF MALNUTRITION – BREAKING THE SILOS BETWEEN THE WORLD OF UNDERNUTRITION AND NCDS

March 11th – 13th, 2022

Register now – Special Group rates available.

International Student groups of 10 or more can register for just 45 US dollars

A plenary lecture “Personalised Population, and Planetary Nutrition” from IUNS President, Professor J Alfredo Martinez is scheduled for March 13 09:00 – 10:00 (Pakistan Time).

About the Conference

The Pakistan Nutrition & Dietetic Society (PNDS) in association with the Nutrition Society presents a conference aiming to break the silos between the scientists working in undernutrition and NCD prevention. To bring these two different areas together to address the triple burden of malnutrition.

Pakistan is facing a triple burden of malnutrition with unabated rates of undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies and infections in younger population and rising burden of hypertension and diabetes in adult population. Scientific literature suggests that there is a link between undernutrition in earlier years of life and NCDs in later life. However, most of the scientists who work in undernutrition do not take into consideration the long terms adverse consequences on health that manifest in the form of NCDs. Similarly, researchers who work in the area of NCD prevention and control do not interact with researchers who work in the area of undernutrition in earlier years of life.

Conference: Triple Burden of Malnutrition in Pakistan

Breaking the Silos Between the World of Undernutrition and NCDs

The call for abstracts for this conference is open until October 30th 2021.

Visit www.rdn.pnds.org for more information including how to submit your abstract.

The 2nd PNDS International Conference will take place in Karachi, Pakistan from March 11th – 13th 2022. This 2.5 day conference, supported by IUNS and The Nutrition Society, aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from the fields of early years undernutrition interventions and NCD’s to exchange knowledge and build connections.

Pakistan is facing a triple burden of malnutrition with unabated rates of undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies and infections in younger population and rising burden of hypertension and diabetes in adult population. The scientific literature suggests that there is a link between undernutrition in early years and NCD’s in later life. However many working in practice are unaware of the synergy and interconnections between the two areas.

2021 Zhong Guan Cun (ZGC) Forum

The Chinese Nutrition Society is hosting the 2021 Zhong Guan Cun (ZGC) Forum. The 2021 ZGC Forum will be held in Beijing, China from September 24 to 28 2021. With the theme of “intelligence, health, and carbon neutrality”, the forum will touch on leading edge and hotspot topics, such as the digital economy, artificial intelligence, life and health, science and technology and carbon neutrality.

New FAO publication: Layman’s guide to food safety in Asia and the Pacific

There are various elements connected to food safety and it can be challenging to group them together under the food safety umbrella. In fact, keeping up the pace with the contemporary reality can be challenging, and more and more areas related to food safety emerge: it could be challenging to recognize and trace the links.

In June 2021, the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific published a booklet entitled “Layman’s guide to food safety in Asia and the Pacific – Introduction to the food safety toolkit”. The booklet provides a small and unconventional handbook that introduces various food safety topics, provides reference documents and offers ideas to consider.

Food allergies, fake news, new technologies, raw foods safety: these and more topics are discussed in the booklet, each one with relevant references from FAO and other international organizations. The guide also serves as an index for the entire food safety toolkit, a collection of nine booklets, and outlines lesser discussed topics of food safety on which readers are invited to read more.

Download the publication FAO Food safety toolkit booklet 1 – Layman’s guide to food safety in Asia and the Pacific – Introduction to the food safety toolkit

Food safety toolkit for Asia and the Pacific

·         Layman’s guide to food safety in Asia and the Pacific – Introduction to the food safety toolkit

·         Backyard farming and slaughtering – Keeping tradition safe

·         Investing in food safety for global benefits – A concrete case in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries

·         Food allergies – Leaving no one behind

·         Food frauds – Intention, detection and management

·         Organic food – Are they safer?

·         Parasites in foods – An invisible threat

·         Slowing down superbugs – Legislations and antimicrobial resistance (AMR)   

·         Measuring food safety – Indicators to achieve sustainable development goals (SDGs)

For more information:

Food safety page – FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific