Global Nutrition Forum
25/26 October 2015, Amsterdam.
A group of 21 dietitians, nutrition experts, and dietetic association representatives from around the world identified that the major aim of the Global Nutrition Forum should be to: “Increase nutrition on the global nutrition agenda".
The opening presentation was a wake-up call to everyone in the room. Lawrence Haddad, co-author of the highly respected Global Nutrition Report, informed participants that the report had been completed without contribution from even one dietitian or dietetic association.
Lawrence admitted that he was unaware of the role dietitians play in malnutrition and furthermore, he was not familiar with
any of the dietetic organizations present. Since the meeting Lawrence has written ablog about the forum. In it, he says dietitians, “Are an incredible resource in the fight against global malnutrition.” He also
offers some recommendations for us.
Attendees of the Global Nutrition Forum agreed to a Pledge for Global Collaboration
The initial report of the first Global Nutrition Forum meeting will be followed by published proceedings.