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Nominations for WPHNA Executive Committee

We would like to update you about the WPHNA Executive Committee elections. Nominations were called for 5 positions. We received the following six nominations, all of which were deemed to be valid and to meet the eligibility criteria. President Margaret Miller Vanessa Garcia-Larsen General Secretary Elisabeth Sterken Treasurer Regina Keith Policy and Projects Olivia Yambi Membership Secretary Sara Garduño Diaz Uncontested positions Other than the President position, only one nomination …Read More

New WHO report “Advancing the right to health: the vital role of law”

The new World Health Organization, in collaboration with the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), the University of Sydney, and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.  describes the many ways in which the law makes a crucial difference for public health. This report authored by Professor Roger Magnusson, Professor of Health Law & Governance, Sydney Law School, University of Sydney,  aims to raise awareness about the role that the reform of public health laws can …Read More

Save the Children is currently recruiting – Senior Nutrition Director

Overview of the role The Senior Nutrition Director is responsible for the overall strategic development, implementation, monitoring and accountability of Save the Children’s work in nutrition. The Senior Nutrition Director (Nutrition Team Leader) works in collaboration with the Vice President of Global Health, Associate Vice President of Global Health and the Global Health Senior Leadership Team members to define the strategic direction, ensure program quality, identify and seek funding opportunities, …Read More

Notice: Members’ Profiles

Due to the election process and the transition to a new executive committee, we are currently out of capacity to update/create members’ profiles. We hope to resume this service as soon as possible in 2017. We apologize for any inconvenience.Read More

World Nutrition Cape Town 2016: Late breaking abstracts closing July 29

World Nutrition Cape Town 2016 Due to popular request,  late breaking abstracts for poster presentation is now open until 29 July at 24h00 (GMT+2).  This is the final chance to present in what promises to be an informative, interactive and engaging conference. Submit your abstracts for poster presentation at World Nutrition Cape Town 2016  and click here for submission guidelines.

UK Health Forum Report: Strengthening the governance of diet and nutrition partnerships for the prevention of chronic diseases

Calls for public-private partnerships and collaborations on nutrition and non-communicable disease polices are now part of the World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations (UN) agenda. Such partnerships can present unique challenges, especially when they involve commercial entities whose products which are high in fat, salt and sugar contribute to obesity and non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Efforts to address governance gaps on conflict of interest (COI) for food and nutrition policy …Read More

Support Paraguay’s “Law to protect children and adolescents against malnutrition and related diseases”

This Thursday March 19, 2016 Paraguay’ s Senators are voting a bill aimed to protect children’s´ health.  If approved, this law will include strategies such as banning junk foods at schools, restricting food marketing to children, implementing  nutrition food labelling; and a fiscal reform to promote healthy eating. Civil society groups have started a petition on change.org to advocate for approval of this law.   To support “Ley de Malnutrición Paraguay” …Read More

PAHO Nutrient Profile Model is now out

The PAHO Nutrient Profile Model is now available online. It provides detailed criteria of critical nutrients (free sugars, sodium, saturated fat, total fat and trans-fatty acids), as well as caloric and non-caloric sweeteners are defined for PAHO Members States to develop policies and regulations to curb the consumption of energy-dense/nutrient-poor foods and non-alcoholic beverages.Read More

Clarification about World Nutrition and the independent journal Nourish

The founding editor in chief of World Nutrition, Geoffrey Cannon, is resigning to lead a new independent journal, Nourish. This journal and website will be completely independent from any organisation and dedicated to the cause of public health and nutrition. World Nutrition, the WPHNA journal, will continue its ongoing commitment to science, policy, and action devoted to public health nutrition. A new editor in chief of World Nutrition will be appointed shortly. Fabio Gomes, President of WPHNA, thanks Geoffrey Cannon on behalf of the Association for his leadership and commitment to establishing and publishing WN since its launch in 2010.Read More

New report on aboriginal food security

A new report entitled Aboriginal Food Security in Northern Canada: An Assessment of the State of Knowledge has recently been published by the Council of Canadian Academies, after a request by the Ministry of Health. The report, written by an Expert Panel, indicates that food insecurity among northern Aboriginal peoples requires urgent attention in order to mitigate impacts on health and well-being, and offers policy-makers a starting-point for discussion and problem-solving, as well as evidence and options to researchers and communities engaging in local responses. Read More