ICONIC (International Collaboration on Nutrition in relation to Cancer)

Current knowledge on cancer and nutrition has benefited countries at all levels of economic development. However, those working in the field of cancer are often unfamiliar with the role of nutrition in the care of cancer patients and for those living with and beyond cancer.  Equally, those working in nutrition are often not involved in […]

Sustainable Diets

The concept of sustainable diets, that is the connection between a healthy diet and a healthy planet, has become an imperative for addressing many on-going efforts and processes. Sustainable diets provides the entry point to clarify the importance of nutrition in sustainability efforts undertaken by many sectors, the most important of which are agriculture, environment […]

Dietary Fat Quality

Considerable controversy and confusion persists on what advice on dietary fat intake should be provided. This topic can have an important public health impact. The aims of this Task Force are: to systematically compile and review the existing evidence of health effects of dietary fat and fat quality, starting with a compilation and review of existing […]

Benefit-Risk and Cost Effectiveness of Micronutrient Interventions

This Task Force was previously named ‘Risk and Benefits of Iron’, and is now changed to ‘Benefit-risk and cost effectiveness of micronutrient interventions’ to expand upon the work already done in the Task Force. They developed a model to quantify potential outcomes associated with an iron supplementation programme which along with economic analysis can potentially […]

Precision Nutrition

The Task Force was formerly named ‘Gene-nutrient interactions: Knowledge to Action’ and reflects the growing interest in relating the risk or protection provided by dietary intake to the genetic predisposition of individuals, now made possible by the growth of modern genomic technologies.  IUNS Council requested that the name be changed to ‘Precision Nutrition’ for the […]

International Malnutrition

Establish three regional networks (south and southeast Asia; sub-Saharan Africa; Latin America) to coordinate technical expertise and develop capacity-building partnerships Raise the profile of malnutrition among health policy makers and donor agencies and advocate for increased recognition of its importance in child survival Work with partners to build capacity to prevent and treat malnutrition, especially […]

Traditional and Indigenous Food Systems and Nutrition

This Task Force was previously named Traditional, Indigenous and Cultural Food and Nutrition and was chaired by Professor Harriet Kuhnlein and Dr T Longvah. The Task Force recently published a special issue of the journal Maternal and Child Health entitled ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Food Systems: Gender Roles, Biodiversity and Food Security’. The issue consists of eleven chapters and […]

Towards a Multi-Dimensional Index to Child Growth

This task force is chaired by Professor Hinke Haisma (University of Groningen), the university features a webpage about the task force. To access the 2017 – 2021 Task Force proposal please click here.  To access the 2016-2017 Task Force report, please click here. To access the 2015 – 2016 Task Force report, please click here. […]